1) Women with good vitamin E levels are less likely to suffer from osteoporosis!
In a study involving 232 postmenopausal women with or without osteoporosis, women who had osteoporosis had 17% LESS vitamin E compared to other circulating lipids. Women with the highest circulating levels of vitamin E had healthy bone mineral density and were deemed 32% less likely to develop osteoporosis.
2) Study shows taking 400 mg of magnesium daily improves cardiovascular health.
19 studies worldwide involving 532,979 people indicated a definitive link between magnesium levels and all forms of cardiovascular disease. The greatest heart health was found to be in those who consumed 400mg of magnesium daily.
3) B vitamins may help preserve brain size and function
The brain shrinks with age and shrinkage in certain areas of the brain has been linked to Alzheimer's disease. In the study participants took either a placebo or 800 mcg of folic acid, 500 mcg of vitamin B12, and 20 mg of vitamin B6 daily. Over a two year period both groups lost gray matter (brain shrinkage) however the placebo group lost 7X more than the B-vitamin group. Homo cysteine levels played an important role in the study. B-vitamins are known to lower homo cysteine levels.
4) Vitamin C improves breathing after exercise by reducing airway narrowing by 50%
About 1 in 10 people experience airway narrowing after exercise, and in winter sports up to 1/2 of people experience narrowing of airways. Vitamin C reduced narrowing by nearly 50%...That is SIGNIFICANT.
Vitamin C dosages were done in three separate groups:
- 500 mg one and 1/2 hours before exercise
- 2000 mg of vitamin C one hour before exercise
- 1500 mg of Vitamin C daily for two weeks
After examining the data and comparing results doctor's said these promising results suggest physically active people may reduce respiratory symptoms by taking Vitamin C.
Item #4 did not reveal which groups did better or worse, however ALL those taking vitamin C showed improvement. See all of my posts on all the WONDERS OF VITAMIN C.
I might be in favor of national health care if it required all Democrats to get their heads examined.
The foundation of success in life is good health: that is the substratum fortune; it is also the basis of happiness. A person cannot accumulate a fortune very well when he is sick.
P. T. Barnum