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What Helps A Body Absorb Potassium
I know that it exists an "exchange resin" to absorb potassium and liberate sodium, there's really nothing to absorb sodium ? Nanotech or a probiotic?
Absorbing sodium: Sodium (n) get absorbed the kidneys. The exchange resin is used to excrete potassium (k) from the body in stool. It exchanges n for k, in the colon, causing n to be absorbed by the body. If too much n is absorbed by the kidneys and edema fluid occurs, diuretics are used to excrete the edema fluid by the kidneys. ...Read more
Does lactulose also help in reducing water retention in body , if yes then how much water is excreted ?
Retains the water: High levels of sodium will retain water in your system, which is why some athletes will take salt tablets prior to sports if they are playing in high heat, as in texas. ...Read more
Electrolytes: Potassium is an important electrolyte in the conduction system of the body. It allows for nerves to transmit their impulses and muscles to respond. When levels get high (over 5) it may cause irregularities in heart rhythm. Every 10meq ingested raises serum values by .1. If there is renal disease the kidney can't remove the excess and values may get dangerously high. ...Read more
I am working out and trying to gain muscle. Is there a limit to how much protein my body can absorb in a certain period? Example: protein shake 50g.
Unknown, only some: estimates; too many variables: gastointestinal, activity, genetic & genetic control issues, build, muscle mass, muscle use, etc. One promoted estimate for men ranges from 0.45 & 0.68 gram/pound/day. There is some evidence that too much intake can accelerate loss of kidney function but this was in trials in which people already had advanced loss of function (usual medical disease industry focus). ...Read more
Whats the maximum amount of protein human body can absorb a day?Im suppose to take a supplement which has 80g proteins per day.Is it bad for kidneys
Unclear, but...: The specifics, relevance, & sequence of events of your concerns are not clear enough to deduce a reasonable answer. But, do you mean if getting rid of harmful electrolytes may help improve the smell in genital region? If so, answer to such is no since genital smell is very personal unique reflecting genetic factors & local hygiene, & could not be changed but modified so to lessen such. I hope I... ...Read more
If you lose bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) through diarrhea to below range levels- does the body start leaching bicarb from muscles?
I've heard after a certain age our bodies stop absorbing the protein from milk? And how much protein can the body absorb in a day ?
Myths: Not sure where you heard this, but it is not real or true. ...Read more
Nothing: There was a hoopla a while back about the mix of sodium benzoate (a preservative, chemically interchangeable to the natural benzoic acid that makes cranberries so tasty) and Ascorbic Acid (added to make fake orange drink healthy, i guess) forming benzene if left to sit in the hot sun. The amount was tiny and i wouldn't worry about it in your body. This stuff is silly. Don't worry. ...Read more
O2 goes into lung: Traverse the interstitial to the blood vessel wall to the blood cells goes to tissues and be delivered. Normal saturation therefore depends on the oxygen source, healthy alveoli with enough surface area, thin and healthy interstitial and blood vessel wall and normal and adequate blood cells and healthy consumption of o2. That is the balance. ...Read more
Yes & no: Caffeine acts as a diuretic & makes you urinate more. B vitamins are water soluble so you might potentially lose more b vitamins while you urinate. But realistically, this loss should be negligible, similar to if you drink a lot of water and have to pee it out soon there after. Alcoholism is different in that alcoholics tend to drink alcohol to exclusion of most other nutrition & vitamins. ...Read more
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