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Which Vitamin Supplements Interact Negatively And Should Not Be Taken Together
List is too long: There are too many out there; good rule of thumb is to avoid taking too many things together; find a good whole food organic supplement that provides everything. My favorite is Alpha sun from simplexity health or moringa tree from zija. For details check my website at www.Medacpc.Com. ...Read more
Supplements is also known as Vitamins and supplements. 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
When is the best time to take vitamins and supplements? And the combinations that works best when taken together?
It depends: The best time to take a mulitvitamin or b complex is after food to prevent nausea. Take b's & coq10 & stimulating herbs early in day as they can be stimulating. Best to take a, d, e, k, coq10 & fish oil/efa's after a meal as well be better-absorbed. But minerals are best absorbed on an empty stomach. Vit c enhances iron absorption. Magnesium & relaxing herbs better taken in the evening. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes: You can overdose on any vitamin supplement. Just like prescribed medication, supplements are refined, concentrated substances that can cause serious damage to the body if taken in excess. Remember, there is no substitute for a healthy diet. Nutritional supplements are unnescssary for most people. ...Read more
Take with meal: Most nutrients are better absorbed with a full meal, although there are exceptions. For larger doses, better absorption is obtained by dividing the dose throughout the day rather than taking one big dose at once. ...Read more
From few months i'm noticing that my teeth are getting yellowish.Please suggest. Brush more than twice? What vitamin supplements should be taken? Ty.
I started taking natrol vitamin supplements for anxiety. I'm still having anxiety. Can i take a buspar? I was px Buspar 5mg. But have not taken it yet. Wanted to try a natural approach. Because Xanax and ativan had too many side effects!
Yes you can: But Buspirone is not free of potential side effects either; no drug is. No 'natural' approach is necessary risk-free either. Buspirone can cause headaches and dizziness as most comon symptom, and i recommend starting 5 mg twice a day for several days, then increase to 10 mg twice a day and give it several weeks. Talk to the prescribing doctor for their advice. Psychotherapy is also an approach. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What vitamin supplements should one avoid when taking 75 mg plavix, two 81mg aspirin and 40mg crestor daily?
High dose E BUT...: Vitamins are by definition essential for health so I'm wary of any drug that makes it necessary to avoid vitamins. The only vit. that interacts with these is Vit E, which in high doses thins blood so may increase risk of bleeding with Plavix & aspirin.However, this potential risk pales in comparison with the known hazards of combining Plavix & aspirin. Please see http://bit.ly/VHiLuH & my comment: ...Read more
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