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Vitamin C: A Powerful Weapon During Cold and Flu Season

By Jeremiah Johnson Following Benjamin Franklin’s saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” you can bolster your chances to avoid the headaches of cold and flu season by an intake of Vitamin C.  Every article I have written on supplements I have included the caveat of asking your friendly family physician…

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Cardiovascular Failure 12 Times More Prevalent In Those With Vitamin D Deficiency

By Mae Chan More trials are needed to test vitamin D supplementation for the prevention of heart disease, say researchers behind a new study showing heart failure among the elderly is strongly associated with vitamin D deficiency. In the absence of Vitamin D from sunlight, disease increases more than 1000 percent. Experts suggest that the…

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Vitamin C Regulates Stem Cells and Curbs Leukemia Growth

By Heather Callaghan, Editor The life of a stem cell is still a mystery to scientists. Stem cells are the pervasive cells that “seed” new cancer cells, feed fatal tumors and often evade treatment. But recent research is intrigued with the effects of vitamin C on leukemia stem cells. A new study from the Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at…

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Supplements For The Whole Family

In the last few years, the market for nutritional supplements has really taken off. People are realizing that the food they eat doesn’t contain everything they need for good health, so they’re taking the initiative to protect their health and make up the difference with supplements. It started with the idea that adults don’t necessarily…

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Vitamin C 10 Times More Effective Killing Cancer Stem Cells Than Pharmaceuticals

By Heather Callaghan, Editor Big news! A new study by UK scientists openly claims that vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is more potent than some pharma drugs at killing cancer stem cells – the pervasive cells that “seed” new cancer cells, feed fatal tumors and often evade treatment. The study, published in Oncotarget, is the first evidence that…

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Feeling Weak? Vitamin D3 Improves Muscle Strength

By Mae Chan Age-associated decline in muscle function represents a significant public health burden. Vitamin D-deficiency is also prevalent in aging subjects, and has been linked to loss of muscle mass and strength. New research published in the journal PLOS shows specific forms of active vitamin D can help to optimise muscle strength. In the…

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Worldwide Studies Find Vitamin B “Significantly” Reduces Symptoms Of Mental Disorders

By Marco Torres We cannot escape the reality that in developed nations, people are often overfed and undernourished. A growing body of literature links dietary choices to brain health and the risk of psychiatric illness. B vitamins are required for proper functioning of the methylation cycle, monoamine production, DNA synthesis, and maintenance of phospholipids such…

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