Are Supplements Safe?
- All supplements should be taken with the guidance of a competent sports physician or clinical dietitian.
- Many people take vitamins and other dietary supplements, some can contain minerals, herbs or other botanicals, amino acids, enzymes, and many other ingredients.
- Dietary supplements can help you get adequate amounts of essential nutrients if you don’t have a diet sufficiently nutritious for our needs. That being said, supplements are not meant to take the place of a balanced healthy diet. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans is a great source of information.
- Some dietary supplements can improve overall health and help manage some health conditions.
- Many supplements contain active ingredients that may have strong effects in the body. It is your responsibility to consult a properly trained professional before taking any supplement and to be alert while taking a supplement to the possibility of an adverse reaction.
Anabolic Sciences believes in the the consumers right to choose, here are the most common concerns associated with Phytoceuticalsterols
- Phytoceuticalsterols can cause side affects like diarrhea and fat in the stool.
- Not enough is known about the use of plant sterols during pregnancy or while nursing so we do not recommend use during these stages of development until studies are conclusive.
- Always consult a pediatrician before giving any supplement to a child.
- You are most likely to have side effects from dietary supplements if you take them without a proper diet, at high doses or to replace a prescribed medication.
- Sometimes too many different supplements can also lead to adverse reactions. Some supplements increase the risk of bleeding and if taken before surgery, can change your bodies response to anesthesia.
- Supplements can even interact with some medication to cause problems.
- Sitosterolemia, a rare inherited fat storage disease: Plant sterols can build up in the blood and tissue of people with this condition make these people more susceptible to early heart disease.
- Decreased liver function has been reported in people who was given nutrients containing plant sterols. Liver function improved when the plant sterols were removed from the nutrients. It’s not clear if the plant sterols were responsible. Until more is known, don’t take plant sterols if you have short bowel syndrome.
- Pravastatin (Pravachol)Interaction Rating: Minor. Be cautious with this combination.Talk with your health care provider. Taking pravastatin (Pravachol) might decrease how much plant sterols are in the body. This might decrease the effectiveness of plant sterols.