multi-vitamin

Vitamins Cut Health Care Costs: Billions could be saved if more took them

If governments covered the cost of a daily multivitamin for the older population, it could save health care costs in the long run, according to an economic impact study by a US health care consulting company, The Lewin Group. They determined that increased daily intake of a multivitamin by older adults could save the US [...]

Vitamins Cut Health Care Costs: Billions could be saved if more took them 2015-09-09T13:51:13+00:00

Daily multivitamin keeps you healthy – especially if you’re diabetic

In a study of over 100 adults living in North Carolina, those taking a daily multivitamin reported less infection, such as respiratory and urinary tract infections, influenza and gastrointestinal infections, and a lower rate of illness-related work absenteeism, than those receiving a placebo. The most striking results were seen among those subjects with diabetes. A [...]

Daily multivitamin keeps you healthy – especially if you’re diabetic 2015-09-09T13:51:16+00:00

Multis especially helpful for diabetics

In a study of over 100 adults living in North Carolina, those taking a daily multivitamin reported less infection, such as respiratory and urinary tract infections, flu and gastro-intestinal infections, and a lower rate of illness-related work absenteeism, than those receiving a placebo. The most striking results were seen among those subjects with diabetes. A [...]

Multis especially helpful for diabetics 2015-09-09T13:52:18+00:00

Multivitamin helps seniors stay sharp

Researchers at Memorial University in Newfoundland wanted to determine if vitamins and trace minerals could influence cognitive function in healthy seniors. In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, 86 men and women, 65 years or older, took either a multivitamin supplement or a placebo for one year. The researchers took blood tests at the outset and [...]

Multivitamin helps seniors stay sharp 2018-02-15T15:53:40+00:00

Daily multi may improve bad behaviour

A new study suggests it may be possible to improve bad behaviour by providing daily vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids. Scientists from the UK wanted to test if getting adequate nutrients would cause a reduction in antisocial behaviour among prisoners. They gave 231 young adult prisoners supplements and compared offences before and during supplementation. [...]

Daily multi may improve bad behaviour 2015-09-09T13:52:20+00:00

Alzheimer’s risk lower with daily multi

Two recent studies have looked into the effects that vitamins and minerals may have on brain function including the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. In the first, Canadian researchers gave 96 men and women, 65 years or older, a placebo or a vitamin and mineral supplement for one year. At the end of the study researchers [...]

Alzheimer’s risk lower with daily multi 2015-09-09T13:52:22+00:00

Vitamin C: Protection during pregnancy

If you’re pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant, you may want to look into your daily intake of vitamin C. According to a recent study, women with the lowest intakes of vitamin C are at greater risk for suffering a ruptured membrane and going into premature labour. The connection appears to be collagen, an important [...]

Vitamin C: Protection during pregnancy 2015-09-09T13:52:22+00:00

Prevent cataracts one day at a time

Cataracts are a result of degenerative changes in the lens of the eye, often brought on by aging, diabetes or eye injuries. Though painless, cataracts cause a distinct thickening or “cloudiness” of the pupil making it unable to focus or admit light properly. Left untreated, cataracts can cause diminished or complete loss of vision. One [...]

Prevent cataracts one day at a time 2015-09-09T13:52:24+00:00

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