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Sodium Nitrite Vs Msg
Comprised of nitrogen & 2 oxygen molecules. Sodium nitrite is used in meat industry to prevent bacterial growth & to maintain the meat's red color (≥ 22mg/kg body weight is toxic); cooking at high heat allows nitrites to combine with Amino Acids to form nitros-amines (carcinogens). It can be converted by many pathways to nitric oxide, a potent vaso-dilator.Amyl nitrite can be ...Read more
MSG: Msg is a food additive which enhances flavor of many foods. It does not contain gluten but many foods that contain msg may contain gluten. Best to check with the manufacturer if you are uncertain of gluten-free status. Msg may cause severe symptoms and allergic reaction in patients who are sensitive to it. ...Read more
Not known so...: Msg has not been shown to cause or adversely affect hypertension. It is a rather common food additve/sweetener and fortunately relatively safe, in moderation of course. If you have problem with hypertension, obviously you should consult doc for eval and treatment. It is not necessary that you advoid msg, but too much of anything is not good. Consult your doc.Good luck. ...Read more
Too Many: It is the sole ingredient in accent. Used in chinese food as well as spanish food, but because of it's excellent ability to enhance the taste of food, it can be found virtually anywhere where taste enhancement is desired. ...Read more
Not sure: Not sure about all those ingredients in our shampoos, conditioners, soaps, and creams. I presume they all end up in our waters when we shower. The site, http://chemicaloftheday.Squarespace.Com/qa/2011/9/26/sodium-coco-sulfate.Html, has a well-written answer. If the answer is correct, it sounds like the 2 chemicals are similar and equally good or equally bad, depending on one's view. ...Read more
Does sweetener zero calories contain lactose sucrose leucine crosscarmellose sodium which is diet sweetener effect on triglycerides like sugar ?
Sweeteners: Don't have calories, i agree. The trouble is that our taste mechanism is made up of 6 stimulants--- sweet, sour bitter, salt, astringent, and metal. All god made food provides flavor from permutations and combinations of the 6. A single sweet input provides a jolt of pleasure that is addictive. It is brain signals that govern our ability to adapt to our environment. We need to obey diet rules. ...Read more
No: It's actually the sodium salt of an essential amino acid. ...Read more
Is sodium lauryl sulfate bad in skin products ? Is using organic or sulfate free products better?
Irritating...: That ingredient makes it a better detergent, perhaps, but also is irritating to skin, eyes. On the other hand, claims about its carcinogenic properties have not been substantiated. Companies are hyping their products as sulfate free to improve their sales. If lauryl sulfate based products are working for you and not causing irritation, I would not worry about that ingredient. ...Read more
Can these cause any issues with hearing :potassium chloride, disodium phosphate dodecahydrate and sodium dihydrophosphate dihydrate?
Hearing: It is unlikely that any hearing loss is related to the items you list. Hearing tests are essential - I have had them and am wearing hearing aids. Many big stores offer hearing tests at no cost. In my area it is Costco or Sam's Club. There should be something like this all over the USA. ...Read more
Extra joss energy drink with aspartame, acesulfame k, sodium bicarbonate, royal jelly, citric acid, and some flavor safe as a staple preworkout?
Many meds: I don't think this is a good idea - too many meds! Please have your doctor refer you to a dietitian - he/she will help you optimize the many drinks, meds, etc. Please keep me informed. ...Read more
Does sodium which is found naturally in foods like carrots still considered bad sodium like table salt? (for CKD patients)
Let's define "salt": Jake, table salt is not "bad" any more than glucose is bad. Table salt is sodium chloride, but sodium can be bound to many anions to form other "salts' such as sodium citrate, for instance, which is a preservative. So it is really the total amount of sodium consumed in your foods that is important especially if you have kidney disease. Count grams of sodium per serving, not salt per se. ...Read more
3+ WBC and 3+rbc. Uti symptoms. Nitrite is normal. What types of bacteria do not convert nitrates to nitrites?
Yu'ar asking a compl: Why ask such complicated questions? How is this going to help anyone? It looks like you have UTI which can be easily treated with simple antibiotics. If this is a recurrent infection(>2 times), a culture of the urine is the only way to find out what type of bacteria is the cause. That is how we address such questions.I am sure your doctor can help you manage this problem. Go seek his/her advice. ...Read more
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