supplements

“Vitamins are safe”: expert panel

An independent panel of university faculty, medical researchers and physicians experienced in nutritional therapeutics says that vitamin supplements are exceptionally safe for the public. A new report by the expert Vitamin Safety Review Panel rebuts a recent US National Institutes of Health (NIH) report that attempted to cast doubt on food supplement safety. Andrew Saul, [...]

“Vitamins are safe”: expert panel 2015-09-09T13:49:26+00:00

Supplements support older athletes

If you’re an older adult exercising regularly, you’re on the right path for maintaining your health and independence as you age. However, older, active adults may need to support their bodies with extra nutrients. Researchers from Purdue University have determined that older athletes should ensure adequate carbohydrate intake to promote glucose storage (for energy) and [...]

Supplements support older athletes 2015-09-09T13:49:26+00:00

Cut Heart Disease Risk: Vitamin E reduces cardiovascular deaths by 24%

The results of a new study involving nearly 40,000 healthy women — the longest and largest trial ever conducted on vitamin E — found that vitamin E significantly reduced the risk of death from cardiovascular disease, which is the number one killer of women in the US. The study, published in the Journal of the [...]

Cut Heart Disease Risk: Vitamin E reduces cardiovascular deaths by 24% 2015-09-09T13:49:32+00:00

Vitamin D cuts MS risk in women

Women who take vitamin D through multivitamins are 40% less likely to develop multiple sclerosis (MS) than women who do not take supplements, according to a new study. The body gets vitamin D through exposure to sunlight, and from the diet. “Because the number of cases of MS increases the farther you get from the [...]

Vitamin D cuts MS risk in women 2015-09-09T13:50:31+00:00

The New Natural? Regulations coming for Canadian health products

Minister of Health Anne McLellan recently announced the adoption of the Natural Health Products. Previously, natural health products (NHPs) have been sold as either drugs or foods under the Food and Drugs Act and Regulations, since there is no other category in which they can be classified. The Natural Health Product Regulations are the result [...]

The New Natural? Regulations coming for Canadian health products 2015-09-09T13:51:15+00:00

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