Natural vitamins vs supplements

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Avatar f tn ANyone take any special supplements such as vitamins or mineral or other supplements to relieve the CFS symptoms. I currently take amino acid herbs and vitamin d3.
2192208 tn?1346529432 I wish I could find a single or just a few supplements for thyroid support, as I really get tired of taking my handfuls of pills. There are some that I try never to skip, and when I'm neglectful I notice the difference. Have you been tested for Vit D and Vit B12 ? I was extremely deficient, in fact was diagnosed with pernicious anemia before I was diagnosed hypo, so I really notice if I skip those two, energy-wise.
Avatar n tn I also find vitamins and supplements reduce my cravings. HGH studies have shown that giving growth hormone to elderly helps in a number of ways, one of which is weight reduction and a greater ability to build muscle with resistance training. Good nutrition and intense workouts have been shown to increase HGH naturally. Good luck!
1462810 tn?1327364049 My main PCP is a naturopath and I love it. I am into all the natural vitamins, supplements, bio-identical hormones, etc. There are no side effects and they work, it just takes longer than drugs. I have been to a few allopathic physicians, and when I have asked them questions regarding my supplements, etc, they have no idea as to how to answer. I know at times, a person does need them, but, all in all, the Naturopath is the best for most cases.
535822 tn?1443980380 Hello there, Vitamins B complex is extremely important for hypothyroid. Proper minerals intake is also helpful and you need to eat foods that are rich in vitamin A like yellow vegetables, dark green leafy vegetables and also eggs. For a complete list of food that have rich vitamin A you can google ''vitamin A rich foods''.
Avatar f tn Vit D and Caltrate for my osteopenia and sometines I take Vit B complex. Are all of these vitamins and supplements safe to take along with etv? Is it normal to have elevated ALT while taking etv? Why the elevated ALT? THanks for your anticipated reply.
Avatar n tn hi i took rhodiola energy supplements for my training and i also have heptitus b. is that ok or should i stop taking rhodiola pls.
Avatar n tn I am talking gel caps vs hard pressed vitamins......
Avatar f tn They are full of toxins. Choose always HIGH quality multi vitamins, try to buy organic or at least natural. Don't forget, whatever you spend is an investment in your health and your health worth the most!
Avatar f tn * oily fish, like mackerel, herring, sardines, anchovies, salmon, and pilchards * Omega 3 fish oil supplements * fresh or frozen tuna Omega-3 supplements are available but check to make sure that your supplements are not made from fish livers. The liver can contain high amounts of retinol vitamin A, which has been linked to birth defects. Omega-3 supplements not derived from fish livers but rather from the body of the fish are less likely to contain this type of vitamin A.
Avatar f tn I was wondering can ADD be treated using natural remedies? If so can you give me some suggestions? I have been reading alot on the internet and I don't want to waste my money on something that will not work.
Avatar n tn For the purpose of consuming essential fatty acids, especially Omega 3, is it safe to take PrimaCare mineral supplements with my prenatal vitamins. These mineral supplements have 1 mg of folic acid and some iron on top 800 mcg of folic acid and 28g of iron included in the generic OTC prenatals that I use. Is this overdose of folic acid and iron harmful?
Avatar n tn I have had 4 grand mal seizures but haven't since 2007 because of eating better, staying away from alcohol and taking more vitamins and supplements and amino acids...etc...I also have high blood pressure since I was 29 years old and I have progressive hearing loss... I believe this is all due to the thyroid and low Vitamin D-3 levels as well. I also have more allergy problems than I used too and sometimes run a temp of 99.4 on average and sweat a lot too..
Avatar m tn Natural desiccated thyroid (NDT) has been used since 1891 and has been the standard treatment for hypothyroidism until the 1960's when the recommended treatment was synthetic T4. The Compliance Policy Guide (2006) means all unapproved drugs on the market, like NDT, need to be proven safe and effective before being FDA approved. 122 years of NDT used by millions of people is not proof. :) To date, there have been no clinical trials of NDT.
Avatar f tn About two weeks ago, someone in another community on another website was sure that there are OTC supplements containing actual thyroid hormones (pig, cow thryoid hormones). I am very sure that it's illegal to have any of these hormones without a prescription. I remember reading months ago that thyroid hormones are regulated by the FDC and that any OTC supplement claiming to support the thyroid must have the actual hormones extracted.
Avatar m tn The doctors say the fluctuation in viral load is natural and not necessarily tied to my use of herbs. Firstly, has anyone had success with the herbal remedies? Secondly, if I begin treatment, the goal would be sero-conversion (i.e. e-antigen negative, e-antibody positive). Would that essentially mean I'm cured and won't need to worry about HBV anymore? Thirdly, my doctor says it's pretty much a flip of the coin to decide whether to go with Baraclude(entecavir) or Viread(tenofovir).
Avatar n tn What are the medical advantages/disadvantages of metoprolol vs. toprol besides the convenience? I am taking toprol in the a.m. but many of my palpitations are when I'm sleeping (I wake up in the middle of the night with them) and am wondering if taking the toprol in the evening would be more effective. I know that it is supposed to last 24 hours but it must tail off toward the end, which would be when I need it the most.
Avatar f tn ) I wanted to post a question here about supplements/vitamins to help with mood or anxiety. I was in the store yesterday and saw two vitamins for mood : 5-htp and St. John's Worts (not sure if I am spelling them correctly since it was a quick glance). Has anyone had any success using these over medication? My anxiety is getting better but still here on a daily and I am currently taking fish oil and as of yesterday a multi vitamin for women.
168348 tn?1379360675 The good thing with Magnesium is that it helps the stools and I will lower the laxative dosing (Miralax) .. I am all for natural vs. med and maybe the Magnesium will be my wonder pill in more ways than one. Not sure on the Qunine water but I will look into it .. I've heard the term used before but not sure if yrs ago and if still on the shelf ? I've heard of gripe water for the babies with colic LOL but don't think that'll help here!
Avatar n tn the pure Simeon's diet can be done by itself, and will get the same results that he got with almost 100% of his patients. i've been pro-organic, all-natural for years now. i'm just doing Simeon's diet just as he said.
1763947 tn?1334058919 Hi, I had mentioned before that I get depressed and I have anxiety due to my current living situation. I was wondering if anyone has tried anything natural for depression or anxiety? I don't really want to take meds for it with the Lyme and I believe that once I am with my fiancee again most of those feelings will end but until then I was looking for a temporary natural assist. I am not going to my LLMD for another 3 weeks. thanks in advance.
317787 tn?1473362051 Fish oil has been shown in some studies to reduce inflammation, but in natural medicine you'd usually combine remedies to get a better result. Fish oil is also a source of what's called the good cholesterol, or HDL, so it doesn't reduce cholesterol as much as increase the good part of cholesterol. But keep in mind the connection between cholesterol levels and heart disease has no consensus and is increasingly being challenged by medical researchers, so how much good it does is in question.
1462810 tn?1327364049 Whoops! I'm back online via my computer. Whew! Besides, that would have been censorship - there's some kind of rules about that. In my honest opinion, the pharmaceutical companies that survive int the future will be the ones willing to develop remedies that don't require patents and will, instead, base their reputations on the quality and reliability of their products -- just like any nutritional suppleIment provider does now.
Avatar m tn Read lots on the net about past and present pharma and natural herbal therapys,side effects and degrees of success on both sides. Without being derogatory, I'll call'em the Suits and the Hippies. The Suits have some very convincing momentum in the battle against HVC for us but at a cost, both financial and side effect prone with varying success.
Avatar n tn You must know that there are not only Lexapro and Celexa in the world and an other class of drug is avaible called the SNRI ( Effexor, Cymbalta ) but i think if you want something cheap Cymbalta is not a good choice hehe. You might also want to know that there are several natural anti-anxiety remedies and supplements available that are proven to be helpful.
498132 tn?1217465082 I found out that alcohol is bad for depression so I quit, coffee (specially) whith sugar is also bad for depression ( I use to drink two pots a day ) I aslso quit that, nicotine is also bad for depression but I smoke since I was 8 years old, I do not have it in me to quit that.
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Avatar m tn Cigarette smoking is one of the factors that inhibit the body's conversion of T4 to T3. T3 is a crucial hormone in getting oxygen into the cells and in enabling efficient metabolic function. Research shows that smoking depletes at least two vitamins: vitamin C and vitamin E. The top 5 nutrients crucial for proper thyroid function are Iodine, Selenium, Zinc, Vitamin D, and Vitamin E.
Avatar n tn I think if you can replace your addiction to opiods with an addiction to vitamins and herbal supplements (trips to the health food store vs. trips to the pharmacy) you are better off. I know there are herbs and vitamins and amino acids and homeopathic rememdies that claim to help with adfdiction. the key tot hese is this: if you believe they will with every stitch in your soul, then they will work.