Histamines are a chemical that is created naturally by your body, but they can also be found in certain food and drink. In this blog, we take a look at what histamines are in relation to wine and what effect they can have on your body.
All alcoholic beverages can be problematic for people with histamine intolerance because alcohol can make DAO, one of the enzymes your body uses to process histamine, less effective. Beer and other fermented products also contain histamine with beer having between 21-305 micrograms/ltr.
Topiramate is used alone or with other medications to treat certain types of seizures including primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures (formerly known as a grand mal seizure; seizure that involves the entire body) and partial onset seizures (seizures that involve only one part of the brain). Topiramate is also used with other medications to control seizures in people who have Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (a disorder that causes seizures and developmental delays). Topiramate is also used to prevent migraine headaches but not to relieve the pain of migraine headaches when they occur. Topiramate is in a class of medications called anticonvulsants. It works by decreasing abnormal excitement in the brain.
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If you happen to be traveling to a country where malaria occurs, you may want to order a gin and tonic when you get there. According to Slate, the gin and tonic was developed in the 1800s to make quinine more palatable. And quinine, derived from cinchona bark, was an essential medicine that worked to both cure and prevent malaria. Although we would never encourage you to substitute antimalarial drugs with drinking a gin and tonic, at least you know of a way to make those quinine tonics more tasty... and more fun.
Again, we're not endorsing the self-administration of gin instead of the usual medications prescribed for these issues, but it's nice to know that drinking alcohol doesn't have to be 100% vice. So queue up those gin and tonics or gin martinis, and tell anyone at the bar who will listen that you're drinking to good health... and for your health, as well.
Of course these conclusions that the drink will somehow aide your health is pure nonsense. Humorous read. The extra ingredients are only enough for flavor. Is there even quinine in average tonic No. Alcohol itself is a diuretic so anything will do. But i love my gin.
Tonic water originally existed as a way to deliver quinine, an antimalarial drug derived from the bark of the South American cinchona tree. In the early 1800s, a British officer in colonial India invented the venerable gin and tonic when he realized that alcohol helped the medicine go down in the most delightful way.
Today, tonic water still contains quinine, but the roles are reversed: a diluted, sweeter formulation of tonic water helps guide gin and vodka past the tonsils instead. Among foods and drinks that are ingested solely for reasons of taste, tonic water is unique in that it was first and foremost a medicine. Since medicines tend to have side effects, is it possible that a hidden health risk is swirling around in tonic water The answer is yes, with some caveats. Quinine is still used to treat malaria today, although doctors typically reserve it for cases when the pathogen responsible for the disease displays resistance to newer drugs. However, you'd have to drink almost 20 liters of today's dilute tonic water daily to achieve the daily dose typically prescribed for malaria.
Happily, the low dose of quinine found in a glass or two of tonic water isn't enough to trigger these issues in most people. However, for the unlucky few, even the small amount of quinine in tonic water can cause thrombocytopenia (doctors call this rare occurrence a \"gin and tonic purpura\").
People may also develop sensitivities and allergies to quinine as a result of occasional tonic water consumption, only to experience a full-blown reaction years later, upon taking a medicinal dose of quinine.
There are a wealth of sports drinks on the market nowadays and we've outlined the key differences between hypotonic, isotonic and hypertonic drinks (including 'hydrogels'), as well as why the Precision Fuel & Hydration drink mixes are all hypotonic.
This matters in the world of sports drinks because whether a drink is hypotonic (lower concentration that blood), isotonic (about the same concentration) or hypertonic (higher concentration) affects how much energy (carbohydrate) it can deliver and how quickly you can absorb it into your blood-stream to replace the fluid you're losing in your sweat.
They're usually around 6-8% carbohydrate and so deliver 1.5 to 2x the amount of carbs that most hypotonic drinks do (30g of carb per 500ml serving). This is generally most useful for shorter duration, high intensity exercise where getting carbs in quickly can be more important than warding off dehydration.
Lab studies tend to show that fluids from truly isotonic drinks do a reasonably good job of being absorbed into the bloodstream. They're slower than hypotonic drinks, but not necessarily by a huge amount. But it turns out it's questionable whether many commercially available isotonic drinks are, well, actually isotonic after all! The findings of a 2008 paper published in a Swiss sports medicine journal raised this alarming question when they measured the tonicity of a range of commercially available sports drinks.
When a hypertonic drink lands in your gut from your stomach, the concentration of fluid in your intestine itself tends to becomes hypertonic. Your body then has to first move water out of the bloodstream back into the intestine to dilute the solutes in there down to a level that allows absorption of nutrients and fluids back across the gut wall into your body.
Hypotonic drinks are usually of a low concentration because they are formulated using small amounts of carbohydrate (up to a 6% solution). That's because carbohydrates tend to make up the majority of the 'stuff' diluted into most sports drinks.
In 2021, we also added the Energy Drink Mix to the range. This is closer to an isotonic drink (but is still hypotonic as its osmolarity is 212 mOsm/L). The drink mix delivers the critical trifecta of carbs (60g per litre), fluids and electrolytes (1,000mg per litre). It's primarily designed for high intensity efforts lasting 1-2 hours, though it can also be a useful contributor to your energy needs during longer sessions too.
Is it a good idea to drink ginger shots regularly The benefits of ginger are proven, and anytime you can get ginger into your system is a good time. If you are looking for the best time, then is it best to take a ginger shot before or after a meal What does the body do with ginger on an empty stomach
If you are worried about having a shot of ginger on an empty stomach, then worry no longer. When you ingest a nutrient-filled solution before eating, your body will absorb those nutrients even quicker, and you will see the benefits instantly. Your body can concentrate on the ginger benefits before getting busy with breaking down food.
Ginger soothes an upset stomach and will do so more efficiently if you take it before a meal. Your body processes and absorbs the nutrients of food in the order they are ingested. Your body can get straight to absorbing the ginger shot's beneficial ingredients without any of the nutrients wasting away in the waiting process.
Jamaican Magnum Tonic Wine, while being popular, has received mixed reviews across the internet. Before purchase, it's important to know all you can about this unique, ready-to-drink fortified tonic wine.
The unique taste of Magnum Tonic Wine is also a reason why it has become so popular. It comes in small bottles, each holding just 200ml of the tonic, which makes it perfect for individual servings. This means that you can enjoy a refreshing drink with friends or just sip on your own while watching TV or reading.
Another side effect that can occur with Magnum Tonic Wine is headaches. This happens because your blood vessels expand and contract rapidly when consuming alcohol which causes headaches afterwards when your body tries to return back to normalcy following intoxication from drinking alcohol.
Normal saline (NSS, NS or N/S) is the commonly used phrase for a solution of 0.90% w/v of NaCl, 308 mOsm/L or 9.0 g per liter. Less commonly, this solution is referred to as physiological saline or isotonic saline (because it is approximately isotonic to blood serum, which makes it a physiologically normal solution). Although neither of those names is technically accurate because normal saline is not exactly like blood serum, they convey the practical effect usually seen: good fluid balance with minimal hypotonicity or hypertonicity. NS is used frequently in intravenous drips (IVs) for people who cannot take fluids orally and have developed or are in