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Vitamin C May Protect Older Adults Against Fractures

Posted by James on 04/30/2017 | Comment

In a study involving 366 older men and 592 older women (mean age: 75 years), subjects with the greatest vitamin C intake (highest tertile) were found to have significantly fewer hip fractures and non-vertebral fractures a …Read More

What is L-Carnitine?

Posted by James on 04/30/2017 | Comment

L-Carnitine is a nutrient that is derived from the amino acids lysine and methionine. Its name is derived from the fact that it was first isolated from meat (carnus). L-Carnitine is not considered a dietary essential because it is synthesized in the body. The body produces carnitine in the liver and kidneys and stores it in …Read More

Vitamin E: What is the health risk of too much vitamin E?

Posted by James on 04/30/2017 | Comment

The health risk of too much vitamin E is low.

A recent review of the safety of vitamin E in the elderly indicated that taking vitamin E supplements for up to four months at doses of 530 mg or 800 IU (35 times the current RDA) had no significant effect on general health, b …Read More

Toxic risks in salmon?

Posted by James on 04/30/2017 | Comment

Where our health and the health of our family is concerned, we all try to do the right thing. One of the smart choices, (we thought!), was to increase our consumption of Omega 3 rich Salmon. Then “WHAM!” we’re blindsided by news reports that the …Read More

Does your Probiotic Need a Prebiotic?

Posted by James on 04/30/2017 | Comment

Does your Probiotic Supplement need a Pre Biotic?

We’re all aware of these tiny little bacteria that live in our gut and influence everything from digestion to serotonin production, right? Yes, of course we’re talking about those friendly Probiotics. You've probably heard a lot …Read More

Omega 3 Fish Oil Products: Are They Cholesterol Free?

Posted by James on 04/30/2017 | Comment

The answer to the question “Are your Omega 3 supplements Cholesterol Free?” is a confusing “Yes and No” and requires an explanation.

As described in the Code of Federal Regulations (21 CFR 101.62(d), if a labeled serving size has less than 2 mg per refe …Read More

Lupus and Omega 3 Fish Oil

Posted by James on 04/30/2017 | Comment

In a recent 6 month study, Dr. Emeir Duffy from the School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Ulster studied the effect of fish oil supplements in 52 lupus patients.

The results are promising for sufferers of this disorder in which the immune system attacks healthy tissue throughout the body, causing painful or swo …Read More

Depression, Bipolar Disorder and Omega 3

Posted by James on 04/30/2017 | Comment

More than 20 million children and adults in the U.S. are affected by major depression or bipolar disorder, and depression has been shown to be a leading cause of disability worldwide. In recognition of the scope and burden of these serious medical illnesses, The National Institute of Mental Health, (NIMH), a U.S. Government …Read More

Omega 3 (Fish Oil) and Diabetes

Posted by James on 04/30/2017 | Comment

Although, there has been some controversy regarding the effect of omega-3 fatty acids in diabetes, scientific experts and research studies appear to support the use of fish oil supplementation for patients with type 2 diabetes, suggesting a positive effect on triglyceride levels and no adverse effect on glyc …Read More

Omega 3 and Bipolar Disorder Clinical Trial at Harvard Medical School

Posted by James on 04/30/2017 | Comment

A double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of Omega 3 fatty acids in bipolar disorder was recently conducted by Brigham and Women's Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.

BACKGROUND: Omega3 fatty acids may inhibit neuronal signal transduc …Read More