Vitamin B12 – Why do you need it?

 

Vitamin B12 is a remarkable “helper” that plays important chemical roles in our cells. In your body, vitamin B12 is needed in the synthesis of DNA and, thus, is essential for the health of your blood and bone marrow, as well as maintenance of your nervous system, including your brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves. (more…)

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Deficiency of vitamin D3 and Diabetes

Deficiency of Vitamin D has been associated with both Type I and Type 2 diabetes and with metabolic syndrome (a combination of high blood pressure, abnormal blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels, insulin resistance and excess abdominal fat that often goes along Type 2 diabetes). (more…)

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Vitamin D deficiency causes muscular pain

The current medical studies have shown that one of causes of muscular pain (myalgia) is vitamin D deficiency. In those with myalgia, blood vitamin D levels were generally lower (28.6 v 34.2 ng/mL). After the myalgic patients with vitamin D deficiency were treated with vitamin D at a dose of 50,000 IU each week for 12 weeks the symptoms of myalgia were resolved in more than 92 per cent of the individuals treated.This gives hope to individuals who are taking statin drugs for reducing cholesterol levels because statins treatment often causes myalgic symptoms.
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Vitamin B1

Vitamin B1 (Thiamine or Thiamin) is a water-soluble vitamin, which means. It is involved in all main metabolic processes in the nervous system, muscles, blood cells and heart. It is essential for digestion and for the nervous system therefore it is often used in the treatment of nervous disorders. It has been also observed that a daily sufficient intake of the votamin helps to cope with stress.

Heavy drinkers, smokers, pregnant women should take up to 300mg daily. The most efficient supplements of this vitamin proved to be oral sprays.  There are no reports of the vitamin B1’s toxicity. The good sources of the vitamin in food are whole grains, brown rice, seafood and legumes.

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CoQ10 – an alternative treatment for cancer

Interest in coenzyme Q10 as a possible treatment for cancer began in 1961, when it was found that some cancer patients had a lower than normal amount of it in their blood. Cancer is both the result and a significant cause of free-radical damage related to inflammation. (more…)

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