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How Women Can Benefit from Vitamin E

Monday, May 6th, 2013

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Learn What Vitamin E Can Do for You and the Women that You Love

Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant fat-soluble vitamin. Women are at increased risk for certain diseases, such as heart disease. Vitamin E can be used by women looking to reduce their chances of blood clots, strokes, cancer, heart attack, and more. Vitamin E is available in supplement form and can also be obtained through the diet by eating vitamin E rich foods, such as wheat germ, sunflower seeds, almonds, safflower oil, hazelnuts, and peanuts. Read on to learn what vitamin E can do for you.
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How Magnesium Can Make You Healthy for Life

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Magnesium Supplements

Avoid diseases, chronic pain, heart disease and nerve pain with magnesium supplements!

Why Do I Need Magnesium?

Your body relies heavily on your consumption of magnesium to perform its most basic functions. Your nervous system, muscles, kidneys, cardiovascular system, digestive system, liver, hormone-secreting glands, and brain all rely on magnesium to function.

What Diseases Can Be Prevented By Magnesium?

Scientists believe that hundreds of health issues and dozens of diseases could be avoided if people maintained healthy magnesium levels. This list includes HIV/AIDS, asthma, autism, epilepsy, migraines, heart disease, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, lupus, PMS, fibromyalgia, and sarcoidosis.
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Vitamin C Can Prevent Migraines, Along with PMS, Panic Attacks, and Osteoporosis

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

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What You Should Know About Your Migraines, Vitamin C Levels, and Your Hormones.

Stress Hormones

Stress hormones can trigger headaches and migraines. Vitamin C helps to produce stress-relieving hormones and can be used as a preventative measure. Studies on people and animals who were given vitamin C, show that the stress hormone cortisol was drastically lower than in people and animals not given the supplement. This remained true even when they were repeatedly put under very stressful situations. Elevated blood pressure is also a migraine trigger for many. These tests also showed that blood pressure was lower in the vitamin C group.
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Are Women Receiving Equal Treatment for Heart Disease?

Saturday, December 8th, 2012

Are Women Receiving Equal Treatment for Heart Disease?

Women are far more likely to die from cardiovascular disease than anything else.

How many lives could be saved if women were taken seriously by their physicians and educated about the overwhelming number of women killed by cardiovascular disease each year? “Cardiovascular disease” includes heart disease, hypertension and stroke. It kills over half a million women each year, which equals more women than the next seven causes of death combined, according to the American Heart Association.

However, women seem to be unaware of the threat, and so are many physicians, despite staggering statistics. In a National Heart Association survey, only about 1/3 of women correctly identified heart disease as a leading cause of death. Cardiologist and Director of the Mayo Clinic Women’s Heart Clinic, Sharonne Hayes, MD said that “only 8% of women saw it as their biggest health threat.”
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Vitamins for Aging

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Many people turn to vitamins when searching for the “fountain of youth”. With only a little research you will start to see the value of vitamins for the brain, immunity, skin, cardiovascular health, and more. However, it can be difficult to formulate your own cocktail of vitamins and supplements that will help you to live a healthier and happier, longer life. Here we wanted to dive into why certain vitamins work in certain combinations and how they can slow down or stop the deterioration that happens when we age.

Most problems that come with aging are not due to the natural decline in the ability of the body to do its job, but can be contributed directly to free radical damage and oxidative stress inhibiting these processes. Our genes are programmed to handle almost anything that is thrown at them. However, free radicals interfere with the activation of our genes’ protective abilities and result in chronic inflammation and disease.

Our bodies need oxygen to survive, but too much oxygen or broken molecules of oxygen, can damage cells. We are designed to handle this sort of assault and we actually need it to activate protective actions in our cells, among other biochemical processes in the body. However, an imbalance in the rate in which our bodies break down and repair themselves can lead to oxidative stress. This is where the level of free radicals becomes too high and begins to interfere with and kill healthy cells.

Antioxidants attract free radicals and keep them from attaching to healthy cell components. As we age, our natural antioxidant levels are diminished. Therefore, supplementing with antioxidant vitamins becomes increasingly important as time progresses. Certain antioxidants work well together, so there are a few things to consider when you start talking with your doctor about which vitamins and supplements routines will work best for you.

As antioxidants take over free radicals, they essentially become a weaker form of a free radical themselves. However, these free radicals can be turned back into an antioxidant by other antioxidants. That is why it is so important to carefully choose and combine your antioxidant vitamins. Vitamin E can be revived by vitamin C or coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10). Glutathione and vitamin C can be revived by vitamin E. Antioxidant vitamins work together synergistically to avoid cellular death and the diminished protective function of cells that commonly causes depressed health in advanced age.

Speak with your doctor about which antioxidant vitamins are best for you. According to Dr. Lester Packer, a leading expert in the field of biochemistry and biophysics, the right combination of antioxidants includes vitamin C, vitamin E, glutathione, coenzyme Q10, and lipoic acid. His research has shown that each one revives and spares one another from destruction, making them a potent combination for combating the problems that occur with aging.

Choose highly absorbable, potent forms of vitamins to ensure that they will not go to waste. The best vitamin C is a buffered, non-acidic, vitamin c powder. Make sure that you take water soluble vitamins with water and fat soluble ones with fats. Correctly taking the right combination of antioxidant vitamins in your later years can help you to avoid illness and diseases that can diminish your quality of life.

About the Author: Phil Le Breton is owner at Wholesale Nutrition. He has a strong interest in helping people achieve greater brain and body health with vitamins and supplements, with an emphasis on vitamin C powder. Wholesale Nutrition has provided the world with the best vitamin C and wholesale vitamins since 1970. Visit http://www.nutri.com to buy high-quality discount vitamins today!

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Vitamins and Supplements: Managing Menopause

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

The metabolic changes that occur during menopause need to be considered when determining a woman’s daily requirement of vitamins and supplements. Certain vitamins and supplements can help to curb the symptoms of menopause, but also may help to reduce other health risks, like heart attack, stroke, and metabolic syndrome, that increase at the onset of menopause.

The most common symptom of menopause is hot flashes. Over three-fourths of women experience them. During a hot flash, the body’s core temperature rises. The woman’s body seems to be more sensitive to even slight temperature changes during menopause. The temperature change can cause the skin to suddenly become flush and women report sweating profusely. An episode can last several minutes and can occur multiple times a day. Most women overcome hot flashes naturally after one to five years, but some women continue to experience them for the rest of their lives.

Some women successfully manage hot flashes by taking estrogen, but the side effects can bothersome or even dangerous. Side effects, such as an increased risk of stroke, heart attack, and dementia shy many women away from treating menopause symptoms with estrogen, especially since the risk of heart attack and stroke are already increased by the menopausal phase itself.

Cholesterol increases at the onset of menopause, which contributes to many of the risks that are associated with menopause. Certain vitamins and supplements help with controlling cholesterol levels and can greatly reduce your risk of developing these diseases.

Soluble fiber can drastically reduce LDL (bad cholesterol) levels by as much as 20% when consumed through diet or through supplement form. Omega-3 fatty acids, like DHA and EPA, can greatly reduce triglycerides. Vitamin B-5 (pantothenic acid) helps the body use and distribute the estrogen that it is making. Vitamin E has been shown to reduce hot flashes by as much as 50% in many studies. Niacin helps raise HDL (good cholesterol) and lower LDL levels. It is especially effective when combined with vitamin C.

Vitamin C helps many vitamins and supplements to move through glucose, increasing their effectiveness, especially in diabetics. Vitamin C also works with CoQ10 (coenzyme Q10) to produce collagen and elastin needed to repair and strengthen arterial walls, reducing plaque in the heart and the other risks associated with heart disease and menopause. Cholesterol medications can disrupt the production of CoQ10, so ask your doctor about supplementing if you are taking them.

Hot flashes disrupt sleep and interrupt the lives of menopausal women. But, they also deplete the body of vitamin C. During menopause, hormone production switches over from the ovaries to the adrenal glands. Higher levels of vitamin C are necessary for the support and function of the adrenal glands, but most menopausal women do not have enough vitamin C in their diets or supplement regimens to support this need.

If you are menopausal or post-menopausal, talk to your doctor about which vitamins and supplements may help you with your symptoms. When you buy vitamins, remember that your need for vitamin C can be much higher than the normal daily recommendation.

To curb stomach upset, damage to teeth, excipient intake, sugar consumption, and expenses, consider taking a buffered vitamin C powder supplement instead of a chewable vitamin C. You should talk to your doctor before you buy vitamins. Ask about drug interactions and safe dosages for your situation before you begin your vitamins and supplements regimen.

About the Author: Phil Le Breton is owner at Wholesale Nutrition. He has a strong interest in helping people achieve greater brain and body health with vitamins and supplements. Wholesale Nutrition has the best vitamin C Powder on the market (C-Salts). Visit http://www.nutri.com to buy vitamins or buy supplements of the highest quality.