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Doctor insights on: Absorption Of Curcumin

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Will high amounts of magnesium supplements block absorption of folic acid?

Will high amounts of magnesium supplements block absorption of folic acid?

Unlikely: well high dose of anything is bad. Therapeutic dose of magnesium should not do that as b Vitamins including folic acid are needed in magnesium metabolism. Too much magnesium causes diarrhea so it is conceivable that there can be nutritional malabsorption including folic acid ...Read more

Tumeric (Definition)

Turmeric (curcuma longa) is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant of ...Read more


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Does consuming turmeric drink interfere in the absorption of vitamins such as sangobion and vitamin c?

Does consuming turmeric drink interfere in the absorption of vitamins such as sangobion and vitamin c?

No: However, drinking turmeric drinks is not doing you any good either. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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Effect of acid secretion on absorption of iron and vitamin b12?

Effect of acid secretion on absorption of iron and vitamin b12?

Acid has a profound: Effect on iron. Acid is better. Not an issue with b12, as the issue is intrinsic factor from the stomach which is a cofactor in B12 absorption. ...Read more

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Does magnesium supplements block the absorption of folic acid?

Does magnesium supplements block the absorption of folic acid?

No: Not to the best of my knowledge. Various b vitamins like b-complex is needed for optimal magnesium function ...Read more

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1 gm of krill oil (420mg omega-3) and 1 gm of fish oil (500mg omega-3) is there any different in terms of efficiency and absorption ?

1 gm of krill oil (420mg omega-3) and 1 gm of fish oil (500mg omega-3) is there any different in terms of efficiency and absorption ?

See below: Both are good sources of omega-3's & both should be purchased from reliable sources. Major concern is possible mercury contamination, which is more likely & in higher concentration in fish as they are higher in food chain & toxins are more concentrated. Krill come from deep antarctic waters where toxins are less likely to be found. Sources also recommend astaxanthin (an antioxidant) be present. ...Read more

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What are the effects of curcumin (turmeric)?

What are the effects of curcumin (turmeric)?

Yes!: Turmeric is a cornerstone of traditional chinese and ayurvedic health practices turmeric contains plant-based antioxidants that help fight cell-damaging free radicals called curcuminoids.Claims of enhancig brain health have not been proven, but many prominent nutritionists agree that antioxxidants are beneficial, so there may be some validity as one of several nutritional supports. ...Read more

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Could intake of calcium carbonate with magnesium and vitamin d, american ginseng, and gingko biloba at once impair the absorption of one another?

Could intake of calcium carbonate with magnesium and vitamin d, american ginseng, and gingko biloba at once impair the absorption of one another?

Don't waste your $: G. biloba failed clinical trials. Ineffective. Ginseng is 1 of those bogus "ancient wisdom" things. Its use is based on a SUPERSTITION called the "doctrine of signatures:" because the root looks like a headless man, the prescientific ancients had this delusion that it would cure things. It doesn't. Be skeptical. Think critically. Arm yourself with modern knowledge, not ancient superstition. ...Read more

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Can liposomal glutathione inhibit the absorption of methylphenidate, or facilitate its elimination from the body?

Can liposomal glutathione inhibit the absorption of methylphenidate, or facilitate its elimination from the body?

No but not proved: to help , nothing is proved to help by the fda, glutathione the natural antioxidant is in the liver, and foods absorb this bets like avacodoes but the amphetamines like methylphenidate are stimulants , most people do not need this btu side effects are liked so use it and addiction possible , better to go natural route in ,most case; sleep , eat well , less stress , discipline, concentrate ect. ...Read more

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Do calcium supplements interfere with the absorption of medicines?

Do calcium supplements interfere with the absorption of medicines?

Sometimes.: Calcium can interfere with thyroid hormone absorption and some other medications. This information is usually given with the medication. ...Read more

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What substance aids in the digestion and absorption of fats?

What substance aids in the digestion and absorption of fats?

Bile: bile from the gallbladder, aids in the emulsification of fats for their absorption in the small intestine. Lipase from the pancreas help in the digestion of fats. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of taking cod liver oil capsules along side citalopram. ??

What are the benefits of taking cod liver oil capsules along side citalopram. ??

Nutritional boost: No need to take supplements if on citalopram. But if ok with your doctor for other reasons, cod liver oil capsule should be fine. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of taking collagen capsules? 4 capsules daily. Hydrolyzed marine collagen and elastin polypeptides.

What are the benefits of taking collagen capsules? 4 capsules daily. Hydrolyzed marine collagen and elastin polypeptides.

Not much evidence: There aren't a lot of studies out that have tested the health effects of all these collegen supplements.One study found that it does not really help with bone health,and another showed some preservation of lean body mass in older women but no skin improvement.It seems that elastin skin products have not shown clinically to improve elasticity of the skin but do help the skin hold moisture. ...Read more

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What is the benefits of taking enzyme supplement?

What is the benefits of taking enzyme supplement?

Doubtful: Most of the enzymes etc are not useful unless you have a well defined condition like chronic pancreatitis which can cause impaired digestion and malabsorption. This condition can be helped with the use of pancreatic digestive enzymes. ...Read more

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Is taking 1g of fish oil omega-3 similar to taking 1g of chia seed's omega-3 as both are called omega-3 ?

Is taking 1g of fish oil omega-3 similar to taking 1g of chia seed's omega-3 as both are called omega-3 ?

Uncertain: I googled chia seed's fish oil and discovered that there are many formulations so i can't really answer your question. What you really want is about 900 mg of dha (a type of fish oil) so i advise you carefully read the label. The problem is that many herbal supplements really don't tell you what you're getting. You should also be aware that fish oil is not proven to be beneficial. ...Read more

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Will cranberry juice affect the absorption of clonazepam?

Will cranberry juice affect the absorption of clonazepam?

Unlikely: Cranberry juice interacts with anticoagulants more than other medications- it and Clonazepam do not have any significant interaction that i can find. ...Read more

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What is the difference in the supplement turmeric and turmeric curcumin?

What is the difference in the supplement turmeric and turmeric curcumin?

Turmeric: Curcumin is the main component of turmeric, and it is likely that turmeric is more effective than curcumin in the treatment of inflammatory disorders. Turmeric is not well absorbed unless you take it with black pepper. Don't use if you have gallstones, and it may interfere with great cancer treatment. Talk with your doctor! ...Read more

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Do calcium supplements interfere with the absorption of some medications?

Do calcium supplements interfere with the absorption of some medications?

Yes.: They can significantly lower the amount of thyroid hormone that gets absorbed. Because calcium is a positively charged ion, it can bind to any negatively charged chemical, including levothyroxine. Spacing the thyroid hormone at least 2 hours from calcium (including antacids such as tums), iron, multi-vitamins, and certain other meds can help keep thyroid blood levels stable. ...Read more

Curcumin (Definition)

It is a spice from tumeric. Often tauted to be helpful ...Read more