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Vitamins are often referred to as “spark plugs” because they aid in the absorption, digestion and metabolism of the nutrients in the human body. Supplements, on the other hand, provide nutrients that may be missing in a person’s diet.
My obgyn told me to take 1 table spoon of cod-liver oil to induce contractions with in 24 hours I was done.
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Not likely. In general, it will make you healthier to be on a multivitamin, and you should ideally be getting at least 400mcg of Folic Acid at least three months before conceiving, but the vitamin itself probably won't make you more fertile. I think so after taking Geritol for about one month t…
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for vitamin b6 it claims to be very beneficial for morning sickness, they say you should not take more then 200 mc. a day
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It's not a sign of pregnancy for your urine to change color ... though I guess it's more likely to happen when you are pregnant. The reason your urine changes color is either from not drinking enough water or a urinary tract infection (if you are pregnant you need more water than if you aren't and …
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Usually what it does from what I understand is it brings on diarhea and it could feel like you are in labor from the abdominal pains it can cause.   The above answer is referring to CASTOR oil, not cod liver oil.   One week before i was due my mother tried everything to put me in labor…
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Urine changes colour due to the toxins your body is releasing in liquid form. It usually isn't pregnancy related.
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Supplements that Prevent Water Retention Diuretics (induce urination) may help you. Salt may be a cause. The best solution is to talk with your doctor and make sure it is not something more serious. There are medications, such as diuretics, but they are not healthy to be taking regularly I woul…
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A collection of opinions from s.com contributors:Drinking 2 percent milk everyday will not cause weight gain. It is very healthy to drink a cup of any milk everyday. The 2 percent milk has the upside of less fat but still contains calcium.No, it will not cause weight gain. I have been dieting for tw…
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Yes and no, exercises doesn't help improve your eyesight. your right about certain foods. You have to eat plenty of greens, veggies carrots and fruits. ANSWERS There are no exercises that effectively improves your vision. The only foods shown to help vision are those rich in vitamin A which are need…
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Assuming that you're consuming a normal amount of protein and are otherwise healthy and normal, supplements will not have any unwanted side effects. Protein supplements are not a complete dietary replacement. Excessive consumption of protein (300+ grams a day) can have unwanted side effects in the k…
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Zinc deficiency can lead to stunted growth. However, for a 17 year old, genetics most likely is the factor. However, the simple answer is to eat a wide range of food and take a multivitamin. No one supplement has been proven to increase height for a healthy individual.Some drugs, such as letrozole, …
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You ought to see your physician since the protein may just be exacerbating an underlying condition. Your body may not be able to handle the excess protein if you have something going on with your kidneys or another body organ. Take the pain as a warning sign and get yourself thoroughly checked by a …
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As an avid bodybuilder I am qualified to answer this: You will most definitely gain excess weight depending on how much you take. Remember, too much of anything will metabolize into fat, even good quality protein. It's all about balance. Depending on what kind of results your looking to achieve pert…
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It depends what nutrient you are taking. Iron, for example, is not absorbed as well with high fiber food, coffe or tea. These foods can reduce the absorption of iron and iron is a poorly absorbed nutrient. However, if iron is taken with vitamin C or orange juice, the absorption increases. So if you'…
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Answer There exists no scientific evidence that any over the counter supplement can increase the height of otherwise normally nourished individuals.
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1 Unfortunately no. I've been taking it for several years, and I'm just as short as I was when I started taking it. 2 it seems it can aid in some cases growth increase as two of my friends have taken this product and have grown considerebly compared to their previous height. altho we are aged aroun…
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Helping a Cold With Herbs, Vitamins, and MineralsRecent clinical research has shown that administration of zinc lozenges can cut the time of suffering from a cold in half. Clinical research regarding echinacea, vitamin C or zinc supplements has not proven their efficacy. The reason Zinc works as a l…
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Go to the homepage of your virus scanning software. They have worm removel tools you can download to remove these worms.Worms are detected by virus scanners, but most can not be removed by them.
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Strattera, like other "mood altering medications", effects the production and reuptake or norepinephrine in the brain. Other drugs effect this chemical as well (dilantin, which is for seizures, and antipsychotics like depikote). These drugs are all known to cause periodontal side effects. In other w…
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According to a number of mainstream herbal texts and studies. Side effects like gastrointestinal upset, diarrhea and increased blood pressure are rare but possible. Additionally, I would have concerns about recommending this herb for a teen due to its ability to interfere with the body's use of sex …
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Yes, You should. It will work better and you will see results better! SO you should drink one or two a day and drink one before working out and after working out...
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No, it's not true. It's an urban legend that has been going around the internet and is not based in fact. See the related link below for a site that talks about the history of this fake email.
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It's not necessarily a danger sign. You may be simply offloading a high concentration of vitamin C (which, when you over-consume, simply dumps the excess to the urine), or betacarotene, the precursor to vitamin A, and the coloring agent in lots of orange fruits and veggies such as carrots or cantalo…
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Answer It is where your body retains water. Consuming lots of salt can cause it. That is why they used to make wrestlers consume a whole bunch of salt, because they didn't want them to sweat. Answer There are two types of water retention: one type where your blood has too much water, and…
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Filter setting intakes pool water through the skimmer, sends it through the filter (then heater, if any) and back into the pool.Backwash sends pool water through the filter in reverse and dumps the water out for cleaning purposes. In my experience if pool servicing is overdue you may need to backwas…
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You should talk this over with your doctor or pharmacist.I actually take that and it's never caused me problems, I sometimes take it during "that time" and the iron in it helps out with me being dizzy. I don't see why it would make you dizzy. Check the contents and see if there is anything in there …
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An growth enhancer supplement is a safe and fast way to grow taller. l' ve been using it for almost 2 months and lm pleased with the results. It's a scam like all the others. Above poster, how old are you?
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Here are a several opinions from WikiAnswers users:I worked for a direct marketing company that sold fat burners with a money back guarantee. They all were returned. A low fat diet with at least 30mins of cardio every day works. Nothing else. NO! These so-called " fat burners " don't work and just s…
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The "Nutrition Action Health Letter" (NAH) of June 2004 (published by the Center For Science in the Public Interest) gave the following info on the content of omega-3s in salmon: "8 ounces of raw salmon cooks down to 6 ounces." OMEGA-3 CONTENT "Wild Salmon: 3000 mg in 6 oz cooked" "Farmed Salmo…
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Answer I'm not familiar with the products you mentioned. For people with medical problems that may affect one's growth, for some there are interventions, but only a doctor can evaluate your physical situation/condition and prescribe medications/supplements. Also, you did not mention your age or…
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Answer If you want to be certain, look for brands which are "molecularly distilled". They should contain no detectable levels of mercury. Answer Yes. They can very well contain mercury (or lead), and most likely do. It does not matter if they are in detectable amounts, because they persistent…
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Answer Absolutely not. Vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin which passes straight out in the urine if the body does not need it.
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I wouldn't think there is any vitamin to take to Build Muscle, But some friends and I drink whey protein drinks and they are supposed to build muscle, I will say that in just a week I saw results but you have to drink them everyday and they also make you want to work out longer. I guess because they…
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According to this article in the New York Times, there is no problem with mercury in fish oil. There is false information being spread by some companies selling more expensive fish oil. I am no expert. Read these two articles in related links below. Answer You need to get top quality products. Try …
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To answer you question I can only tell you truthfully I'm not quiet sure saying we just took in a baby mouse as well. The first thing I would do is hold the mouse in a position so they can swallo and put of bit of warm milk *not scalding milk more like room temp.* on the tip of your finger and brus…
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Answer Alpha Lipoic acid is probably the most potent antioxidant you can take. I've been taking 250mg daily now for some time, and when I first started taking it, I noticed a slight drop in my blood pressure, and heightened sense of awareness. I take this in conjunction with my multi-v. Alpha L…
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Vitamin D Enriched Diet: Oily Fish (Trout, cooked) Cod Liver Oil Mushrooms (Portabello) Fortified Cereals (Whole Grain Total) Tofu (Firm, Lite) Caviar Dairy Products Pork Eggs Dairy Alternatives (Plain Soy Yogurt) Vitamin A Enriched Diet: Sweet Potato Carrots Dark Leafy Greens Squash Cos or Ro…
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No. Even a large amount of protein shakes should not, assuming that your diet is otherwise complete. Remember that pure whey protein shakes are not a replacement for a meal, only a supplement and should not be used as a sole source of nutrition. Be sure to consume other sources of food.However; if y…
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Answer You can get very ill from taking too many vitamins and it also can cause problems with your liver and perhaps gall bladder. It's best to see your doctor about this or go to a good naturopathic doctor to find out what your body needs and how much to take. Never over medicate and that includes …
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Doubtful. Hair is made of protein. Hair loss is passed on genetically and is related to an overabundance of a certain hormone.Well...there is a connection...taking protein supplements to put on muscle , increases the testosterone in your body...and testosterone is directly linked to the amount of DH…
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Creatine is a naturally occurring energy source used by the human body for moving muscle. Taking creatine allows the muscles to work longer for extended periods of time. Creatine can be beneficial when you have reached a point in your training where extended, harder workouts do not break down your m…
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I have experienced very bright and/or dark yellow urine after taking vitamins. Some vitamins are more likely to do this than others. I don't know if it's a nutritional thing or a food color thing. I don't know of any medical condition that would cause this if you are not on a vitamin that is doing …
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Answer No. Your height and body type depend on genetics. If your parents aren't tall, chances are you won't be either. There are always exceptions to the rule, but eating certain foods, exercising, stetching, etc. won't make you any taller. Answer Wrong!! I grew 1 inch taller through stretchi…
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Making Hair Grow: A Healthy Body Means Healthy Hair: On average, human hair grows at a rate of half-an-inch per month. The basic guidelines for living a healthy life are the same guidelines for making hair grow faster and longer: 1. Eat a healthy diet. Minimize fat and sugar intake and increase …
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Fenugreek is arguably the most commonly used herb in natural breast enhancement, but it is rare that anyone has claimed that they achieved breast growth by using fenugreek alone. Check breast enhancement forums for further information. I personally used Fenugreek for a full year. Two tablets 3 tim…
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Be Skeptical on 'immune system supplements' there is no conclusive proof in their working... Still, the best way to be safe from diseases is to be vaccinated or to have caught it.Echinacea - (A herbal remedy that helps and boosts the immune system.) B vitamin complex - (This helps to maintain a heal…
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Effervescent technology is known to provide up to 99% bio-availability of multi-vitamins. (This is much more than tablets or capsules). Mixed with water such multi-vitamin formulas produce a fizz (carbon dioxide) which helps in greater and quicker absorption of all ingredients! Answer # 2: When …
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Try CVS. They carry some items from Boots. So possibly could have it.
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They Are! According to http://www.shortsupport.org/Health/Increase/companies.html, they are. It is advisable to check any product followed by the word "scam"... one usually finds that "miracle" products are.
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Answer yes Why are you taking such a large dose of Lysine all at once. Try only 500ml and your stomach will like that better.
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Answer L-Lysine which is an amino-acid was recommended to me by my Dr. when I had Shingles, which like canker sores, is also a herpes virus. It began to start relieve the systems fairly quickly when nothing else worked. I have a friend who gets canker sores when in the sun and won't leave home wi…
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Hair grows at the same rate both day, and night, morning, and bedtime. All the hair grows at the same rate no matter if they are cut in layers or a blunt cut. (hair on the head) Hair grows at about an average of 1/4 to 1/2 inch a month. Some people are luckier and have hair that grows just a littl…
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WARFARIN is an anticoagulant and you should avoid green leafy vegetables rich in vitamin K. Also many medications can effect warfarin and cause bleeding, namely aspirin and other OTC meds. Check with your Dr. and/or pharmacist, as warfarin is nothing to play around with.
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Take good quality vitamins and minerals. You need to order them from specialist companies. Good quality multi-vitamins and minerals cannot be purchases in stores.Exercises: do puzzles, word puzzles, memory games (memorize your favorite quotes - and they have to be long quotes), reading every day - n…
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There is no such thing. You can waste money on supplement false promises, but there is no vitamin which will increase the size of your butt without making you gain weight all over.You can buy special underwear with padding in the butt area which looks really natural.
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Answer It should say on the tube/bottle/packet. As Vitamin a is a fat soluble vitamin it is possible to overdose. Vitamin A is indeed a fat soluble vitamin meaning it is stored in your fat cells. The normal dose of this vitamin is 10,000 to 12,000 units daily. If you are getting 125,000 units, …
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Answer This Answer By TrishaR: Hi, I am not 100% sure about this. I dont think they interfere with BCP as they dont have antibiotics supplement in them but use a condom for a week to be on the safe side. This Answer By Mrs.nichols23: Actually, I don't believe calcium supplements will interf…
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There are many different type of protein pills availible. The 2 most common are proteins derived from whey and beef liver. You can find protein pills at your local nutrition center (GNC, etc.). Most of these pills are designed to be taken in conjunction with a high protein diet. Your body (i.e. your…
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What they REALLY do best is separate people from their money.No, the only thing that is known to make people grow is HGH, Human Growth Hormone. But it's quite dangerous and shouldn't be used except in extreme circumstances and only under a doctors supervision. I have been taking Peak Height Height m…
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Well, when u say 'OK", i presume you mean safe and effective. If that's the case, then all creatine, protein and glutamine products are good for your body especially if you are body building. Creatine is a natural compound produced by the body in minimal amounts which helps in quick muscle recovery …
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There are various reasons of hair loss. If the hair loss does not settle down in 3 months time, consult a trichologist to find about the cause. You can also look for Saw Palmetto and Fo ti based supplements to help your hair loss. You need a strong anti-androgen topical that will stop hormones att…
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water retention There are several causes of water retention. Medical conditions which can cause it include heart or kidney problems. If the heart does not have enough pumping force, the kidneys will not be able to extract enough water from the blood so it will collect in the tissues. Another typ…
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Fish Oil Benefits Fish oil, or the meat of oily fish, contains high levels of Omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids have been touted as having a huge variety of possible benefits. The biggest, most-common benefit is a decreased chance of heart disease. Here is a more inclusive (but not exhaustiv…
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EPA and DHA Fatty Acids Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are two fatty acids found in fish oil. They are the two "Omega-3" fatty acids which studies have shown to have a variety of health benefits (for the heart, cancer, memory, possibly depression, etc.). The bene…
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Fish or Supplements Experts disagree here. Most doctors and official sources say that fish oil supplements are not as good as eating fresh, oily fish. As of 2006, the American Heart Association recommends eating fish (particularly fatty like like mackerel, lake trout, herring, sardines, albacore tun…
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Possible side effects of taking fish oil supplements include: Fishy tasteBelching (stomach gas)Other intestinal problems such as nausea or diarrhea. A significant risk of fish oil supplementation is heavy metal poisoning, i.e. the build-up of mercury, lead, nickel, arsenic and cadmium and other con…
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5-HTP (natural Amino Acid 5-hydroxytryptophan) may help to promote the brain chemical Serotonin. 5HTP is a naturally occurring amino acid from which the neurotransmitter serotonin is made. Serotonin appears to play significant roles in sleep, emotional moods, pain control, inflammation, intestinal …
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Yes, creatine is not an anabolic steroid and does not require cycling to avoid side effects. It is generally considered safe when taken within the recommended doses (under 10-15 grams daily with a carbohydrate source for better absorption), and assuming the person stays well hydrated while using …
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Take everyday coconut water and its malai. Use coconut in your diet very much. Also one can use aavla juice to great effect. Eat healthy food and not junk food. Don't take stress and Meditate a little in Morning for 5 to 10 minutes. This should help you a lot.
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cardio pilates sports squats
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Well from experience,it is very important to eat lots of green veggies,Yummy! If your not a fan of brocolli or spinach,you should look into taking a vitamin supplement.Healthy food, vitamins... And, if your nails are just genetically thin, there are polishes that strengthen the nailsThere are severa…
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Short answer: Google search for "85% ionic colloidal silver", but there are five things you should know... The type of colloidal silver is more important than the brand.A type known as ionic colloidal silver is more easily absorbed, and expelled, so it's very difficult to get argyria, the blue-gray …
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Vitamin B12 and Mosquitoes According to the Missouri families health site (see Related Link) it doesn't. "Joseph Conlon, technical advisor at the American Mosquito Control Association, says that ingested vitamin B-12 has not been shown to have any repellent effect on mosquitoes in controlled stud…
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All natural Vitamins No - not really. They have the same effect on your body. The problem with vitamin pills usually is that they are significantly higher doses than you require. Also by eating "natural" vitamins, you are getting other nutrients you need from your food. I would never take vitami…
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Answer walking a lot is helpful--- i myself had false labor pain and i walk the whole park 5 times a day and when it was time to give birth it took me 2 hours to have my baby but don't forget the water and also sorry to be in your business ..a lot of sex help too... believed me i try this and it …
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Omega-3 is one of the fatty acids found in flax seed oil. It is wonderful for your health as we need all of the fatty acids everyday. You might try all the fatty acids as found in a supplement Omega 3-6-9 and would give you flax, fish and borage oil all working together instead of just flax as your …
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Answer I take vitmain B conplex, and it makes my urine a BRIGHT yellow, almost neon, and no it's not just a couple hours after first taking them, it's the whole day, and as long as you take them. I only take the pill once a day, and it make all urinations the same color. I knew about the whole no…
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Taking Vitamins and Hair Loss It depends why it is falling out. 18 year old have a lot of stress, exams, college, relationships etc, so it is probably something like that making the hair fall out if their is no physical reason. Vitamins may help, and they certainly shouldn't hurt, but 'ch…
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Yes, vitamins and nutrition in general affects the hormones in the body. In order for the body, including hormonal balance, to work properly, it must have the proper vitamins and nutrition that it needs. For more information visit the Related Link.
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As far as I know there are no vitamins which inhibit ovulation, certainly not if taken in normal quantities. How do you know yu are not ovulating? Have you been diagnosed as anovulatory by a doctor? Why are you taking vitamins (except pre-natal ones if hoping to conceive)? Most western people get a…
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Answer Well it sure can make the color of your urine flouresent. If you have recently started taking vitamins, you probably are becoming more health conscious and this means drinking more water. Hence, more trips to the bathroom. Thanks From AAFGROUPIE: I just started taking multi-vitamins and i…
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No. It will cure it for hair lose and whitness for hair.
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Protein Answer:Biotin, B-vitamin is found in rich foods like soy, milk, egg yolks and liver. Other B-vitamins includes; choline, frolic acid, vitaminB-1, vitaminB-2, vitaminB6, and vitamin B-12.Our growth and replication of cells depends on biotin. The main sources of biotin are liver, kidneys, …
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Neither. It will protect the baby from getting spinal problems.
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I would love to know where you get your research from, creatine has been more than proven that it DOES work and that there is also NO evidence for it injuring your kidneys unless you already have problems with your kidneys. It can make your kidneys work harder if you follow the "loading" phase bec…
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Along with your recommended dietary allowance of vitamins, a person's age, weight, and current health condition affect the type needed. Start by going over your daily intake of food then changes in your body. Something like frequent cold sores indicate a B6 deficiency in the body.
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Stop taking it and drink plenty of water, you should drink plenty of water anyways while taking it... That's whats creating for..water retention
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The best vitamins for hair growth are the B vitamins. They are usually found in whole grains, fresh fruit, eggs, fish, turkey, meat, and milk. Vitamin E is good for hair loss.
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You can find about how to lose your weight while you still enjoying your favorite food. It's a very simple tip that could help you quickly lose one to two inches from your belly in under a week. This is not some magical weight loss pill or any of the other icredibly scammy weight-loss gimmicks that …
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Your hair grows on average 1/2 an inch per month. The only thing that I have heard of to increase your hair growth is to take pre-natal vitamins. (Pre-natal vitamins also make your nails grow fast and stronger)
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Potassium benzoate levels of potassium are different in each chemical manufactures mixture. The information is not commonly available without purchasing the product.
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No; one can safely take both supplements. However, vitamin C can cause a copper deficiency with prolonged high doses (more than 20 times the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for months, for example). Unless you are taking extremely high-dose supplements, you are not likely to have this problem.…
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Answer the vitamins A, D, E and K are fat soluble These vitamins are stored in fat cells and are not so easy to excrete so do not abuse them!A, e, d, k.
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Vitamin E and Hair Growth Yes. Vitamin E, among other nutrients, can help your hair grow.
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It varies, but in most cases the answer is no. If the supplement is of a form of that specific vitamin or mineral that is derived from fresh foods, then yes. Some supplements of that type are available, but most are not. Some are forms that may be similar to what comes from fresh foods and readily a…
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Coenzyme Q10, a substance known as ubiquinone, is a vitamin-like substance that is found throughout foods and in our cells. Ubiquinone -- means everywhere. It is made in the body from a protein called, tyrosine but as we get older, some of us have lower levels. Supplementing with Coenzyme Q10 has…
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It is essential that your omega-3 (fish oil) supplement be pharmaceutical grade to assure potency and purity. Many non-pharmaceutical grade fish oil contains contaminants including: * lead * mercury * arsenic * cadmium * dioxins * PCBs
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VITAMINSIF YOU TAKE VITAMINS everyday, you should split them into two separate times, and takethem with FOOD to get the most benefit from them. If you take them all at once, especially vitamin C, whatever your body doesn't need, it just comes out in your urine. So you get more out of them if you don…
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Yes. There is a full article about the regulations at the American Society for Nutrition. See the related link below for more.
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Flaxseed is not technically a grain but it similar to grains in its vitamin and mineral profile. Flax contains much more fiber, antioxidants, and omega-3 fatty acids than grains.
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