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Can hydrochloric acid supplements really work for low stomach acid?

Can hydrochloric acid supplements really work for low stomach acid?

Yes: Yes. Give them a try. But only take them after you have several bites of food eaten, else the hcl may release against your stomach and cause you discomfort. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...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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Which foods contain folic acid?

Which foods contain folic acid?

Many foods: In the US, many grain foods are fortified with folate (folic acid). Concentrations are the highest in liver, yeast, spinach, other greens, and nuts. ...Read more

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Acid in stomach which activates pepsin needed for protein digestion?

Acid in stomach which activates pepsin needed for protein digestion?

Yes: Yes pepsin and other enzymes called proteases are activated by the acid in the stomach . The proteases break apart the Amino Acid links within the chain that makes a protein. The freed Amino Acids are then absorbed by the small intestines. Some small chains of Amino Acids are also broken down in the small intestine or absorbed directly. ...Read more

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Can hydroxycitric acid raise your uric acid levels?

Why?: It doesn't matter whether it will raise uric acid levels. What matters is that it won't do anything positive for you. Why are you taking it in the first place? Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Do essential amino acid supplements cause kidney failure?

Do essential amino acid supplements cause kidney failure?

Moderation: Everything in moderation...Your kidneys can be overwhelmed by the intake of large amounts of proteins. ...Read more

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Can drinking citric acid burn fat?

Can drinking citric acid burn fat?

Likely not: Citric acid is a natural chemical compound found in citrus fruits such as lemons, limes, and oranges. There is no relationship to burning fat, although incorporating these foods into a healthy diet could be helpful generally for weight loss. ...Read more

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Does omega 3 fatty acid supplements helps prevents acne for people taking vegetarian diet.

Does omega 3 fatty acid supplements helps prevents acne for people taking vegetarian  diet.

No: The last three real human studies of omega-threes for atherosclerosis / lipid problems showed no benefit. The vegetarian / natural foods people write about this-and-that benefiting this-and-that without needing any real basis, and there's an anecdotal peer-reviewed article, but nothing solid. Acne's treatable by 21st century medicine and if you need us mainstream physicians, we're here for you. ...Read more

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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

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What kind of supplement has activated folate (folic acid) and is typically recommended over Folic Acid suppliments?

What kind of supplement has activated folate (folic acid) and is typically recommended over Folic Acid suppliments?

Green leafy plants: I'm more of an advocate of getting your vitamins from FOOD, not from a bottle - where the substances within have been processed. Folate (or folic acid) is found naturally in green leafy plants - the name actually derives from 'foliage' or 'leaves'. So I advocate eating fresh veggies/plants. That type of diet also provides different minerals, micronutrients, anti-oxidants, fiber etc. that you need. ...Read more

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What are amino acid vitamin capsules taken for?

What are amino acid vitamin capsules taken for?

Depends: Amino acids are precursors to helping build many essential enzymes and proteins for the body. I use it for anti aging, helping restore muscle balance, and for many degenerative diseases that are losing muscle mass or GI disfunction. Everyone does not necessarily need to be on this. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux worsen by taking biotin, b12, omega 3 fish tabs. vitamin k2 , buffered vitamin c,vitamin d3 have Barrett's Esophagus and a hernia.

Can acid reflux worsen by taking biotin, b12, omega 3 fish tabs. vitamin k2 ,  buffered vitamin c,vitamin d3 have Barrett's Esophagus and a hernia.

Possibly fish oil: Fats including fish oil can sometimes aggravate reflux; this is less likely if taken with food. But certain supplements are proven beneficial for reflux, esp. melatonin. See http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/5-natural-heartburn-remedies-proven-beat-drugs and http://www.denvernaturopathic.com/MelatoninandGERD.htm and http://tinyurl.com/p88fxjm ...Read more

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Does taking folic acid supplements lower homocystene levels?

Does taking folic acid supplements lower homocystene levels?

Partly: High homocysteine is commonly due to methylation insufficiency. Folate (folic acid) is just one cog in the machinery. Other factors include magnesium, b12, zinc, b6. Lead toxicity can impair methylation. Use the best active form of folate (folic acid) which is l-methylfolate (folic acid). ...Read more

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Which food contain poly amino acid ?

Which food contain <a href="http://www.Alamanda-polymers.Com/content/polyamino-acids-frequently-asked-questions">poly amino acid</a>
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Synthetic: "polyamino acids" are synthetic, and i don't know of any natural foods that contain them. Drug companies use them in research and drug delivery, etc. Of course proteins (that you can eat) are made up of Amino Acids (many of them!) -- so in a sense that would be like a polyamino acid. But it isn't the type the term usually means. ...Read more

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Is acid reflux causes by excess acid or lack of acid ?

Is acid reflux causes by excess acid or lack of acid ?

Neither: Reflux is caused when the acidic stomach contents backwash up the swallowing tube. It is common & the equivalent of a super wet burp.It is aggravated by infants pattern of filling up and laying down, where gravity is not available to help keep the feeds down. If it produces symptoms, acid reducers are often used to make the backwash less irritating. ...Read more

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Can hydrochloric acid supplements really work for low stomach acid?

Yes: Yes. Give them a try. But only take them after you have several bites of food eaten, else the hcl may release against your stomach and cause you discomfort. ...Read more

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Is there a natural way to treat low stomach acid other than taking HCl supplements?

Is there a natural way to treat low stomach acid other than taking HCl supplements?

Depends: Can try apple cider vinegar, or consider finding causes for low stomach acid, including hypothyroidism and food sensitivities, and addressing them. ...Read more

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Do b complex supplements need gastric acid to be absorbed in the body or passes the stomach, without any kind of digesting?

Do b complex supplements need gastric acid to be absorbed in the body or passes the stomach, without any kind of digesting?

NEED FOR B12: Vitamin B12 needs intrinsic factor which is produced by parietal cells in your stomach which also produces hydrochloric acid two steps are required for body to absorp vit B12 from food.First hydrocloric acid in stomach separates vit B12 from protein to which B12 is attached in food. After that B12 combines with protein produced in stomach called intrinsic factor and is absorped by the body. ...Read more

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Are there any supplements I can take that will aid in reducing stomach acid? I cant tolerate any of the acid reducing/PPI medications.

Are there any supplements I can take that will aid in reducing stomach acid? I cant tolerate any of the acid reducing/PPI medications.

Tums (calcium carbonate): Will help mitigate stomach avid. It is calcium carbonate which if used too much can cause high calcium levels in the blood however. Only take routinely under the supervision of a doctor. ...Read more

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Is it a good thing to take amino acid supplements?

Is it a good thing to take amino acid supplements?

No one knows: Rather than take supplements, eat real food. In this case, animal protein, eggs, beans/legumes, nuts & soy have a full complement of amino acids. So eat a variety of these foods. Check out http://choosemyplate.gov/food-groups/protein-foods.html. ...Read more

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Please tell me what amino acid supplements help stimulate human growth hormones?

Please tell me what amino acid supplements help stimulate human growth hormones?

Glutamine,Lysine,Arg: Several Amino Acids have been proven to significantly increase the production of human growth hormone, including l-arginine, l-lysine & glutamine. Gaba & melatonin are also proven to help. For more details including dosage recommendations, as well as other strategies, see http://www.Thebodywellusa.Com/blog/dr-mike-carraghers-top-10-ways-to-increase-your-human-growth-hormone-hgh-levels-naturally/. ...Read more

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Do amino acid supplements have a negative, positive, or no impact on blood sugar?

Do amino acid supplements have a negative, positive, or no impact on blood sugar?

Little impact: In a normal individual, Amino Acids cause the release of both Insulin and glucagon which balances blood glucose. However, in a diabetic who is Insulin deficient, Amino Acids will cause blood sugar to rise, due to the unopposed effect of glucagon. ...Read more

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What is the best amino acid or any other substance to help a GABA supplement cross the BBB? Thank you!

What is the best amino acid or any other substance to help a GABA supplement cross the BBB? Thank you!

GABA supplements: are reported by some companies to cross the BBB. A biochemist (http://www.phyllisbronsonphd.com/Graphics/BronsonGABA.pdf), the Mayo Clinic, and New York Medical Center say otherwise. However GABA does exert peripheral effects including calming anxiety and reducing blood pressure and may have other indirect effects that are beneficial. ...Read more

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Taking full spectrum amino acid supplement (500 to 1000 mg) only before workout and thrice a week. Will it help recovery or useless or even harmful?

Taking full spectrum amino acid supplement (500 to 1000 mg) only before workout and thrice a week. Will it help recovery or useless or even harmful?

Not useless, but...: Full spectrum amino acid supplement is not harmful or uselss, but your dose is probably inadequate to do you any good. I recommend increase your dose to 5 grams per day. ...Read more

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Im not gaining any more muscle from food. i want to take a supplement. they say pure amino acid pills will do. what is a name of a product that helps?

Im not gaining any more muscle from food. i want to take a supplement. they say pure amino acid pills will do. what is a name of a product that helps?

Avoid supplements.: To build muscle eat more calories than you burn using healthy whole food sources like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and beans/nuts. You will be getting plenty of protein if you eat a variety of vegetables and legumes. You will of course need to train hard and get enough rest to recover between workouts. Do these things consistently, and you will see results. Many body-builders are vegans now. ...Read more

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Is it advisable to take optimum nurtition gold with amino acid supplements?

Is it advisable to take optimum nurtition gold with amino acid supplements?

Optimal Nutrition Go: If you are an adult without dairy allergies or kidney disease you can check with your personal physician to give you the green light. ...Read more

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Well does any one know the side effects of using amino acid 2222 supplement ?

Well does any one know the side effects of using amino acid 2222 supplement ?

Should be OK.: Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. A well balanced diet should provide all the protein needed. Taking an Amino Acid supplement should do no harm, unless taking too much, or there are genetic problems (people with pku must not take phenylalanine, which is in the "2222, ") or if the product is tainted (a tainted tryptophan supplement a number of years ago caused severe health problems). ...Read more

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Are protein and amino acid supplements in the form of powder safe for consumption? If taken moderately?

Are protein and amino acid supplements in the form of powder safe for consumption? If taken moderately?

Usually yes: As long as a protein supplement doesn't contain other substances, then it's safe in moderation. Be aware that supplement manufacturers often put things in their products that are not listed on the label, and there is no regulatory oversight of these products (they don't have to meet regulatory requirements like medications do). A better option is to increase intake of high-protein foods. ...Read more

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I am 19 year old and my BMI is 17.9 . is amino acid supplements are good for me? your assistance will be helpfull for me.

I am 19 year old and my BMI  is 17.9 . is amino acid supplements are good for me? your assistance will be helpfull for me.

No really ..: A healthy eating habit and exercise balance is needed. A multivitamin is a good idea. Artificial amino acid supplements do not give you calories. You can get them via healthy lean proteins, like chicke, eggs etc. If you are vegetarian, legumes, nuts, tofu will give you such a boost in your diet. ...Read more

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Is the supplement l-tyrosine safe to take and have the health benefits reported for this amino acid been experimentally validated?

Is the supplement l-tyrosine safe to take and have the health benefits reported for this amino acid been experimentally validated?

Unknown and no: As is true for most supplements, there are no good studies that demonstrate any true health benefits to l-tyrosine or other amino acids. Since there are no studies, we also do not know anything about their safety. The best thing is to eat a well balanced diet, avoid excess alcohol or other vices, and exercise. ...Read more

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63 /f/ should I be taking amino acid supplements?

63 /f/ should I be taking amino acid supplements?

Generally no: Unless you have a specific medical condition for which amino acid supplementation was prescribed, then - no. You or anyone else at any age that is otherwise healthy doesn't need amino acid supplementation. If you eat a reasonable diet, then you are getting sufficient amino acids, particularly essential ones, through diet anyway. ...Read more

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Can i take amino acid supplements before my workout and after my workout or should I just take them after i train?

Can i take amino acid supplements before my workout and after my workout or should I just take them after i train?

No: Or not take it at all.Guess what? I am going to mention that a good diet is best.Side effects include kidney problems, no effectiveness on anything.Do not be lazy.Do the work and eat well. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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