Question On Finding The Right Horse Supplement?
I Have A Soon To Be 6Yr Old Arab Gelding. And Every Year In The Summer Sense 3 Years Ago His Mane Falls Out In Patches. I Did A Little Research And Found That Lack Of Selenium In The Diet Can Cause That To Happen. I Never Realized How Many Different Supplements There Are; And Its Also Hard To Find A Decent One In My Price Range (Between $40-$60) Hes A Young Horse And I Would Like To Have One That Is A Muscle Builder And Still Has The Selenium But He Doesn'T Need Weight Grain Or Dietary Supplements. Can You Please Help Me Find A Good Supplement That Fits What I Need? Thanks So Much For All Who Help. :)
Selenium has a very narrow range between deficiency and toxicity, and should never be supplemented without knowing for sure that there is a deficiency. Internet diagnosis by lay people is a very dangerous practice, and I advise you against it. You are not a veterinarian. There are literally thousands of sites promoting absolute fiction in order to sell their supplements which can range from absolutely worthless to dangerous and toxic. All product-sponsored sites are suspect, and can't be relied on for any kind of valid, scientific information.
At any rate, hair loss can occur for many reasons, and there is no basis for assuming it has anythng to do with selenium deficiency without blood testing to verify it.
Muscle builders are another unregulated scam product that can do more harm than good. Muscles are built when properly nourished horses are properly conditioned, and they then reach the potential strength and size they are genetically programed to be capable of reaching.
At best these supplements are often an enormous waste of money, and at worst they may be very harmful. Some have been found to contain contaminants like toxic heavy metals or pesitcides and harmful soil bacteria. Labels often don't match actual ingredients, and claims of research are often pure fiction. These products are not FDA regulated and no one is watching out for your best interest. It's up to consumers to be smart, since it is a buyer beware situation.
My advice is to spend your money on a veterinary evaluation by a good equine vet and on performing the blood work to determine whether or not your horse has metabolic issues, parasite loads, malabsorption or maldigestion, and if he is actually is deficient in anything and why.
Selenium overage and toxicity can kill your horse, so be sure you know what he needs or doesn't need before supplementing it.
Add****** Note that hair loss is a common sign of selenium toxicity (too much selenium) as well as deficiency.
Recommendations About Diet Pills?
I'M 20 Years Old. I'M 5'7&Quot; And Weigh About 210 Pounds. I Have Been Trying For The Past Several Months To Lose The Weight Including Exercising About 5 Times A Week And Dieting. Since I Have Started That I Have Gained Five Pounds. I Want To Go On Diet Pills Because I Need Something To Help Me Lose This Weight.
Anyone Who Is On Diet Pills... Was It Hard To Get Them Prescribed? What Are You On? How Has It Worked? Is It Expensive.
There are 3 type and 2 kind of diet pills. None of them gonna make you magically lose weight, they are simply aid in controlling your calorie.
4 type of diet pills:
Metabolism booster - This would help you boost your metabolism and burn more calories when you exercise. If you don't exercise this pill would have no effect whatsoever.
Fat blocker - this would block the fat from your food to be absorbed by your body. Of course because you not absorb the fat you gonna poop it out. Which mean you poop fat/oily stuff.
Appetite suppressant - this would make you less hungry. This would do no good if your problem is snacking as snacking doesn't need you to be hungry.
2 kind of diet pills, Over the counter(OTC) and prescription pills. The prescription one is much more potent in helping you lose weight, but it also a hard medicine and need doctor prescription. OTC is less potent, but doesn't need any prescription.
There are lots of dangerous pill out there that you might want to double check it first if you trying to use one.
How Does A Glucosamine Dietary Supplement Slow The Progression Of Osteoarthritis?
There is no effective treatment for osteoarthritis (OA), a chronic degenerative joint disease that afflicts most people to some degree by the time they reach the age of 70. A wide range of options, however, are available to people looking for symptom relief. Most of the OA studies have concentrated on the hip and knee, the weight-bearing joints most likely to cause pain and disability.
People with knee OA can benefit from exercise, in terms of pain relief and improved function, according to a review of 17 studies conducted by the Cochrane Collaboration (see below). Of the combined total of 1,492 people who participated in the studies, those doing some form of exercise, be it walking or muscle-strengthening exercises, were better off than those who did not. However, the effect of exercise overall was found to be quite small. The reviewers did not find enough good quality studies to determine a benefit to people with hip OA.
After this Cochrane Review was completed, a newly published study called into question the standard thigh-muscle strengthening advice given to people with knee OA ( Annals of Internal Medicine , 4/15/03). It found that quadriceps muscle strengthening might actually be counterproductive to people whose knees are misaligned or unusually loose. Leena Sharma , MD, and colleagues at Northwestern University, Chicago, followed 230 people with knee arthritis who experienced difficulty with knee-related activities After 18 months the x-rays showed that OA progressed in the people with greater quadriceps muscle strength. Worsening of arthritis was defined as more joint space narrowing on knee x-rays. These results do not mean that exercise is bad for people with knee OA, only that the muscle-strengthening regimen for those with misaligned or loose knee joints might be reconsidered. This study did not assess the participants' symptoms.
In the March 2003 issue of Current Opinion in Rheumatology, Bischoff and Roos noted that exercise will provide a “small to moderate benefit” in terms of pain and improved function to people with hip and/or knee arthritis. And the “small to moderate benefit,” they wrote, also applies to the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) commonly prescribed for osteoarthritis. NSAIDs encompass a wide range of popular over-the-counter and prescription drugs, including aspirin, Ibuprofen, Motrin, Naprosyn, Mobic, Celebrex, and Vioxx.
Acetaminophen (Tylenol) used to be singled out as the most effective OA drug, but a recent review found NSAIDs to be superior to acetaminophen in reducing pain and overall disease activity. The review conducted by the Cochrane Collaboration involved six randomized controlled trials; it also found NSAIDs were not better than acetaminophen in improving joint function. And there is no consistent evidence to show that any one NSAID stands out among the rest. A survey, published in 2000, found that most people take many different drugs for OA. The majority found a NSAID to be more “helpful” than acetaminophen, though many reported taking a NSAID and acetaminophen.
All NSAIDs and acetaminophen (in high doses) are associated with gastrointestinal bleeding which accounts for an estimated 70,000 hospitalizations and 10-15,000 deaths each year in the U.S. Only one in five people who develop this adverse reaction will have symptoms in advance. Gastrointestinal bleeding occurs in 1% of everyone who takes NSAIDs for three to six months, and in 2-4% of those taking NSAIDs for one year. The risk increases accordingly in those who take the drugs for longer periods of time.
The newest, most expensive NSAIDs—Celebrex, Vioxx, Bextra, which are from a drug class called COX-2 inhibitors—are no more effective as painkillers than other NSAIDs, though they may lower the risk of gastrointestinal reactions. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ruled that uncertainties remain about this advantage because many of the study participants in the pre-approval trials were not representative of the people who typically take NSAIDs. For example, 40% of the participants in the Celebrex studies had an endoscopic examination that ruled out the presence of ulcers prior to participation. Also, many of the study participants taking COX-2 inhibitors were also taking low doses of aspirin to prevent heart attacks, thereby reducing any stomach-protective benefit. Elderly people, particularly those who are debilitated, and those with ulcers should not take these drugs for OA, nor should anyone with heart disease.
Most NSAID studies pit a drug against a placebo and follow people only about 12 weeks. Some have compared a COX-2 inhibitor with another NSAID and have found their pain-relief benefit to be equivalent. In one Vioxx study, however, the people taking COX-2 inhibitors had twice the rate of heart attacks as those taking Naproxen.
Glucosamine is a natural substance classified by the FDA as a dietary supplement, which means that it is available over-the-counter without the safety and efficacy testing required of drugs. Furthermore, there is no quality control so consumers cannot count on the supplement containing the ingredients or the amount listed on the label. Studies conducted with glucosamine in standardized doses show that it is safer than OA drugs and just as effective in alleviating pain. Most intriguing, glucosamine appears to slow the progression of OA.
The Cochrane Collaboration reviewed 16 randomized, controlled trials ( RCTs ) and evaluated the effectiveness and safety of glucosamine for people with OA. In 13 RCTs in which glucosamine is compared to a placebo, glucosamine was found to be superior in all but one trial. In the four RCTs in which glucosamine was compared to a NSAID, glucosamine was found to be superior in two and equivalent in two. This review concluded that further research is needed to confirm the long-term effectiveness and safety of glucosamine. Few of the RCTs lasted more than six weeks. Glucosamine appears to be far safer than NSAIDs and acetaminophen—based on the mostly short-term results of these RCTs .
One RCT in this review found that the people taking a placebo showed a progressive joint-space narrowing that did not occur among those taking glucosamine. Symptoms worsened slightly in the placebo group, but the significant lessening of pain and disability was sustained for three years among those taking glucosamine.
Ultrasound, Electromagnetic Fields, etc.:
Electrical stimulation therapy had a small to moderate effect on knee OA, according to three studies with a total of 259 people who had been randomly assigned to this treatment or a placebo. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, also known as TENS, was shown in seven trials to provide significant improvement in knee stiffness and pain relief. Ultrasound therapy had no benefit over placebo or short wave diathermy in three clinical trials.
The Cochrane Collaboration conducted a review of the evidence for herbs and plant substances and found two studies that showed avocado/soybean oil extract had beneficial effects on joint function, pain, and reduced need for NSAIDs, and general well-being. The symptomatic relief persisted even after discontinuation. Results were better with hips than knees. The former involves more chronic and continuous inflammation and pain, whereas the latter is more likely to consist of flare-ups. Avocado/soybean extract is sold as a dietary supplement in the U.S. under the brand name of AvoFlex .
Rubbing liniment, such as capsaicin cream, into the skin around the joint will stimulate blood flow and create warmth, which may temporarily reduce pain and improve function.
What is the Cochrane Collaboration?
The Cochrane Collaboration is an international network of over 6,000 researchers, epidemiologists, physicians, consumer advocates, scientists, and statisticians in over 60 countries. Most are based at universities and medical centers. Their work is divided into review groups, according to topic (e.g., breast cancer, pregnancy and childbirth, complementary medicine).
Each review group conducts systematic reviews of all available research on a specific treatment, such as “Glucosamine Therapy for Treating Osteoarthritis.” The goal is to help doctors and consumers make informed decisions by answering the question: Is there high-quality evidence to show that this treatment is effective and safe?
Most of the information in this article came from the Musculoskeletal Review Group whose Web site (www.cochranemsk.org) offers free access to summaries (abstracts) of existing reviews intended for health professionals. For more consumer friendly summaries, go to www.cochraneconsumer.com to read Cochrane abstracts on a range of medical topics.
Weight Loss Tablets, Do They Work? Which Ones?
Look; Drink lots of water. Pills and fad diets like Atkins, quickie diets (loosing 7 pounds in 7 days & fruit/veggie diet) and diet herbs don't work and they are just gimmicks to make money for food industries so that you will continue buying their products. You will gain all of it back once u eat normally again too. Include more fiber and pre portioned meals So theres no chance of overeating. Eat breakfast, drink tea, cut back on beer. To lose weight, you need to take in fewer calories than you use. Decide if you want to eat less, exercise more, or do a combination of both. If you want to eat less, you can use the links that ill provide for you to find out the cals in the foods you eat. Weight loss does not occur evenly and Whatever you choose to do, do it consistently. Inevitably, to lose weight, 500 calories could be subtracted per day for each pound you want to lose every week, you know? However, total calorie levels < 1200 calories are not recommended and weight loss of > 2 pounds per week is also not recommended. One pound of body fat has 3,500 calories. By just cutting out the calories equivalent to one slice of buttered toast from your diet, you can lose 15 pounds in one year and a half! Weight loss is accelerated by reducing calories. The best diet is one that can be maintained for months; and then healthy eating habits become a way of life.
By the way when going out to eat for a special occasion you can try to "bank" your calories. If you eat less calories than your calorie goal for the day, you can "bank" or save your calories for the next day. This again will be helpful when planning for a special occasion.
The following snacks are great: 100-Cal pudding, Jello, packaged 50 cal applesauce, Nature Valley granola bar, Matzo, Kashi Cereal (one cup in a nice plastic bag), A Tootsie Pop. Pack your own lunches or little meals when you go out in a cute little brown bag or in a cute bag the night before you leave your house. I encourage my mother to bring almonds and/or peanuts w/ her before she leaves. Eat breakfast too beore leaving house. Never shop on an empty stomach b/c when you get hungry at a mall or grocery store, you’ll pack your Cart with a lot of junk! Each week, make up a little menu that focuses on nutritious whole foods, & try to do some of your cooking in advance. You could make extra portions on days that you cook for example and package some for lunch the next day. Eat more food without packaging and look for foods with fewer than 5-6 ingredients if you can. Check for hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated fats, b/c this = Trans fat. Trans fat aren’t always listed on food labels! If the product has either one of those words please don’t eat it! As an adult you need 25-35 grams of fiber a day and fiber is said to push food through the intestines causing great digestion. Foods with fiber include, popcorn, quinoa, oats (I buy Quaker oats, raw, old fashioned, 140-150 per half cup), Matzos in the kosher aisle, Special K Protein Plus cereal, Kelloggs All Bran wheat flakes cereal, Wheatie’s, and Kellogg’s total, original (it’s a light blue and white box). My top of those are Special K protein plus and Kellogg’s all bran wheat flakes because it tastes awesome! I like silk soy milk too, the organic kind and silk soy vanilla. Please read labels hun; a lot of labels are tricky. All you have to do is look at “Total Fat” to ser how much fat is in each serving. I would cut back on all red meat and perhaps go for seafood, You know? Eat more legumes and whole grains and avoid packaged foods (except the two-four cereals I just listed of course haha). Eat more raw foods you know?-like vegetables and fruits. I like cut up mushrooms and spinach in my salads. I like kiwi, apricots, tomatoes, garlic powder on salads, carrots, and broccoli. I like to bake mangoes, peaches, pears in the oven for like 2 minutes or less and the juices just POP OUT, like its friggin Christmas and it just tastes amazing. You may try it in the microwave too, just to test this out. I like TruVia too, Its in the baking aisle. I sprinkle it in my warm white tea with a little bit of lemon juice (like a teaspoon) when I just want to relax. I like truvia with oatmeal, over fruits that sometimes taste too dry like Papayas (which is great for your face mind you). Cantaloupes are amazing and strawberries; eat moderately because although fruit is good, it has a lot of sugar, (good sugar though). While "natural" sugars might be a better choice than table sugar from a health and nutrient standpoint, the caloric load is still the same: Sugar is empty calories. If you're counting calories, you want every calorie to count! Hope this helps and email me anytime.
Which Diet Pill Is Better, Safer? Hydroxcut Or Nv?
My opinion is a bit biased, but I believe hydroxycut has more research and studies behind it than most pills out there.
Dietary Supplement Brand For Nile Monitors?
What Brands Would You Guys Suggest? I'Ve Just Been Using The First Brand That I Came Across When Ordering His Food, But I'D Really Like The Best For My Ornate Nile Monitor. Has Anyone Seen In Differences When Using Different Brands, Or Have A Brand They Prefer/Their Monitor Prefers? He'S Healthy With The Brand I Have, But He Isn'T Really Too Crazy About It (Only Eating Half His Food And Such When The Supplement Is In It). Any Suggestions Are Appreciated.
Oh, And Is There A Good Brand For Full Spectrum Lighting? The Bulbs I'Ve Been Getting Him Are Dying Out Ridiculously Fast (Yes, It'S Not Just The Fixture I'M Using, They'Re Dying Everywhere I Put Them In).
What kind of supplements are you using? Cal/D3? How old is your nile? You only need to feed them cal/D3 when they are young and eating mainly insects. You shouldn't need supplements with a juvenile nile monitor. As long as you are feeding a varied diet of whole prey items. I have never owned a nile. I have a 18 month old savannah monitor. But, I belong to a monitor forum with many experienced handlers. You should check it out. At repticzone.com They can be a little tough on people at sometimes. But, they are some of the most experienced handlers I have had the pleasure of chatting with. Try it out.
Did Taking Diet Pills Cause Me To Miscarriage?
Ok So I Have Been Well Had Been Taking Some Diet Pills For About 3 Weeks Now (Abc Acai Berry Soft Gel Pills) And Long Story Short I Started To Feel Weird I Thought Maybe It Was The Pills But As I Did Some Research I Realized I Was Having Pregnancy Symptoms. Immediately I Stopped The Pills, I Was About 2 Weeks Pregnant. As I Stopped The Pills The Nauseas, Headaches, Sore Boobs And Cravings Became More Obvious. 5 Days Before My Missed Period I Took A Test And It Came Up Negative, The Day Of My Missed Period It Also Came Out Negative. What Does This Mean? I'M Afraid I Could Have Had A Miscarriage? Could I Have Killed My Baby? Is This Going To Make It Harder To Have Babies Later On?
I'M 20 Years Old.
For The Past 3 Weeks (Before I Was Aware Of The Symptoms) I Was Dieting And Taking Pills To Prepare For An Upcoming Show I Had.
I'M Really Scared, Someone Please Help.
It is very unlikely the useless acai diet pills affected your pregnancy.
They don't contain any effective compound or they would be approved or banned by the FDA.
More likely the malnutrition from any fad or crash diet would have more of an impact.
Few people are aware that one third of all pregnancies result in a miscarriage. It is a normal indicator that something is wrong with your health or the developing fetus.
I Need Advice On What To Do About Severe Constipation Caused By Diet Pills?
I Am Taking A Diet Pill Prescribed By My Doctor And I Really Don'T Want To Stop Taking It B/C I Am Finally Losing The Weight I Need To Lose But It Is Causing Some Major Constipation Problems That I Can'T Seem To Get Under Control. I Have Tried Stool Softeners And Laxatives. They Aren'T Working Very Well. Any Advice On What To Do?
First of all talk to the doctor that prescribed the pills. If you do what he says and its still not working you might want to add something to your diet. These foods incourage bowel movements: White grape juice, apple juice, prunes, applesauce, peas, popcorn, vitamin C (this will definitely work. increase dosage gradually till your stools are normal), oranage juice, black walnut hull tincture (30 drops a day, this will definitely work too. you can find it at any health food store or online).
What Are The Best Weight Loss Pills And Where Can I Buy Them Online?
I Am Looking For Best Weight Loss Pills And Preferably To Buy Them Online.
There are a number weight loss pills claiming to be the best weight loss pills ever. Weight loss pills can be divided into different categories. This is according to the action they perform. Therefore the best weight loss pills for anyone depends on what effects is one looking for.
Three major categories for this are - appetite suppressants, fat burners and fat blockers. Among these fat blockers are now available more easily, and have recently gained enormous popularity. Xenical which is the brand name for Orlistat in particular has been very popular. Due to its success it has been even referred to be among the best weight loss pills ever. It works by blocking a pancreatic enzyme called lipase and subsequently inhibits fat absorption. Blocking fat absorption eventually helps you lose weight as you are absorbing less calories.
So does Xenical live up to the mark of being considered among the best weight loss pills? Clinical studies have proven that Xenical works on varying degrees on different people, but it does work in all of them. This variation is determined by individual compliance, diet and exercise. In one year clinical trial study showed that between 35.5% and 54.8% of the subjects achieved atleast a 5% reduction in body mass. Upto 24.8% actually achieved atleast a 10% reduction in body mass! The most impressive finding was the reduction of incidence of type II diabetes in almost 37% of the subjects. It was because of these findings that Xenical is considered among the best weight loss pills ever.
A thing to remember that although the above results are very impressive, after the subjects stopped taking Xenical i.e. after one year period, a significant number of subjects regained 35% of the lost weight i.e. if someone lost 30 pounds over one year they regained 35% of that. An important thing to remember about Xenical is its mode of action. No doubt that it is among the best weight loss pills, it’s mode of action is by binding fat and preventing fat absorption. Once you stop taking Xenical (and therefore let the fat absorb) and continue with the same old diet then of course the fat which was before not being absorbed by Xenical now goes to your system and hence the weight gain. So the solution is to start with Xenical and modify your diet along the way.
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Which Site Sells Phentemine Weight Loss Tablets Online. Best Deals Needed?
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