Supplements you shouldn’t mix with…

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Supplements you shouldn't mix with...

A common question patients ask is whether the drug they are taking can be safely mixed with a nutritional supplement they wish to take for their health. On other occasions, they may want to take a number of different substances but are wondering if mixing them is ok? Check out this interesting blog post regarding the mixing of different substances.   Frequently, your physician will not have the answer but may tell you to avoid mixing substances.  Your pharmacist on the other hand may actually be the best source as they can be a great referee to determine if there are concerns that the things you want to mix may be problematic. Check out the blog post below

Supplements That Should Not Be Mixed

Supplements might not only interact with each other, but also with medications you may be taking. A healthcare provider can help assess your regimen.

By Toby Amidor, RD, CDN Many people take supplements to help with health conditions or improve their well-being. Vitamins, minerals, herbs, and probiotics are all types of supplements that may aid health.1 You might even take a combination of supplements. But there are certain combinations that shouldn't be taken. Supplements might interact not only with each other, but also with medications you may be taking. That's why knowing the potential interactions of supplements is important.

Supplement Combinations to Avoid

Supplements can have health benefits, but they may also have health risks. For example, sometimes the ingredients in certain supplements can alter lab tests or have negative effects during surgery.1 The risks that may come with taking supplements can be increased if you take more than one supplement. Here are some supplement combinations that you should talk to a healthcare provider about—and what you what you might need to do if you take both. Read more