Category Archives: vitamin C

IN DEPTH: Is There A Role For Nutraceuticals In Heart Disease?

IN DEPTH: Is There A Role For Nutraceuticals In Heart Disease?

Heart disease falls  into several classes: Coronary disease is the most frequent [1], but valvular [2] is not far behind: Who doesn’t have a relative or friend who had some heart valve replaced or bypass surgery? Actually [2] is giving epidemiology statistics: “…Aortic valve sclerosis (aortic valve thickening and calcification) seem …Read the Rest

IN BRIEF: Iron Supplementation  For  Women  Could Be Risky

IN BRIEF: Iron Supplementation For Women Could Be Risky

The titles of  the article of the Archive of Internal Medicine on older women and supplementation [1] is misleading. The main culprit  seems to be iron supplementation. Quoting: “…mortality risk…….. is strongest with supplemental iron… In contrast to the findings of many studies, calcium is associated with decreased risk.” The …Read the Rest

Healing Antioxidants: From Food or Supplements? Part (II)

Healing Antioxidants: From Food or Supplements? Part (II)

This is part II of  “Should we obtain our antioxidants from food or from supplements?”   We will address the main questions about the consumption of antioxidant supplements, the pills and capsules containing some form of the particular antioxidant desired, Vitamin C, Glutathione,  etc. We will now discuss the many …Read the Rest

Vitamin C as a mood elevator?

Vitamin C as a mood elevator?

MediNewsDigest: “Vitamin C Rapidly Improves Emotional State of Acutely Hospitalized Patients..” ScienceDaily. Actually, the study compared the possible anti-depressive effects of vitamin C and D. C won handily for this poulation of  hospitalized patients. Hold your horses: “…About one in five acute-care patients in our hospital have vitamin C levels …Read the Rest

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