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  1. C

    Taurine 30mg/kg improves fat digestion / absorption ~20% (bile connection)

    https://www.nature.com/articles/pr19852006.pdf?origin=ppub ^ Looks useful for people who get fatty stools / problems with low bile. Taurine conjugates fat soluable bile acids produced by the liver & gives them an added water soluble property which helps in the process of fat absorption through...
  2. haidut

    Milk or water are optimal drinks for (oral) vitamin D bioavailability

    Just a quick post about something I thought many people will probably find interesting, considering the widespread use of oral vitamin D supplements. The findings of the study are a bit surprising, considering that vitamin D is one of the "fat-soluble" vitamins and as such is expected to be...
  3. T

    Does coffee interfere with vitamin E oral absorption?

    Hey all, I take my vitamin E softgels orally because they're too hard to squeeze when cut open, but I take them with meals and I drink coffee a lot with my meals. Does coffee interfere with oral vitamin E absorption? Thank you
  4. haidut

    Navel Application / Absorption Rivals Intravenous One, Skin Route Not Far Behind

    One of the most common questions I get from my readers is "What is the topical absorption rate of your products?" There are a number of studies demonstrating that a solvent mixture of DMSO/ethanol achieves close to 100% absorption no matter where on the skin it is applied. However, we stopped...
  5. haidut

    Magnoil - Liquid Magnesium

    As many forum users know, magnesium (Mg) is one of the most important minerals for proper metabolic function. It is a required cofactor for hundreds of metabolic enzymes, including the crucial mitochondrial enzyme pyruvate dehydrogenase (PDH), ATP synthesis, and ATP transport in the bloodstream...
  6. haidut

    Higher Fat Diets And Fat Emulsification Increase Endotoxin (in Obese Males)

    High dietary fat is one of the primary factors for increased endotoxin load, especially if the fat is PUFA. This is probably one of the main reasons Peat prefers lower fat diets. However, most of the studies on the fat-endotoxin link so far have been on animal models. This new human study...
  7. haidut

    DMSO Potentiates The Effects Of Steroids Inside The Cell

    This claims has been made many times, and is even listed on the Wikipedia page. However, I have not been able to find the actual reference to back this up even though I have been looking for a long time. Now, thanks to @Wagner83 and his link to the "Cornell Vet" book, I found that study and I am...
  8. Morning Star

    Dietary Aluminum Intake

    The other day I checked the label on the salt which we use at the restaurant I work in and discovered it contained sodium aluminosilicate, an anti-caking agent.I scoured the web searching for other unexpected routes of exposure and must now conclude that virtually every processed food available...
  9. haidut

    Enhanced Bioavailability And Tissue Effects Of Steroids Dissolved In Dmso

    As discussed in another thread related to DHEA, subcutaneous administration of steroids is considered the golden standard for bioavailability and systemic effects. That same study showed that topical application of DHEA dissolved in popylene glycol is only 33% as bioavailable as through...
  10. milk_lover

    Why It Is A Good Idea To Take Olive Oil With Vitamin E And D3

    Ray Peat takes his vitamin E with olive oil. He rubs it on his wrists probably. He also applies vitamin D3 mixed in olive oil transdermally. This probably aids in the absorption of those fat-soluble vitamins. But maybe there is more to it. Most vitamin E supplements are derived from soya oil...
  11. Giraffe

    Does High Calcium Intake Deplete Zinc?

    There have been a couple of posts recently along the lines that "the Peat diet" was low in zinc and that high calcium intake would deplete zinc. So I decided to check what information I could find about it. My conclusion: A diet that contains adequate animal proteins from milk, eggs, and...
  12. NathanK

    Taurine Blocks Methionine Absorption

    and lowers homocysteine and therefore atherosclerosis Sounds like it might be worth taking if eating out along with your vitamin E and tryptophan transport blockers Taurine and Homocysteine Reduction Taurine can protect against coronary artery disease by favorably modulating blood levels of...
  13. haidut

    Caffeine Increases Absorption And Concentration Of Aspirin

    Just a note for those using the two nutrients together. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3720797 "...The effects of caffeine on the pharmacokinetics and bioavailability of aspirin were studied in 12 healthy adult male volunteers. The subjects received 650 mg of aspirin or 650 mg of aspirin...
  14. Giraffe

    Calcium effect on iron absorption

    Calcium and Iron Interactions Inhibition of haem-iron absorption in man by calcium http://journals.cambridge.org/action/di ... 4593000546 Calcium: effect of different amounts on nonheme- and heme-iron absorption in humans. http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/53/1/112.short...
  15. haidut

    DMSO Makes Transdermal Steroid Absorption Close To 100%

    For those asking about my steroid supplements, and why use DMSO as a carrier (questions mostly coming from the Facebook RP groups). The studies below show that transdermal application of steroids (including progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone) dissolved in DMSO achieved the same...
  16. haidut

    Aspirin Inhibits Tryptophan Absorption From The Intestine

    Peat has written about the benefits of tryptophan restriction for overall health and metabolism. Unfortunately, there are few reliable methods of reducing tryptophan absorption and most people have to resort to simply limiting consumption of foods high in tryptophan. It would be nice if there...
  17. Dan W

    Coffee an hour after a meal was still effective at inhibiting iron absorption

    I think it was BigPapaChakra who found this: http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/37/3/416.long The relevant part to coffee-timing is study 3:
  18. haidut

    Taurine Enhances Aspirin Absorption

    Given how similar taurine is structurally to glycine, this is not surprising but I wanted to post it anyways as an extra option for people who do not have access to glycine powder/tablets but have taurine. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7277191 "...Aspirin absorption from the stomach or...
  19. haidut

    Glycine Increases Aspirin Absorption

    Glycine is known to protect the gastric mucosa against any potential irritation by aspirin and other known irritants like alcohol and phosphoric acid. According to this study, glycine increases aspirin absorption 3-fold and as such people having issues with high doses aspirin can reduce their...
  20. J

    Orange Juice Reduces Aspirin Absorption

    Influence of seven beverages on salicylate disposition in humans