yea, these herbs and extracts are too good at binding with minerals. I make my own extracts and take them on an empty stomach first thing in the morning so they don't interfere with mineral absorption with my meals.Iron Deficiency Anemia Due to High-dose Turmeric https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6414192/
Boil the herbs in water about 45 minutes on high, then strain with strainer, then again with coffee filter. Then I boil them down into a thick liquid so I can put that into empty gelatin capsules with a dropper. ill make 7 day supply, and store the rest in the fridge.How do you make your own extracts?
Oh wow, I have to say this is all new to me. Thanks for sharing! I see the turmeric roots in the market but never knew what to do with it. This definitely sounds much safer and "cleaner" than taking the giant pills from the health foods stores.Boil the herbs in water about 45 minutes on high, then strain with strainer, then again with coffee filter. Then I boil them down into a thick liquid so I can put that into empty gelatin capsules with a dropper. ill make 7 day supply, and store the rest in the fridge.
I never take dry extracts in the pills they sell, I guess I believe everything is supposed to be exposed to heat, it usually destroys toxins, this is generally why humans use fire to cook most foods. Only fruit is really meant to be eaten raw. And again, take in morning before meals sometimes with small amount of food, 20-30 minutes later your stomach should be empty, and you can eat a meal. The fibers from turmeric i think aren't digested well so straining them in a coffee filter makes it more effective.
I've had many issues with the dry alcohol extracts in pills they sell, and many times absorption is an issue, then i read some studies that say exposing to heat increases absortion, and even other molecules in the plant help with absorption, so trying to extract one phytochemical from the plant, sounds sophisticated and like it might be better, but not always. And maybe eventually these issues will be worked out and they will develop an actual drug from the natural plants, but that's like 20 years from now if even it ever happens, so this is my contribution thus far. Turmeric and green tea are good herbs to try, also basil. I take about 1/4 tsp of turmeric, 2 bags of green tea and like 1/4 tsp of basil for a daily dose, you could make it stronger but it will take a lot of pills since its liquid.
while I think this helps me a bit, i cant say it's all that strong, nor will i promise that it will help anyone all that much, but safe to try.
Yup, that's the supplement approach in a nutshell. You never know if you are taking too much, not enough, or whether the herb is safe in the first place.It's like doing this one-person trial, funded by me, forever..
i think this used to be true.....but in modern times, we have quite a variety of standardized, patented versions....which are produced consistently by specific techniques which are often not secret....Yup, that's the supplement approach in a nutshell. You never know if you are taking too much, not enough, or whether the herb is safe in the first place.
That doesn't mean I never take supplements. I do use a few, but only ones with a long track record of very few reported side effects.