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What is the natural inhibitor of insulin in the body or does it break down and what makes it break down and into what?

What is the natural inhibitor of insulin in the body or does it break down and what makes it break down and into what?

Glucagon: Insulin stimulates glucose uptake into cells, and glucagon stimulates glucose release by cells, mostly the liver. Glucagon is not really an Insulin inhibitor, but a counterregulatory hormone. If your glucose is low, you need glucagon and adrenaline to get glu back up. Insulin is cleared from plasma quickly mostly by liver and kidney; chopped up by protease enzymes into inactive pieces. ...Read more

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What is the name of a natural cox 2 inhibitor?

What is the name of a natural cox 2 inhibitor?

2 of my favorites: Resveratrol from grape skins curcumin from turmeric. ...Read more

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Info-"whole flaxseed has natural enzyme inhibitors to prevent digestion.Milling or grinding does not reduce the inhibitors.Only sprouting helps".True?

Info-"whole flaxseed has natural enzyme inhibitors to prevent digestion.Milling or grinding does not reduce the inhibitors.Only sprouting helps".True?

Flax: A number of flax seed supplements make the above claim. As they are dietary supplements and not medications, the FDA has never evaluated them for accuracy or truth in advertising. ...Read more

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Are there are Foods/minerals/supplements which are natural Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitors?

Are there are Foods/minerals/supplements which are natural Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitors?

Yes: Carbonic anhydrase (CA) is an enzyme which converts carbon dioxide (CO2) to bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) and a proton (hydrogen ion.) Resveratrol, catechin, silymarin, and curcumin are natural products known as polyphenols. Resveratrol comes from red wine. Catechin is found in tea. Silymarin is an extract of milk thistle. ...Read more

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Are there natural sources of Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitors? I've read pomegranate, milk thistle and turmeric are? True?

Are there natural sources of Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitors? I've read pomegranate, milk thistle and turmeric are? True?

Verify your sources: Sadly, despite a huge level of interest in the medicinal properties of foods, or maybe because of it, there is an enormous amount of false, half true, or exaggerated information on the internet. In regards to CAI in Pomegranate, I found a review article in an Iranian pharmacy journal that cited 2 chemistry review articles, neither of which makes any mention of Pomegranate whatsoever. ...Read more

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Are there any good 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors that are natural products to treat female pattern alopecia ? Shampoos, cleansers or caplets etc...

Are there any good 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors that are natural products to treat female pattern alopecia ? Shampoos, cleansers or caplets etc...

No - beta-sitosterol: No -there are no 5-aris available indicated to treat female-patterned alopecia. As far as otc products, beta-sitosterol probably does have activity similar to the 5-aris, but is only 1/1000th as potent, and, again, is not indicated for female-patterned alopecia. ...Read more

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If a natural weightlifter took anti cancer medication (aromatase inhibitor), shouldn't his testosterone level increase dramatically?

If a natural weightlifter took anti cancer medication (aromatase inhibitor), shouldn't his testosterone level increase dramatically?

Increase somewhat: Aromatase inhibitors inhibit the effect of estrogen on the pituitary gland as well as elsewhere. As a result they can increase pituitary hormones that stimulate testosterone production modestly, not usually dramatically. By the way, these medications are banned by most major sports ...Read more

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I have Pseudotumor Cerebri. I've read Pomegranate, milk thistle, turmeric, capsaicin all hold Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitors naturally. Is this true?

Use with care: I can confirm that pomegranate and turmeric contain some carbonic anhydrase inhibitor activity. However, these do not have enough of this to be clinically useful. It is much more straightforward to take a small dose of diamox (acetazolamide) instead. Although it does not work for everyone with PTC, it helps many. The side effects would be the same if the medicine dose was the same. ...Read more

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What are inhibitors?

What are inhibitors?

Inhibitors: Also called inhibiter a person or thing that inhibits 2. (chemistry) also called anticatalyst a substance that retards or stops a chemical reaction compare catalyst 3. (life sciences & allied applications / biochemistry) biochem a. A substance that inhibits the action of an enzyme b. A substance that inhibits a metabolic or physiological process a plant growth inhibitor. ...Read more

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What are cox-2 inhibitors?

What are cox-2 inhibitors?

Pain med: Cox-2 (cyclooxygenase-2) is an enzyme that makes the prostaglandins which increase inflammation, pain and fever. So a cox-2 inhibitor is, in effect, a pain blocker. ...Read more

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