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Nutritional Supplements

Nutritional supplements provide nutrients that you might not consume in sufficient amounts. They contain vitamins, minerals, and essential amino acids. It helps to increase energy levels, boosts mood, and improves mental acuity. It helps to manage several health conditions in the body.

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I wonder if there are any plant-based omega-3 supplements available. Can you please suggest?

Query: Hi doctor, I want to know if there is any plant-based omega-3 supplement? I know I sound silly, but I am a vegan and already taking a few plant-based vitamin supplements to tackle my vitamin deficiency. I also want to add omega-3 to my supplement list, but they are produced from fish. However, I wa...  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hi,Welcome to I am glad you asked this question; it is not silly. Vegan sources of omega-3 are, in fact, the greatest sources of good systemic health. Given that you have a vitamin deficiency, I can exactly let you know what plant vegan sources of omega-3 you can have based on your vita...  Read Full »

What are the nutritional benefits of protein shakes?

Query: Hello doctor,Can you provide information on the nutritional benefits of protein milkshakes, especially those associated with celebrities? Additionally, are there specific considerations or recommendations for incorporating protein milkshakes into a balanced diet or fitness routine? Kindly suggest.Th...  Read Full »

Bhanushali Sonali Suresh Tara

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. Here is my favorite protein shake for on-the-go post-workout or as the meal itself is filling and packed with all nutrients. Yes, it can be part of the daily diet as breakfast or early dinner. 1. Ragi Power Shake: Ing...  Read Full »

I want to enhance my overall wellbeing. Please guide.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 34 year old male. I am seeking your expert advice to enhance my overall well-being. How can one personalize their nutrition plan based on age, gender, and activity level? What is a well-balanced diet, and how can I get all the essential nutrients? Is there an optimal timing for mea...  Read Full »

Bhanushali Sonali Suresh Tara

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Your concern is valid. Obesity occurs due to high carbohydrate intake with less physical activity, and it can be due to drastic hormonal changes as well, which are related to your current age, too, as you are 38. There are many ways to do a s...  Read Full »

I am underweight and my muscle mass is low. Should I take weight gain supplements?

Query: Hello doctor, My body weight is 45 kg and my muscles are so low so I think I should take Nutrigain.  Read Full »

Shakti Mishra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Having nutritional supplements might help you temporarily but it does not have good effects on your body on a permanent basis. Instead, you start with a good diet regimen and proper muscle-strengthening exercises. Have protein-rich meals for lunch and dinner, with ...  Read Full »

I want to be fit, both physically and mentally. Is Keto diet the right choice?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 34-year-old male. My main goal is to optimize my brain performance, thinking clearly, and no brain fog. I am trying to be shredded and working on overall body strength and abdominal muscles. I have been following a mixture of IF (intermediate fasting) and Keto diet for about...  Read Full »

Sumiya Sulthana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through all your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You need to incorporate a vitamin D supplement. Your diet pattern and exercise are good, but I need a few more details like BMI (body mass index) to comment on any changes and to calcul...  Read Full »

Is it safe to follow my nutritionist's advice regarding weight loss supplements?

Query: Hello doctor,I want to get your advice on some supplements suggested by a nutritionist for my weight loss program. I just wanted your opinion on whether these supplements are safe to consume. I am attaching the ingredients for you to check and advise. Please advise me so that I can start my program....  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. I will definitely advise you. However, I cannot see any attachment here. Could you please let me know the correct names of the supplements you have been told to consume in this program? Additionally, please mention yo...  Read Full »

I joined a gym to lose weight, but I am not satisfied with my weight reduction rate. Can I use protein supplements to lose weight faster?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26-year-old male. My height is 5 ft 6 Inches, and my weight is 196 Lbs. I wanted to lose weight, so I joined a gym near my house, but I lost only 2.64 Lbs. I am not satisfied with the weight reduction rate, so I thought of taking protein supplements. Please suggest something.  Read Full »

Shakuntala Srivastava

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Sometimes the weight remains the same, but the body becomes toned. I suggest you eat homecooked food, exercise regularly, and take whey protein supplements.  Read Full »

Will nutritional supplement help to gain weight and build muscles?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 20 years old. My weight is 114.64 lb. I want to gain my weight. Can I use Nutrigain? Will it help in the build up my muscles?  Read Full »

Swapan Banerjee

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The first thing you have to focus on your daily diet and not only supplements. So make a high-calorie food. Eat more cereals 300 gm mainly plain rice, brown rice or bread, oatmeals, maize, Nutrela, and all whole grains. Add all good quality proteins like organic, dairy...  Read Full »

Can muscle recovery be adversely affected by protein powder?

Query: Hi doctor, I used to perform cardio exercise for around 30 to 40 minutes and weight exercise (strength training) between 20 to 30 minutes daily. I have been using one natural protein product. My wish is to lose fat. I am confused whether, I should replace my natural protein product with the second ...  Read Full »

Swapan Banerjee

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 1. "L" is the structural name; in fact Lysine and L-Lysine are the same. Not only in Lysine, it gives the same meaning in all amino acids mentioned on the product package (attachment removed to protect patient identity). 2. Glutamine is safe and required for body build...  Read Full »

Is it reasonable to take supplements to build muscle?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a professional stunt rider. I like to build muscle and reduce belly fat. Currently I am taking whey protein, BCAA, creatine, and Hydroxycut fat burner. Are these type of supplements safe? Will they give any side effects? My height is 5.6 feet, and weight is 167 lbs.  Read Full »

Sanchari Majumder

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If you take supplement alone without doing any exercise, then it can cause the following problems. Digestive problem. May decrease liver function. May cause muscle damage. Sexual problem like decreased sex desire and premature ejaculation. Hormonal problem like anxiet...  Read Full »

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