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Are chlorella and spirolina safe?

Are chlorella and spirolina safe?

Algae: Chlorella and spirolina are green and blue=green algae used as dietary supplements. Am not aware of any known direct toxicities, but persons with seafood allergies and those with hyperthyroidism should avoid these. The more important question is are they really necessary? Only you can determine whether you really need these. Only your wallet is likely to be hurt. ...Read more

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Is withania somnifera safe to take daily? (ashwagandha)

Is withania somnifera safe to take daily? (ashwagandha)

NothingPerfectlySafe: See: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/withania_somnifera. Nothing is perfectly safe. Our bodies are open systems; majority (~55-62%) is water ; we need water in ; out to stay alive; yet water can also kill us, e.g. Acute water intoxication; pulmonary edema (cannot breath), etc.. The issues are always dose/unit time, both acute ; chronic changes in behavior ; tracking outcomes, called clinical trials. ...Read more

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I mix wheatgrass, barleygrass, maca powder, spirulina, chlorella, psyllium husk and scai berry with carrot and apple juice every morning, is it good?

I mix wheatgrass, barleygrass, maca powder, spirulina, chlorella, psyllium husk and scai berry with carrot and apple juice every morning, is it good?

Nothing wrong: There is no concern about any of the ingredients you mention. Am not sure whether to say it is "good" since other unprocessed foods are probably as good. It is an interesting combination of ingredients. I presume you did some research before choosing them? If you feel it helps you then there is no reason that i know of not to continue with it. ...Read more

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Should one on chemo (xeloda+eloxatin+zometa) take multivitamins, calcium, antioxidants, resveratrol, digestive enzymes, fish oils, curcumin etc?

Should one on chemo (xeloda+eloxatin+zometa) take multivitamins, calcium, antioxidants, resveratrol, digestive enzymes, fish oils, curcumin etc?

Xeloda-oxali: You may want to stop your multivitamins while you are on Xeloda as Folic Acid may exgerate side effect of xeloda. You also need to have your vitamin d level checked and take a supplement if the level is low as vitamin d deficiency may affect the response to chemotherapy. ...Read more

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What I am taking: Multivitamin,biotin5000mg,dandelion root,burdock root,msm,milk thistle. Is this ok?

What I am taking: Multivitamin,biotin5000mg,dandelion root,burdock root,msm,milk thistle. Is this ok?

Sure it's OK: Hi. If you eat a healthy diet, even a multivitamin is of dubious benefit. The rest of that stuff is just putting money in the snake oil peddlers' pockets. But go for it. ...Read more

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On Prozac&vyvanse and want to know if I can take supp evening primrose ginkgo biloba fish oil acidophilus L-arginine ginseng damiana gotu kola gre tea?

On Prozac&vyvanse and want to know if I can take supp evening primrose ginkgo biloba fish oil acidophilus L-arginine ginseng damiana gotu kola gre tea?

Why????: None of the things you mention are of the slightest benefit for anything. They are sold by com men to suckers in order to cheat them out of their money. If you want a placebo I suggest a roll of Necco wafers. Some are worse than others. Put them all in a bag and take them to show your DR. ...Read more

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Is garcinia cambogia extract diet capsules bad for female fertility?

Is garcinia cambogia extract diet capsules bad for female fertility?

Nobody knows.: Manufacturers of natural supplements are not required to do any safety testing or other studies, or report adverse effects when they do occur. ...Read more

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Are spirulina and chlorella safe?

Are spirulina and chlorella safe?

Mostly yes: Spirulina and chlorella from good sources can be very good for your health. Always find out the source. Try to get products from companies that are willing to show testing results of purity. Never buy products from china (some may be ok but there is a lot of contamination). ...Read more

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Is raspberry Kenton diet pills safe to take?

Is raspberry Kenton diet pills safe to take?

Considered to be: it is considered to be safe, however check with your doctor, talk about your health and medications you are on. ...Read more

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I'm taking 1mg of Folate, (folic acid) 1000mg Omega3, 800mg Vitex, 500mg Maca, 175mg Probiotics and TCM herbs everyday, am i taking too much supplements?

I'm taking 1mg of Folate, (folic acid) 1000mg Omega3, 800mg Vitex, 500mg Maca, 175mg Probiotics and TCM herbs everyday, am i taking too much supplements?

Supplements: there isn't a shred of evidence to suggest any benefit to these supplements in the setting of a normal balanced diet without malabsorbptoin ...Read more

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Biotin, folic acid, collagen, evening primrose, fish oil all taken together daily, is it ok? I am 26 female. No pregnancy plan.Hypervitaminosis?

Biotin, folic acid, collagen, evening primrose, fish oil all taken together daily, is it ok? I am 26 female. No pregnancy plan.Hypervitaminosis?

Totally fine: Hypervitaminosis is a term that refers to toxic levels of vitamin a, d or e, which you clearly don't have since you are not taking any of those! biotin and Folic Acid are essential nutrients that are non-toxic and prevent birth defects. Evening primrose ; fish oil provide essential fatty acids ; are very safe. Collagen is not essential but also quite safe. You have no need to worry. ...Read more