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Doctor insights on: Coffee Berry Antioxidant

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As a pharmacist i want to know pharmacologically why coffee is not a healthy source of antioxidants?

As a pharmacist i want to know pharmacologically why coffee is not a healthy source of antioxidants?

It certainly is : A source. However, for many people its benefit is overwhelmed by caffeine. There are therefore better antioxidant sources. The "feeling of having more energy" from caffeine is misleading for many people that take it to overcome fatigue. They are actually consuming energy that they can ill afford. ...Read more

Antioxidant (Definition)

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


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Help please! is antioxidant strawberry&berries juice bad for someone with a uti?

Help please! is antioxidant strawberry&berries juice bad for someone with a uti?

Antioxidants: Cranberry juice and tablets have been used to prevent recurrent uti's but some studies show no benefit. Creating an acidic urine can help reduce bacteria in the urine. ...Read more

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Why would you take magnesia, a stimulant, and strong coffee after an emetic for berry poisoning?

Why would you take magnesia, a stimulant, and strong coffee after an emetic for berry poisoning?

See below: Some poisonous berries like pokeweed or yew berries can cause heart block and low blood pressure, so that would be why one would take stimulants like strong coffee which contains a form of xanthine like caffeine. Milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) may worsen diarrhea and loss of potassium leading to further cramping; however, magnesium by itself may cause relief of muscle spasms. See your dr. & follow treatment. ...Read more

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Is acai berry worth a try? What are doctors' opinions on this? I hear it's an antioxidant and it helps speed up metabolism, am i right?

Is acai berry worth a try? What are doctors' opinions on this? I hear it's an antioxidant and it helps speed up metabolism, am i right?

Anectodal : The acai berry is filled with potent antioxidants called anthocyanins & flavonoids. Studies have shown the acai berry has more antioxidant capacity than other fruits. Although there is not research based evidence at this time, the acai berry is anectodally reported to help with weight loss through an unexplained mechanism. ...Read more

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Is coffee good for you?

Is coffee good for you?

Caffeine effects: Caffeine is a stimulant to the central nervous system. It is most commonly used to improve mental alertness. People who are more sensitive may have nervousness gastrointestinal upset, insomnia and temporary rise in heart rate and blood pressure. Some research stated- Caffeine may harm voice quality Women consuming higher amounts of caffeine had an increased risk for miscarriage. ...Read more

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Is coffee everyday a bad thing?

Is coffee everyday a bad thing?

No, except....: No, not usually unless you have a medical reason to not intake caffeine or acidic liquids. Ulcers, gerd, poorly controlled htn, sympomatic fibrocystic breasts are among some of those conditions. As long as your "cup" of coffee is not a 64oz mug and you have no medical issues it should be fine. As with everything moderation is key. ...Read more

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How bad is coffee really for you?

How bad is coffee really for you?

Controversial: Opinions & research on coffee seem to change often: one week it's bad for you; then some benefit from it is found. Caffeine is a stimulant; so can interrupt sleep patterns; also acts like diuretic; too much can overstimulate the heart & nervous system; can exacerbate reflux as can acids in coffee. General recommendation is no more than 2 cups a day, preferably in the morning. But that may changeā€¦. ...Read more

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Should I stop taking coffee while on dodart?

Maybe: No contraindications in liturature however you may check with your md to be sure other health issues are not involved. ...Read more

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How coffee pharmacologically affects my mood?

How coffee pharmacologically affects my mood?

Too many variables: Too many variables are involved, such as how many cups of coffee, how much caffeine is in each cup, how much time is one talking about, is one new to coffee or a daily drinker, does one have problems handling caffeine, how much cream is in the coffee, how much sugar is there, etc... Caffeine will temporarily make one more awake, but he'll not sleep well, so it can cause both better or worse mood. ...Read more

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Causes of vomite that looks like coffee grounds?

Causes of vomite that looks like coffee grounds?

Blood vs. not: A classic description of coffee ground vomiting in medicine is suggestive of bleeding in the upper GI tract, more frequently from an active stomach or duodenal ulcer, however, I do see a lot of people who claim to have had this time of vomiting when in reality no ulcer is found. Some foods may like jam may mislead one. I would still see a physician to rule out bleeding as it is of major concern. ...Read more

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Is coffee addictive?

Is coffee addictive?

Caffeine: Most scientists would consider coffee addictive although it has many benefits when consumed in reasonable quantities. My best. ...Read more

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Is coffee inflammatory?

Is coffee inflammatory?

Not really: Not particularly, but caffeine in excess has its set of toxic properties that are independent of whether it's inflammatory. ...Read more

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What do antioxidants do?

What do antioxidants do?

Free radicals: Antioxidants help to prevent cell damage from free radicals. ...Read more

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Is it okay if i drink coffee everyday?

Is it okay if i drink coffee everyday?

Daily coffee: Should be okay provided you do not have any medical problems that might be exacerbated by caffeine, ie heart palpitations, etc. Check with you doc. ...Read more

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What are the benefits to drinking coffee?

What are the benefits to drinking coffee?

None: Makes money for the people you are buying the coffee from. ...Read more