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What are the best vitamin supplements?

What are the best vitamin supplements?

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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Doctors, what are the best body building supplements?

Doctors, what are the best body building supplements?

First you need to-: -evaluate your daily intake. You need 50gms baseline, supplement only if on a good weight training program. After you figure out what you get from diet, then you may supplement right after a heavy workout. Whey protein supplements are what I use during & most of it afterwards. Sups along will do no good. ...Read more

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What are the best over-the-counter potassium supplements?

What are the best over-the-counter potassium  supplements?

Fruits & vegetables: All otc potassium supplements in the us are limited to 99 mg because more can irritate your stomach. 1 cup of tomatoes/1 cup of carrots or 1 banana = 4 of these pills. 1 baked potato or yam= 9 pills. Leafy greens, mushrooms & avocado are other good sources.See http://www.Whfoods.Com/genpage.Php?Dbid=90&tname=nutrient as dr. Anywanu mentions, if on an ace inhibitor too much potassium is dangerous! ...Read more

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What are the best supplements to take?

What are the best supplements to take?

Be smart here...: FDA doesn't regulate supplements & can't remove potentially dangerous ones from the market. In 2012, the Inspector General reported of 127 products, 20% made claims about treating diseases (which is allowed only for prescription drugs) & 7% didn't include the required FDA disclaimer. Avoid those with suspicious claims, be wary of products labeled in other languages. Look for the "USP" purity seal. ...Read more

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What are the best anti-aging dietary supplements?

What are the best anti-aging dietary supplements?

Would take a book: so if you are interested would suggest a live consult. However, one new product category, Nrf-2 activators, are very promising because they turn on your body's own genes to produce the anti-oxidants you need to fight the damaging effects of free radicals and pollutants you are constantly exposed to. And actually the best source of these is...home grown broccoli sprouts! So not even expensive! ...Read more

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What are the vanadium supplements?

What are the vanadium supplements?

Trace: Vanadium is a trace element. Some people use it in very small amounts for osteoporosis in addition to other main supplements. ...Read more

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What are the best amino acids to take if athlete?

What are the best amino acids to take if athlete?

No need.: Just eat a well balanced diet. The proteins you eat will provide all the necessary Amino Acids you need. ...Read more

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What are the best vitamins to take?

What are the best vitamins to take?

Vitamin insurance: A good multivitamin is a type of insurance for what you may miss in diet. This is important because the quality of food is deteriorating due to soil being depleted of minerals, toxins, etc. Starting at your age is a good idea. Please get a good quality vitamin, not the common brands over the counter. Many have just enough in them to be legal. 100% of an ingredient is often not enough. ...Read more

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What are the best protein shakes?

What are the best protein shakes?

Truly a matter of: opinion, but those containing whey protein are reportedly absorbed more efficiently by your GI tract and utilized. ...Read more

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What are the best foods/vitamins for your liver?

What are the best foods/vitamins  for your liver?

Cilantro: Cilantro, parsley and other greens are terrific for liver cleansing and support. Garlic, beets, lemon juice and unsaturated fats like those found in olive oil are also helpful. ...Read more

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What is the best vitamins and supplements? Any suggestions??

What is the best vitamins and supplements? Any suggestions??

Very Few: Vitamins have benefits only in specific situations - folic acid in pregnancy, vit D for infants, vit B12 in pernicious anemia as examples. So, absent a specific condition, there isn't much use in taking vits (you literally pee most of them out). Even less data supports most supplements. Spend your $$ on a balanced diet rich in fruits, veggies and calcium (for young women) and get regular exercise. ...Read more

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What are the best antioxidants? Between foods,beverages and herbal supplements

What are the best 
antioxidants? Between foods,beverages and herbal supplements

Nobody really knows: There are thousands of supplements advertised to do all sorts of magical remedies. Very few supplements have real research studies to show benefits (but manufacturers make claims, based on theories, animal tests, testimonials, chemical similarities, etc... but not upon real research because real research is hard to do and is expensive to do). Also, how does one know what really is in a supplement? ...Read more

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What are the best vitamins or herbal supplements for weight lifting?

What are the best vitamins or herbal supplements for weight lifting?

All of them: Your daily diet requires well over 40 non caloric nutrients that you normally get from "god made"food. Weight lifting comes from training, accompnied by a high calorie diet well supplied with all the vitamins. You might try a well rounded mutivitamin. ...Read more

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What foods are the best sources of biotin?

What foods are the best sources of biotin?

Biotin is B7: Except in rare circumstances, everyone gets enough biotin in their diet. The strange thing is that biotin is actually produced by the bacteria living in your intestine that help break down our food. But to directly answer your question, the two common foods that have the most are dark leafy greens and peanuts. Make a kale salad with Thai peanut dressing! ...Read more

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What is the best way to take many vitamins and supplements together?

What is the best way to take many vitamins and supplements together?

With a meal: Try this: chew your food well, and pop in a pill or two and swallow with the well chewed food. Vegetables work great for this. ...Read more

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What are the best natural supplements for my anxiety?

What are the best natural supplements for my anxiety?

Several: Passion flower (passiflora incarnata) is one -- some studies indicate it can be as effective as Oxazepam for generalized anxiety disorder: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/11679026?Dopt=abstract for this you want standardized whole plant extracts or capsules containing no less than 0.8% flavonoids or isovitexin. Also kava (piper methysticum) -- but it has been linked to liver problems in some. ...Read more

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What are the advantages to taking garlic supplements?

What are the advantages to taking garlic supplements?

Garlic supplements: Those who do not like garlic smell will avoid you. ...Read more