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Vitamin C

Vitamin C supplementation and proper nutrition decrease absorption of toxic cadmium

Posted March 7, 2014

Cadmium poisoning is a very serious health issue that often goes undiagnosed; its somewhat generic symptoms include things like chronic anxiety, stomach pains, kidney damage and even death. But a cohort of scientific literature reveals that regular supplementation with high-dose vitamin C combined with a healthy diet may help block the absorption of cadmium, and potentially even accelerate its natural detoxification from the body.

Researchers from the National Veterinary Research Institute in Poland, for instance, published a study back in 2004 that discusses the topic of vitamin C used to target cadmium. As published in the Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology, the paper looked at the effects of vitamin C on both the absorption and distribution of cadmium in an animal model, finding that the all natural substance helps prevent cadmium uptake.

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High-dose vitamin D may alleviate urticaria

Posted March 5, 2014

High-dose vitamin D3 as an adjuvant therapy holds potential benefit for patients suffering from chronic urticaria, according to results of a recent study. Researchers from University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Neb., conducted a prospective, double-blinded, single-center study of 42 patients who had chronic urticaria. The patients were randomized to receive high (4,000 IU/d) or low (600 IU/d) vitamin D3 supplements over the course of 12 weeks. Each patient was given a standardized triple-drug therapy of cetirizine, ranitidine and montelukast, as well as a written action plan, according to the study.

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Vitamin C can help reduce your risk of a stroke

Posted February 24, 2014

Vitamin C is a necessary daily supplement for a number of reasons, but new data suggest that it can also cut your chances of suffering a stroke. A new study that is set to be presented to a conference of experts later in the year indicates that eating foods rich in vitamin C — oranges, strawberries, peppers, broccoli, papaya, to name a few — can reduce hemorrhagic stroke risks.

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Top 15 health benefits of Vitamin C

Posted February 18, 2014

Although required in small quantities like other vitamins, vitamin C is indispensable for proper functioning of the body. You all must have studied during your school days that deficiency of vitamin C is related to skin problems, which is true. But recent and ongoing studies on the role of vitamin C in maintaining good health gives us more reasons why we should include sources of Vitamin C in our diet.

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What are the health benefits of oranges?

Posted February 18, 2014

We all know the proverb “an apple a day,” but equally an orange could be recommended. There are thousands of reasons why eating an orange a day is a good idea; they are low in calories but full of nutrients, they promote clear, healthy skin and can help to lower our risk for many diseases and conditions as part of an overall healthy and varied diet.

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Small Study Suggests Vitamin C Reduces Stroke Risk

Posted February 17, 2014

Vitamin C is an essential vitamin needed for normal growth and development. But there also may be another benefit to eating vitamin c-rich fruits and vegetables. Researchers have found that it may help protect against one common type of stroke.

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Can citrus ward off your risk of stroke?

Posted February 16, 2014

Eating foods that contain vitamin C may reduce your risk of the most common type of hemorrhagic stroke, according to a study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 66th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, April 26 to May 3, 2014.

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DSM: Vitamin-E Can Slow Functional Decline in Alzheimer’s patients

Posted February 11, 2014

DSM’s Quali-E Vitamin E has been proven to delay functional decline in patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) by 19%, according to studies by the company. In addition, a daily high dose (2000 IU per day) supplementation of Vitamin E over a long period of time (2.3 years) did not raise safety concerns, the company said.

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Vitamin C can help to fight cancer, US research suggests

Posted February 9, 2014

Large doses of vitamin C may boost chemotherapy’s ability to kill cancer cells, US researchers have found. Intravenous vitamin C could be a potentially safe, effective and low-cost treatment for ovarian and other cancers, said scientists at the University of Kansas.

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Citrus gets an A-plus for Vitamin C

Posted February 6, 2014

In this cold and bleak winter, citrus is a great way to brighten up dinnertime with in-season produce while giving your immune system a boost.

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