A Comprehnsive Guide about IP6 (AKA , Phytic Acid) !!!....

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A Comprehnsive Guide about IP6 (AKA , Phytic Acid) !!!....
« on: December 10, 2015, 10:49:09 PM »
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Phytic acid (known as inositol hexakisphosphate (IP6), inositol polyphosphate, or phytate when in salt form)
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Seeds — such as nuts, edible seeds, beans/legumes, and grains — store phosphorus as phytic acid. When phytic acid is bound to a mineral in the seed, it’s known as phytate.

highlighted the reason why i used to take IP6 after exact 2-3 hours of meal,,, yes ofcourse to control diabetes ....  and i got the results ,,, my HBA1C
never been below 10 ( normal range upto 6.5) .... but after using IP6 like that .... in recent report its 8.5
courtesy: http://www.westonaprice.org/health-topics/living-with-phytic-acid/
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Phytic acid not only grabs on to or chelates important minerals, but also inhibits enzymes that we need to digest our food, including pepsin, needed for the breakdown of proteins in the stomach, and amylase, [bgcolor=#FFFF00]needed for the breakdown of starch into sugar[/bgcolor]. Trypsin, needed for protein digestion in the small intestine, is also inhibited by phytates -

quote from : https://www.drmcdougall.com/misc/2008nl/jan/grains.htm
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[bgcolor=#FFFF00]Phytic acid actually has many beneficial health effects—you won’t want it out of your diet. It acts as a powerful antioxidant and has been shown to reduce blood sugar, insulin, cholesterol and triglycerides.14 Phytic acid is linked to a reduction in heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and other chronic diseases in people.”[/bgcolor]

Courtesy : http://breakingmuscle.com/nutrition/dissecting-anti-nutrients-the-good-and-bad-of-phytic-acid
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[bgcolor=#FFFF00]Phytic acid can act as an antioxidant, particularly in regards to iron.3-5 It is known that iron can behave as a free radical, contributing to oxidative stress in the body. In this context, phytic acid’s ability to sequester and trap iron is beneficial. In fact, it does such a good job of binding to iron that it can effectively neutralize any free radical.[/bgcolor]
 
Keep in mind that oxidation in the body is a normal day-to-day activity but it can get out of hand, especially when the body is under stress, which includes rigorous exercise. [bgcolor=#FFFF00]In this case it may be a good thing to have phytic acid around to protect cells that might otherwise be at risk for excessive oxidative damage[/bgcolor].

Anti-Cancer
 
In addition to acting as an antioxidant, phytic acid also has been shown to exhibit some anti-cancer properties. Though research in humans is a bit scarce, there have been several studies demonstrating the potential positive effects of phytic acid in fighting cancerous tumor cells. This may partially explain why high-fiber diets tend to be associated with reducing colon cancer risk.
 
Cholesterol and Blood Sugar
 
Finally, [bgcolor=#FFFF00]phytic acid has shown some capacity to reduce cholesterol and triglycerides, and positively impact the glycemic response of certain foods. In some cases, phytic acid seems to have an ability to slow down a potential blood sugar spike following the ingestion of certain high-carbohydrate foods.[/bgcolor] Again, this may explain why high-fiber foods have been associated with improved blood sugar control.

The Bottom Line
[bgcolor=#FFFF00] Phytic acid can bind to minerals like rich in iron, zinc, magnesium, and calcium
 in the digestive tract and make them less available to the body.[/bgcolor] However, this is most problematic in areas of the world with already-established nutrient and mineral deficiency that rely primarily on foods containing high amounts of phytic acid.
 
[bgcolor=#FFFF00]On the plus side, phytic acid can act as antioxidant, exhibits anti-cancer properties, and may have a positive impact on cholesterol and blood sugar.[/bgcolor] Preparation methods can reduce the phytic acid content in food, as well as adjusting meal times and food choices


The Bottom Line
 [bgcolor=#FFFF00]Phytic acid can bind to minerals like rich in iron, zinc, magnesium, and calcium
 in the digestive tract and make them less available to the body.[/bgcolor] However, this is most problematic in areas of the world with already-established nutrient and mineral deficiency that rely primarily on foods containing high amounts of phytic acid.
 
[bgcolor=#FFFF00]On the plus side, phytic acid can act as antioxidant, exhibits anti-cancer properties, and may have a positive impact on cholesterol and blood sugar. Preparation methods can reduce the phytic acid content in food, as well as adjusting meal times and food choices[/bgcolor]
« Last Edit: December 10, 2015, 11:08:07 PM by nice friend »
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Re: A Comprehnsive Guide about IP6 (AKA , Phytic Acid) !!!....
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2016, 11:08:08 PM »
Phytate consumption had a protective effect against osteoporosis, suggesting that low phytate consumption should be considered an osteoporosis risk factor. PMID: 19053869

With studies like the one above, and since phytate has been used as a template to synthetically design the chemical bisphosphonates, wouldn't it be prudent to put more resources into the use of phytate/IP6 as the effective iron chelator, which are required in all those with thalassemia, and also it would replace the very expensive bisphosphonates which have been shown to have some very serious side effects?

We'll make a caramel.
 
"Phytate exhibits effects similar to those of bisphosphonates"

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Re: A Comprehnsive Guide about IP6 (AKA , Phytic Acid) !!!....
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2016, 02:56:16 AM »
IP6 is used by many thal majors and it has a definite effect on iron load. I recently was told by a thal that IP6 helped normalize his low white cell count, as well. I think there is much application in thalassemia.
Maybe it's too cheap to bother researching its potential value as an iron chelator.
Andy

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