Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Vitamins and Supplements http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/vitamins-supplements/condition-rss Vitamins and Supplements en-us Tue, 24 Oct 2017 09:41:41 UTC Tue, 24 Oct 2017 09:41:41 UTC Probiotics: Where Is the Evidence? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/vitamins-supplements/probiotics-wheres-the-evidence During a presentation at the 2017 American Academy of Family Physicians FMX annual meeting, held this year in San Antonio, Texas, Dan Merenstein, MD, presented the evidence surrounding probiotic use. 11:29 AM, Wed October 11, 2017 Vitamin D Reduces Severe Asthma Attacks in Adults? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/asthma/vitamin-d-reduces-severe-asthma-attacks-in-adults Oral vitamin D supplementation, in addition to asthma medications, could reduce the risk of asthma attacks requiring hospital attendance by 50%, according to a recently-published study in <em>The Lancet of Respiratory Medicine.</em> 2:17 PM, Thu October 5, 2017 Folic Acid and Asthma: Breathing Easy About Supplementation http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/asthma/folic-acid-and-asthma-breathing-easy-about-supplementation Recently, experimental animal interventions have suggested that folic acid intake that exceeds the recommended dose may increase risk of respiratory disease in offspring. 10:12 AM, Tue September 26, 2017 Supplement Use Among Older Americans Very High http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/vitamins-supplements/supplement-use-among-older-americans-very-high Dietary supplement use among Americans who are 60 and or older is widespread. 10:40 AM, Mon September 25, 2017 Diabetes and Natural Health Products: Used Often, Understood Better Now http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/diabetes/diabetes-and-natural-health-products-used-often-understood-better-now Pharmacists need to understand natural health products so that they can counsel patients, answer questions, and advise patients about potential drug interactions. 11:20 AM, Tue September 19, 2017 Vitamins, Minerals, and Preconception Health http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/vitamins-supplements/vitamins-minerals-and-preconception-health For decades, health care professionals have known that neural tube defects at birth are often associated with insufficient prenatal folic acid intake. 10:38 AM, Mon September 18, 2017 Riboflavin: Evolving Clinical Indications http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/vitamins-supplements/riboflavin-evolving-clinical-indications The B vitamins are a group of related vitamins that maintain cell health and provide energy. 8:00 AM, Wed September 6, 2017 Oral Potassium Supplements and Anticholinergic Drugs http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/issue/2017/August2017/oral-potassium-supplements-and-anticholinergic-drugs Many drug interaction databases include oral potassium supplements and drugs with anticholinergic activity as a serious interaction. 2:31 PM, Sat September 2, 2017 Vitamin D: Controversies and Facts http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/vitamins-supplements/vitamin-d-controversies-and-facts Two-thirds of the US population had sufficient vitamin D status from 2001 to 2006, according to the CDC. 10:24 AM, Fri August 18, 2017 Workhorse Vitamin: A Primer on Vitamin B12 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/vitamins-supplements/workhorse-vitamin-a-primer-on-vitamin-b12 Vitamin B<sub>12 </sub>(cobalamin) is a workhorse vitamin.&nbsp; 8:00 AM, Fri July 14, 2017 Antioxidant Supplementation and Diabetic Kidney Disease http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/vitamins-supplements/antioxidant-supplementation-and-diabetic-kidney-disease Diabetes&#39; propensity to cause metabolic derangement is directly responsible for a looming epidemic of diabetic kidney disease (DKD). And left unchecked, DKD can progress to end-stage kidney disease (ESKD).&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp; 12:25 PM, Mon July 10, 2017 Vitamin D and Cardiovascular Disease: Jury Is Still Out http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/vitamins-supplements/vitamin-d-and-cardiovascular-disease-jury-is-still-out Fat-soluble vitamin D seems to be the vitamin we talk about most these days. In particular, researchers, clinicians, and pharmacists all have an opinion about whether vitamin D supplementation is necessary or wise.<br /> &nbsp; 10:07 AM, Thu July 6, 2017 Natural Medicines: What Is Their Role in Parkinson's Disease Management? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/vitamins-supplements/natural-medicines-what-is-their-role-in-parkinsons-disease-management Researchers from Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, India studied an array of natural medicinal products with beneficial effects on mitochondria or redox stabilization.&nbsp; 9:00 AM, Wed June 21, 2017 Coenzyme Q10 and L-carnitine Supplementation and Myocardial Infarction: Improved Quality of Life http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/vitamins-supplements/coenzyme-q10-and-lcarnitine-supplementation-and-myocardial-infarction-improved-quality-of-life More than 1 million Americans suffer myocardial infarctions annually.&nbsp; 8:00 AM, Wed June 14, 2017 What is the Pharmacist's Role in Assessing CAM Use? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/vitamins-supplements/what-is-the-pharmacists-role-in-assessing-cam-use Today, most patients self medicate with both traditional medicine and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).&nbsp; 9:00 AM, Fri June 9, 2017 Milk Thistle: A Closer Look http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/vitamins-supplements/milk-thistle-a-closer-look The journal <em>Molecules</em> recently published a number of articles discussing milk thistle supplementation.&nbsp; 11:09 AM, Wed May 3, 2017 ACCP White Paper: Guidance on Natural Products http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/vitamins-supplements/accp-white-paper-guidance-on-natural-products ACCP has updated its white paper on natural products, and published it in the January issue of the journal <em>Pharmacotherapy</em>.&nbsp; 8:00 AM, Mon May 1, 2017 Ostomy Wound Management Options Examined http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/vitamins-supplements/ostomy-wound-management-options-examined Patients with wounds often take pharmacological agents for wound treatment or illness management.&nbsp; 9:53 AM, Tue April 25, 2017 Do Not Be an Oblivious Drug Dealer: Part 1 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/marilyn-bulloch-pharmd-bcps/2017/04/dont-be-an-oblivious-drug-dealer-part-1 Following alcohol and marijuana, prescription drugs and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs and supplements are the most commonly-abused substances in Americans aged 14 years and older. 11:27 PM, Thu April 20, 2017 Patients with HIV: Counsel About Complementary and Alternative Supplement Use http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/hiv/patients-with-hiv-counsel-about-complementary-and-alternative-supplement-use Many patients who have HIV use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to help handle their health issues.&nbsp; 7:00 AM, Wed April 12, 2017