Do you know anything about this dietary supplement tri-chromaleane?

Do you know anything about this dietary supplement tri-chromaleane? The FDA has no information about tri-chromaleane and it may not be available in the U.S. market because it contained ephedra which has been banned since April 2004. Also, I did not find any published research on tri-chromaleane. I would not recommend you take this dietary...

Do bananas have more potassium when they are green and less when they are ripe?

Do bananas have more potassium when they are green or less when they are ripe? I eat a banana every morning. The potassium of green and ripe bananas is the same. Bananas and orange juice are very good sources of potassium.

What is riboflavin and how important is it to a vegetarian diet?

What is riboflavin and how important is it to a vegetarian diet? Riboflavin is vitamin B2 and is important to energy metabolism (processing nutrients like protein, fat, carbohydrate and alcohol that have calories to a form of energy that the body can use - ATP), normal eyesight and healthy skin. Foods high in riboflavin are...

I take 4 antioxidants and sometimes about selenium. What do you think?

I take four antioxidants (beta-carotene, vitamin E, vitamin C and selenium). I wonder sometimes about the selenium. I have broken my organic selenium tablets in half and take a half a day, which is about 30 micrograms. What do you think? After hearing researchers report on various cancers (gastrointestinal and skin), I found the evidence...

I have been getting dark bruise-like scaring of the skin.

I was interested because I have a question about a skin condition I am experiencing. I have seen a dermatologist for this problem, but I was told there is nothing I can do for the existing areas. But, the dermatologist said I could prevent future scarring by the constant use of sunscreens. I am female,...

What foods naturally contain folic acid?

What foods naturally contain folic acid? Folic acid also called folacin is richly (>10% per 1 cup serving) found in spinach, asparagus, turnip greens, lima beans, beef liver, parsley, broccoli, and romaine lettuce.

Who is the RDA designed for?

Who is the RDA's designed for? If a small adult ate enough to get all the nutrients in the RDA, he would be fat. If a very large adult ate exactly his RDA, he might be malnourished. The Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA) were established to cover the nutritional needs of all normal, healthy people living...

Is chromium recommended for exercise, insulin resistance, sugar consumption?

Is there any relationship between strenuous exercise, chromium and insulin resistance? Would you consider a chromium supplement with a reduction in sugar consumption? What are natural sources of chromium? Does magnesium also factor into this? I exercise treadmill/Stairmaster 6 to 7 days a week and blood sugar recently was up to 160 - 190 ranges. Lower carbohydrate/sugar has...

Does baking a custard affect the calcium in milk?

Does baking a custard affect the calcium in milk? Cooking does not alter the calcium in milk. Calcium from milk in baked custard stays in the same form as calcium in fluid milk. Minerals are usually pretty stable to most cooking methods. The absorption of calcium can be decreased by oxylates in green leafy vegetables or...

How would I get daily iron requirement if I eat a balanced diet, but no meat?

How would a person get their daily iron requirement if that person eats a balanced diet, but eats no meat? The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for iron is 10 milligrams for adult males and postmenopausal females. Males (ages 11 to 18) need 12 milligrams of iron per day. Females (ages 11 to 50 years) need...

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