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The Function Of Citric Acid In Yogurt
Digestion and anti-: Microbial. Acid facilitates digestion of foods. Stomach enzymes work better in acid environment. Acid also destroys most the organisms that we swallow with food and prevents countless intestinal infections. ...Read more
See details: I have probably answered this question over a hundred times. Studies have conclusively shown that even the lowest purine diets lower serum uric acid less than 10%. If you have no history of gout or renal stones, there is no compelling reason to do anything. If you do have these issues, you should be on allopurinol. ...Read more
It shouldn't: If taken as directed, there should be no problem. ...Read more
Do Tums (calcium carbonate) cause indigestion due to lowering stomach pH ? Does this stop the release of enzymes in the small intestine b/c thechyme isn't acidic enough?
Not that way: Tums (calcium carbonate) act as antacid (for the acid already made), and will raise stomach ph. Small intestine is alkaline not acidic. Tums can cause constipation (all calcium supps can), gassiness, bloat, calcium carbonate can increase risk for kidney stones (calcium citrate won't-as much). Calcium also stimulates stomach to produce more acid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do blood sugar levels affect calcium absorption in any way?Can body absorb the calcium in chocolate milk which is high in sugar?Thanks in advance.
Blood sugar: Forget the calcium. If you have high blood sugar levels you need to stop drinking the chocolate milk. If you don't have diabetes relax and enjoy. Please go online and look up the many articles about food stuffs. My preferred item on the web is "NuVal" - you will learn a lot. ...Read more
Which type of food have the highest percentage of phosphorus(p) in them?Is there limit to consumption of natural sources(not supplements) of p daily?
See answer: Might find this website helpful: http://www.Healthaliciousness.Com/articles/high-phosphorus-foods.Php *recommended daily dietary allowance or adults: 700 mg **recommended tolerable daily upper limit: 4, 000 mg (ages 19-70) and 3, 000 mg (age >70) ***caution in presence of kidney disease. ...Read more
Production of milk in the breasts leading to a decline of the production of lactase. Does human milk contain lactose?
No: Folic acid, AKA folate (folic acid) (vit B9), is recommended for all women wanting to get pregnant -- 0.4mg (400mcg) daily, which is important for preventing birth defects like spina bifida. Women w/ a hx these disorders should take 10x that amt daily -- 4mg (4000mcg) through the 3rd month of pregnancy. It won't affect fertility, chances of conception/twins, or periods. Can help with anemia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can your body the same amount C-vitaming from absorb calcium ascorbate and ascorbic acid? I have problems with my stomach.
Yes: Yes, buffered ascorbate (including calcium, magnesium and sodium ascorbate) is absorbed as well as ascorbic acid. The best-absorbed form of vitamin C is liposomal Vit. C. Lyposphreric C, which is sodium ascorbate mixed with phospholipids for enhanced absorption, is a product I often recommend. See http://www.livonlabs.com/cgi-bin/start.cgi/liposome-encapsulated/lypo-spheric-vitamin-c.html ...Read more
A 2014 study says Artificial sweetener contribute to obesity by altering the composition and function of bacterial populations in the gut.Your view?
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
Pepsin: Pepsin operates best in a very acid environment. It's optimal pH is 1.5, which is approximately the same pH as the stomach environment where the acid has been secreted. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Is the 460 mg of magnesium carbonate in Gaviscon, the same as 460mg of magnesium citrate in a supplement?
Some stress, yes: In some kinds of stress (not all), there can be hypersecretion of stomach acid. For instance, in ICU patients with major burns and cranial trauma, endoscopy shows the incidence of acute gastric mucosal abnormalities is >75%. This can come from both increased gastrin secretion leading to acid production, and impaired mucus protection in the stomach. Some stress can also decrease stomach acid. ...Read more