• Having sufficient Vitamin D slashes the risk of Parkinson's disease

    Jul 15, 2010
        Parkinsons disease is a chronic progressive neuromuscular disease; a region of the brain that controls muscle function gets damaged and sufferers develop tremors and become rigid, eventually loosing independence and about 20 % of patients develop an associated form of severe dementia. High blood levels of vitamin D may reduce the risk of developing Parkinson's disease by 67 per cent, compared with low levels of the vitamin says a new study from Finland. Researchers from the National Institute for Health and Welfare in Helsinki analysed data from 3,173 Finnish men and women aged between 50 and 79.
  • Colostrum helps prevent suppression of the immune system that would commonly be seen with exercise

    Jul 14, 2010
        When you exercise subtle changes occur that temporarily but significantly impact immune system function increasing your risk for upper respiratory tract infection (flu, cold, etc.). In this study healthy-active men were randomly assigned placebo (sham treatment) or a Colostrum supplement daily for four weeks. After this time all participants cycled at 64% of their maximal oxygen intake for two hours.
  • For Alzheimer’s disease prevention you need all eight forms of Vitamin E - and it may cut your risk of the brain destroying disease in half

    Jul 13, 2010
        For many years scientists have known that Vitamin E protects the brain and it has been shown to reduce the risk of dangerous strokes in a number of studies. Studies looking at large populations, known as epidemiological studies, show that Vitamin E consumption lowers the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Yet, studies using traditional vitamin E supplements known as D-Alpha Tocopherol have yielded disappointing results in an effort to curb Alzheimer’s.
  • Fish Oil Capsules offer protection against invasive breast cancer

    Jul 12, 2010
        Researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle obtained supplementation information (not including vitamin and mineral use) from 35,016 postmenopausal women between the ages of 50 to 76. The women were free of breast cancer and they were followed for the next six years. After six years there were 880 cases of breast cancer.         Black Cohosh, Soy, Dong Quai and other supplements used for menopause had no effect on breast cancer prevention or risk.