Archive for the ‘Vitamin E’ Category

Uses and Benefits of Vitamin E

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Vitamin E Supplement

Is Vitamin E Supplementation Right for YOU?

Vitamin E is used in many bodily functions. It is classified as an antioxidant vitamin, meaning that it helps in cellular repair and protects cells from damage. Vitamin E is obtained through our diets, in vegetables, oils, eggs, fruit, and meats. People use vitamin E supplements to treat diabetes and to reduce their chances of heart attack, blood clots, cancer, and high blood pressure. Vitamin E is Research has shown that vitamin E supplementation is helpful for lots of health conditions, when done correctly under medical supervision.
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Combat Chronic Inflammation with Vitamins

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
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Inflammation not only hurts, but it destroys tissues and causes disease. Learn how to avoid chronic inflammation with vitamins and supplements.

Inflammation is your body’s main defense mechanism, meant to anticipate, intercept and destroy invading microorganisms. Inflammation causes redness, swelling, heat and pain. Inflammation helps your immune system fight invaders and heal injuries, but can be dangerous if it becomes chronic.

Inflammation becomes a danger when it is brought on by malfunctions of the immune system. Autoimmune diseases and allergies are good examples. Out of the ten leading causes of death in the United States, chronic, low-level inflammation causes seven of them. This includes Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, nephritis, heart disease, cancer, stroke, and chronic lower respiratory disease.
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High Triglycerides? What it Means and Vitamins that can Help.

Sunday, July 28th, 2013
Cholesterol Meter

High triglyceride levels can be dangerous. Lower them naturally.

Has your doctor informed you that your triglyceride levels are elevated? Are your triglycerides too high, but your cholesterol levels are normal? It can get confusing if you’re not sure what the differences are, what to do, and the risks associated with having high triglyceride levels.
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Restore Mental Energy and Improve Memory

Monday, July 22nd, 2013
Memory Puzzle

Do you feel like your brain is missing something? It could be your vitamins.

Vitamins and supplements can enhance mental well-being, energy, mood, memory and clarity. Recent studies show that vitamins and mineral increases can sometimes be as effective as increasing psychiatric drugs. Subjects experienced decreased anxiety and relief from depression. The studies determined that the mental energy gained from the supplements helped subjects to be more prepared when handling stressful situations. It also found that stress responses were more appropriate and shorter lived than before. When the stress response is better controlled or regulated, anxiety and depression are naturally relieved.
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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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Is MSG Making You Fat and Sick?

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Is MSG Making You Fat and Sick?

That innocent looking side of ranch could give you a migraine, seizures, heart disease, diabetes, and nerve damage. Plus you'll be fighting an addiction to food additives that makes you always want to eat something unhealthy.

Read your food labels. All refined foods, processed foods, anything hydrolyzed, glutamate ingredients, anything autolyzed, soy protein, whey protein, “anything” protein, caseinates, gelatin, and more, contain free radicals in the form of “glutamic acid”, which is processed MSG (monosodium glutamate). The list of ingredient names that are essentially disguised MSG goes on and on.
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New Year’s Resolution: Avoid Vitamins Immediately Before and After Exercise

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013
Avoid Vitamins Immediately Before and After Exercise

Could Your Supplements Be Robbing You of the Benefits of Your Workout?

Many people have made the New Year’s resolution to start exercising more. Exercise has many benefits beyond losing weight or gaining muscle. Exercise also activates the immune system to increase the body’s sensitivity to insulin and defend itself against oxidative stress. This is why even light exercise helps people to better control diabetes and ward off many diseases. Antioxidant vitamins, such as vitamin E and vitamin C, also help to increase insulin sensitivity and reduce oxidative stress, but they are not a replacement for exercise. In fact, supplementing immediately before or after exercise can decrease the natural benefits of exercise. However, the benefits of properly timed antioxidant supplements can still be seen when combined with exercise.
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Johns Hopkins Reports Alternatives to Chemotherapy: Part 2

Sunday, September 30th, 2012

In “Part 1” of this series we discussed how treating cancer with chemotherapy and radiation can damage healthy cells and how the toxic burden on the body can compromise or destroy the immune system. Johns Hopkins has released their recommendations for starving cancer cells by avoiding the foods that they need to grow and replicate. Learning what cancer cells feed on will help you to fight off cancer while strengthening your immune system so that it can be strong enough to fight off cancer on its own.

Johns Hopkins reports that artificial sweeteners feed cancer cells. Aspartame is especially harmful and should be avoided by everyone. They suggest Manuka honey or molasses in small amounts as a sugar substitute. They also say that the chemical added to salt to make it white is harmful. Bragg’s aminos or sea salt is a good alternative.

Cow’s milk is another cancer feeding food. Milk produces mucus in the gastrointestinal tract and cancer cells feed on mucus. Using soy milk instead of cow’s milk will starve the cancer cells that are present in these areas.

Cancer thrives in an acidic environment. Diets that include a lot of meat would be considered acidic diets. Meat, when eaten, should be organic. Non-organic meat is full of antibiotics, growth hormones, and parasites that are especially dangerous for people diagnosed with cancer. They suggest that a diet containing fish instead of any other meat is preferred. Vegetables, a little fruit, whole grains, seeds and nuts help to produce the preferred, alkaline environment. Vegetable juices and raw vegetables should be consumed 2-3 times per day. Vegetable juices provide live enzymes to healthy cells within 15 minutes of consumption.

Johns Hopkins suggests avoiding tea, coffee and chocolate. Green tea is a much better alternative because it has many cancer-fighting properties. Purified and filtered water must be consumed over tap water or distilled water, which is very acidic.

Meat often goes undigested and remains in the intestines to putrefy. This not only occupies a lot of digestive enzymes, but it also creates a toxic environment in which cancer cells thrive. The walls of cancer cells are made of a tough protein. When meat and protein are limited, digestive enzymes will spend more time attacking the cancer cell walls. This is how the body is supposed to kill cancer cells on its own.

Another way that the body attacks cancer on its own is by causing apoptosis, or programmed cell death. This is how our bodies get rid of damaged and unneeded cells. Strengthening the immune system with vitamins and supplements, like vitamin C, vitamin E, minerals, and antioxidants makes the immune system strong and active. Vitamin E is known to cause apoptosis and help to dispose of cells with defects.

Being positive also helps people to battle cancer in several ways. Dwelling on stressful thoughts causes stress to always be present, keeping the body in an acidic state where cancer can thrive. Focusing on joy, relaxation, and love help people to reduce the acidity of their body and strengthen their immune systems. Cancer cells also cannot survive in an oxygenated environment. Oxygen therapy, exercise and fresh air have also proven effective in destroying cancer cells.

About the Author: Stacy A. Pessoney is Wholesale Nutrition’s Chief Editor and Communications Research Director. She has a strong interest in helping people achieve greater brain and body health with the help of vitamins and supplements, focusing on sodium ascorbate in the form of 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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Johns Hopkins Reports Alternatives to Chemotherapy: Part 1

Saturday, September 29th, 2012

For many years, chemotherapy has been the only option for trying to eliminate cancer cells from the body. Johns Hopkins is now saying that there are alternative ways to fight cancer. The first step in making a decision about treatment is learning how cancer cells work and how each therapy can help you. A lot of the alternatives to chemotherapy can also help people to find ways in which they can keep cancer cells from developing, even if they have never been diagnosed with cancer.

According to Johns Hopkins, everyone has cancer cells in their body. Cancer cells are only found in tests after they have grown and multiplied a few billion times. When cancer tests reveal that no cancer cells are present, this only means that there are not enough of the cells or that they are too small to be detectable anymore.

Normally your immune system will destroy cancer cells, preventing them from multiplying or forming tumors. Johns Hopkins reports that if someone “has cancer” then that person is considered to have a weakened immune system due to genetic, environmental, food and lifestyle factors. They also consider the person affected to be nutritionally deficient. The first step of treating someone with cancer is to overcome the deficiencies by eating a healthy diet and supplementing with vitamins that strengthen the immune system.

Chemotherapy poisons rapidly growing cancer cells, as well as rapidly growing healthy cells in bone marrow, the gastrointestinal tract, and other parts of the body. It can cause multiple organ damage. Radiation is also used to destroy cancer cells, but in the process burns and scars healthy cells, tissues and organs.

Chemotherapy and radiation often reduce tumor size, but extensive treatment does not result in tumor destruction. The immune system is often compromised or destroyed, putting the person at risk for infections and other life-threatening complications. The treatment itself can also cause cancer cells to mutate, making them harder to destroy than they were to begin with. Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to new areas that were not previously affected.

Johns Hopkins is now recommending that patients starve cancer cells by not feeding them the foods that they need to multiply. Although diet, vitamins and supplements may not be the only treatment that they recommend, they do consider it an effective way to battle cancer. People who are not diagnosed with cancer can also use these tips for helping to maintain their immune systems and increase their chances of being able to fight off a cancer attack. Read “Part 2” of this series to learn which foods cancer cells need to grow and multiply.

About the Author: Stacy A. Pessoney is Wholesale Nutrition’s Chief Editor and Communications Research Director. She has a strong interest in helping people achieve greater brain and body health with the help of vitamins and supplements, focusing on sodium ascorbate in the form of 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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6 Important Vitamins for Immune System Health

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Vitamins are the regulators of the body. They are essential to a wide variety of bodily processes, including tissue repair, tissue growth, and cell differentiation. Cell differentiation is when a cell becomes specialized so that it can perform another function.

For example, an immune system cell can learn which pathogens to defend against by becoming specialized. Another cell might become specialized in tissue repair depending on the signals that it receives from the immune system. If vitamins are deficient and/or disease is affecting the immune system, cells may not differentiate. This can lead to deformities, such as cancer, slow or inadequate healing or chronic inflammation.

Immune system problems generally revolve around being over or underactive. Paying attention to your body and recognizing when you are having symptoms of vitamin deficiencies can help you and your doctor to maintain normal vitamin levels and immune system function.

Vitamin A Vitamin A is known for its role in the growth and repair of bodily tissues. Specifically, it is helpful in maintaining healthy eyes, mucous membranes, and skin. Because of its important action on mucous membranes, vitamin A is believed to be a powerful preventer of different types of lung cancers. Vitamin A works by attacking free radicals that cause damage to the skin, eyes and mucous membranes.

B Vitamins B vitamins support the nervous system, muscles and heart. Vitamin B1 metabolizes proteins, carbohydrates and fats that are needed for energy. It is known to fight growing tumors and reverse some aspects of heart disease and aging. Vitamin B2 helps make antibodies that fight infections, specifically ones that affect the eyes and skin. Vitamin B12 is responsible for maintaining healthy red blood cells and nerves. It improves the function of blood vessels and circulation all over the body.

Vitamin C Vitamin C helps immunity in a variety of ways. It prevents oxidation of cholesterol in your veins and arteries, preventing build-up. It flushes the body of free radicals, protecting our delicately balanced hormonal systems from damage from environmental pollutants. It is crucial to the formation of collagen, which is needed to constantly repair all of the tissues of the body, including bones and joints.

Many people with stomach or digestive problems avoid vitamin C because of the acidity. This is a big mistake because without it, collagen cannot be produced, meaning that your bones, veins, arteries, muscles, skin, and organs will break down. If repairs can’t be made with collagen, the liver produces more and more LDL (bad cholesterol) to use instead. This can quickly lead to heart disease, hardened arteries, brittle bones, stroke, and other deadly conditions. A buffered vitamin C powder can be taken as an alternative to acidic citrus fruits or vitamin C supplements.

Vitamin D Vitamin D enables your bones to absorb calcium. It also triggers the T-cells of your immune system into attacking bacteria and viruses.

Vitamin E Vitamin E acts as a free radical scavenger, much like vitamin C. It helps to create red blood cells, which in turn more efficiently carry oxygen to all parts of the body and deliver iron to cells where it is needed. Vitamin E helps to prevent a host of blood related disorders and helps to signal the immune system to go where it is needed.

Vitamin K Vitamin K aids in proper kidney function so that harmful agents can be flushed from the body. It also helps to regulate blood sugar, controlling inflammation. Vitamin K is needed for blood clotting and enhances the functions of the liver.

About the Author: Stacy A. Pessoney is Wholesale Nutrition’s Chief Editor and Communications Research Director. She has a strong interest in helping people achieve greater brain and body health with the help of vitamins and supplements, focusing on sodium ascorbate in the form of 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!

Sources:

http://www.health-forever.com/articles/Immune-system-vitamins
https://chronicillnessrecovery.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4&Itemid=6
http://www.biology-online.org/dictionary/Cell_differentiation

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