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  • What is Magnesium Stearate?

    Magnesium stearate is the type of thing that you come into contact with literally every day of your life, but you still have no idea what it is! Many people will even ingest it on a daily basis without realizing it. Wondering how it’s possible to ingest something daily without knowing it? Magnesium stearate is a relatively large molecule that contains two stearic acids bonded to magnesium salts. To simplify this explanation further, stearic acids are a form of fatty acid found in many types of...
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  • What is Castor Oil?

    What is Castor Oil? Castor oil is a type of vegetable oil that is extracted from the seed of a plant called Ricinus Communis, or more commonly, the castor bean. The plant itself is not, in fact, a bean, and grows indigenously in the southeastern Mediterranean as well as in East Africa. Once extracted from the seed, the oil is rich with a specific type of fatty acid called ricinoleic acid, which gives it some mildly anti-inflammatory characteristics. Castor oil has a huge multitude of uses despite...
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  • What is a Dropper Bottle?

    A dropper bottle is shaped like a pitcher: it has a tapered neck and a stopper with a glass or plastic rod applicator designed to supply liquids in small amounts. The stopper is typically made in the form of a bulb rubber cap, and can be used to pull up a few drops of liquid from the bottle, and to dispense one drop at a time on the skin, into another container, into eyes, ears, hair, or in your mouth. Dropper bottles can be used to store essential oils, cosmetics, herbal extracts, and more. Dropper...
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  • Types of Blood Glucose Meters

    If you or someone you care for has diabetes then you know how much of a hassle it can be to make sure your blood sugar is staying within a healthy range. Diet and exercise are important to keeping the condition in check but the only way to monitor whether your blood sugar level is actually in the appropriate range is with a blood glucose meter. For many people choosing the right one can be overwhelming, there are at least a dozen models available and when choosing something that could potentially...
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  • What is Caffeine Anhydrous?

    Caffeine Anhydrous, or just caffeine, for short, is found in a variety of food and drinks and provides several benefits to those who consume it. Some people report feeling energized or stimulated when consuming caffeine, while others say it makes them feel more focused. Did you know caffeine can also help burn fat? Caffeine Anhydrous is an ingredient in a wide variety of health supplements and weight loss products. It's concentrated to give you the boost of energy by stimulating the central nervous...
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  • Injection Techniques for Each Part of the Body 

    Injecting medication and supplements can be painful and perhaps dangerous if it isn't done correctly. The injection techniques you use should vary for each part of the body or type of injection. The angle of the needle entry is important for all types of injections as it is the key to reducing pain. For example, intramuscular injections need the needle at a 90-degree angle to ensure it reaches the muscle without having to shear through the tissues and therefore cause unnecessary pain. Intradermal...
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  • How to Read a Syringe

    There are a variety of syringes available for administering medications. The size of the syringe selected should coincide with the amount of medication you need. For example, if you are only to measure .25 mL of any medication, you wouldn't want to choose a 10 mL syringe. Instead, you would want to use the 1 ml syringe as it allows you to measure the smallest amounts of a medication more accurately. So the size syringe is chosen based on the dose you need to administer. If the dose calls for 10 cc...
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  • Where Can I Buy a Pill Cutter?

    Cutting pills in half is a common practice. It can be done to save money or because your medication doesn't come in the dose your doctor has prescribed. Getting a higher dose of a medication generally doesn't cost any more than getting a lower dose, so if you are taking 10 mg of a medication and get a 20 mg pill, just cut it in half and you end up with two doses for the price of one! Or, if your doctor determines you need 15 mg of a medication that only comes in 10 mg or 20 mg, you can get 10 mg...
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  • What is Safflower Oil?

    As you probably guessed, safflower oil comes from safflower seeds. Safflower is a plant and the flowers, seeds, and oil that comes from the seed are often used in medicine. The oil has been used for preventing heart disease and stroke, treating blood clotting conditions, heart disease, coughing, fevers, chest pain, inducing sweating, and as a laxative. Historically, women have relied on safflower oil to force a period that is absent or to relieve a painful menstrual period. Safflower oil can also...
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  • Rosemary Oil for Hair

    An essential oil extracted from the rosemary herb using a steam distillation process, rosemary oil is beneficial for improved hair and scalp health. Rosemary oil contains several antioxidants containing antibacterial properties that decrease DHT – traits that can promote hair growth: Camphor oil, Carnsoic acid, Ethanolic acid, Rosmarinic acid, and 1,8-Cineole. Dry and flaky scalp? Rosemary oil can help. Damaged, brittle hair? Thinning hair? Rosemary can help. The rosemary bush is in the same...
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