ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

Scientifically-designed fasting diet lowers risks for major diseases

More evidence for calorie restriction’s longevity effect

Supplementation with vitamin D associated with improved testosterone, erectile function among middle...

A Little Zinc Goes a Long Way

Vitamin D deficiency increases risk of chronic headache

Get the Most From Your Green Tea

VIDEO: The Best Brain Foods That Help Increase Your Memory!

Acupuncture boosts effectiveness of standard medical care for chronic pain, depression

Iron (And More) For Lasting, Natural Energy

Metabolic syndrome increases the need for vitamin E

 
Print Page
Email Article

University of New Orleans Researchers Believe They’ve Developed a Safer Form of Acetaminophen

  [ 27 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
www.ProHealth.com • July 31, 2009


Acetaminophen (known by various names, including Tylenol and paracetamol) is a popular and effective over-the-counter pain reliever. But because it is often taken in amounts exceeding recommended doses it is also the leading cause of permanent liver damage in the U.S. Acetaminophen produces toxic byproducts that the liver must handle, and taken in excess it exceeds the liver's detoxing capacity.

Most people have been unaware of this danger, and may also unwittingly be overdosing by using other acetaminophen-containing over-the-counter remedies at the same time (any of scores of allergy, sinus, cold & cough medicines, for example) or prescription drugs (such as Vicodin and Percoset).

An FDA advisory panel recommends better warning labels and smaller recommended doses. But a new acetaminophen alternative may offer the best solution, say chemists at the University of New Orleans. Their experimental compound (SCP-123), which joins each molecule of acetaminophen with a molecule of saccharine, appears to help pain while avoiding production of toxic byproducts, according to a research team led by Mark L. Trudell. “At this point, we’re pretty much ready to go,” Trudell told reporters recently.*
____
* As reported in a technical article published July 17 in the journal Organic Process Research and Development, and in New Scientist (“No pain, no danger,” Jul 2009, pg. 6).




Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Energy NADH™ 12.5mg

Looking for Vitamins, Herbs and Supplements?
Search the ProHealth Store for Hundreds of Natural Health Products


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
NAD+ Ignite with Niagen

Featured Products

Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Vitamin D3 Extreme™
50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium

Natural Remedies

Carry a Massage Therapist in Your Pocket Carry a Massage Therapist in Your Pocket
Red Yeast Rice - Natural Option for Supporting Healthy Cholesterol Red Yeast Rice - Natural Option for Supporting Healthy Cholesterol
Aching Muscles? Top 10 Nutrients to Take Back Your Life Aching Muscles? Top 10 Nutrients to Take Back Your Life
Anti-Inflammatory Properties of Tart Cherry Anti-Inflammatory Properties of Tart Cherry
Fatigue & Fibro Fog: Could You Have a B-12 Deficiency? Fatigue & Fibro Fog: Could You Have a B-12 Deficiency?

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS
Get the latest news about Fibromyalgia, M.E/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease and Natural Wellness

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2017 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map