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Natural Food Source For Nitric Acid
Synthetic: "polyamino acids" are synthetic, and i don't know of any natural foods that contain them. Drug companies use them in research and drug delivery, etc. Of course proteins (that you can eat) are made up of Amino Acids (many of them!) -- so in a sense that would be like a polyamino acid. But it isn't the type the term usually means. ...Read more
Many sources: Hyaluronic acid (ha) is found in eyes, joints, skin and other areas. It is currently injected in joints, used in eye surgery, as well as wound healing and some cosmetis. Ha as a fountain of youth is still unproven scientifically. Oral supplements are available. Foods with ha include soy products, animal parts with cartilage(joints tendons, rooster combs), starchy root veg. & red grapes/wines. ...Read more
Flax, soy, walnuts: This is a type of omega 3 fatty acid. Sources include those mentioned and canola oil plus others. Like any fat too much is bad! High fat diets cause disease even if they are "good fats." See a discussion about this class of fat here: http://www.umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/alphalinolenic-acid ...Read more
Is the nutritional supplement Ultra Potent-C®, made by Metagenics, bioequivalent to vitamin C from food sources?
Wrong approach: Uric acid levels have little to do with diet, though a few foods, notably organ meats, contain so much uric acid that they can drive the values up and alcohol can raise uric acid. The internet is full of total junk, and whoever told you that coconut lowers uric acid simply made it up in order to appear learned and perhaps make crooked money. Your physician is your best guide. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Which digestive enzyme brand is better for acid reflux issue and digestive problems: swiss natural or jamieson ?
Neither: Gerd or acid reflux disease results in irritation of the lower aspect of the esophagus resulting in changes in the lining (barrett's), some having scarring and difficulty swallowing, lung problems, and abdominal pain. Digestion should not be affected, and there should be no reason to take any enzymes unless you have other problems such as with your pancreas. ...Read more
If diamine oxidase destroys histamine, what are some good food sources that can replenish diamine oxidase?
I'm not sure but: I think you may just need to get a nasal sterioid. H-2 blockers for the stomach work well for some people for hives, tagament is a good one. Singular is also very good. If you are looking for a food source to help allergies, there may be relief in raw honey from your area. It's mostly anectodatal but makes sense that may get improvement by introduction of allergens via digestion of raw honey. ...Read more
Organic fiber, chromium polynicotinate, magnesium malate, proteolytic enzymes, HCl betaine, and whole food complete multi-vitamins, is this good to take?
Which probiotic is best for reducing body odor? Eating yogurt, chlorophyll tablets, less meat & more fruits & vegetables has not made any difference.
Oils: The oils we eat are exuded through the pores. Did you ever notice a garlicky smell after a meal with garlic? You can try to look at the oily foods you eat to see if adjusting them helps. However, anti-antiperspirant with Aluminum Chloride seems to be the most effective anti-antiperspirant which helps reduce body odor. Finally, daily soap and water of the areas with apocrine glands is essential ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Yes pepsin and other enzymes called proteases are activated by the acid in the stomach . The proteases break apart the Amino Acid links within the chain that makes a protein. The freed Amino Acids are then absorbed by the small intestines. Some small chains of Amino Acids are also broken down in the small intestine or absorbed directly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cysteine: Cysteine is a semi essential amino acid. Our body can synthesize it if sufficient methionine is consumed. It is contained in high protein foods, such as poultry, eggs, dairy, pork, and grains too. It is a precursor to glutathione in our livers, an essential antioxidant. It also participates in protein synthesis in tissue repair. It is a crucial amino acid from these two perspectives. ...Read more
I take flp product containing stabilized aloevera gel, fructose, natural cranberry and apple juice, sorbitol, ascorbic and citric acids. What are uses?
Many uses: I'm curious why you're taking a product you don't know the use for. The active ingredient is aloe vera gel- everything else is for flavor or preservatives. Aloe vera has many proven health benefits- it helps reduce inflammation, lowers blood sugar & cholesterol, soothes inflamed GI tracts, etc. You might look for aloe with less added sugars. See http://www.Naturalnews.Com/021858_aloe_vera_gel.Html. ...Read more
For acidity or hyperacidity, Ayurveda says to avoid foods that contain tartaric acid, citric acid, lactic acid, does this make sense?
Ayurveda for Acidity: I commend you for your desire for Good Health. Hyperacidity can be very uncomfortable. It can be due to various foods, medical condition or stress. Citric acid is used as a preservative and it can aggravate acidity. For hyperacidity, Ayurveda advises to avoid vinegar, tomatoes, sour citrus fruits, orange juice, salsa, onions, garlic, chili peppers, salty fried foods, and alcohol. ...Read more
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