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Long term use of St Johns wort

Are there any side effects or reduced efficiency of long term use of st Johns wort? For over counter antidepressants is it better to switch every few months or so? and if so to what? I mostly ...
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Where can I find a (reasonably) reliable guide on supplements? [closed]

Where can I find a (reasonably) reliable guide on supplements? I found this here not sure if it's any good. https://www.reddit.com/r/coolguides/comments/8h5bw7/do_health_supplements_really_work/
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Can zinc (over)supplementation cause hypocalcemia?

From Wikipedia's article on hypocalcemia (version dated 27 Nov 2018): Causes: ... Excessive dietary zinc, as with supplementation (causes rapid hypocalcemia) I googled but found no studies ...
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Does Möller’s omega-3 fish oil help to improve brain possibility and reduce hight hertbeate? [closed]

Does Möller’s omega-3 fish oil help to improve brain possibility and reduce hight hert rate? Is this product from Moller only abuse of well developed brands?
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Is it safe to store medicine/supplements in containers

I bought a box of supplement strips (Natberry plus) that consists 100 tablets. I feel it's inconvenient to store the tablets strip in my bag as it tablet comes out by accident sometimes. So i thought ...
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Checking nutrition balance

I've just started to explore nutrition. I assume that: a1) A human body needs some minerals and vitamins, which can be delivered either in food or as supplements a2) There's recommended daily ...
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Is fortifying nutrients in food dangerous? [closed]

What prevents from adding any nutrient to a certain food? And I saw in Wikipedia and other places that food fortification is considred as a very possitive measure helping to reduce population ...
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Vitamin supplements with a balanced diet

It is always said that with a balanced diet, all important vitamins and trace elements are supplied. It is also said that the body only uses the vitamins inside the fruit when its needed. But what ...
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Are synthetic vitamins harmful? [closed]

There are lots of studies which claim that synthetic vitamins (the one that are in nearly all vitamin pills) are harmful for your health and can lead to an early death and heart problems etc, are ...
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Does ingesting creatine powder or capsules cause hair loss?

Does ingesting creatine powder or capsules cause hair loss? I have read conflicting claims (e.g., see below) and wonder whether there have been some more serious scientific studies: http://seannal....
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Ginkgo Biloba - Are all commercially available concentrates 50:1?

While researching dosage and what is available in stores, I've noticed two types, ones that are labeled 50:1 concentrate and ones that are not. Does anyone know if most commercially available brands ...
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Fish oil for normal joint health: fact or fiction?

I've been living in Australia for a while and over there I bought supplements from Nature's Own. Their fish oil information reads: Omega 3 is important for the maintenance of general health and ...
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Supplementing potassium to get my 4.7g RDA - is it safe?

Potassium supplements are limited to 100mg, however the RDA is 4.7g. From the foods I do eat (and will continue to do so), I get around 1.5g of potassium per day, which is way too little. However, is ...
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How accurate is nutrition information on supplement tablets in the the UK?

What is the legally required accuracy of nutrition information (ie. mass of vitamins and minerals) on food and tablet packaging in the UK?
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Supplementing Iodine separately from antioxidants? (and separately from what else?)

What should NOT be taken with Iodine? I've heard that it's a strong oxidant, so taking it with Vitamin C (and I assume other antioxidants) is a bad idea.
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How to improve omega-3 fatty acid absorption? [duplicate]

I'm going to add an omega-3 supplement in my diet using encapsulated fish oil pills. I want to know how can I improve its absorption, and also understand why. That is the boundary conditions: when, ...
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Are there serious downsides to nutritional supplements?

Assuming one does not overdose, or take the wrong supplements, are there significant long term downsides to taking vitamin/nutritional supplements? I am talking here about supplements such as Vitamin ...
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Are synthetic vitamins from drugstores far less healthy and useful than those from natural products?

Is it correct that vitamin supplements that are sold in drugstores in form of pills/tablets are not so useful for health than those that we get from natural food, vegetables and fruits?
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Fish Oil: How much is too much?

Many physicians and laypeople extol the virtues of Fish Oil supplements. But how much is too much, and why? Let's assume the fish oil is being ingested by a healthy adult, and that the fish oil has ...
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Should fish oil supplements be taken with food?

Is there any need to take fish oil supplements with food? Or do they work just as well if they are taken on an empty stomach?
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How do you estimate glucose and sucrose levels of a food product?

Is it possible to estimate approximately what the percentage of glucose and the percentage of sucrose is in a food product, simply by looking at the ingredients and nutritional information?
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Is it a good idea to consume Soylent meal replacements (specifically containing potassium supplements)?

The reason I am asking this is actually related to daily recommended potassium intake, which is stated to be around 4.700 mg daily. However, even if I concentrate all my meals on potassium intake, it'...
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Effects of eating rice at dinner time

I have heard the claim that eating rice during dinner is not good for ones health. Is this true? What is the impact of eating rice in night?
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Why do vitamin supplements often have quantities way in excess of RDAs?

When I have a cold or otherwise feeling ill, I like to take vitamin C supplements. I've noticed that they almost invariably have amounts way above the recommended daily allowance. For example, one ...
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Can I use take pills to prevent micronutrient deficiencies and not worry about my diet too much?

There are several nutrients which I'm not getting enough of from food, in some cases hardly any, due to dietary restrictions. I can get the nutrients I need if I carefully structure my diet, but I don'...
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How long after finishing meal will vitamins be well absorbed?

How long after finishing a meal will taking vitamin supplements work well (the vitamins will be absorbed in a sufficient amount) if the recommendation states that it should be taken with food?
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What is the LD50 on once-a-day vitamins?

Just because I want to know. For reference, here is the ingredient list for ONE A DAY Men's Health Formula: Vitamin A (14% as beta-carotene) 3500 IU 70% Vitamin C 60 mg 100% Vitamin D (as Vitamin D3) ...
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We add Sodium with salt but not Potassium

I know that the blood needs both Potassium and Sodium. However, we use only added Sodium with our food (when we salt it). The medical saline is also water + sodium chloride and contains no potassium. ...
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Why do non-sugary cereals contain twice the iron of sugary cereals?

I've noticed a pattern that sugary and non-sugary cereals are typically enriched with the same levels of every vitamin EXCEPT iron, which is typically twice as high in the non-sugary cereals. Here ...
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Why is 2:1 ratio of EPA:DHA recommended

I frequently see it recommended that EPA and DHA be taken in a 2:1 ratio. What primary sources (i.e. clinical trials, peer-reviewed studies, etc.) justify this specific ratio? What is the ...
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Are vitamins with slightly different concentration good for use when pregnant? [closed]

On WebMD some concentrations are different, (thiamine is only 1.1 instead of 3 recommended) however most concentrations are spot on... MD suggestions are: 400 micrograms (mcg) of folic acid. 400 ...
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How to measure body fitness

I am wondering if here is any clue/algorithm/generally well recognized equation to measure body fitness according to/considering average daily/periodic step count data, walking distance, sports and ...
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Stevia Sweetener

The sweetener stevia is supposedly healthy. That being said, I have some stevia drops in my refrigerator that are flavored. Is my assumption correct that if this flavoring is artificial, that the ...
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How can bee pollen be organic?

Bee pollen is frequently referred to as a health supplement and sold as "organic" in organic supermarkets and stores. I am wondering how pollen can be claimed to be organic and to what extent organic ...
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A nutritionally complete diet that respects W.H.O. standards?

I'm looking for a way to build a diet that accounts for every substance intake need of an healthy adult male human, according to World Health Organization technical reports like this one, and tables ...
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What type of food (herb, root) helps with sleep?

Right now it's 3am local time. Ideally I'd like to follow a protocol that would put me into sleep. I've just had a juicy pear - it contains sugar that gives energy etc... From that standpoint it ...
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Omega 3/6/9 versus Omega 3 supplements

Are there any benefits to taking an Omega 3/6/9 supplement versus just taking an Omega 3 supplement? According to Wikipedia, in a "typical Western diet" the ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3 fatty acids is ...
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Why is magnesium citrate the laxative a liquid and the supplement is a pill or powder?

If you buy magnesium citrate as a laxative, it is a clear liquid in a bottle. It often comes with crap in it like saccharin and alcohol. If you buy magnesium citrate as a health supplement it is ...
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Most common nutrient deficiencies for athletes (runners)

Runners in particular are sometimes at an elevated risk for iron deficiency / anemia. What are some of the other most common nutritional deficiencies for runners / athletes?
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Is Soylent 2.0 a nutritionally complete shake?

A similar question was asked here, about a previous iteration of it, and the answer was "probably not". It has been 3 years now and Soylent 2.0 has been out for a while. A lot of people have been ...
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How to mitigate thirst

Ramadan is starting soon, and I wonder what would be the best ways to mitigate thirst during a long period (in this case from dawn till dusk). EDIT: I was wondering what could be done not to suffer ...
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Do protein bars/shakes provide nutrients that your body can use?

To my understanding, a lot of people consider protein bars/shakes unhealthy. They are processed, often sugary, and contain chemicals that are probably used to create gym mats. I eat protein bars ...
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When to take acidophilus pills?

How and when should acidophilus pills be taken? For example does it matter what time of day they should be taken or if they should be taken on an empty or full stomach?
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Have any herbal/natural supplements been proven to have benefits to cognitive functioning?

There are no shortage of online sources that tout the benefits of ginkgo, fish oil, ginseng, Piracetam, choline, etc etc. But when I check out their WIkipedia pages, it looks as if there is no real ...
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Do vitamins protect you from common cold?

Do vitamins (taken as pills) boost your immune system, and make you less likely to contract diseases such as common cold or flu? Is there scientific evidence either way? I tend to think that ...
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Are there other uses for prenatal vitamins?

Other than what the name dictates, are prenatal vitamins used for any other medical reason? I ask this due to the interaction I've heard about birth-control pills being used to regulate menstruation, ...
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Where to find scientific, unbiased research on a supplement

My middle-aged father is insistent on knowing about Nutriversus (created by Mannatech). He believes this can help sharpen the brain. Before buying, taking any supplement, I am researching information ...
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Is colloidial silver harmful if the particles are small enough?

Personally, I'm convinced that colloidial silver is harmful and ineffective. My SO thinks otherwise and has been consuming it daily for the last couple of days and plans to continue this week (50 mcg/...
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Possible iron/protein defeciency in vegetarians

I have been a vegetarian for 20 years. I do eat dairy products and try to make sure I have a portion of protein at every meal. Usually milk and nuts and breakfast, cheese at lunch and eggs, quorn, ...
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The effectiveness of Tongkat Ali in curing Erectile Dysfunction

Tongkat Ali (EURYCOMA LONGIFOLIA) is a well-known supplement (especially) in Southeast Asia region, mainly by man to improve his sexual performance and desire. Tongkat Ali is a kind of traditional ...