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Alpha-lipoic Acid, Curcumin, B-vitamins May Benefit Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Patients Undergoing Surgical Treatment

Posted March 5, 2014

In a study involving 180 patients with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) scheduled to undergo surgical decompression of the median nerve, oral supplementation with a combination supplement containing alpha-lipoic acid, curcumin phytosome, and B-group vitamins, twice a day, for 3 months prior to and 3 months after surgery, was found to be associated with significantly lower nocturnal symptoms, as compared to subjects who did not receive the supplement, at 40 days and 3 months post-surgery.

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Vitamin B5 derivative may slash bad cholesterol by 11%: Study

Posted March 4, 2014

Daily supplements containing branded pantethine ingredient Pantesin, a vitamin B5 derivative, may reduce LDL and total cholesterol by 11% and 6%, respectively, according to a new study.

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Study Finds You Can Take These Vitamins to Reduce Workplace Stress

Posted February 28, 2014

A case of the Mondays. TGIF. Hostile work environment. More and more, we are developing phrases to encapsulate the amount of workplace stress Americans seem to be experiencing on an ever-increasing basis. But one family of nutrients may be able to help.

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3 Ways B Vitamins Can Protect Your Heart

Posted February 27, 2014

Heart disease is the #1 killer in the U.S. So it’s important that you take preventative steps to protect your cardiovascular health. There is more than enough proof that B vitamins can play an vital role in keeping your heart healthy. The American Heart Association — with its pharmaceutical industry sponsors — is way behind on this one! We recommend taking a balanced formula containing all eight B vitamins, in these amounts: thiamine (25 mg), riboflavin (25 mg), niacin (25 mg), vitamin B6 (50 mg), folic acid (800 mcg), vitamin B12 (500 mcg), biotin (300 mcg) and pantothenic acid (50 mg).

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B Vitamins May Help Ward Off This Aggressive Cancer

Posted December 12, 2013

A new study suggests vitamin B intake from food and supplements may help reduce the risk of colorectal cancer. Conversely, it indicates eating foods that were initially fortified with folic acid increases the risk of this disease.

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Got the winter blues? Vitamin B12 and other B vitamins may help alleviate depression

Posted November 30, 2013

Adding vitamins to your diet can help reduce the feeling of depression, winter blues or seasonal affective disorder (SAD). B vitamins, especially vitamin B12, have been shown to help those suffering from feelings of anxiety or depression. Winter depression and seasonal affective disorder are not only mental conditions. B vitamins are major contributors to how the brain and nervous system function, so getting proper nutrients in the diet can improve mood.

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Coconut sugar: A low GI sugar rich in amino acids and B vitamins

Posted November 20, 2013

Coconut sugar, also called coconut sap sugar, is a sugar derived from the sap of coconut tree flowers. It has been used as a traditional sweetener for centuries in regions where coconut trees flourish, such as Southeast Asia. Coconut sugar is mostly comprised of sucrose, which gives it a sweet, caramel-like flavor. Unlike refined white sugar, coconut sugar is minimally processed, and few if any chemicals are added to it, meaning that most of its minerals are left intact. For this reason, coconut sugar has become increasingly popular in the West as a substitute to white and brown sugar, and it is commonly sold in health food stores.

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B Vitamins Trim Stroke Risk for Some

Posted September 19, 2013

Vitamin B supplementation may modestly help reduce stroke risk, though largely for patients who don’t fit the typical U.S. stroke prevention profile, a meta-analysis showed. The risk of stroke was 7% lower overall with B vitamin supplements due to reduction in homocysteine levels (P=0.04), Yuming Xu, MD, of First Affiliated Hospital of China’s Zhengzhou University, and colleagues found.

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Breast Cancer and Dietary Intakes of Folate and B Vitamins in African American and European American Women

Posted September 10, 2013

In a study involving 1,582 African American women (out of which 749 had breast cancer) and 1,434 European American women (out of which 744 had breast cancer), in African American women, inverse associations were found for natural food folate intake among premenopausal women (4th vs 1st quartile: OR=1.53) and for estrogen receptor positive tumors (4th vs 1st quartiles: OR=0.58), and in European American women, a positive association was found between intake of synthetic folate (4th vs 1st quartile: OR=1.53).

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B-vitamins may help stave off Alzheimer’s Disease–study

Posted June 24, 2013

A study published this month in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS) has shown that a high-dose vitamin B treatment can help prevent cognitive decline and dementia bought about by grey matter atrophy in Alzheimer’s disease. These were the results obtained from the two-year randomized, controlled clinical trial performed by researchers from the Washington University in St Louis to test the efficacy of vitamin B treatment in delaying cognitive decline.

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