Well said, Joanne.
Just because a product is of natural derivation, it doesn't mean that it is
harmless. Otherwise, we would all be snortin' cocaine!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Joanne Darr" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Monday, September 03, 2001 4:40 PM
Subject: Caution about supplements
> I'm going to be the wet blanket is the discussion of the wonders of OTC
> supplements. The fact that you can buy it without a prescription doesn't
> mean that you are'nt putting a drug into your body and they are
> one page put it "poison ivy is natural too". Ideally you would work with
> your doctor in the use of OTC supplements and hope he/she is educated
> or willing to do research about the benefits/risks of a particular
> supplement as it applies to you specifically as well as open mined enough
> tell you to go for it as an alternative medicine if he feels it may
> Magnesium isn't a harmless little supplement.It can interfer with
> tetracycline and and if you have kidney problems can lead to problems.
> Here is the med-line site for it:
> You may have to type it into your browser as it is an awfully long line.
> Then again you can just look up med-line itself.
> As far as Co-Q-10 goes a web search showed hundreds of sites that gave
> glowing reports and were willing to sell this awesome supplement "cheaper
> than the next site. Looking at the prices it really isn't so cheap
> considering I have a $5 co-pay on prescription drugs. Also as supplements
> aren't regulated do you really know what the fillers the manufacture may
> have put in with the star ingrediant? There is very little scientific
> research that backs up the hype of Co-q-10,maybe because there hasn't been
> lot of research done on it
> It may turn out to be the next asprin for all I know. What little I did
> in medical research seemed to be supportive of it as well but always with
> the side-bar that not enough research has been done on Co-q-10 and drug
> interactions as well as adverse affects on certain disease. Till then I
> personally will hold off using it.
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