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Old 11-08-2005, 07:31 AM   #1
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Here is another article on the benefits of the good old aspirin. My doctor recommended taking one every other day. Just wondered what your thoughts are on the subject.*

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20051107...aliacancerskin
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Old 11-08-2005, 07:58 AM   #2
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I'm allergic to aspirin, can't take it at all.
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I take one" baby" aspirin (81mg), bought in bulk, daily. Given my family history of heart disease I thought the possible benefits outweighed the risks. Recently I read that once you have been on aspirin therapy for a long period of time, there is a risk of stroke if you stop. http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/510469

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I've taken a standard 325mg aspirin every day for about 20 years.
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Heart disease is the bigger killer in my family so I have taken one regular Aspirin a day for more than 30 years. I guess it must be working since I have not had a heart attack yet. I do believe that the Aspirin and the cholesterol lowering drugs over the last 20 years have both helped. Lifestyle, eating habits, and medication can all help to lower your risk despite being cursed with crappy genes.

So far so good. 8)
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I tend to be a bleeder, and asprin aggrivates bleeding. I haven't taken one in years.
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My thoughts on the subject are to ask you doctor, and do what he says. Some people benefit from aspirin, and others are harmed by it. While decreasing the risk of arteriosclerotic events, it simultaneously increases the risk of problems such as hemorrhagic stroke. Your doctor will be better able to tell you which is the greater risk for you.
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You might want to try this instead:



Zyflamend, New Chapter, 120 Softgels

Label Information:

(T) Zyflamend, New Chapter, 120 Softgels
Supercritical Extracts of Rosemary, Ginger and Oregano
With Potency Assured Extracts
Green Tea, Holy Basil, Turmeric, barberry, Chinese goldthread and Hu Zhang
Inhibits the COX-2enzyme and reduces inflammation*
Promotes healthy joint function*
Promotes normal cell growth*
Contains organic herbal anti-aging constituents that inactivate free-radicals*
New Chapter's Supercritical Herbal Extracts "Supercritical" means Super Purity, Super Potency, Broad Spectrum, and No Chemical Solvents. We take nature's finest herbs and then extract and highly concentrate (as high as 250 to 1) their precious, full spectrum ingredients. We do not isolate single ingredients or spike our extracts with synthesized additives. We deliver the wisdom of nature, with the complexity and organic nuances of the natural herb preserved for you In fact, the supercritical process extracts more beneficial organic antioxidants and other compounds than any other extraction processes. And when you take New Chapter's supercritical extracts, neither you nor the environment, have to contend with chemical solvents.

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Holy Basil (Ocimum sanctum) Contains the powerful COX-2 inhibitor ursolic acid, which significantly enhances detoxification and reduces inflammation.*
Turmeric Unique curcumin phytonutrient complex, naturally inhibits inflammatory COX-2; synergistic with green tea, significantly multiplying anti-inflammatory effect of green tea polyphenols.*

Ginger Supercritical extract inhibits both inflammatory COX and 5-LOX and offers numerous anti-aging constituents.*
Green Tea Proceedings of of the National Academy of Sciences report green tea polyphenols markedly reduce COX-2.* Major university database notes green tea contains 51 anti-inflammatory phytonutrients.*
Rosemary Dual extracts offer highly concentrated, full spectrum, COX-2 inhibition and support detoxification.*
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Serving size: 2 Softgels
Servings Per Container: 60

Amount Per Serving

% Daily Value
Rosemary (leaf), 100 mg supercritical extract and 50 mg extract (23% total phenolic antioxidants[TPA]-34.5mg
150 mg

*
Turmeric, (rhizome), 10 mg supercritical extract (45% turmerones-4.5 mg) and 100 mg ethanolic eztract (7% curcuminoids-7 mg)
110 mg

*
Ginger, (rhizome), 54 mg supercritical extract,(30% pungent compounds-16.2 mg, 8% zingiberene -4.3 mg) and 46 mg PSE** extract, (3% pungent compounds-1.4 mg)
100 mg

*
Holy Basil, (leaf), extract (2% ursolic acid-2 mg)
100 mg

*
Green Tea, (leaf), extract (45% polyphenols-45 mg)
100 mg

*
Hu Zhang, (Polyganum cuspidatum)(root & rhizome), extract (8% resveratol-6.4 mg)
80 mg

*
Chinese Goldthread, (root), extract (6% berberine-2.4 mg)
40 mg

*
Barberry, (root), extract (6% berberine-2.4 mg)
40 mg

*
Oregano, (leaf), supercritical extract (0.8% TPA-0.32 mg)
40 mg

*
Scutellaria baicalensis, (root), hydroethanolic extract (17-26% baicalein complex including baicalein and baicalin-3.4-5.2 mg, and 0.4-0.9% wogonin-0.08-0.18 mg)
20 mg

*

* Daily Value not established.
** Post-supercritical ethanolic

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Looks like a spammer has been scanning forums for the word "aspirin."
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Brown 25 capsules, if you're not already full of ****... 8)
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Looks like a spammer has been scanning forums for the word "aspirin."
Could be. But you've got to give him/her credit for patience since registering on the forum in April...

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No, I am not a spammer.

I have an interest in nutritional supplements - I take over 60 daily for general prevention. For most of my adult life I have been interested in nutrition and using food and nutrtional supplements as medicine for prevention.

My feeling is that I would rather spend the money on supplements than at the doctor's office or hospital.

Back to the aspirin. Though aspirin does appear to have definite medicinal value, it also carries some rather unpleasant risks

http://www.chiro.cc/health_page.php?...n_alternatives

(My own physician who has also been my best friend since grammer school takes a daily aspirin and no other supplements)

I suggested Zyfamend because it contains natural cox 2 inhibitors, antioxidants, and anti inflamatories with no side effects. My only association with the product is as a consumer
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I have an interest in nutritional supplements - I take over 60 daily for general prevention.* *
60!!!* Damn, somehow that seems like a lot of prevention.*
Call me paranoid, but if I took 60 whatevers daily for my health, I'm sure I'd get run down in a crosswalk by a Mack truck*
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I have an interest in nutritional supplements - I take over 60 daily for general prevention.
Other than the obvious (constipation), what do your "60-A-Day" supplements prevent?

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The answer has got to be everything.

Why else would someone take 60 pills.
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60!!! Damn, somehow that seems like a lot of prevention.
Call me paranoid, but if I took 60 whatevers daily for my health, I'm sure I'd get run down in a crosswalk by a Mack truck
By the time I got done with 60 supplements, my day would be over.

I love how some will eschew standard medicine in favor of medicines with all those asterisks.
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One baby aspirin daily, and the following: senior multi-vitamin, vitamin E, and vitamin C, one Fish oil tablet.
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I think I could make this a diet, eat 60 pills and unable to eat lunch.

Vitamins can have side effects also. I do take them, but better yet try and eat well. I would like vitamin companies to scientifically prove any health benefit and list side effects. Also have guranteed analysis of the contents of there products.
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"Other than the obvious (constipation), what do your "60-A-Day" supplements prevent?"

They prevent me from dying of too much accumulated wealth


"Vitamins can have side effects also. I do take them, but better yet try and eat well. I would like vitamin companies to scientifically prove any health benefit and list side effects. Also have guranteed analysis of the contents of there products."


I agree that these are only supplements and not a substitute for a good diet.
I have tried over the years to design the best diet possible.

The benefits of the supplements we take have all been demonstrated and confirmed by clinical study
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The benefits of the supplements we take have all been demonstrated and confirmed by clinical study
Have you been following the latest meta-analyses on antioxidants, for example?* *Even the Linus Pauling Institute is starting to hem and haw a bit.

And the main benefit of aspirin (a natural substance, BTW) in preventing heart attacks is its blood thinning properties.* *Nothing to do with anti-inflamatory effects.* *In fact, aspirin has been shown to have no effects on CRP, which is considered the best measure of systemic inflamation.

Cox-2 inhibitors have no effect on platelet aggregation.
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