By Pamela Mason

This can be a pocket spouse according to the "MRW, nutritional Supplements". 88 monographs are prepared alphabetically. tips to use this booklet part may be rewritten. The creation is passed over and goals to exploit an identical symbols as in "Stockley's Pocket Companion".Based at the MRW, supplements, this pocket better half will conceal truncated types of the eighty two monographs within the huge reference paintings with an extra 6 monographs (88 in total). Monographs may be indexed alphabetically and may include: short description, ingredients, human specifications, nutritional resources, motion, attainable makes use of (in tabular form), bioavailability, precautions/contraindications, being pregnant and breast-feeding, adversarial results, interactions, dose and short references (no greater than ten in line with monograph). This identify will as a result be a concise, speedy reference for future health execs and may comprise a quick review of the newest facts.

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Bioavailability No data. Precautions/contraindications r Patients taking monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs). r Gout (because of high purine content). 26 & Dietary Supplements Pocket Companion Dated: 14/8/2008 At Time: 16:31:13 Brewers’ yeast Pregnancy/breastfeeding No problems reported. Adverse effects None reported except occasional flatulence. Interactions MAOIs: may provoke hypertensive crisis. Dose Brewers’ yeast is available in the form of tablets and powder. The dose is not established.

Bioavailability The research on the bioavailability of bromelain is limited. However, absorption has been demonstrated in both rats2 and humans3 as evidenced by the appearance of bromelain in serum. Precautions/contraindications r Caution with anticoagulants and anti-platelet agents. r Contraindicated in pineapple allergy. Pregnancy/breastfeeding No data. Adverse effects Rare reports of nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and menorrhagia. May inhibit platelet aggregation. Interactions r Bromelain may increase absorption and levels of amoxicillin and tetracyclines.

33 Dietary Supplements Pocket Companion Dated: 14/8/2008 At Time: 16:31:15 Calcium Calcium citrate is equally well absorbed (a few studies have shown it to be better absorbed than calcium carbonate) and is the supplement of choice for individuals with achlorhydria or who are taking histamine H2-receptor antagonists or protein pump inhibitors. Calcium lactate and calcium gluconate are less concentrated forms of calcium and are not practical oral supplements. g. g. in wheat bran). High protein and/or high sodium diets increase urinary calcium excretion.

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