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  1. Wrichik Basu

    Query about Vitamin ##K_1## and ##K_2##

    I have a project at hand, the topic being vitamins and hormones. While reading about Vitamin K on pubchem, I found that ##K_1## is the compound phytonadione, while my biology book mentions it to be phylloquinone. Similarly, ##K_2## is the compound menaquinone-2 as per pubchem, the the book says...
  2. Hepth

    Vitamins, your opinions please

    I know a lot of people that take vitamins, and I myself have been thinking about it. I know I need more Iron, as for the past year I have REALLY cut back on my red meat, and although I eat a lot of dark green vegetables I don't think its enough. I eventually start to get more and more tired...
  3. Astronuc

    Dietary Supplement and Liver (Organ) Damage

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/22/us/spike-in-harm-to-liver-is-tied-to-dietary-aids.html I'm aware that excessive vitamins can cause liver damage. Too much Vitamin D can be harmful to the liver.
  4. Greg Bernhardt

    Multivitamins a waste of money?

    Are multivitamins a waste of money? Editorial in medical journal says yes http://www.cnn.com/2013/12/16/health/multivitamins-studies/index.html I've taken vitamins and supplements during some periods and I admit, I can't tell the difference.
  5. Borek

    Anti vaccine magazine (or how stupid people can get)

    Typically I don't post the same in more than one place, I will do it this time: http://www.pharmafile.com/news/181169/calls-end-uk-anti-vaccine-magazine Each time I hear about such things I think of the post mortem photography industry that existed at the end of 19th century...
  6. M

    Coeliac disease, vitamin absorption

    does anyone know anything about coeliac disease and malabsorption syndrome/disease? it can really affect life. I've been seeing specialist doctors including GI specialists for years, one cure for coeliac is a no wheat/gluten diet
  7. Integral

    Mega doses of Vitamins

    I have never thought of Linus Pauling as a quack but this article seems to indicate otherwise. I find the last paragraph rather misleading. If fails to mention that he was 93yrs old.
  8. Greg Bernhardt

    Nutrie Skinne weight loss

    I have a friend who told me they are interested in this new weight loss product. I am always highly skeptical of such products, but the friend said she knows someone who lost 6lbs in two weeks without changing anything else. Anything in here that looks promising or is this more fools gold...
  9. M

    Living on lightweight meals (Disaster?)

    I have an idea...well, more of a nebulous question that could use some 'push' towards a solution; If one were trying to find a package that a) would allow humans to survive disaster (extended power failure, earthquake, etc) where no help was available and b) had to be condensed as much as...
  10. Q_Goest

    Throw away your vitamins?

    An interesting article in the Feb. 2013 Scientific American reports that antioxidants used to eliminate free radicals in the body are not only ineffective at promoting health, they are likely to be detrimental! Antioxidants in the form of refined vitamin pills for example, are the focus of the...
  11. Astronuc

    Medical Vitamin B-12 and folic acid deficiencies

    According to a program I heard yesterday, roughly 16% of Americans are deficient in Vitamin B12. There was also a related concern about deficiencies of folic acid, B6. The two are somehow related. Ref: The Health Show #1263 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Folic_acid#B12_deficiency Vitamin...
  12. K

    Medical Countering Finasteride side effects with estrogen

    Introductory Story (feel free to ignore): In the summer of 2011 I realized my hairline was receding to unmanageable levels even though I had just turned 20. I searched for drug treatments and finasteride came up as clearly the best choice - almost every study showed it was significantly...
  13. Pengwuino

    Medical Nutrition label stuffs and diets

    I HAS QUESTION! :D I've always heard that when you're an athlete or someone who does a lot of exercising, it's important to eat foods that are high in carbohydrates. I hear that it's because the body is capable of converting carbohydrates into useable energy quicker than it can fat (is this...
  14. bohm2

    Medical Vitamin Supplements Associated With Increased Risk for Death

    October 10, 2011 — The current study sought to evaluate the link between supplement use and total mortality rate, using data from the Iowa Women's Health Study...Vitamin B6, folic acid, iron, magnesium, and zinc were associated with about a 3% to 6% increased risk for death, whereas copper was...
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