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L-arginine and fish oil is good to use for body building? I had a past symptom herpes zoster. Its good if i take l-arginine and fish oil supplement

L-arginine and fish oil is good to use for body building? I had a past symptom herpes zoster. Its good if i take l-arginine and fish oil supplement

L-arginine and: High quality and strong enough (50 % epa&dha) fish oil are good products but high arginine can raise prob of herpes outbreak. Avoid arginine containing food such as nuts and chocolate. Lysine supplement will help balance arginine out. Fish oil studies show benefit for cardio, joints, skin, eyes, and inflammation. Peace and good health. ...Read more

Shingles (Herpes Zoster) (Definition)

Shingles is a painful blistering skin rash caused by the chickenpox virus (varicella zoster). Early treatment with antiviral medication (within 72 hours) lowers the risk of post herpetic neuralgia, which is lingering skin pain after the rash disappears. ...Read more


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I use carrot oil on my face to look healthy and have a good tan. It s maceration oil not essential oil. Any bad effect or sides for health ?

I use carrot oil on my face to look healthy and have a good tan. It s maceration oil not essential oil. Any bad effect or sides for health ?

Contains myristicin: Carrot seed oil contains myristicin which is also contained in nutmeg and can cause psychosis. It is thought, however, that the small amounts of myristicin absorbed is unlikely to cause the delirium, disorientation, and hallucinations that can be caused by ingesting larger quantities. However, there is a caveat in that this has never actually been tested. So, if you use this, be aware. ...Read more

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Is there a medicinal effect of essential oils?

Is there a medicinal effect of essential oils?

Possibly: It depends on what you're using the essential oil for, but there are some positive studies. For instance, the use of lemon balm oil (melissa officinalis) for severe agitation in dementia: http://tinyurl.Com/p9xn2ky this one used 71 patients. 60% of the active treatment group vs 14% of the placebo group had reductions in agitation scores. ...Read more

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Any suggestions on which essential oils are better?

That depends on: What properties you desire them to have (what effect)? ...Read more

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Essential oils - aromatherapy--what are benefits?

Essential oils - aromatherapy--what are benefits?

Different effects: Some essential oils (or aromatherapy) can be calming and reduce stress -- such as lavender and lemon balm. Others may increase alertness, such as rosemary. Often they can be mixed with neutral carrier oils and massaged into the skin; also, they can be diffused into the air. Clinical studies are mixed -- so use them if you enjoy them, but don't rely on them alone for "a cure.". ...Read more

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Can I use essential oils to help with pain and sleep?

Can I use essential oils to help with pain and sleep?

Yes: But they are unlikely to help especially if you have an organic cause of pain. Aromatherapy helps with relaxation which helps with minor pains and sleep problems. Chronic pain will affect sleep. Talk to a pain specialist. ...Read more

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Please recommend the best essential oils for skin lightening?

Please recommend the best essential oils for skin lightening?

Skin lightening: Pharmaceutical grade skin lighteners may be more effective. Have your skin evaluated by a board certified physician who can make recommendations to you. ...Read more

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Herpes Zoster (Definition)

Shingles (herpes zoster) is a painful, blistering skin rash due to the varicella-zoster virus, the ...Read more