Category Archives for Vitamins

Multivitamins Prevent Heart Attacks

Chelation therapy has been used to treat heart disease, and a randomized, placebo-controlled trial of chelation therapy showed that it works, which I wrote about in Heavy Metals and Heart Attacks. Further

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Vitamin K2, Heart Disease, and Cancer

Emerging evidence indicates that vitamin K2 plays a large role in the prevention of heart disease and cancer, as well as other conditions. Vitamin K2 is likely one of the vitamins that people are most

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Vitamin K2 prevents heart disease and cancer

It used to be thought that virtually everyone got enough vitamin K, since it’s synthesized to some extent by microbes in the gut, but it was later realized that much of this is not absorbed. It turns

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Vitamin C improves physical activity levels, reduces incidence and duration of common cold

Vitamin C Supplementation Slightly Improves Physical Activity Levels and Reduces Cold Incidence in Men with Marginal Vitamin C Status: A Randomized Controlled Trial The early indications of vitamin C deficiency

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Vitamin C supplementation increases physical activity, decreases colds

I thought this study was pretty remarkable in that it was a double-blind, randomized controlled trial, and got solid results. Vitamin C supplementation (1000 mg/d) increased physical activity and reduced

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Why modest nutrient deficiencies can lead to disease

It’s sometimes said that truly healthy people need no supplements, but personally I doubt that, except in perhaps a small fraction of cases. For one thing, illnesses can be hidden, so that we don’t

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Vitamin C does not hinder exercise-induced mitochondrial biogenesis

Vitamin C supplementation does not alter high-intensity endurance training-induced mitochondrial biogenesis in rat epitrochlearis muscle The purpose of this study was to investigate whether vitamin C supplementation

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Skeletal muscle highly responsive to vitamin C in diet

Human skeletal muscle ascorbate is highly responsive to changes in vitamin C intake and plasma concentrations Background: Vitamin C (ascorbate) is likely to be essential for skeletal muscle structure and

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Bioavaliability of vitamin C and RDA

Vitamin C pharmacokinetics in healthy volunteers: evidence for a recommended dietary allowance Determinants of the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for vitamin C include the relationship between vitamin

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NAD, aging, and niacin

A lot of hubbub recently over the announcement that some scientists had managed to make old mice (2 years old) almost like young (6 months). Now they say that there will be a human trial. Here’s

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Prevention of Mutation, Cancer, and Other Age-Associated Diseases by Optimizing Micronutrient Intake

Prevention of Mutation, Cancer, and Other Age-Associated Diseases by Optimizing Micronutrient Intake. This is by the great Bruce Ames. I review three of our research efforts which suggest that optimizing

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Exercise is an antioxidant

Moderate exercise is an antioxidant: Upregulation of antioxidant genes by training Exercise causes oxidative stress only when exhaustive. Strenuous exercise causes oxidation of glutathione, release of

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Supplemental Vitamin C Appears to Slow Racing Greyhounds

Supplemental Vitamin C Appears to Slow Racing Greyhounds During strenuous exercise, markers of oxidation increase and antioxidant capacity decreases. Antioxidants such as vitamin C may combat this oxidation

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Vitamin C may hamper exercise recovery

Ascorbic acid supplementation does not attenuate post-exercise muscle soreness following muscle-damaging exercise but may delay the recovery process. Exercise involving lengthening muscle actions, such

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Progress on TB?

Orthomolecular News Service: Progress with TB or a Return to the Dark Ages? by Steve Hickey, PhD and William B. Grant, PhD Tuberculosis (TB) was formerly one of the most devastating scourges of mankind

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Normal adaptations to exercise despite protection against oxidative stress

Important paper which provides strong evidence against the hypothesis that antioxidants, such as vitamins C and E, block the physiological adaptations to exercise. These adaptations include greater insulin

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Vitamin K and Alzheimer’s

The possible role of vitamin K deficiency in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease and in augmenting brain damage associated with cardiovascular disease. The incidence of Alzheimer’s disease

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More on nicotinamide as anti-inflammatory

In a previous post (which garnered a little interest), Nicotinamide as anti-inflammatory and workout recovery supplement, I discussed the anti-inflammatory properties of nicotinamide (a form of vitamin

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