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Is Omega-3 Consumption Associated with Lowering of LDL cholesterol?

I found some conflicting information on whether omega-3 consumption is associated with decreased LDL levels. This says: Increase dietary omega-3s: Consuming more omega-3-rich foods like wild-caught ...
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Why did the toxicity recommendation for vitamin D changed the last 20 years?

I have recently noticed that some supplements contain a high number of vitamin D e.g.at least 50mcg (2000IU). That got me curious because references I have, written in early-mid 80s explicity state ...
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How to make sense of vitamin B supplements offered in doses varying by 7000%?

These two Vitamin B Complex supplements contain doses that differ by a factor of as much as 70 times. How much, if any, supplement is good for you? That depends of course on you, your diet, your ...
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What tools would you use to source a probiotic or other nutritional supplement that is accurately labelled?

Suppose someone wants a probiotic that contains Oxalobacter formigenes. They see a paper (Ellis, 2016) that says two supplements sold with this label contain no culturable O. formigenes and no ...
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Why nutritional / Dietary supplement pills are having their side effects?

I was recently reading about nutritional or dietary supplement medicines or pills most of them contain wide range of vitamins and minerals essential for well being of a human being and are used to ...
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Studies in which supplements help with skin hydration and elasticity for eczema or dermatitis

I've found in this article that 3g/d of collagen tripeptide for 4 to 12 weeks notably improved skin elasticity and hydration. I wanted to know of studies that show similar benefits for other ...
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Vitamin D supplement in infants in France [closed]

I live in France, and we have been told to give our baby 3 droplets of a vitamin D supplement that amounts to 3x330 IU = 1000IU. The baby formula amounts (hopefully I did not mix up units) to roughly ...
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Taking resveratrol and NMN supplements [closed]

David Sinclair (Harvard Medical School) has said to take NMN and resveratrol supplements to fight ageing and degenerative diseases. Example of same supplements taken: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
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How can people supplement minerals when they have IBD?

People who are already suffering from Inflammatory Bowel Disease(IBD) are at risk of developing nutritional deficiency. One clinical option is to supplement them. But as their gut is already ...
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Does oral baking soda supplementation improve decreased thyroid function caused by resveratrol?

Resveratrol, an antioxidant that has been linked to a decrease in thyroid function due to the suppression of certain thyroid genes related to the iodide uptake in thyrocytes. Baking soda might be able ...
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Active ingredient of Chamomile

I'm curious if there is any scientific investigation into the active ingredient in chamomile tea,‎ and whether there is any research into chemically similar supplements.‎ Asking out of interest in ...
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Is it possible to measure L-cysteine amino acid levels in the body?

The supplement N-ACETYL CYSTEINE (NAC) is increasingly popular among patients suffering from the mental and physical issues NAC claims to improve. However, the article also states "it is found in ...
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Is it possible to remove HPV from the body by strengthening the immune system?

I saw some content which says HPV can be removed from the body by strengthening the immune system: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/surv-manual/chpt05-hpv.html Most HPV infections are transient and ...
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Can Lysine supplement increase immunity against corona viruses? [closed]

Can high doses of Lysine as a supplement or from a natural source (e. g. drinking 1-2 letters of yogurt daily) increase immunity against corona viruses? What about a combination of Lysine and an A-Z ...
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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.com/...
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Should people with tachycardia avoid choline supplements?

After doing some brief research online it appears choline can have an effect on the electrical system of the heart, there are several medical papers online that discuss this topic, however I'm not ...
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Why does one zinc pill contain 250% (25 mg) of the DRI?

I have a bottle of zinc pills. They each contain 25 mg zinc. This is said right on the bottle to be 250% of the DRI for zinc. Why doesn't each pill contain 10 mg, which would be 100% of the DRI? Why ...
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How much zinc per day is "too much"? [closed]

I've felt extremely "down" physically for a long time, culminating recently. Therefore, after hearing and reading that zinc allegedly fixes most of my specific issues, I have bought this bottle of "...
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Why do the "dietary supplement" pill bottles always have this bizarre disclaimer on them?

On every bottle of "dietary supplement" pills I've ever had, it says somewhere something along the lines of: "Dietary supplement pills are not a substitute for a varied and healthy diet." Huh? Isn't ...
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How much melatonin does the body produce naturally per day?

Melatonin supplements are readily available over-the-counter. However, the dosage is not regulated and there are supplements available in a wide variety of doses. Information on how much melatonin ...
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Does ecdysterone supplementation have any deleterious side effects?

Ecdysterone supplementation has been shown to have a significant anabolic effect {1}: Significantly higher increases in muscle mass were observed in those participants that were dosed with ...
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Supplementing Iron: every day or every other day?

Recent studies and guidelines are suggesting iron supplements every other day is better for absorption: In iron-depleted women, providing iron supplements daily as divided doses increases serum ...
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Is being "healthy" an actual, overall provable term? Or is "healthy" just a loose assumption?

Say you go to a doctor and they say -- more or less -- that you are "healthy." What does this mean? Under what circumstances does one fall within these supposed confines? And what would falling ...
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Chlorophyll supplements: metabolism of chlorophyll in the human body and proof for resulting health benefits?

I see people buy and consume powders that they claim consists of chlorophyll, calling it „lichtkraft“ in german, meaning „the power of light”. They are expecting health benefits from consuming it. ...
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How much Vitamin A is in 1g of Fish Oil?

I have been researching fish oil supplementation, and one thing that concerns me is that fish oil may contain Vitamin A, which is fat soluble. Hypervitamintosis A can occur if too much Vitamin A is ...
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Why do boys aged 4 to 8 use more nutritional supplements than girls in this Canada fact sheet?

In this survey there is an anomalty that only boys aged 4 to 8 use more nutritional supplements than girls of the same age in Canada. Can someone please explain or interpret this oddity? It is never ...
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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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How does our brain get its Mg when we don't take Mg threonate which is the only form known to increase its levels?

Obviously, if magnesium from foods or other forms of magnesium supplements can't enter our brains, our brains must be low in it before the invention of magnesium threonate. With low brain magnesium, ...
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Is there a way to diagnose Male Pattern Baldness?

I'm thinking about supplementing in Creatine Monohydrate because of its various benefits on weight lifting and it also being really affordable. In different studies I read about Creatine intake ...
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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 melatonin supplementation affect depression?

Is there any evidence that melatonin supplementation contributes to, or reduces, depression? I have asked two experts about this, and got two different answers. One said that melatonin ...
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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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What does "standardized to x%" mean in resveratrol supplements?

I read on resveratrol supplements: What does "standardized to x%" mean in resveratrol supplements?
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Does ingesting nicotinamide riboside (NR) supplements have a deleterious effect on tendons?

I read on https://web.archive.org/web/20180308023625/http://www.longecity.org/forum/topic/98465-elysium-basis-trial-published-repeat-dose-nr-pterostilbene-increases-nad-levels-in-humans/: As you ...
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What is the absorption rate of resveratrol supplements?

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/heart-disease/in-depth/red-wine/art-20048281?pg=2 (mirror) claims without providing scientific references that: your body can't absorb most of the ...
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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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Is ASEA supplement useful against scars or it is a fake product?

3 months ago I obtained normotrophic scar on my face in place of eyelid. All this time I was looking for remedies to minimize scarring and somehow improve appearance of scar. I was advised to use ...
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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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