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Does Rooibos Tea Affect Iron In The Blood
HuH??? !!: I doubt there are any studies on this. Please don't consider doing this to yourself. ...Read more
Will raspberry ketones with kelp, African mango caffeine anhydrous, grape seed and green tea extract reduced the efficiency of the contraceptive pill?
No.: none of those will interfere with the efficiency or efficacy of the BCP. ...Read more
Green tea: Shouldn't but you can also get decaffienated green tea. ...Read more
Yes: Like many natural supplements, more research is needed, but a handful of studies have shown that 10-15 grams of ground fenugreek seeds per day improve fasting blood sugar & hemoglobin a1c. Animal studies show it improves Insulin sensitivity. See http://www.Emaxhealth.Com/1275/fenugreek-type-2-diabetes & http://www.Wikihow.Com/use-fenugreek-for-diabetes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Do blood sugar levels affect calcium absorption in any way?Can body absorb the calcium in chocolate milk which is high in sugar?Thanks in advance.
Blood sugar: Forget the calcium. If you have high blood sugar levels you need to stop drinking the chocolate milk. If you don't have diabetes relax and enjoy. Please go online and look up the many articles about food stuffs. My preferred item on the web is "NuVal" - you will learn a lot. ...Read more
Chelating separate: The chelating function of wheatgrass is a separate property from it also having iron. 1 ounce of wheatgrass has about 10% of the daily allowance of iron but it is proven to chelate iron. I don't know if the mechanism is entirely known, but wheatgrass is rich in chlorophyll and if you trade the atom of magnesium at the core of a chlorophyll molecule for an iron molecule it becomes hemoglobin. ...Read more
Less red blood cells: Iron is involved in the formation of red blood cells essential for carrying oxygen in the blood to the body. Iron deficiency anemia results from low iron & thus blood composed of less red blood cells. This results in symtoms which may include pallor, fatigue, weakness, lightheadedness, anxiety, irritability, depression, heart palpitations, & muscle twitching. ...Read more
YES- improves it: More research is needed but it has been shown that in prostate cancer green tea improves functioning of the p53 gene thus inducing apoptosis (self-destruction of cancer cells). http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3adoi%2f10.1371%2fjournal.pone.0052572 ; http://www.Spandidos-publications.Com/ijo/41/1/353 it is likely that this could also help with breast ; other cancers. See http://bit.Ly/1fitced. ...Read more
True or false: iron in hemoglobin molecules which are found inside of red blood cells give human blood its red color? Pleaseeeee help. Thanks
Both!: The iron is part of the hemoglobin, so if the hemoglobin is red, then the iron has a role in making it red. Without the iron, who knows what color the substance would be, but then it wouldn't be hemoglobin anymore. On the other hand, hemoglobin bound to oxygen appears as a red color. Hemoglobin without oxygen appears as bluish purplish, which is why well-oxygenated blood is quite red. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Salt and Sugars: Hi this would be a first for me. I have never heard this question in any form before. Diet, calories, and exercise or the lack of exercise affects one blood sugar. Diets high in salt often are high in fat and sugars. This then would affect your blood sugar. But, one thinks of salt more with fluid retention and possibly high blood pressure. ...Read more
In moderation: No problem with it when taken in moderation. Check w/your ob. ...Read more
Date & Grape seed: Despite my colleague's admonitions not to use internet for medical information, i checked pubmed.Gov and did find a few papers on date seed extract. http://tinyurl.com/kvq9zs4 and it is apparently safe: http://tinyurl.Com/kkvs9o4 very important: these studies are in rats, not humans, and they do not yet know the mechanism. Grape seed extract does not lower blood sugar but can help in retinopathy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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