MoonDragon's Health & Wellness
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ALUMINUM TOXICITY DESCRIPTION
Autopsies performed on persons who have died of Alzheimer's disease have revealed accumulation of up to 4 times the normal amount of aluminum in the nerve cells in the brain. Especially high concentrations of aluminum have been found in the region of the hippocampus, which plays a role in memory.
British researchers concluded that the risk of contracting Alzheimer's disease was 50 percent higher in regions of Great Britain where drinking water contained elevated levels of aluminum. The threat from aluminum may be increased by chronic calcium deficiency, which may change the way in which the body uses minerals and result in greater accumulations of aluminum.
While the British populations must contend with the threat of aluminum-tainted water, Americans can ingest aluminum through a wide variety of products. While there is still a great deal of controversy as to whether the accumulation of aluminum in the neurons is the cause or a result of neuronal dysfunction, it is believed that it is best to avoid aluminum as much as possible as a preventive measure. The following guideline will assist you in the elimination of as many potentially hazardous aluminum products as possible from your kitchen and from your medicine cabinet. It is better to be safe than sorry.
MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Aluminum Toxicity
POTS, PANS, UTENSILS & FOIL
Aluminum cookware contributes significantly to the amount of aluminum in the diet. Using aluminum pots to cook tomatoes doubled the aluminum content of those tomatoes, from 2 milligrams to 4 milligrams per serving.
Aluminum cooking utensils and pots should be replaced with stainless steel or glass cooking ware.
Aluminum foil use should be kept to a minimum or not at all.
ALUMINUM & ANTACIDS
COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS TO USE & AVOID
Several dozen antacids contain aluminum hydroxide, an aluminum salt. Included in this list are such nationally advertised products as:
- Di-Gel liquid
- Gaviscon tablets
- Gelusil liquid
- Gelusil tablets
- Extra strength Maalox
- Mylanta & Mylanta Double Strength liquid & tablets
- Tempo Soft Antacid
Concentrations of aluminum vary. If you use antacids, always read product labels carefully. Antacids that contain aluminum must state this in their list of ingredients. There are more than 20 aluminum-free antacid compounds available, including:
- Di-Gel tablets
- Maalox caplets
- Mylanta gelcaps
- Rolaids tablets
- Tums E-X
ALUMINUM & ANTI-DIARRHEAL PREPARATIONS
COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS TO USE & AVOID
More than a dozen non-prescription anti-diarrheal drugs contain aluminum salts in doses of 100 mg/ml to 600 mg per tablet, these include:
- Aluminum magnesium silicate
Familiar preparations containing these substances include:
- Pepto-Bismol liquid
Products containing the newer anti-diarrheal loperamide (Imodium AD and others) do not usually contain aluminum.
ALUMINUM & BUFFERED ASPIRIN
COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS TO USE & AVOID
With concentrations of 14.4 mg to 88 mg per dose, buffered aspirin can be a source of aluminum. One of the two compounds, aluminum hydroxide or aluminum glycinate, is found in brands such as:
- Arthritis Pain Formula
- Arthritis Strength Bufferin
Ordinary aspirin is aluminum-free as are many other pain killers.
Aluminum-coated waxed containers, used especially for orange and pineapple juices, cause juices inside to absorb aluminum.
Beer and soft drinks stored in aluminum cans absorb small quantities of the metal as well.
Bottled beverages in glass or plastic are a better choice.
ALUMINUM & DEODORANTS
Many deodorants and antiperspirants and some skin powders contain aluminum chlorohydrate. Aluminum in this form is readily absorbed into the brain through the nasal passages.
ALUMINUM & DOUCHES
Many popular douche preparations contain aluminum salts. These include such nationally known and advertised products Massengil powder. Research has not yet shown how much of these solutions the body absorbs. A homemade solution of apple cider vinegar and water can be substituted for the over-the-counter products.
Routine douching is not necessary for personal hygiene. Douching is best reserved for therapeutic purposes, as excessive douching may actually help promote infection. If you do use douches from time to time, it is better to use a solution of 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in a quart of water rather than commercial preparations.
ALUMINUM & FOOD ADDITIVES
Manufacturers add aluminum to many of the food products Americans eat every day. Cake mixes, frozen dough, self-rising flour, and sliced processed cheese food all contain from 5 to 50 mg of sodium aluminum phosphate per average serving. Baking powder contains from 5 to 70 mg of sodium aluminum sulfate per teaspoonful. Varying amounts of other aluminum compounds are contained in food starch modifiers and anti-caking agents. Pickling salts can contain one of two aluminum compounds: aluminum ammonium sulfate or aluminum potassium sulfate. If you eat fast foods, you should be aware that the processed cheeses used on cheese-burgers contain aluminum, which is added to give the cheese product its melting quality.
ALUMINUM & SHAMPOOS
A number of anti-dandruff preparations, such as Selsun Blue, contain magnesium aluminum silicate. Aluminum lauryl sulfate is a common ingredient in many nationally advertised shampoos. As with other products, always read the label before you buy.
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ALUMINUM TOXICITY DIET & NUTRITION RECOMMENDATIONS
DIET & FOOD PREPARATION
You can reduce your brain load of aluminum yourself by using the following supplements, also shown to significantly lower brain aluminum.
Magnesum Citramate Magnesium reduces brain levels of mercury and the citramate, a combination of citrate and malate, has been shown to significantly stimulate elimination of aluminum from the body. Ascorbate (as magnesium or Calcium Ascorbate). A study found ascorbate to be a very effective chelator of aluminum, especially when the aluminum was bound to brain cell DNA. Taking higher doses of ascorbate with the Magnesum Citramate increased the removal of aluminum even more. Malate. Malate was shown to be one of the more effective aluminum chelators for the brain. Pyruvate (as Calcium Pyruvate). Pyruvate has been shown to effectively prevent aluminum absorption. Flavonoids. Eat a lot of fresh vegetables. Supplements containing flavonoids, such as Quercetin and Hesperidin, also prevent aluminum absorption. Chlorella helps remove mercury and lead and may remove aluminum. These supplements are in addition to the antioxidant vitamins you normally take. Eat a diet that is high in Fiber and includes Apple Pectin. Use only stainless steel, glass, or iron cookware. Stainless steel is best. Beware of products containing aluminum. Read labels and avoid those that contain aluminum, or dihydroaluminum. See MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Aluminum & Alzheimer's Connection for more suggestions.
Most individuals with Alzheimer's disease have low levels of Vitamin C, and the Beta Carotene, Vitamin B-1, Vitamin B-6, Folate and Vitamin B-12. The latter three are particularly important, since they regulate a special series of metabolic steps in brain cells necessary for forming neurotransmitter chemicals and repairing DNA. When these nutrients are deficient, a special chemical called homocysteine accumulates.
Recent studies have found that a large number of Alzheimer's disease patients have elevated homocysteine levels. Besides being a sign of impaired metabolism, homocysteine is in a class of special brain cell toxins called excitotoxins. These toxins literally excite certain brain cells to death. They are considered a central mechanism in all of the neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's dementia and Parkinson's disease. Excitotoxins generate large numbers of free radicals in brain cells and brain cell connections (synapses). Vitamin E and Vitamin C, and the Carotenoids and special antioxidants from plants called flavonoids all act together to protect the brain from free radicals and, hence, excitotoxicity.
Several studies have shown that increasing these Antioxidants in the diet slows the course of Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease and may prevent the disease in some cells we see destroyed in Alzheimer's disease.
Numerous studies have shown that chronic activation of the brainís immune system is closely connected to this terrifying disorder. Many of these studies also have shown that the greatest risk is among those with impaired immunity. We know that as we age, the immune system becomes impaired, primarily because of poor nutrition. In fact, several studies have shown that aged-related immune problems can be corrected with nutrients such as Selenium, Vitamin E and Vitamin C, and the Carotenoids. Of even greater importance is the finding that Vitamin D-3 plays a major role in preventing overreaction of the immune system, as seen in these diseases. While part of the immune system is impaired, another part is overactive. This imbalance causes the problem. Nutrition can re-establish the proper immune balance.
REDUCING YOUR RISK WITH DIET
Watch Your Diet: Most important is your diet. You should eat low-fat foods, at least five servings of fruits and vegetables (primarily vegetables) and no more than a slice of whole grain bread a day, along with a minimum of high-glycemic carbohydrates, and drink filtered fluoride-free water. Carbohydrates are classified as to how fast they are absorbed and converted to simple sugars. Those easily converted and absorbed are considered high-glycemic; others are called low-glycemic carbohydrates. The best diet is the Mediterranean diet, which is higher in protein (mainly fish), high in vegetables and extra virgin Olive Oil, and low in carbohydrates.
Seafoods can be high in mercury (methylmercury), so caution must be exercised. It is best to get your Omega-3 Oils from supplements. Omega-3 oils are composed of two components, EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). DHA is the most important for protecting and nurturing the brain. In one study, those who consumed omega-3 fatty acidĖcontaining foods once a week or more had a 60 percent reduction in Alzheimerís disease. Interestingly, DHA has been shown to powerfully protect the brain from excitotoxins. The EPA component had little effect. Pure DHA can be obtained from most health supplement suppliers. Another source of omega-3 fatty acids is from special eggs that contain high amounts of this beneficial fat. The highest contents are found in Christopher Eggs. The chickens producing these eggs are fed a special diet high in omega-3 fatty acids, which then enters the egg yolks. A single egg supplies 600 mg of omega-3 fatty acids.
Fruits and especially vegetables contain some of the most powerful chemical antioxidants found naturally. They also contain powerful anti-excitotoxic, anti-inflammatory, immune-modulating and antiviral components as well. Eating at least five servings of vegetables a day also plays a major role in preventing these neurodegenerative diseases. A recent study found that of 1,367 people over age 65 followed for five years, those with the highest intake of flavonoids from fruits and vegetables had a 51 percent lower incidence of Alzheimer's disease.
Of particular interest has been Blueberry extract. In one study, it was found not only to slow the aging of the brain but also to reverse some of the aging changes. A more recent study found that blueberry extract could completely prevent Alzheimer's disease in a hereditary animal model of the disease. This means that blueberry extract might prevent the disease even in those inheriting both of the APOE4 genes. It is important to appreciate that these experiments were done using blueberry extracts and not whole blueberries. The extracts contain much higher concentrations of the blueberry flavonoids than found in a bowl of blueberries.
One of the hottest areas of research has been brain protection through caloric reduction by fasting. It has been known for almost half a century that animals placed on low-calorie diets live significantly longer than those on regular or, especially, high-calorie diets. As we have seen, high-calorie intake is especially harmful to the brain. Previously, it was assumed that reducing calories reduces the number of free radicals produced by cells, which it does. Research found that it greatly increased the concentration of two brain-protecting chemicals called nerve growth factor and telomerase. These two chemicals can protect the brainís cells against the beta-amyloid of Alzheimer's disease, strengthen synapses and protect against excitotoxicity. In other words, they can protect against all the processes seen in Alzheimer's disease. The best results were found with fasting one day a week. Weekly fasting also helped correct insulin excess, something also connected with these diseases.
Take Antioxidants. While you should increase your intake of all of the antioxidant vitamins, including Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Carotenoids and all the B Vitamins, you also should supplement with additional Antioxidants. Some of the more powerful are the Flavonoids, special components isolated from plants. These include Hesperidin, Quercetin, Green Tea extract, Artichoke extract, Grape Seed extract and Bilberry, all available from natural supplement suppliers.
One supplement found to provide major protection to the brain is Melatonin. Most people think of it as nothing more than a sleep aid. In fact, it is one of the brainís most important antioxidants and actually increases the antioxidant enzyme content of the brain. This is especially important because recent studies have shown that these antioxidant enzymes are low in people who develop Alzheimer's dementia and Parkinson's disease. With aging, the amount of melatonin begins to decline, one of the reasons for the high frequency of insomnia in the elderly. If you notice you no longer dream, your melatonin levels are probably low. Low levels are rarely seen below age 45.
All cells contain a very powerful antioxidant called Glutathione. It is especially important for protecting the brain, especially against excitotoxicity and mercury poisoning. Low levels of this antioxidant are seen in all cases of neurodegenerative disease, including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. Ironically, it is fairly easy to increase the levels of glutathione in all your cells.
The supplement N-acetyl-L cysteine (NAC) has been shown to dramatically increase Glutathione levels. Magnesium, Vitamin C, Alpha-Lipoic Acid and a high intake of vegetables also increase glutathione levels. An additional benefit is that high glutathione levels also help prevent cancer. A high intake of MSG and other excitotoxins dramatically lowers brain glutathione levels.
Unless otherwise specified, the dosages recommended here are for adults. For a child between ages 12 and 17, reduce the dose to 3/4 the recommended amount. For a child between 6 and 12, use 1/2 the recommended dose.
NUTRIENTS Supplement Suggested Dosage Comments Very Important Apple Pectin 2 Tablespoons twice daily. Binds with metals in the colon and excretes them from the body.
Apple Pectin is a fiber that may be beneficial for cholesterol levels, arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), diabetes, and may inhibit cancer metastases. Supporting sound intestinal health is essential to every lifestyle, Apple Pectin is a completely natural water-soluble fiber that gels-up when mixed with water, offering digestive support that is natural and simple. As a dietary fiber, Apple Pectin can be a smart alternative to help promote desired intestinal health without the use of chemicals.
Apple Pectin Fiber Herbal Products Calcium 1,500 mg daily. Minerals that bind with aluminum and eliminate it from the body. Use chelate form. Magnesium 750 mg daily. Minerals that bind with aluminum and eliminate it from the body. Use chelate form. Coenzyme A As directed on label. Facilitates the repair of RNA and DNA. Supports the immune system's detoxification of many dangerous substances. Can streamline metabolism, ease depression and fatigue, and increase energy. Works well with CoQ10. Garlic (Kyolic) 2 capsules 3 times daily. Acts as a detoxifier. Kelp 2,000 to 3,000 mg daily. Has a balanced mineral content. Acts as a detoxifier of excess metals.
Kelp is a large, leafy brown algae is high in nutrition, especially minerals. Kelp is a good source of marine minerals, including potassium, magnesium, calcium and iron. It is also an excellent source of natural iodine. Due to overwhelming research results, Kelp has become an effective treatment for thyroid disorders and treating thyroid and mineral deficiencies, obesity, adrenal deficiencies, energy and endocrine gland disorders. Aids in the function of both the pituitary and adrenal glands, promoting glandular health. It regulates metabolism to help digest food. Helps to rid the body of toxins. Kelp is an alternative, diuretic, hypotensive, and antibiotic and also contains vitamins and cell salts essential for good nutrition. Kelp powder can be used as a sodium chloride (table salt) substitute, sprinkled on foods in place of salt. It is beneficial for the nervous system, brain and the cardiovascular system. It is very important for pregnant women. If you have thyroid problems, consult with your health care provider before using. As a dietary supplement, take 1/4 teaspoon 1 to 3 times daily, preferably with meals. Use 6 to 12 drops of liquid extract-tincture in juice, water, under the tongue or as desired. May be taken 3 times daily.
Kelp Herbal Products Lecithin
Granules or Capsules
Granules: 1 tablespoon 3 times daily, with meals.
Capsules: 1,200 mg 3 times daily, with meals.
Needed for proper brain function and healthy cell membranes. Improves memory and protects nervous system cells. Works well as an antioxidant when taken with Vitamin E. A fat emulsifier.
Soy lecithin promotes liver cell regeneration and protects the liver from toxic damage. Soy lecithin may cause mild diarrhea when first used.
Lecithin Supplement Products L-Glutathione As directed on label, on an empty stomach. Essential for the functioning of the immune system and protects the liver. Glutathione is found to be deficient in cancer growth. Inhibits the formation of free radicals. Aids in red blood cell integrity and protects immune cells. Aids in blocking damage from toxic metals and radiation. Multi-Vitamin & Multi-Mineral Complex As directed on label. Basic for stabilizing vitamin and mineral imbalances in toxic conditions. Use a hypoallergenic high-potency formula.
The vitamins and minerals in iron free Multi-Vitamin & Multi-Mineral supplements play many important roles in the body: antioxidants to protect fats, cells and DNA, coenzyme precursors for energy production and metabolism, and cofactors for hormones and enzymes which regulate body processes.
Multivitamin Supplement Products Multimineral Supplement Products Oxy-Cleanse As directed on label. Helps remove heavy metals, other pollutants, and anaerobic pathogens from the body.
Oxy-Cleanse represents a revolution in colon care with a unique oxygen based process. Its multifaceted approach increases bowel activity and removes old impacted fecal matter as it detoxifies and rejuvenates the entire colon without psyllium or herbs. Initially, take 2 capsules up to 3 times daily on an empty stomach or as directed. For a complete cleanse, use 3 to 4 weeks. For daily maintenance after achieving desired results, 1 capsules up to 3 times daily on an empty stomach or as needed.
Oxygen-Enhancing Supplement Products SAM-e
As directed on label. Helps reduce stress and nervousness caused by excess aluminum. Gives a sense of well-being. Caution: Do not use if you have manic-depressive disorder or take prescription antidepressants. Vitamin B Complex
Vitamin B-6 (Pyridoxine)
100 mg 3 times daily.
50 mg 3 times daily.
300 mcg 3 times daily.
The B vitamins, especially B-6, are important in ridding the intestinal tract of excess metals and in removing them from the body. Sublingual forms are recommended for better absorption. Injections (under a health care provider's supervision) may be necessary.
Vitamin B complex is important for healthy skin tones, proper digestion, for repair and replacement of lost nutrients, aids in healing.
Vitamin B Complex Supplement Products Vitamin B-6 (Pyridoxine) Supplement Products Vitamin B-12 Supplement Products Vitamin E 200 IU daily. A powerful antioxidant. Fights cellular aging by protecting cell membranes. Also improves circulation and prolongs the life of red blood cells. An antioxidant that enhances healing. Use d-alpha-tocopherol form.
NOTIFY YOUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER
If you have an aluminum toxicity or suspect aluminum toxicity and may need professional consultation and hair analysis testing for verification. If you have any increase of symptoms or other signs of aluminum toxicity. If you have any unexpected or unusual symptoms. Some people may have sensitivity, allergies, or other health conditions which would prevent them from using certain herbs or other treatments.
ALUMINUM TOXICITY PRODUCTS
Information for help with aluminum toxicity, a serious condition that occurs when a person absorbs excessive amounts of aluminum, a poisonous metal that deposits itself in the brain.
Acacia Fiber Herbal Products Apple Pectin Fiber Products Burdock Herbal Products Calcium Ascorbate Supplement Products Calcium Pyruvate Supplement Products Chlorella Herbal Products Echinacea Herbal Products Fiber Complex Supplement Products Flavonoids Supplement Products Garlic Herbal Products Ginkgo Biloba Herbal Products
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Vitamin C is an essential nutrient that cannot be produced by the body and, therefore, must be replenished daily Calcium not only serves as the principle component of skeletal tissue, but also plays a vital role in many bodily functions. Most alkaline (buffered) form of vitamin C.
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CALCIUM PYRUVATE SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS
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Calcium Pyruvate is important for energy production at the cellular level. Fitness and wellness formula.
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Calcium pyruvate is involved in ATP production, increased protein uptake, increased glucogen storage, and cellular respiration, potentially helping the body utilize fat for energy, spare lean body mass and increase endurance during exercise.
Calcium Supplement Information
MAGNESIUM ASCORBATE SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS
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Magnesium Ascorbate is non-acidic (pH neutral) and gentle on the digestive system. Vitamin C plays a vital role in collagen formation, amino acid metabolism, hormone synthesis, and the body's immune system. Magnesium is an essential mineral, playing a key role in over 300 enzymatic reactions in metabolism. These reactions include those involved in the Krebs cycle (one of the body's main energy production processes), energy storage, the breakdown of fatty acids, protein synthesis, DNA metabolism, the relaxation of both voluntary and involuntary muscle tissue, neuro-transmitter activity, and hormone regulation. Magnesium is stored primarily in the bones, and plays a role in bone formation.
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MAGNESIUM CITRAMATE SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS
Nutrition Basics: Magnesium Supplement Information
MALATE, MAGNESIUM MALATE, MALIC ACID SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS
Magnesium is a mineral that is critical for energy production and metabolism, muscle contraction, nerve impulse transmission and bone mineralization. It is required cofactor for an estimated 300 enzymes. Among the reactions catalyzed by these enzymes are fatty acid synthesis, protein synthesis and glucose metabolism. Malate is an important Krebs Cycle intermediate, indicating that it is an important molecule in the production of cellular energy derived from carbohydrates. Malic Acid is a fruit acid and is the principal acid contained in apples and many other fruits and vegetables. Its ability to bond with alkaline minerals such as calcium and magnesium may help to improve the absorption of these important nutrients. It supports energy production by allowing your body to produce ATP more efficiently, which is essential for proper muscle function. Leading healthcare professionals familiar with Fibromyalgia recommend Malic Acid, combined with Magnesium, for the chronic muscle soreness and fatigue experienced by most patients with this condition. Healthcare providers have found that patients with Fibromyalgia who use a combination of Malic Acid and Magnesium reported improvements in the reduction of muscle pain and tiredness. Malic Magnesium is a specialized formula that provides nutritional support for energy metabolism and muscle function, featuring chelated magnesium, malic acid, and select B vitamins.
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AROMATHERAPY: ESSENTIAL OILS DESCRIPTIONS & USES
Allspice Leaf Oil Angelica Oil Anise Oil Baobab Oil Basil Oil Bay Laurel Oil Bay Oil Benzoin Oil Bergamot Oil Black Pepper Oil Chamomile (German) Oil Cajuput Oil Calamus Oil Camphor (White) Oil Caraway Oil Cardamom Oil Carrot Seed Oil Catnip Oil Cedarwood Oil Chamomile Oil Cinnamon Oil Citronella Oil Clary-Sage Oil Clove Oil Coriander Oil Cypress Oil Dill Oil Eucalyptus Oil Fennel Oil Fir Needle Oil Frankincense Oil Geranium Oil German Chamomile Oil Ginger Oil Grapefruit Oil Helichrysum Oil Hyssop Oil Iris-Root Oil Jasmine Oil Juniper Oil Labdanum Oil Lavender Oil Lemon-Balm Oil Lemongrass Oil Lemon Oil Lime Oil Longleaf-Pine Oil Mandarin Oil Marjoram Oil Mimosa Oil Myrrh Oil Myrtle Oil Neroli Oil Niaouli Oil Nutmeg Oil Orange Oil Oregano Oil Palmarosa Oil Patchouli Oil Peppermint Oil Peru-Balsam Oil Petitgrain Oil Pine-Long Leaf Oil Pine-Needle Oil Pine-Swiss Oil Rosemary Oil Rose Oil Rosewood Oil Sage Oil Sandalwood Oil Savory Oil Spearmint Oil Spikenard Oil Swiss-Pine Oil Tangerine Oil Tea-Tree Oil Thyme Oil Vanilla Oil Verbena Oil Vetiver Oil Violet Oil White-Camphor Oil Yarrow Oil Ylang-Ylang Oil Aromatherapy
Healing Baths For Colds
Using Essential Oils
AROMATHERAPY: HERBAL & CARRIER OILS DESCRIPTIONS & USES
Almond, Sweet Oil Apricot Kernel Oil Argan Oil Arnica Oil Avocado Oil Baobab Oil Black Cumin Oil Black Currant Oil Black Seed Oil Borage Seed Oil Calendula Oil Camelina Oil Castor Oil Coconut Oil Comfrey Oil Evening Primrose Oil Flaxseed Oil Grapeseed Oil Hazelnut Oil Hemp Seed Oil Jojoba Oil Kukui Nut Oil Macadamia Nut Oil Meadowfoam Seed Oil Mullein Oil Neem Oil Olive Oil Palm Oil Plantain Oil Plum Kernel Oil Poke Root Oil Pomegranate Seed Oil Pumpkin Seed Oil Rosehip Seed Oil Safflower Oil Sea Buckthorn Oil Sesame Seed Oil Shea Nut Oil Soybean Oil St. Johns Wort Oil Sunflower Oil Tamanu Oil Vitamin E Oil Wheat Germ Oil
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