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Question: holistic...supplements and topicals for health and acne


 Tnguy117 - Tue Jul 27, 2004 7:11 pm

hi, u was wondering

if i take a high potency multivitamin, 5-HTP, azelaic acid topical, zinc gluconate supplement, EPA, and alpha-lipoic acid supplement

will they pose as any health threats? are their interactions between them all? thanks you
 DeLWolcott - Thu Oct 06, 2005 8:32 am

From the minimal information you have given, it sounds as if you would be consuming more than the recommended dosage on several ingredients and possibly putting yourself at risk for increased heart rate and blood pressure. These supplements should be taken only at their recommended dosage and under the supervision of your physician.

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