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Difference Between Citric Acid And Ascorbic Acid
Totally different: These are entirely different minerals that are required for proper functioning of your body. Folate (folic acid) is found in grains and leafy green vegetables. It's needed for red blood cell function and neurological health. Iron is a different mineral often taken as ferrous sulfate. It's naturally found in leafy green vegetables, some grains, and red meats. It's needed for red blood cell formation. ...Read more
Natural vs synthetic: Folates (folic acid) occur naturally in foods and are biologically active. Folic acid is the oxidized form of folate (folic acid). It is made synthetically and widely used as a food supplement. In the body it is converted by the liver to active forms of folate (folic acid) in a 2 step process. ...Read more
No: Folic acid, AKA folate (folic acid) (vit B9), is recommended for all women wanting to get pregnant -- 0.4mg (400mcg) daily, which is important for preventing birth defects like spina bifida. Women w/ a hx these disorders should take 10x that amt daily -- 4mg (4000mcg) through the 3rd month of pregnancy. It won't affect fertility, chances of conception/twins, or periods. Can help with anemia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below: The proton inhibitors (e.g.The puple pill) prevent stomach acid forming. Antacids neutrralize acid already formed. ...Read more
Both: Are vitamins and they work together in complex biochemical reactions that govern our very survival. ...Read more
What is the difference between Vanadium nicotinate gylcinate chelate versus Vanadium amino acid chelate?
Not really any: Many drugs come as different salts, but the active ingredient is the same. The salt rarely causes any differences in the activity of the primary ingredient, but may sometimes alter the potency (the dose you need), or the absorption. Often the differences are only for the purpose of patenting a "different" chemical to be marketed. ...Read more
For acidity or hyperacidity, Ayurveda says to avoid foods that contain tartaric acid, citric acid, lactic acid, does this make sense?
Ayurveda for Acidity: I commend you for your desire for Good Health. Hyperacidity can be very uncomfortable. It can be due to various foods, medical condition or stress. Citric acid is used as a preservative and it can aggravate acidity. For hyperacidity, Ayurveda advises to avoid vinegar, tomatoes, sour citrus fruits, orange juice, salsa, onions, garlic, chili peppers, salty fried foods, and alcohol. ...Read more
GERD: Stands for gastro esophageal reflux disease, gastric contents are almost always acidic, so gerd is basically the same as acid reflux. Treatment for this condition is reducing the amount of acid in the stomach, reducing the amount of the volume of reflux, reducing the amount of time there is reflux, or any two or all three. There are meds, mechanical means, and operations to accomplish them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Same: These can be used interchangeably by patients and physicians. Dyspepsia is another term used. ...Read more
Yes There Is: Antacids are alkalies which chemically neutralize acid in stomach.H2 blockers are meds like ranitidine(zantac) which work by cutting the production of acid thereby reducing acid in the stomach.And then there are proton pump inhibiters called ppis, like prilosec(omeprazole) which also suppreses acid production. ...Read more
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