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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

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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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 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 daily vitamins to take?

What are the best daily vitamins to take?

None: If you get at least 15 minutes of sun a day and eat a variety of vegetables, fruits, nuts, beans, whole grains, and wild fish you probably don't need any. Some people still need vitamin d and vegans need B12 but only a blood test can say for sure. Don't take pills unless you are sure you need them and you know exactly what they do. ...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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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 supplements and brands are best for me to take to gain weight?

What supplements and brands are best for me to take to gain weight?

Why not use food: Instead of supplements? Eat healthy foods that are high in calories. Eat 6 meals /day. Work on strength training to build large muscle groups. Work out w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hrs/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocadoes, granola, trail mix, dried >. ...Read more

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What are the best supplements to take while trying to gain muscle mass?

What are the best supplements to take while trying to gain muscle mass?

The simple stuff: A protein supplement (one of the powders -- get the widely-available stuff from the pharmacy or big store) and creatine. The other stuff -- especially the weird concoctions -- will just decrease the mass of your bank account. ...Read more

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What are the best vitamin supplements?

What are the best vitamin supplements?

Healthtap Doctors: are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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What are the best multi-vitamins to take for women?

What are the best multi-vitamins to take for women?

None: Contrary to popular belief, women are better off not taking a multivitamin unless they are pregnant or have known deficiency. A number of recent studies show a correlation between multivitamins and increased death rates. Better to get your vitamins and minerals naturally from food and sun (vitamin d) then to take synthetic vitamins or.Natural ones stripped away from other synergistic nutrients. ...Read more

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What vitamins are good to take?

What vitamins are good to take?

Here are a few : Start with a reasonably good multivit with minerals and add about 1000iu vit d per 25 # body wt per day and that should give you a reasonable start. ...Read more

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Help please? I want to know what are the best body building supplements?

Help please? I want to know what are the best body building supplements?

I would say whey--: -protein supplements. Don't over do it though. Supliment only on your hard workout days, such as weight lifting. On the next day you should take off & no need for supplements. You need 50gms of protein daily so figure out what you intake from all sources like diet, & supliment accordingly. ...Read more

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What are the best supplements to take to help with weak knees?

What are the best supplements to take to help with weak knees?

Exercise: There is no pill that will substitute for exercise for weak knees; glucosamine and chondroitin were studied for arthritis and found to be of no benefit. A referral to a physical therapist from your physician would give you directed care, but you can start with something basic: http://kneeinjuriessymptoms.Net/knee-strengthening-exercises/. ...Read more

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What's the best supplement to take for building muscle?

What's the best supplement to take for building muscle?

Creatine: It's safe and it works if you are doing resistance training and eating plenty of protein. I hope you will not try Anabolic steroids -- though they work, most users who are not members of the extreme bodybuilding culture are very sorry in the long run. The others are probably ineffective. ...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 is the best time to take supplements?

What is the best time to take supplements?

It Depends: It depends on the supplement: some require being taken on an empty stomach and some should be taken with food. Some are better in the a and some before bed. Examples: vitamin d should be taken with food that has some fat in it. Chromium is taken right before meals acidophilus should not be taken at the same time as an antibiotic and melatonin should be taken before bed. Let me know which one u nee. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Weight Training (Definition)

This is an exercise program focusing on strength training via use of resistance. The weights used can be barbells, dumb bells, track machines with ...Read more