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What food should be avoided when recovering from lactic acid build up?
When working out, are any foods particularly bad to be eating or cause the lactic acid to hang around more? I'm thinking dairy probably isn't a good idea...but that's just based on the word 'lactic' being part of the problem!
  Lactic acid buildup is not related to digestive tract, it's related to the circulatory system. There is no food that difrectly interferes with this.
What food should be avoided when recovering from lactic acid build up?
When working out, are any foods particularly bad to be eating or cause the lactic acid to hang around more? I'm thinking dairy probably isn't a good idea...but that's just based on the word 'lactic' being part of the problem!

  Lactic acid buildup is not related to digestive tract, it's related to the circulatory system. There is no food that difrectly interferes with this.
How long should lactic acid last and how do i know if its lactic acid?
I had a hard practice and the next day i barley could move my leg
but i walked on it the whole day and i can move it now but it still hurts. I can barley straighten out my leg without the pain getting worse. Its kind of like a pain thats just push on my mucles and bones. Ive had it for 5 days now and it still has a pain. Is this lactic acid and if it is when will it go away?
  If the pain is the same or getting worse, it may be not lactic acid. Usually the best way to get the lactic acid out of your muscles is more movement + mineral water (the real thing, not just carbonized water).

Are you sure that the pain is in the muslces and not joints? Since you've been moving around, 5 days sounds like a really long time (to me). Unless you're not replacing your body fluids properly (try these electroylte drinks, mineral waters etc.) it might be some kind of another injury (tear or even rip of other tissues), see a health care provider:
a) if there is no change in pain
b) if it doesn't improve at all with the aforementioned addictions
good luck!
lactic acid..?
Is there any way i can adjust my diet or any exercise i can do to reduce or slow down lactic acid build up? in details please.
  Anything that will cause your body to shift to an alkiline ph will buffer your blood against lactic acid. If you hyperventilate and get light headed it is because your body is becoming too alkiline. But you can do this before an activity likely to cause massive lactic buildup.

Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) is used by some sprinters and powerlifters to buffer against lactic acid. This can cause stomach upset so experiment in training before using this in competition.

The more you train the greater your lactic acid threshold will be so intense training is probably the best way to do it.
Robert S
For acidity or hyperacidity, Ayurveda says to avoid foods that contain tartaric acid, citric acid, lactic acid?
It tells to avoid sour foods that have acid content, i.e., to avoid tamarind (contains tartaric acid), citric fruits (contain citric acid), & curds (contain lactic acid). Is this scientific? does main-stream medicine or allopaths say the same?
Authoritative answers would be fine!
BS Vijay Anand aka Shivu
  "Acid symptoms could actually be a symptom of too little stomach acid rather than too much.

That may sound insane but here's the thing. Lack of hydrochloric acid is much more common than making too much. So why does it burn? It sure feels like acid. Right? Well it is. It's just an acid produced by food rotting in the stomach due to lack of digestive enzymes and hydrochloric acid. It's a bi-product of putrefication. And the normal chain of events is for the food to leave the stomach and flow downward into the small intestine. But it isn't designed to cope with food in this state it so basically it stays where it is and ends up moving in the other direction instead -- up the stomach and into the esophagus.

Too much stomach acid? Really? I mean, how is it that millions of people on PPIs are making too much HCl? Hyperchlorhydria or too much stomach acid is rather rare. If you're overeating, eating junk food or other food that is hard to digest, eating when stressed, living under stress, chances are much greater that you don't make enough hydrochloric acid or digestive enzymes and your symptoms stem from that. Take a look at some of the symptoms caused by low stomach acid."

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How do I flush out the soreness from lactic acid after a rough workout?
I haven't worked out seriously with my crew team until today for months and I know I definitely am gonna feel it because it hurts already. How do I flush out the lactic acid? =/
  The best way to get rid of lactic acid build up which can be very painful is massage. If you don't have anyone who can massage you then you could try a hot shower or heating pad to relieve the pain
Can you recommend a good skin care product with AHAs in it &/or microdermabrasion?
Prefer these types of AHAs

Glycolic acid - from sugar cane juice, sugar beets, or unripe grapes. On product labels it may also be called hydroxyacetic acid, hydroxyethanoic acid, alpha hydroxyacetic acid, ammonium alpha hydroxyethanoate, or ammonium glycolate.
Lactic acid - from tomato juice or sour milk. Other names for lactic acid: 2-hydroxypropanoic acid, ammonium lactate.
Lactic acid?
when i do sit-ups i get lactic acid burning in the area that im working out in, i just wanted to know if it was good or not to be getting it? and what is it anyway?
is it good for you?
  caused from burning blood sugars for energy, everyone experiences who exercises and it is not dangerous, simply a side-effect. Your body burns off excess sugars in the blood before it begins to burn excess fat which does not release lactic acid. I know of only one dietary food that helps your body burn fat rather than blood sugar, and it works extremely well - patented and proven and only available from one company in North America - to find out where email [email protected]
Vickie S
How do you prevent lactic acid from building up?
I know that muscle soreness after a workout is caused by lactic acid but is there a way to prevent it from building up so much so my muscles won't be as sore?
  Lets see, my general biochemistry tells me it is as simple as:

1) citric acid from kool aid (weak acid)
2) Bicarb (baking soda)
3) Scholl's solution (citrate - basic form of kool aid essentially)
4) Calcium Carbonate (tums)

That's all that's coming to mind
how does lactic acid play a role in your health and why is it painful?
When I excersize when I havent for a while Ive heard its lactic acid that makes your muscles hurt. How does this play a role in your health and why is it painful?
tammie g
  Dear Tammie,
I can relate, personally, to what you are saying.
I just got a bike,again.
I haven't ridden one for two summers ago. I tell you, I haven't been on it for five minutes and my thighs kill me. It is painful.
I just work through it. And continue to cycle at different speeds.
I believe Mother Nature is trying to make a fool of us. Eventually, she'll win, but in the mean time,Tammie, let's give her a run for the money. lol
Good luck to you.
The Dinosaur Lady
P.S. I need to lose thirty pounds; wish me luck!
The Dinosaur Lady
Is there any way to prevent drastic lactic acid buildup while playing a sport, such as basketball?
I don't know if I'm just cursed or what, but I work out regularly (lift weights and plenty of cardio), eat good - not great, but good - and yet I still feel out of shape when I play a good game of full court basketball, but I think it's mostly due to my muscles getting tight and achy due to lactic acid buildup. I'm 5'11" and 198 lbs. Any helpful tips?

PS - Please don't answer if you aren't knowledgeable about this stuff.
  If you're building up that much lactic acid, then you're not in very good cardiovascular condition.

You need to do more running or similar aerobic exercise to raise your AT.
What's the best way to combat high lactic acid in the muscles?
Two relatives and myself have been struggling with extremely sore muscles after tubing and water sking, almost a week later.
My nephew was hospitalized what turned out to be heat exhaustion and a level of lactic acid in the muscles of 2000. Normal is 200. My brother in law also had an extremely high level. Even though I was not tested, every morning since then has been like I ran a marathon and lifted weights the day before. Tightness in muscles has not gone away.
  The 'lactic acid' in the muscles of your nephew and brother in law was not lactic acid - it was creatine kinase (CK). When muscles are exercised very vigorously there is usually some degree of muscle damage, which allows CK to leak out and become detectable in the blood. This can be extreme with severe muscle injury (including heat exhaustion, but also crushing injuries and some lipid lowering drugs).

Many people believe that it is lactic acid that causes muscle pain after exercise. It isn't. Lactic acid is produced by muscle cells when they have insufficient oxygen to contract normally. The build up of lactic acid is one of the things that limit the amount of exercise that can be achieved with a given muscle (ie if you do push ups until you can't do any more, it is because there has been insufficient oxygen to the muscles, which have then used a different biochemical way to contract, that leads to lactic acid production. Lactic acid cannot accumulate indefinitely, as it causes the pH of the cells and blood to fall to an extent that will ultimately lead to death. That's why you get out of breath and exhausted when you sprint say 400 or 800 metres. The body converts the lactic acid back into pyruvate and CO2 in the liver within minutes. A normal healthy person cannot accumulate lactic acid in the muscles - it simply isn't compatible with cellular function.

That's a bit long winded, but I see a lot of nonsense written in so-called spoerts magazines. Hope it helps.
Knick A
Lactic Acid?
When i get lactic acid is it saying that im working out good, or not? and is it good if i get it or bad :|
  Lactic acid is formed by glycogen in your muscle is burnt without oxygen. Muscles try to remove this as fast as they can. But if you workout with high intensity, the removal of lactic acid will not happen at the rate that the body wants. This is the pain that you feel in your muscles.

It is not necessarily good or bad. It is not advisable to hit the lactic acid threshold very quickly. It is not an efficient way to lose weight or increase endurance. Reduce your intensity a little bit and slowly increase it over several weeks
what acid does ant bites contain?
i'm doing chemistry and i have to list what ant bites contain, grapes, lead acid batteries, pickling onions, stale milk/muscles! it's either methanoic, ethanoic, carbonic, tartaric or lactic!!! please help x
  antiacid LOL get it ANT i acid
What is the nutritional make-up of semen?
i was wondering what the average levels of all of the different nutrients in semen were. aboutonia, ascorbic acid, blood-group antigens, calcium, chlorine, cholesterol, choline, citric acid, creatine, deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), fructose, glutathione, hyaluronidase, inositol, lactic acid, magnesium, nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium, protein, purine, pyrimidine, pyruvic acid, sodium, sorbitol, spermidine, spermine, urea, uric acid, vitamin B12, and zinc.
Turns out that semen is very healthy stuff lol.
Mostly the sodium, B12, calcium and protein.
Any info is helpful and thanks to all in advance.
acne (face or back/body) Panoxyl bar or zapzyt bar?
benzoyl peroxide works better for me then any other type of medication (on my back that is) and im wanting to try the ZAPZYT Treatment Bar OR the PanOxyl Acne Cleansing Bar and im wondering if anyone has had any luck with one of these(on the face or body, the packaging says it can be used for both) if anyone has knowledge about ingredients id also like to know if you can tell by the ingredients wich one might be the better choice because i noticed that the ingedients are very different.

ZAPZYT Treatment Bar
Active Ingredients: Benzoyl Peroxide (10%)
Inactive Ingredients: Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Dextrin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Water, Sodium Isostearoyl Lactylate, Sodium Lactate, Lactic Acid, Glycerin, Isobutylparaben, Isopropylparaben, Butylparaben, Titanium Dioxide

PanOxyl Acne Cleansing Bar
Active Ingredients: Benzoyl Peroxide (10%) (Acne Medication)
Inactive Ingredients: Cetearyl Alcohol, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycerin, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Lactic Acid, Mineral Oil, PEG 14M, Potassium Lauryl Sulfate, Water Purified, Silica, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Titanium Dioxide, Zea Mays Starch (Corn)
I have dried skin problems...?
I used clearsil pimple cream on my forehead, And I put too much on so now my sj\kin is dried (skin is peeling). Is it ok to put Vaseline dry skin lotion on my forehead?
Im worried the moisturisor might have something thats not good for my skin that will make my forehead worser or add more pimples to the area.
Here are the ingredients in the moisturisor:
Watre, Glycerin, Stearic acid, Glycolsterate (and) Staeramide amp, Panthenol, Lecithin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Stearoyl lactylate, lactic acid (and) Potassium lactate, Retinyl palmitate, Helianthus annus (sunflower) seedoil, Isopropyl palm itate, Dime thicone, Petrolatum, Glyceryl Stearate, cetyl Alcohol, magnesium aluminium silicate, carboner, Disodium edta, Phen oxyethand, methylparaben, propylparaben and fragrance.

Do you know if any of these ingredients aren't good for my forehead? If there is what moistureriser should I being using?
  honestly none of those creams are any good for you ever REmember sunblock? wtf happen to it well it caused skin cancer in lots of people

stop using those products if they have any side effects on you, best way to get rid of this is to just sweat get active time manage your day and eat healthy not only will you feel confident and great but you will look it too, those creams are a bunch of bull crap fed to people by the media just a little dab my ass

what you should be using to fix your forehead is keep your hair away from it for about a week and wash your face with water daily while eating heathy, your hair is full of oils and when it touches your forehead and sits thier thats a recipe for disaster.
Adam Jasar
Tranexamic acid+ Mefenamic acid?
I have bad problems with my periods.. They are very infrequant and i have very heavy bleeding and severe pains and vomitting. i was wondering can you take Tranexamic acid and mefenamic acid together? the mefenamic helps with the pain abit but the tranexamic acid is to help with the flow... i see no problem.... any help greatly appreciated!!
Pepsi Galore!
  This is a toughie to answer. Most likely it's safe... the combination of the two is marketed under the brand name "Trenaxa MF". And assuming the same doctor prescribed both meds, and knows your medical history? Yeah, you should be okay.

OTOH if you got them from two different sources and aren't sure of safe dosages, call up your doc or local pharmacist. They'll be able to give you an answer for your specific case.
How long should i take zantac for acid reflux?
I suffer from acid reflux and to treat it i take maximum strength zantac 150 mg. I want to know how long i should be taking zantac and if it will eventually cure me of my acid reflux? Also because of the acid reflux my voice sounds very muffled and it makes it hard for people to understand me when i speak will my voice ever go back to normal or is the damage from the acid already done? I have been suffering from acid reflux since i was 18 and now i'm 27.
Ryan A

I can't answer your question like a pro because I'm not a physician, but I do know that many reports say that that you shouldn't take acid reflux medication for longer than one or two months. But I had the same problem and took bottles and bottles of medication and although they helped some, I still had acid reflux at times. I'd be up at night trying to get relief. Right after a meal, I was suffering. I was miserable. Although this lasted for like 10 years, the last three was the worst and that's when I started prescription medications. Then I read about how most are only supposed to be prescribed for 2 weeks and thought, uh oh.

Because I hate taking medicine and because I thought the meds can't be that good for my system, plus, they barely helped, I started to look for a natural way to treat/cure my acid reflux. I tried one and it really worked. I haven't taken prescription meds for acid reflux in like 12 months! Plus, I only did the natural treatment for like 7 days and then as needed after that. In the last 8 months, I've used it maybe twice! It really worked for me. I'm 36 years old now. I know there are a lot of scammy stuff out there, but this one really and truly worked for me.

I don't know if your interested in approaching your acid reflux naturally, but if you are, I added a link to the website that tells about it. Plus, I added the link about zantac too.

Hope this helps and good luck man.

Non prescribed Ranitidine (ex: Zantac 75) help!!!?
hi, if there are any nurses or physicians in here, i'd be lucky =X
I just want to know if non prescribed ranitine ( acid reducers), such as zantac 75 is just as effective as the prescribed acid reducers prescribed by the doctor...Can you really just as effectively reduce the amount of acid in your stomach by taking non prescribed acid reducers?
And any good recommendations on over the counter acid reducers?

  They are the same meds that were available only by prescription not long ago. Same strength, same everything. They work, but different things work for different people. A few, like nexium are still only available by prescription. Its has more to do with the newness of the drug than its effectiveness. So try them and see what works best for you. Non-prescription generics are the cheapest way to go so only get a prescription if none of those work for you.

Prilosec (omeprozole) worked for me, zantac (ranatidine) worked for my husband. Pepcid is another good one. If you want a prescription one, try protonix. Its super cheap and works very well.
How to tell if you have acid reflux disease?
I'm a firm believer that the world is over-prescribed. I think that pharmaceutical companies just want to give you a pill for everything under the sun. So with that in mind I never thought I would get acid reflux disease. I always thought that I could just live with general acid reflux, because so many people have in the past and they got along just fine.
So my question is: how can you tell if you have acid reflux? What are the symptoms and if I have it, how can I reduce it without medication.

Thanks in advance.
Penny Lane
  You need to see a doc if you think you have it for a confirmed diagnosis and a cause. You may have a hiatal hernia causing it but you would never know if you don't see a doc. GERD is not something you can not treat as left unteated it can lead to esophogeal erosion which is serious. My dad never realized he had GERD and now has esophogeal erosion. See your doc if you think you have it.
Help with a biology question concerning antacids that reduce the amount of acid in a person's stomach?
As part of the digestive process, the human stomach produces hydrochloric acid, HCl.
Sometimes excess acid causes discomfort. In such a case, a person might take an antacid such as magnesium hydroxide, Mg (OH)2. Explain how this substance can reduce the amount of acid in the stomach.

please help: 10 pts to best answer.
  This is simple chemistry. The antacid only reduces the amount of acid in the stomach at the time it is taken. You see, acids are lower on the pH scale. So the lower the number is, the more acidic it is. Stomach acid, such as Hydrochloric acid is anywhere between 1-3. Well, an antacid is simply a basic substance, most of the times, it is magnesium. It's like a positive number and a negative number. They cancel each other out. In this case, the antacid just removes the excess acid by cancelling it, and it passes through the digestive system neutral. The rest of the acid stays in your stomach and is necessary for the digestion of the rest of the contents. They are then reabsorbed into the body by the small intestine, and recycled. You get it?
i know that you shouldnt take adderall with citric acid, but what about phosphoric acid?
ive heard that citric acid reduces the effectiveness of adderall from 40-90%, but what about phosphoric acid in dr pepper?
  Phosphoric acid also known as orthophosphoric acid or phosphoric(V) acid, is a mineral (inorganic) acid having the chemical formula H3PO4. By contrast, orthophosphoric acid molecules can combine with themselves to form a variety of compounds referred to as phosphoric acids in a more general way. The term phosphoric acid can also refer to a chemical or reagent consisting of phosphoric acids, usually mostly orthophosphoric acid.

Phosphoric acid is used in dentistry and orthodontics as an etching solution, to clean and roughen the surfaces of teeth where dental appliances or fillings will be placed. Phosphoric acid is also an ingredient in over-the-counter anti-nausea medications that also contain high levels of sugar (glucose and fructose). It should not be used by diabetics without consultation with a doctor. This acid is also used in teeth whiteners to eliminate any plaque that may be on your teeth.

Drug Interactions - Medication Reactions - Drugs Not to Mix

Take care as always
I know that you shouldnt take adderall with citric acid, but what about phosphoric acid?
ive heard that citric acid reduces the effectiveness of adderall from 40-90%, but what about phosphoric acid in dr pepper?
  Good question, I never knew this. Let me dig and see if I can find anything.

I found this

It probably doesn't hurt at all to take a caclium carbonate-based antacid or supplement with Adderall. It might be a good thing in the long run if you do drink a lot of phosphoric acid-based sodas.

Since it's possible to deplete your brain's dopamine/noradrenaline stores through stimulant use, increasing your phenylalanine or tyrosine intake may help your body keep up (Best choice: more good protein, less carbs; Second-best: supplements.) Or, you may actually do better at a lower dose after skipping a weekend (You won't get anything done, but stimulants are among the few meds that you can skip a day or two with no more ill effects than that.)
The REAL Steel Deal!!!
What happens if I take alkaselzer (without the aspirin, and with tartaric acid) right after taking a pill?
I took a press prescription pill which has no contraindications to taking it on an empty stomach nor taking nit with an antacid. I then took "sal de uvas" which is basically the hispanic equivalent of alkaselzer. It's supposed to neutralize acid and stop the discomfort caused by over consumption of food. I have gastritis, so sometimes my stomach hurts even when I don't eat because of the acid.

Anyhow, the ingredients are sodium bicarbonate, citric acid, and tartaric acid (if I translated correctly).

Is this going to dissolve the pill I just swallowed or otherwise render it ineffective?
That wasn't helpful at all. Are you mentally challenged? The idea here is to give people information they don't already have.
  thanks for 2 pts
Can I take Calcium Citrate if I am intolerant to citric acid?
The girl who works in the vitamin department at the store where I bought my vitamins said that "citrate" in the Calcium Citrate just means that the calcium came from a plant source unlike Calcium Carbonate. She said that a citric acid "allergy" shouldn't be a problem. I looked it up, and citrate is the "salt or ester of citric acid". Will I have the problems taking it as I do when I eat something containing citric acid? Thanks!
  Your vitamin girl is a moron. They put the calcium together with citric acid because it is a well absorbed form of calcium. You will be getting a heaping dose of citric acid if you take it, and YES you will react to it. I have known of other people who could not take it. Try some other form of calcium like calcium lactate.
Digestive Issue????????????
For about 7 months now I think that I may have had low stomach acid as a result of taking a two week dosage of Zantac 150. I am a 17 year old male going through puberty and I am stressed because I am concerned that the low stomach acid has affected my growth/puberty. Is it possible for low stomach acid to have an effect on growth or development because of the inability to digest proteins? Could it have decreased my testosterone levels or raised my estrogen levels? I need as much info as possible on the concern of whether this could have had any type of effect on growth/development/puberty. I have not been formally diagnosed by a gastroenterologist on have low stomach acid, but I am going to one tomorrow. It seems that I have had a lot of the symptoms of low stomach acid, and it seemed that the Betaine Hydrochloride Capsules have helped. All information is appreciated thank you!
May have gotten phosphoric acid in my ear?
I am somewhat worried that I got trace amounts of Phosporic Acid in my ear during a chem lab today involving matchbooks and phosphorescence (I may have accidentally rubbed my ear a little) no idea if I am imagining things or not. Would it make sense to put together a solution of Sodium Bicarbonate (baking soda) and pour that in my ear to neutralize any potential acid. My ear is starting to hurt as if it was mildly burned, not enough that I need a hospital or anything but still...
  hahahahahahhahahahahahahah bro your screwed
Where in the United States can I get magnesium Chloride and how much would it cost?
Is it by prescription?
Health food store?
Where and how fast can I get it?????

I know it's not in vitamin form at drug stores and convenient stores, just that Magnesium oxide, which has a poor absorption rate.

I live with Chronic back pain, TMJ, digestive pain, neck pain, fatigue, sore wrists, hurts to sit, stand, and lay down because different parts of my body ache. I have 11 points of chronic pain that have grown from 2 within the last months. I have not been pain free for 6 years, and I am only 23. And because I am a young woman who is not rich, I am not taken seriously by Dr.s.
Thanks everybody, and I found out by calling local pharmacies, CVS doesn't have it, but Walgreens in my area seems to, it's behind the counter, but OTC.

I need magnesium because my muscles don't release properly, tighten up, flare up, fill with lactic acid and are extremely painful.

Thank you for the idea that it can be absorbed transdermally, I did not know that :), but it is so much more expensive through that method.

I hope this information helps someone out on the net when they are Googling. Peace everyone!
Oh, it's called Slow-mag, and the other version is magnesium 64 . Magnesium Chloride ^
  Magnesium suflate is not a bad alternative if you cannot find the chloride. You would find this as 'Epsom Salt' - the sulfur compound is therapeutical on a cellular level for muscles.

Magnesium chloride is best found at specialty health food stores. It will come as salts in a bag.
A good way to figure this out which does require a little legwork, is by searching magnesium chloride bath salt products on google. If the product is a good line with its own website, some websites have the "Where to find it" option, and will provide a list of stores that sell that particular brand. Worse case scenario you will have to order online, but fear not at least you will be able to pinpoint the right magnesium.

You didn't mention, but just in case you don't already know, magnesium is more efficiently absorbed transdermally -that'ss why I recommend the bath salts. In short, the digestive system moves too fast for magnesium to absorb fully into the blood stream, this is why it can cause loose stools, its just coming right back out.

KUDOS to you for looking for the right stuff.
James W
What is the malic acid content of apple cider vinegar?
I would like to know the percentage of malic acid present in apple cider vinegar and the ratio of acetic acid to malic acid.
  malic acid content is .05 of acetic acid content.
Multiply acetic acid content (usually 5%) by .05 to find malic acid content.


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