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Furacin Soluble Dressing Medication
I'm interested in whether IV fluids would help speed the removal of water soluble metabolites from prescription medications I'm no longer taking.
No: Just consume normal amounts of fluids and they will work their way out quite quickly. ...Read more
88 yr old mother confused; should inderal (propranolol) be switched to water soluble form of medication? No problems before confusion.
Some carbohydrates are soluble in water. Examples are glucose, fructose, and sucrose. You have probably heard of these- they are often added to processed food.
Some carbohydrates are not soluble. Some are not even digestable! Think about celery. When you chop it up, what is it made of? Can it dissolve in water? Some large-sized carbohydrate molecules from plants are not be soluble. ...Read more
Oil & water don't mix: Water molecules have positive and negative regions, making them polar. Other polar molecules, such as glucose or ethanol, mix easily w/ water. Some organic compounds with only carbon (c) and hydrogen (h) are not polar, and repel water, forming separate blobs or layers if put into a container w/ water. Naphthalene c10h8 is such a molecule, . ...Read more
Insoluble: Insoluble fibber adds bulk and keeps stool soft. ...Read more
Good: You can mix them. It's safe. Hope it will help you. ...Read more
Differ properties: Both are in diet. Sol dissolves in water- pectin in apples, jelly, gums in oatmeal, oat bran, insol doesn't- wheat bran. Both increase stool bulk (different mechanisms), shorten transit time in bowel, help constipation. Sol can bind dietary cholesterol, help lower blood levels chol. Both can bind h2o in bowel, make less watery stool in diarrhea. Both can cause gas, bloat, cramps in xs. ...Read more
Varies: This depends on what you are trying to achieve. In general insoluble fiber is taken to bulk and hopefully soften your stool if a tendency to get constipated is the reason you take it. There is no real therapeutic role for soluble fiber that I know of even though it can't hurt. It is assumed that the carb is less rapidly absorbed leading to a lower blood glucose level. ...Read more
Vitamins: Fat soluble vitamins are vitamins A, D, E, and K. All of the other vitamins are water soluble and tend to get excreted in urine. Solubility is a property of a substance to be soluble, like orange juice concentrate stirring into water as an example of water solubility. Some substances are happier in a lipid or fat environment and are not water soluble, like oil. Vitamins are like this too. ...Read more
I was wondering what are the differences between soluble fiber and insoluble fiber and their benefits?
Weight loss drug: I am not sure why you want to know this. This weight loss drug has been withdrawn from the market in the US and the EU since 2010. It is Centrally acting - acts on the brain, so it is probably fat soluble. Google the drug and read about all the side effects on Wickipedia if you wish. ...Read more
Read below: Dietary fiber may include soluble fiber and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber such as oatmeal soaks up fluid and slows down transit in the intestinal tract (good in diarrhea). Insoluble fiber such as the peel of an apple, is poorly digested and draws fluids into the intestinal tract and speeds up transit of stool (good in constipation) ...Read more
Another fat/ water?: Fat soluble vitamins tend to get stored in the fat cells so you are more likely to get into trouble from taking too much (eg vit a) water soluble vitamins (eg b vits) don't get stored and you pee out most of excess- you don't get overdosed but generally need a daily supply. The brain barrier issue is not relevant because the body converts water soluble vits to other forms that can get into brain as needed. ...Read more
Vitamins A, D, E & K: Vit a: orange, yellow & green veggies (sweet potato, carrot, spinach, kale, greens); vit e: greens, nuts/seeds (almonds, sunflower seeds, spinach, chard, greens; vit k: dark leafy greens (kale, spinach, chard); vit d: oily fish, milk, pasture-raised eggs, shitake mushrooms. ...Read more
Which is better to take on a regular basis, ubiquinol that is water-soluable or non-water soluble? Thanks!
CoQ10: Some people have less effective fat digestion and absorption. Ubiquinone is therefore less well absorbed. Because it is effectively water soluble, ubiquinol is expected to be better digested and absorbed. There are some studies looking at blood levels that suggest this is accurate. Typically dose is lower using ubiquinol, partly for this reason. ...Read more
Is magnesium fat or water soluble? Is taking too much toxic? How do I know when to stop as tests are not very indicatve right?
Magnesium=necessary: Magnesium is a water soluble mineral that most people are whole-body deficient in. At high doses, it causes diarrhea. If the kidneys are compromised in any way, the dose needs to be lower and monitored by a physician. A RBC magnesium level is the most useful test as serum magnesium is kept at a very steady level. Magnesium is necessary to 300+ reactions in the body. ...Read more
There is soluble: Fiber and there is insoluble fiber. Insoluble fiber is more likely to be roughage in the diet. Soluble fiber will tend to absorb toxic substances in the body and retain them to remove those substances in the intestinal tract. Soluble fiber will lower her cholesterol and lower toxic load. Insoluble fiber will provide the roughage to facilitate bowel movements. ...Read more
I'm taking powdered slippery elm bark for my diverticulosis. I'm wondering if it has enough soluble fiber so that I don't need psyllium husk too?
Theoritically....: In theory yes.......Get a more detailed answer ›
Vit C: Vit c and water soluble vitamins have low risk of toxicity, oral vit c can cause loose bowels. ...Read more