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Bone Loss

MK-7: the big gun of vitamins

Posted July 20, 2013

Oil fortified with the vitamin MK-7 could help combat brittle bones and heart disease in humans and animals. Humans and animals can be deficient in vitamin MK-7, say University of Sydney chemical engineers, who together with industry partner Agricure Pty Ltd have invented a cost-effective process for the production and extraction of the mighty vitamin.

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Study links vitamin D deficiency to accelerated aging of bones

Posted July 11, 2013

Everyone knows that as we grow older our bones become more fragile. Now a team of U.S. and German scientists led by researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California (UC) Berkeley has shown that this bone-aging process can be significantly accelerated through deficiency of vitamin D – the sunshine vitamin.

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Don’t let your bones de-Kay, take vitamin K

Posted January 30, 2013

There is an old World War II song that states, “Save the bones for Henry Jones, cause Henry don’t eat no meat.” When the war was upon us, it was difficult to get meat and most homes made soups containing bones. Often, when there are diet changes, it is advantageous to our health. In other words, from the bones we were getting adequate calcium in our diets. In fact, to maintain healthy bones, we need approximately 1,000 mgs of calcium and 500 mgs of magnesium with a supplement of vitamin D3 to keep bones from decaying, otherwise known as osteoporosis.

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Specially Fermented Vegetables and Fennel are More Effective Than Calcium to Prevent Bone Loss

Posted November 19, 2012

In most people, sometime during yours 30s your bone mass will start to gradually decline (there are steps you can take to slow, or stop, this from occurring, which I’ll discuss below). For women, that bone loss speeds up significantly during the first 10 years after menopause, which is the period when osteoporosis often develops.

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Vitamin C May Fight Bone Loss, Osteoporosis

Posted October 12, 2012

If you take vitamin C to help fight symptoms of cold and flu, you may be doing your bones a favor at the same time. A new study from Mount Sinai School of Medicine suggests this popular vitamin can fight bone loss that leads to osteoporosis, which affects millions of men and women.

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New study shows vitamin C prevents bone loss in animal models

Posted October 10, 2012

Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have shown for the first time in an animal model that vitamin C actively protects against osteoporosis, a disease affecting large numbers of elderly women and men in which bones become brittle and can fracture.

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Safety Assessment Of Botanical Ingredients Of Concern In Plant Food Supplements

Posted April 30, 2012

While many consumers equal ‘natural’ with ‘safe’, botanicals and botanical preparations such as plant food supplements may contain compounds, like the so called alkenylbenzenes, that are of concern for human health. At high doses these chemical compounds can cause liver cancer in experimental animals. A new study, published in the last issue of the journal Food and Nutrition Sciences, reveals that in many plant food supplements levels of these compounds are so low that they are of no concern.

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