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Antioxidants Vs Antitoxins
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Antioxidants are substances that protect your cells against oxidation, especially oxidation by molecules called free radicals. Free radicals can damage cells, and may play a role in heart disease, cancer and other diseases. Vitamins a, c, e, as well as beta-carotene, lutein, lycopene, and selenium, are common antioxidants. Foods high in antioxidants include fruits, ...Read more
Which ingredient is the best way fight wrinkles? Retinol, peptides, collagen, stem cells, plancenta, amino acids or vitamin C
Growth factors: We have known since the 70s that retinoids and retinols are great collagen stimulators (which equals wrinkle fighters). In this century, we developed collagen growth factors which are derived from actual human skin and are necessary for collagen to thrive, thus reducing and eliminating wrinkles. Note i did not say "appearance of wrinkles". Skinmedica is my favorite product to contain these. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Healthy body: You should take antioxidants because oxidative stress has been found to cause many chronic conditions including cancer, alzheimer's disease among many others. A diet rich in fruits and vegetables (8-10 portions per day)will give you the required antioxidants. The next best thing to fruits and vegetables in juice plus. https://www.juiceplus.com/nsa/content/home.soa?site=jb96909. ...Read more
Is the nutritional supplement Ultra Potent-C®, made by Metagenics, bioequivalent to vitamin C from food sources?
Chemistry: Any thing, vitamin, drug, rock, is a chemical substance with a distinct structure That structure can occur naturally or be made in a lab or factory. Vitamin C is still Vitamin C. However, taking vitamins does not seem to make up for a bad diet lacking in fruits and veggies. It is better to get vitamins in the proper foods because more than the just adequate vitamin intake is involved in fitness. ...Read more
Dose: When you are using an oregano supplement, you are taking a lot more, and in a more concentrated version, than you would generally eat. ...Read more
Maybe: Garlic does have some general and very non-specific immune boosting effects, but the exact effect and to what extent is not clear. If you feel your immune system is weak or needs boosting you should discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more
Is the ingredients mention below suitable for pregnant woman 1) Collagen peptide 2) perilla seed extract 3) silk protein 4) soy isolfavone?
Forget this stuff.: Take your prenatal vitamins, folic acid, calcium and Vit. D and nothing else. All of those products are poorly studied and there is very little responsible, independent testing to determine if they actually work or if they may have side effects, or harm fetuses. Also the companies have different ways of making up these pills. Save your money and spend it on plenty of fruits and veggies instead. ...Read more
Very safe: It is possible for people to react to anything and a small proportion of people might be allergic to medicinal mushrooms, but the vast majority of people will have a wide variety of health benefits. Host defense is an excellent product. See http://www.Drweil.Com/drw/u/qaa400053/are-mushrooms-good-for-your-health.Html. ...Read more
Olive leaf extract: There is always a sales pitch for otc cures which have not been subjected to controlled trials, and the snake oil purveyors still make a profit. Not to say this may not work for some people, but don't you think if it were beneficial that you would not have to ask this question? Try it, you have nothing to lose but your $. ...Read more
Is egg oil containing essential omega-3 fatty acids and anti-oxidants effective for hairfall prevention?
No: It has no value for that issue. ...Read more
Pros&cons Heath benefits to drinking a tablet of the premium herbal"natures way"activated charcoal 100capsules/certified280mg dietary supplements?????
Unknown: It is not natural to eat activated charcoal. Also, such products are not real medicines but are sold as supplements, meaning their exact contents, effects (good or bad), purity, etc., are uncertain. When thinking about activated charcoal, one should as questions like, "Does the charcoal really know what to bind and what not to bind?" Probably safest to save some money by avoiding such supplements. ...Read more
Depends how you use : I'm guessing you're asking about topical application of all of those things. First i would consider making sure that you're taking some supplements internally, such as omegas, vitamin d, and beta carotene, they help heal skin from inside out. Tea tree oil will help heal infected skin. Vitamin e moisturizes skin, and vitamin c helps add antioxidants to skin, which may reduce scarring. ...Read more
Absolutely not: Oxygen bars needlessly separate you from your money, or are just downright harmful. Life evolved to tolerate oxygen long before it evolved to thrive in it. As such, most life on land does best when o2 is at environmental levels (21%). Higher levels can be toxic and, over a long time, accelerate aging. Fortunately, most o2 bars "sell" air identical to what you breath on a city street. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there natural sources of Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitors? I've read pomegranate, milk thistle and turmeric are? True?
Verify your sources: Sadly, despite a huge level of interest in the medicinal properties of foods, or maybe because of it, there is an enormous amount of false, half true, or exaggerated information on the internet. In regards to CAI in Pomegranate, I found a review article in an Iranian pharmacy journal that cited 2 chemistry review articles, neither of which makes any mention of Pomegranate whatsoever. ...Read more
Are there any real benefits to herbs/supplements vs some over-the-counter drugs? Ie: melanin vs diphenhydramine, peppermint/catnip vs tylenol (acetaminophen)?
Absolutely: Let's clarify - over-the-counter drugs (otcs) are virtually the same medications as prescription ones except that they've been granted the freedom to be sold without prescription due to their "benign" profile. Supplements are not medications in and of themselves. They are more or less "naturally" derived preparations that are used for the same purpose as meds. Some of them can be as effective too. ...Read more
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