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...

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...

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....

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...

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...