|I just started meds, what about suppliments?
Jan 15, 2007
I just started taking meds a week ago today (Epzicon, Norvair and Reyataz). This weekend I went to a convention for PHARMENEX and saw two new products that I want to take G3 (Gac Juice) http://www.pharmanex.com/intercom/productDetail.do?prodId=01003648 and their LIFEPAK NANO http://www.pharmanex.com/intercom/productDetail.do?prodId=01003610&mktId=2031 Do you think that it will ok to take both of these? Thanks Ray A.
| Response from Dr. Young
This answer won't make the supplement fans happy.
It's difficult to answer your question in any detail, since the ingredients in many supplements is a mixture of many things. I have a difficult time endorsing any unknown that might interfere with the effectivenss of your life-saving HIV medications. Seems to me that the risk simply isn't worth any potential gain. Frankly (see below), I think that there are more cost-effective ways to improve your health.
If you're really interested in nutrition and health, the answer is simple (though sometimes difficult to implement): I'd invest my time, efforts and money in eating a balanced, low-fat diet; quit smoking and exercise a little more. BY
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