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What is cordyceps sinensis?

What is cordyceps sinensis?

Medicinal Mushroom: Cordyceps sinensis is a mushroom used in traditional chinese medicine & grown only in tibet. It is reported to reduce cholesterol, improve circulation, enhance the immune system, protect the liver, expedite recovery from respiratory illnesses, improve stamina & help to prevent development of tumors. ...Read more

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What is lemon bioflavonoids?

What is lemon bioflavonoids?

Phytonutrients: Plant foods contain not only vitamins and minerals but a wide array of nutrients called phytochemicals that have many health benefits. A common class of phytonutrients is bioflavonoids. Flavonoids in lemons have antioxidant, anti-cancer and antibiotic properties. See http://www.Whfoods.Com/genpage.Php?Tname=foodspice&dbid=27 for details. ...Read more

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What is grapefruit seed extract good for?

What is grapefruit seed extract good for?

Anti-Oxidant: Thought to block the mutation (and possibly) aging of cells, these effects are NOT demonstrated by SCIENTIFICALLY BASED medical studies. BUT I LOVE Grapefruit anyway! ...Read more

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What is grapeseed extract pills good for?

What is grapeseed extract pills good for?

Antioxidants -plus..: Grape seed extracts contain flavonoids. According to dr. M. Grogan (mayo clinic cardiologist) concord grapes can help to decrease blood pressure & reduce risk for atherosclerosis. Grape seed extract has antioxidant & anti-inflammatory affects. ...Read more

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What is dandelion root tea used for?

What is dandelion root tea used for?

Read on: Commonly to cleans the body the kidney liver gall bladder, also digestion especially after fatty meals, also mild diuretic. ...Read more

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What is ephedra? Is it safe?

What is ephedra?   Is it safe?

Check out these: Links. Take care! http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-847-ephedra.aspx?activeingredientid=847;activeingredientname=ephedra. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/11/26/herbs-and-spices.aspx.

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Is pure green coffee bean extract safe to take?

Is pure green coffee bean extract safe to take?

Not known how safe: Green coffee bean extracts have caffeine, which is a stimulant, depending on how much caffeine one takes, and on how sensitive his body is to caffeine. There are other plant chemicals as well. Most likely, green coffee is not well regulated nor well studied, so it may contain uncertain amounts of listed ingredients, plus various amounts of unlisted ingredients. One cannot be sure of its effects. ...Read more

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What is yohimbine hydrochloride? What is it used for?

What is yohimbine hydrochloride? What is it used for?

OTC Supplement: This is an OTC supplement commonly found in body building products and in OTC remedies for erectile dysfunction! It is derived from the bark if a tree found in Central Africa! Chemically, in case you are so inclined, it acts as an alpha2 antagonist! ...Read more

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What is quercetin?

What is quercetin?

Healthy flavonoid: Quercitin is a flavonoid found in many fruits ; veggies, esp. Onions, apples ; citrus. It may help allergies, reduce blood pressure ; prevent/treat cancer. As a supplement it's poorly absorbed; i advise isoquercitin which is much better absorbed.See http://umm.Edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/quercetin ; http://www.Quercetinallergy.Info/ ; https://www.Biopharmasci.Com/%5cfile/isoquercetin-2.Pdf. ...Read more

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Are fiber one protein bars acceptable in pregnancy? I read that chicory root extract which is contains, is dangerous. Is that true?

Are fiber one protein bars acceptable in pregnancy? I read that chicory root extract which is contains, is dangerous. Is that true?

Would avoid : In large doses, chicory root extract is not safe in pregnancy, increasing the risk of bleeding or miscarriage. Since a azimuth safe dose is not known, you should avoid it. ...Read more

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Which is the very best pure green coffee bean extract is to be used to help burn fat? By name brand please!

Which is the very best pure green coffee bean extract is to be used to help burn fat? By name brand please!

Impossible to say: There is not enough data available for me to recommend one single brand as the best, but look for a brand standardized to at least 45% chlorogenic acid without fillers or binders. See http://www.Doctoroz.Com/videos/fact-sheet-green-coffee-bean?Fb_xd_fragment & http://healthfoodpost.Com/green-coffee-extract/ & my comments.This is not a miracle but may help somewhat if combined with diet & exercise! ...Read more

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Is it true that fruit extract is sugar free?

Is it true that fruit extract is sugar free?

No: Fruit juice, fruit extract, cane sugar, beet sugar, corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup honey, agave nectar, barley syrup, etc, . Are all simple sugar sources. Whether they contain dextrose (glucose), fructose, sucrose (mixture of glucose and fructose), other, they all react pretty similarly. Whole fruit has fiber which modifies the response to the sugar. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take slimquick and green coffee bean extract?

Is it safe to take slimquick and green coffee bean extract?

Probably: Green coffee appears to be safe based on the limited research that has been conducted so far. In clinical research, no serious side effects were reported. However, it is important to note that green coffee contains caffeine, similar to regular coffee. Therefore, green coffee can cause caffeine-related side effects similar to coffee. ...Read more

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What is the safest, most effective, legit acai berry supplement that i could get?

What is the safest, most effective, legit acai berry supplement that i could get?

What for?: Please stick to a health diet of fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts; low in saturated fats; no tobacco, no more than one drink a day; and exercise at least 30 minutes each day; rather than chasing some magical food supplement. ...Read more

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What is it like to try garcinia cambogia extract?

What is it like to try garcinia cambogia extract?

Don't use it: Garcinia cambogia is in most weight loss supplements, and can cause liver failure.It was also used in Hydroxycut which was taken off the market as people died from using it. I see a handful of patients per month with abnormal liver tests after using this medicine. I would NOT recommend it. There is no "magic pill" for weight loss. Diet and exercise remain the #1 way to lose weight and keep it off ...Read more

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What is kava kava for?

What is kava kava for?

Stress: There is a long list of unproven indications for kava. The most common reason I see it used for is for stress reduction. I do not recommend the use of kava because it is known to be a liver toxin even after short term use and it interactions with a number of medications which could make them ineffective and/or more toxic because of the high level that your body cannot effectively break down. ...Read more

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What is kava?

What is kava?

Root for relaxation: Kava is a plant whose root is used as a natural treatment for anxiety and insomnia. It has a long history of safe folk use in fiji but certain preparations may cause liver damage; the right form is probably safe. See http://www.Webmd.Com/anxiety-panic/news/20090514/kava-for-anxiety-is-short-term-use-safe ; http://umm.Edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/kava-kava. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Omez with secret fat burner pills? ingred: L-Carnitine,yerba mate,bitter orange extract,chromium,cassia seed,guarana,green tea extr

Is it safe to take Omez with secret fat burner pills? ingred: L-Carnitine,yerba mate,bitter orange extract,chromium,cassia seed,guarana,green tea extr

Avoid "fat burners": Our bodies like to use glucose (our main fuel), which comes from the food in the stomach and small intestine, and from the liver (where glucose is stored in a starch form called glycogen). As long as one is NOT eating enough to supply glucose to her cells, her liver will run low on glucose or glycogen, and her body will burn fuels like fat to keep her cells working. Eat less and exercise more. ...Read more

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Why might guarana be prohibited?

Why might guarana be prohibited?

News to me: This is generally recognized as being as safe as coffee. Politics drives what is banned and not banned in the usa; totally safe stuff like saccharin are illegal, while obviously dangerous plant products comfrey and graviola remain in the shelves. If a celebrity dies while taking a supplement (as happened with guarana) there's usually a foolish media circus. ...Read more

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Guarana 800mg tablets are they okay to take?

Guarana 800mg tablets are they okay to take?

Alternative medicine: This medication is used, but safety and efficacy has not been established. I prefer not to promote or advise against use of this product as I am not familiar with it. The largest dose I see in my reference is 3 grams daily for weight loss purposes (or 3,000mg daily). Hope this helps. Try speaking with your doctor for his/her opinion. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What're the effects of guarana on the liver?

What're the effects of guarana on the liver?

Probably none: Guarana is a brazilian plant that is rich in caffeine and marketed for this. You want to be sure you know who's producing it. "holistic" medicines are often not what's on the label, and the weird politics allows this; quack "herbal medicines" are in some areas the leading cause of liver necrosis. ...Read more

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What are the risks?Of using?Guarana for energy?

What are the risks?Of using?Guarana for energy?

Guarana is: A ubiquitously served beverage in brazil, a sweet pleasant gingerale like beverage. It is in the maple family, produces caffeine in its berries, a natural repllant/toxin to predators, but like other caffeines, can cause nervousness, difficulty sleeping, fast heart rates. It is now a darling in "energy drinks". ...Read more

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How effective is guarana for increased energy?

How effective is guarana for increased energy?

Guarana is: A ubiquitously served beverage in brazil, a sweet pleasant gingerale like beverage. It is in the maple family, produces caffeine in its berries, a natural repllant/toxin to predators, but like other caffeines, can cause nervousness, difficulty sleeping, fast heart rates. It is now a darling in "energy drinks". ...Read more

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What effects do guarana and taruine from energy drink have on the human body?

What effects do guarana and taruine from energy drink have on the human body?

Caffeine ; calming: Guarana is a main source of caffeine in energy drinks, which is a natural stimulant. I am really not sure why energy drinks have taurine, which is an Amino Acid that has a calming effect on the nervous system ; does not make people feel energetic. My best guess is that because the first energy drinks had taurine all the others have it because people now expect energy drinks to have it!see comment:. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take to the following supplements together daily: red ginseng root, Guarana, caffeine, b-complex?

Is it safe to take to the following supplements together daily: red ginseng root, Guarana, caffeine, b-complex?

Probably: but WHY are you mixing all these so called "supplements"? They may be OK with each other (in moderation) but are certainly NOT a good idea with certain Prescription medications and you NEVER know when you might need a Doctor's Prescription!!! \ Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Can i take chlorophyll plus guarana if i have palpitation with a normal blood pressure ?

Can i take  chlorophyll plus guarana  if i have palpitation with a normal blood pressure ?

Palpitations: The Guarana being a stimulant may increase your palpitations. I would be hesitant to take it ...Read more

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Safe to take following supplements together daily: red ginseng root, Guarana, caffeine, b-complex? Taken for energy as alternative to energy drinks?

Safe to take following supplements together daily: red ginseng root, Guarana, caffeine, b-complex? Taken for energy as alternative to energy drinks?

Probably, but: a better question is why do you need to boost your energy? Are you not sleeping well? Is there something going on in your body? Are you depressed? It might be worth seeing a primary care provider to make sure you're healthy, and if so, focus on a healthy diet and physical activity instead of supplements! ...Read more

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Could you take guarana with chemo for lung cancer?

Could you take guarana with chemo for lung cancer?

Not proven: There is a lack of scientific information on this. I would suggest discussing all your current medications and supplements with your oncologist to see what the interactions may be. Some nutritional supplements seem encouraging but in general lack rigorous testing. But, if you perceive benefit and your physician does not feel that it will harm than i in general encourage patients to consider. ...Read more

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Can a person with cardio, high blood pressure, diabetic and kidney problems use chlorophyll plus guarana?

Can a person with cardio, high blood pressure, diabetic and kidney problems use chlorophyll plus guarana?

Be careful: As guarana contains caffeine and caffeine like substances like theophylline and theobromine. In someone with heart disease and or hypertension, this could lead to significant problems. Please review with your doctor before starting a supplement like this. ...Read more

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I have Epilepsy, I would like to take Maca, Concerns? 12 years seizure free. I handle stimulants well like caffeine, guarana.

I have Epilepsy, I would like to take Maca, Concerns? 12 years seizure free. I handle stimulants well like caffeine, guarana.

Depends: Maca is not a stimulant and there have not been any information about it lowering the seizure threshold. It has an affect on the hypothalamic system and hormonal balance (thus some use it for menopausal symptoms). If you have no endocrine problems (ex: low thyroid) it is probably safe for you and may even help with seizure control due to better sleep quality. ...Read more

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I took Yerba Mate, Guarana, Damiana in supplement for 3 weeks but had an allergic reaction. Blisters & hives in legs. When will it get out system?

I took Yerba Mate, Guarana, Damiana in supplement for 3 weeks but had an allergic reaction. Blisters & hives in legs. When will it get out system?

1-2 wks: If the problem is really from the supplements, then I would expect that the hives will subside within days but the blisters in 1-2 weeks. This is a reminder that not all things organic are harmless. ...Read more

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What parts are removed in fgm cutting?

What parts are removed in fgm cutting?

Female genitalia: Female genital mutilation (fgm), also known as female genital cutting and female circumcision, is defined by the world health organization (who) as "all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.". ...Read more

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How is an i.U.D. Removed without pain?

How is an i.U.D. Removed without pain?

Almost without pain: Iud removal is typically very quick and should cause only minor cramping. It is a good idea to take some Ibuprofen before having this done so that it will minimize any discomfort you might experience. If the iud string is not seen, it may be more difficult as your doctor will need to go inside the cervical canal and look for the string. ...Read more

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I had stiches removed and the wound reopened.

I had stiches removed and the wound reopened.

Sorry to: hear that..It will have to heal ?by secondary" means (Gradual "filling in") thus leaving (usually) a prominent scar! REPORT THIS TO THE PRACTITIONER who put in the stitches Cover the wound with a DRY STERILE DRESSING!....Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more