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If I take garcinia cambogia (hydroxycitric acid), it is bad to take birth control pills at the same time?
No: It's fine but unlikely to do anything useful either. ...Read more
DNA.: Dna is the nucleic acid that contains all the genetic information. It is transcribed into rna, another nucleic acid when genes are processed to make proteins. Transfer RNA carries Amino Acids to sites where proteins are assembled. Other rnas are involved in controlling which genes are turned on (micro rna) and in the structure of ribosomes. Nas are found in viruses, bacteria, on up to humans. ...Read more
Evaluate diet first: How was the acid pH diagnosed? If by pH strip testing of saliva or urine, these tests can reflect the ingestion of too much acid-producing foods in the diet. I would suggest keeping a 7-day food diary along with pH testing of urine (mid-stream) & have that information reviewed by a holistic (integrative) physician who is well-versed in nutrition as a first step, then assess if more wk-up is needed ...Read more
Out of Context: I am sorry but that simple sentence is completely out of context and missing anything upon which to respond. What is your concern? What are your symptoms? What caused you to get this test? Was the test a blood test? ...Read more
A couple of ideas: Yogurt contains lactobacilli which, by many, are considered probiotics...substances which confer a beneficial effect in a person's body. These favorable bacteria can reduce inflammation and promote recovery from viral infection, travel and antibiotic use. Additionally, yogurt (and other dairy products such as milk and cheese) can buffer stomach acid, raising pH, and improving probiotic survival. ...Read more
Most foods are fine: There are few foods which you might call 'acidic'. This may include oranges and other tart foods. Most of the acidity in our stomach is produced from the normal acid secretions of the stomach which can bother some folks especially if they have acid reflux problems. This can be easily controlled with antacids like zantac (ranitidine) or pepcid. Prilosec is even more effective. ...Read more
Imbalance: Normally, people have acid production from metabolic activities that goes to blood and gets neutralized by alkali produced by kidneys. In kidney failure, acid is noted in blood since it is not neutralized. Other cases include diabetes type i, chronic diarrhea, certain meds, sepsis with blood infection, and respiratory (ventillatory) failure among other more rare causes. ...Read more
Denatures hemoglobin: In the lab, acidic solutions will denature hemoglobin, causing the red cell to hemolyze. Fetal hemoglobin is more resistant to this. This difference is the basis of a test to determine how much fetal blood is mixed in the maternal blood system of mom's who are rh negative, and thus need rhogam. ...Read more
Sulfuric/nitric acid: Acid rain is a general term used to describe a condition where sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides gases given off from fossil fuel combustion (i.E power plants) combines in the atmosphere with oxygen and water forming a weak sulfuric acid and nitric acid in the rain water. ...Read more
GERD: This sounds like gastric reflux into your esophagus, it can be from an incompetent sphincter into the stomach but can also be related to diet with late eating, spicy foods and over eating. You might consider adding an over the counter acid blocker like Omeprazole but if this is persistent check with your GI doctor for better control as chronic acid in the esophagus can be dangerous. ...Read more
Drugs, home remedies&:
There are drugs like Omepazole and Ranitidine and many home remedies like apple cider vinegar and mustard- see https://www. Earthclinic. Com/cures/heartburn.html
But the best thing is to address the cause- see
for a detailed discussion of the causes and ways to actually cure this condition. ...Read more
Kojic acid is used for skin lightening and anti-melasma. Effective for inhibiting melanin production, tyrosinase inhibitor.
Note: kojic acid dipalmitate is stable to ph, light, heat and oxidation, and does not complex with metal ions, which lead to color stability.
Kojic acid dipalmitate is light and heat stable, while kojic acid tends to oxidize over time. ...Read more