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What Nutrilite Products Prevent Epilepsy
I have epilepcy is using millet extract /wheat germ oil/ cystin /ca pantothenate supplement for hair loss interfer with (na valporate/carbamazepin) ?
Won't interfere,: But also won't help your hair. It's a waste of money. ...Read more
Healthy hair: For healthy hair growth: Get adequate sleep,avoid excess sugar & fat in diet, v carbonated beverages, eat enough protein, exercise regularly. Biotin helps (but don't over do it). Insure you have adequate Iron (think kale & other dark green leafies), Omega 3 fatty acids (think walnuts) and vitamin E (fruits & vegetables). Avoid sulfates & formaldehyde in shampoos). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are whey and casein protein powder shakes safe long term? Any alternatives that also contain all essential amino acids? Thanks!
Nobody knows for...: Nobody knows for sure what is in every "herbal tonic". Many people and many companies make stuff to sell as "herbal tonic", without good research. Products have various ingredients. In the U.S., one can somewhat trust what is listed on the label, especially if it is made by a well known manufacturer. There should not be any growth hormone nor any other hormone in over-the-counter "herbal tonics". ...Read more
As I am pure vegetarian and taking protein powder of muscle pharm combat as dietary supplements for gyming purpose so is there any harm taking this?
Want to get rid of melasma, how to manage? Am 25 yrs female. Is there any bleaching product containing coffeberry extract, any side effects of it.
No cure only control: Melasma can not be cured but you can control it. Avoid all sun exposure If in the sun wear good physical block sun screen ( physician RX grade) with titanium or zinc Hydorquinone at least 4% may help but you can not do that indefinitely and need an off period every 12 weeks or so, Some lasers like Q switched and profractional may help. Avoid heat avoid photo facials with IPL due to heat ...Read more
Manage stress: You ask about vitamins - the primary vitamins that have been cited as necessary to prevent gray hair are b-vitamins - b12, folate (folic acid) and biotin in particular. In my experience, the best gray hair prevention is stress management however. Learn how to not get frazzled. Meditate, do yoga, exercise, get enough sleep. Eat a healthy organic diet with lots of fruits and veggies. Don't go to med school. ...Read more
Are there any good 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors that are natural products to treat female pattern alopecia ? Shampoos, cleansers or caplets etc...
No - beta-sitosterol: No -there are no 5-aris available indicated to treat female-patterned alopecia. As far as otc products, beta-sitosterol probably does have activity similar to the 5-aris, but is only 1/1000th as potent, and, again, is not indicated for female-patterned alopecia. ...Read more
I heard about Oriflame products. I want to know is their any side effects to use these products as these products contains chemical.??
None: Lutein supplements are given as an adjunct for the support of the health of the macula. This is largely theoretical but there is a large nih study underway currently to study this particular substance. Since the fda does not regulate health store supplements, if you feel lutein is of value, get them from a source from a major pharmaceutical company like alcon or bausch and lom. ...Read more
Healthtap Doctors: are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more
No: Please be aware though that many herbal products can interact with medication and are not harmless just because they are natural. ...Read more
Growth products: If you are having issues with hair growth you should visit you hairdresser or your doctor or both. "High quality - inexpensive" is not likely to cover what you need. ...Read more
We know that soy product contain pythic acid. Is it really safe to take isolated soy protein (amway, shaklee, ..) while breastfeeding?"
Phytic r folic acid?: Folic acid is strongly recommended before and during pregnancy to prevent neural defects like spina bifida. Phytic acid should probably be avoided during pregnancy & breastfeeding as it can chelate (bind to) important minerals like iron, calcium, magnesium, zinc & make them unabsorbable, leading to potential mineral deficiencies. Ask OB about this chemical. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vitamin question. Can biotin interfere with seizure medication. I'm on keppra (levetiracetam) and want to take something for my hair loss.
Biotin & Keppra (levetiracetam): Although there is no evidence that biotin interacts with any medication, there are some medications that may deplete biotin levels. These include those used to control seizures. It is best to first talk to your health care provider before starting biotin or any other vitamin supplement. This includes topical Rogaine for hair loss as there can be an interaction with Keppra (levetiracetam). ...Read more
Sir/madam i want to know that do whey protein helps to reduce fat and do these supplements are necessar for fat loss..And what are effects of these..
Misinformation: Whey protein does not help reduce fat itself. Any diet higher in protein and lower in fat will result in fat loss and with exercise muscle mass gain. Whey protein is a by product of cheese, so if you are lactose intolerant you can may have symptoms that include gas, bloating, cramps, tiredness, weakness, fatigue, headaches, and irritability. ...Read more
Hair loss: Although, many claims have been and are being made regarding such, none has been proven to stand the test of success. ...Read more
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