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Caloric Content Of Mineral Oil
Yes, but No: Since you cannot digest it, the approx 120 calories per Tablespoon do not add to your daily intake at all. Even if it did - this would play no role in your healthy weight reduction diet. Healthy moderate diets with adequate exercise are much more significant if weight loss is a concern. Best! ...Read more
A calorie is the amount of heat energy needed to increase a mililiter of water 1 degree centigrade, the calorie we talk about in foods is really a kilocalorie, that is the amount of energy needed to increase a liter of water 1 degree centigrade... So if you eat a food that is 500 calories that food if burned completely has enough energy to heat a liter of ...Read more
You're correct!: Unlike edible oils which provide about 120 calories per 1 tbsp., your body cannot digest mineral oil. Therefore, mineral oil contains effectively no usable calories. The tone of your question raises concern that you may be using this laxative for weight loss--please don't! ...Read more
Yes it works: But may take several doses over several days to resolve. Stay on liquids during the time until the constipation is resolved. It is not meant nor good to be taken every day for long periods of time. Better to treat the cause of the constipation and hence prevent it than to have to treat the constipation after it develops. ...Read more
Not only does mineral oil have no nutritional value but it can interfere with the absorption of fat soluble vitamins (a, d, e and k).
I do not recommend the use of mineral oil and, if ever used, should only be used on rare occasions.
See http://www. Nationalmssociety. Org/treating-ms/medications/mineral-oil. ...Read more
Safe.: Contrary to what you may have read on-line, mineral oil is pretty harmless. If you apply it right after showering, while your skin is still moist, it will seal in the moisture and relieve dryness. If you have very sensitive skin you might get pimples or bumps from plugged up oil glands - but you won't know unless you try it. ...Read more
Please suggest what food can you mix into mineral oil (the constipation treater) to make it taste better?
No need to mix: Anything but if you are using mineral oil I would take a dose independent of meals. If you are constipated go on a liquid diet until resolved. Don't add more roughage to a plugged system any more than you would continue to stuff garbage into your disposal if your sink was plugged up. ...Read more
Is mineral oil also known as Paraffinum Liquidum ok to use in the hair? Its one of the ingrendients in my hair styling product.
MINERAL OIL HAIR:
I DO NOT THINK THERE WILL BE ANY PROBLEMS WITH THIS.
BUT WHY ARE YOU USING IT, ANYWAY? ...Read more
Is mineral oil also known as Paraffinum Liquidum ok to use in the hair? Its one of the ingrendients in my hair styling product
Sure: It's a form of wax.Get a more detailed answer ›
See below:: Symptoms are due to mineral oil's laxative action and may include: abdominal pain; dehydration (from severe diarrhea);diarrhea;nausea & vomiting. How well you do depends on the amount of poison swallowed and how quickly treatment is received. The faster you get medical help, the better the chance for recovery. Mineral oil is relatively nontoxic, and recovery is likely. ...Read more