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What you are asking about is called bioavailability, which is the term for how much of a consumed substance is actually taken up by the body, and bioequivalence, which is about whether two products are used the same way in the body. Protein For protein, bioavailability is also called Biological Value (BV). The BV of an egg, for example is somewhere around ...


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What is Aloe vera? Aloe vera is the common name of one particular species of the genus Aloe (member of the Xanthorrhoeaceae family). There are over 420 different plant species and the most commonly used in consumer products. Most commonly used is Aloe barbadensis, Aloe barbadensis (Mill.) or (Miller) or Aloe vera (L.) Burm. f. (scientific name). Processing ...


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Studies have shown that arthritis (joint inflammation) and arthralgias (joint pain) are reported in up to 95 percent of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). There is currently no evidence for the use of collagen supplements in lupus patients. Actually, some decades ago, these supplements have been suggested in patients with osteoarthritis. The ...


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As an insomniac, I've looked into this myself, and found the following to be natural sleep-inducing foods (in no particular order): Cherries -- The tarter, the better. They have melatonin!! And they are great for desert. Chamomile Tea -- apparently it contains the chemical glycine, which helps relax muscles and nerves. Honey -- the natural sugar of honey ...


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What you are hearing about is probably based on two articles: Interaction of cinnamaldehyde and epicatechin with tau: implications of beneficial effects in modulating Alzheimer's disease pathogenesis Orally Administrated Cinnamon Extract Reduces β-Amyloid Oligomerization and Corrects Cognitive Impairment in Alzheimer's Disease Animal Models They led to ...


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There's a number of medical reasons to take the pill other than preventing pregnancy : Regulating menstruation to avoid having irregular, overly frequent, overly abundant or painful periods, as well as premenstrual syndrome Endometriosis Polycystic ovary syndrome Acne Source Edited because I did in fact understood birth control pills and not prenatal ...


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There is at least one study on this, published in The Lancet: Red blood cell magnesium and chronic fatigue syndrome Patients treated with magnesium claimed to have improved energy levels, better emotional state, and less pain, as judged by changes in the Nottingham health profile. This was a trial on only 20 patients with CSF and 20 control patients. ...


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Is it possible for vegetarians who eat plenty of dairy food to have iron or protein deficiency? Everyone who consumes too little iron can develop iron-deficiency anemia, but this is not necessary more common in vegetarians than in omnivores. An appropriately planned well-balanced vegetarian diet is compatible with an adequate iron status. Although the ...


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Vitamins and minerals from foods an supplements taken simultaneously can be absorbed normally, because their absorption is usually not regulated by the amounts you take. However, the absorption of iron depends on your body iron stores: the more stores, the less efficient absorption. Still, both acute and chronic iron poisoning is possible with large amounts ...


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It seems from this article that for pollen and honey to be considered organic, there are stipulations on land 3km radius being chemical free and hives to be organic by being natural untreated timber or metal and free of lead based paints.


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To get the most of your vitamins/minerals is quite simple, really. There are two types of soluble vitamins/minerals: Water-soluble Fat-soluble Absorption of water-soluble vitamins is quite easy, considering almost everything you eat/drink contains water. However, if you want maximum absorption rate for fat-soluble vitamins/minerals, you'll want to have ...


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The FDA requires labeling of prescription medications. Pharmacies will often attach a label on the bottle for patient-dependent behaviors. Therefore the easiest way (in the US) to tell if you need to take a medication with food or on an empty stomach is by reading the prescription bottle: A patient can also ask for a package insert, which will contain much ...


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Colloidal silver isn't directly harmful in the sense that it won't cause the body to stop functioning properly. As far as health goes, silver has little effect inside the human body for good or for ill. Some studies do suggest that silver may interact negatively with other medication. I would recommend researching this further if you think it may be a ...


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Currently there are no studies that prove the effectiveness of colloidal silver as a health supplement, despite many claims to the contrary. The FDA brands it as "generally not recognized as safe", and that any claims that it has medical effectiveness are "misbranded", and could potentially result in litigation. A couple of other quick sources (soft ...


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Hemp oil is made from the seeds of the cannabis plants. These typically contain almost no cannabinoids, like THC or CBD. CBD-oil is any oil, not only hemp oil, enriched with CBD. The industry seems to prefer hemp-oil for that apparently. Ordinary, non-treated hemp seed oil is very low in CBD. Cannabinoids are found in the stem, leaves and in greatest ...


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Official source of information http://www.thehia.org/Resources/PressReleases/HIA-position-CBD-FINAL.pdf Hemp seed oil does not contain any significant quantity of CBD. Hemp fiber and seed cultivars contain relatively minimal CBD and CBD production from such plants should not be considered a primary product. More links http://www....


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Omega-3 fatty acids are essential fatty acids i.e. the human body cannot synthesize them. They are absolutely essential for growth and maintenance of the body function and their deficiency can cause various problems. They are precursors for both inflammatory and anti-inflammatory molecules (prostaglandins, thromboxanes and leukotrienes) but you should not ...


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Without providing links to any of these claims, it's not really possible to say anything about them. If these "synthetic vitamins" are different than normal vitamins, sure, they could potentially have detrimental effects on your body. But even naturally-occurring vitamins can have detrimental effects in excess. However, assuming the vitamins are themselves ...


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If they're stored in blister packs it may be that this is to control the humidity for the tablets which may be particularly hydroscopic. PRODUCT INTEGRITY This same protection improves product integrity and extends its shelf life. Consider that most consumers store their drugs in bathrooms where temperatures and humidity can be harmful to unprotected ...


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The article Magnesium transport across the blood-brain barriers (2011) from NIH.gov books says: Magnesium is able to cross the BBB [blood-brain barrier]... It is not the ScienceDirect article you linked in the question, but ScienceDaily article that mentions that magnesium-L-threonate...effectively crosses the blood-brain barrier The article mentions ...


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According to USDA Food Composition Database, 1 gram (or even 100 grams) of fish oil from sardines, herring, salmon and menhaden contains 0 (zero) μg vitamin A. Tolerable Upper Intake Levels for Vitamin A (The National Academic Press, 2001) Acute toxicity is characterized by nausea, vomiting, headache, increased cerebrospinal fluid pressure, vertigo, ...


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That approach works with some supplements and not others. Iron, for example, will be held in the small intestine until the blood level lowers enough for safe absorption by which time it might just be pushed out of the body. Zing is regulated by secretions in urine and sweat. Any you ingest, or breath in (unsafe welding practices), will be absorbed by the ...


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The biggest issue with using supplements instead of food is that studies don't always measure what they think they're measuring. A lot of near-magical powers were ascribed to Vitamin C, for example, that have not held up when done with supplements. It may turn out that many of the benefits of "Vitamin C" are really be related to fibre, since people were ...


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The glycemic index of rice varies quite a lot: according to this link from Harvard Medical School, from 38 for Parboiled rice to 72 for white rice. The latter is a rather high glycemic index. As a consequence, it may be that white rice at dinner releases glucose rapidly, and what is not needed then gets stored as fat. Of course, this depends on a number of ...


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Many people are quite gullible. (Just general observation, not a a comment on the question or the asker.) Whatever the marketing section of the industries' propaganda unit tells the public, supplements can only augment so much in a good diet. The FDA once said that 3g of fish oil daily is generally recognised as safe (GRAS) and there is a number of ...


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I was quite skeptical to read the word describing the product in the questions title. But there is really no weaker word allowed to describe this extraordinary scam. Their website is full of it but does not list anything remotely coming close to a list of ingredients. They have a sub-page called "science-faq". That lists probably the loophole their legal ...


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It means that whatever the amount of Polygonum cuspidatum Root Extract they used, it contains 50% trans-resveratrol. But that doesn't help you much since they haven't told you how much Polygonum cuspidatum Root Extract is in the blend. Compare that to which says the first capsule it is 99% pure, and the total amount of trans-resveratol is 248 mg. https:/...


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Most studies have mostly looked at fish or fish oil consumption and the incidence of rheumatoid arthritis whereas you appear to be asking about a chondroprotective effect of fish oil for the development of osteoarthritis. This study What is the evidence for a role for diet and nutrition in osteoarthritis? published April 2018 has reviewed the literature ...


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In general, for healthy non-pregnant individuals, synthetic vitamins are: Unnecessary, until you have a balanced mixed diet Less efficient than vitamins naturally present in foods, because they do not come with all additional beneficial nutrients found in foods Source: Office of Dietary Supplements UPDATE: Some, but not all, studies have found ...


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Vitamin A is an important Vitamin in my opinion. See, importance for Children 6-59 months https://www.who.int/elena/titles/vitamina_children/en/ So age is a consideration. Here is the Pauling Institute article on Vitamin A, Oregon State Univ. https://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/vitamins/vitamin-A This article also discusses the osteoporosis risk. How well ...


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