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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Why Should You Be Passionate about Vitamin C?

Most of us know that Vitamin C is good for us – we buy supplements, we consume fruits and drinks rich in it. But exactly how and why is it good?

It is commonly known that Vitamin C can help with colds. However, some studies could only confirm that extra vitamin C may shorten the duration of a cold and making the symptoms more mild only. For example, in 2004, a group of Australian researchers found a consistent benefit in adults – a reduction in cold duration of eight percent. Nonetheless, vitamin C (or ascorbic acid) is an essential nutrient which is required for the growth and repair of tissues in all parts of your body. (more…)

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Calcium and Our Parathyroid Glands

Parathyroid glands are small glands of the endocrine system which are located in the neck behind the thyroid.Parathyroid glands control the calcium in our bodies–how much calcium is in our bones, and how much calcium is in our blood. Calcium is the most important element in our bodies (we use it to control many systems), so calcium is regulated very carefully. Parathyroid glands control the calcium.

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Menopausal women do not absorb enough vitamin D

A number of tests carried out by researchers at the Carlos III Institute of Health in Spain has revealed that post-menopausal women may not get enough vitamin D in their diets, which can contribute to a range of dangerous health problems, including abdominal obesity, diabetes, osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease, as well as a number of cancers.

Menopause can be a stressful time for women, both physically and psychologically, as the effort of adjusting to metabolic changes may weaken the body’s ability to defend against various health problems. For this reason, a healthy diet can become a women’s best ally in overcoming these new challenges.

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Getting The Most Out of Exercising this winter

It can be tough to stick with your exercise program  in the cold winter months, but  there’ is no reason to hibernate and store away your fitness gear. Keep active through winter to boost your mood and keep in shape. Exercise is an essential part of any healthy lifestyle, whatever the season. Adults should aim to do a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity every week.

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