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Doctor insights on: Water Soluble Antioxidant

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Does alkaline water really work as an antioxidant?

Does alkaline water really work as an antioxidant?

Alkaline water: Ordinary water consists of 2 hydrogen molecules and 1 oxygen molecule that constantly interact with one another to form oh (alkaline) and h (acidic). So at any given moment in time, water can be alkaline and then acidic. Other substances naturally found in spring water can raise or lower the ph of water and "ionize" it. Ultimately all water becomes alkaline when it reaches the small intestine. ...Read more

Antioxidant (Definition)

Antioxidants are substances that protect your cells against oxidation, especially oxidation by molecules called free radicals. Free radicals can damage cells, and may play a role in heart disease, cancer and other diseases. Vitamins a, c, e, as well as beta-carotene, lutein, lycopene, and selenium, are common antioxidants. Foods high in antioxidants include fruits, ...Read more


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Hello docs. I was wondering can water soluble drugs be flushed out of your system?

Hello docs. I was wondering can water soluble drugs be flushed out of your system?

Yes/no: When they go to stomach and get absorbed into blood stream........some stay in circulation, some get bound to specific protein, some get deposited, some are metabolized in time- dependant path. Be specific about the drug...... ...Read more

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Fat soluble vit vs. Water soluble? Whats the difference between the two?

Fat soluble vit vs. Water soluble? Whats the difference between the two?

Vitamins: Fat soluble vitamins are vitamins A, D, E, and K. All of the other vitamins are water soluble and tend to get excreted in urine. Solubility is a property of a substance to be soluble, like orange juice concentrate stirring into water as an example of water solubility. Some substances are happier in a lipid or fat environment and are not water soluble, like oil. Vitamins are like this too. ...Read more

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How come glucose is soluble in water and naphthalene is not?

How come glucose is soluble in water and naphthalene is not?

Oil & water dont mix: Water molecules have positive and negative regions, making them polar. Other polar molecules, such as glucose or ethanol, mix easily w/ water. Some organic compounds with only carbon(c) and hydrogen(h) are not polar, and repel water, forming separate blobs or layers if put into a container w/ water. Naphthalene c10h8 is such a molecule, . ...Read more

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Is GNC mega men sport a water soluble?

Is GNC mega men sport a water soluble?

GNC: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Is Sulbutiamine water or fat soluble?

Is Sulbutiamine water or fat soluble?

Weight loss drug: I am not sure why you want to know this . This weight loss drug has been withdrawn from the market in the US and the EU since 2010 . It is Centrally acting - acts on the brain , so it is probably fat soluble . Google the drug and read about all the side effects on Wickipedia if you wish . ...Read more

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Which is better to take on a regular basis, ubiquinol that is water-soluable or non-water soluble? Thanks!

Which is better to take on a regular basis,  ubiquinol that is water-soluable or non-water soluble?  Thanks!

CoQ10: Some people have less effective fat digestion and absorption. Ubiquinone is therefore less well absorbed. Because it is effectively water soluble, ubiquinol is expected to be better digested and absorbed. There are some studies looking at blood levels that suggest this is accurate. Typically dose is lower using ubiquinol, partly for this reason. ...Read more