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Dubious remedy: Acacia is a gummy plant product that has been used to cover little cuts and bleeding gums. If you have a bleeding skin lesion, or abnormal bleeding from some part of your body, a physician's office visit is in order. ...Read more
Order not important: The process of emulsification is generally not order dependent. The acacia is the emulsifier which will bind the oil and water phases. You must add enough acacia in order for this to occur. Also the ration between oil and water should be about 1:3. ...Read more
It's very safe : Because it's extracted from the acacia tree. It's effectiveness on weight loss depends on the individual. Its fiber content supposedly makes you full easily thus lessening your food intake.Diet, exercise and lots of discipline are still the cornerstone to losing weight.Best of luck! ...Read more
Oil-acacia-water: Add 4 parts volume of oil, 2 parts of water, 1 part of gum. You can add all parts at once mixing vigorously until a thick emulsion is formed. ...Read more
Which is the order of mixing of oil, acacia, and water in the dry-gum method of making an emulsion?
Don't take during : Breastfeeding for weight loss. Your baby is absorbing it too. Breastfeeding normally can cause weight loss naturally from the amount of energy expended around the clock. Best not to take any supplements during breast-feeding. Just get your rest when your baby does too. Keep up the good work! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I want to take Centrum Silver multivitamins. The ingredients on the box say it has acacia in in. I have allergies to the acacia tree. Is it the same?
Yes and no, but...: Acacia does come from acaia trees, but even if you are allergic to the pollen of acacia trees it does not mean you'd react to acacia in the vitamin. BUT there are many multivits that are FAR better than Centrum Silver. For my detailed critique of Centrum see http://tinyurl.com/mzrkbx8 For independent ratings of 101 brands of multivits see http://multivitaminguide.org/ Any of the top 35 are great. ...Read more
I took a combo of acacia fiber , flax fiber and oat fiber 3 times since i have been pregnant I am 2 month pregnant...could it cause harm?
1/2 Way There: Fiber, for the most part, stays in the intestines.As long as you take adequate fluids and don't over doo-doo it, you should be OK.Was that a concoction you made-up yourself? Not bad! Remember,though that there are two kinds of fiber:soluble and insoluble.Sounds like you are taking the insoluble,bulk-forming ones.The other kinds absorb water and turn into a kind of gel which sort-of regulate things ...Read more
Yes you can: Yes you can and i see no interaction, acaia berry is used as a supplement and is considered to have antioxidant properties and claimed by some as weight loss supplement without any scientific evidence to support it but i see no reason why you can not take it with if you have thyroid problem as lon as thyroid problem is being treated, as acaia berry will not help your thyroid problem. ...Read more
Why do some foods start out unknown and then become a fad? How do I know if its really healthy or its marketing? I mean foods like chipotle, quinoa, acaia berries, etc.
Nutrition: You might start by reading non-commercial info on the net by using a good search engine. Many of the products, including some you mentioned, have no real value. They are, as you expressed it, fads. Good luck and nice to see a thoughtful analytic approach. Bet you are smart. ...Read more
So call your doc: This is the HT public information site.We are thousands of volunteer docs based primarily in the US who answer medical questions.We do not offer treatments. State medical boards require a physician/patient relationship,a retrievable record,recent exam with vital signs for prescribing.Failure to do so can lead to loss or restriction of license. It may seem minor to you but it is not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isnt good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more
Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more