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Water Soluble Antioxidants
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 This weight loss drug has been withdrawn from the market in the US and the EU since 2010 .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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is magnesium fat or water soluble? Is taking too much toxic? How do i know when to stop as tests are not very indicatve right?
Magnesium=necessary: Magnesium is a water soluble mineral that most people are whole-body deficient in. At high doses, it causes diarrhea. If the kidneys are compromised in any way, the dose needs to be lower and monitored by a physician. A RBC magnesium level is the most useful test as serum magnesium is kept at a very steady level. Magnesium is necessary to 300+ reactions in the body. ...Read more
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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