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Appendix: Vitamin B12 and Vitamin D

Vitamin B12

A number of studies have shown that vitamin B12 is deficient in a large percentage of people with HIV, and the deficiency can begin early in the disease. Vitamin B12 deficiency can result in neurologic symptoms -- for example, numbness, ...

Making Sense of Supplements (Video): A Blog Entry by Nelson Vergel Img

Making Sense of Supplements (Video): A Blog Entry by Nelson Vergel

"I have found a few supplements that have some data in HIV and health. Some are aimed at improved stamina, gut health, lean body mass, bone health, cholesterol/triglyceride levels and mood."

Maria and Lisa's Bilingual Video Blog (Our Detox Juicing Recipe): A Blog Entry by Maria T. Mejia Img

Maria and Lisa's Bilingual Video Blog (Our Detox Juicing Recipe): A Blog Entry by Maria T. Mejia

Hi everyone. Below is a bilingual video of my partner, Lisa, and I describing another one of the healthy juices we make -- this one is a detox juice. I also talk about the vitamins and supplements I am taking right now. Just remember to talk to your ...

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St. John's Wort (Hypericin)

What Is St. John's Wort? What Are the Benefits of St. John's Wort? Why Do People With HIV Use St. John's Wort? How Is St. John's Wort Used? What Are the Side Effects? How Does It Interact With Other Therapies? The Bottom Line

What Is S...

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DNCB (Dinitrochlorobenzene)

What Is DNCB? What Are the Benefits of DNCB? Why Did People With HIV Use DNCB? How Was DNCB Used? What Are the Side Effects? How Does DNCB Interact With Other Therapies? How Do We Know It Works? The Bottom Line

What Is DNCB?

Dinitro...

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Cat's Claw (Uña de Gato)

What Is Cat's Claw? What Are the Benefits of Cat's Claw? Why Do People With HIV Use Cat's Claw? How Is Cat's Claw Used? What Are the Side Effects? How Does It Interact With Other Therapies? How Do We Know It Works? The Bottom Line

Wh...

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Chinese Herbalism

What Is Herbalism? Why Do People With HIV Use Chinese Herbalism? How Are Chinese Herbs Used? What Are the Side Effects? How Do Chinese Herbs Interact With Other Therapies? How Do We Know It Works?

What Is Herbalism?

Healers in many diff...

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Silymarin (Milk Thistle)

What Is Silymarin?

What Are the Benefits of Silymarin?

Why Do People With HIV Use Silymarin?

How Is Silymarin Used?

What Are the Side Effects?

How Does It Interact With Other Therapies?

How Do We Know It Works?

The Bottom Line

What Is Silym...

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Echinacea

What Is Echinacea? How Is Echinacea Used? What Are the Benefits of Echinacea? Why Do People With HIV Use Echinacea? What Are the Side Effects? How Does It Interact With Other Therapies? The Bottom Line

What Is Echinacea?

Echinacea is ...

The Vitamin Evaluations, or How to Reduce Your Urine Costs! Part Two: A Blog Entry by Dave R. Img

The Vitamin Evaluations, or How to Reduce Your Urine Costs! Part Two: A Blog Entry by Dave R.

The following two sections are probably the ones of most interest to most people and for that I apologize for the amount of information you had to wade through in Part One to get to this point. Although we want to know when to take these supplements ...