Vitamin B12

The Benefits of B12

Vitamin B12 is one of the eight B Vitamins and is usually associated with increased energy.  It is in fact the largest of all the vitamins and of course the most complex chemically.  It is an essential vitamin and the only one that contains cobalt, a trace mineral, at its center; this is why it…

Omega-3 Consumption and Hypertension

New research published in Hypertension shows a high Omega-3 Index, which is a newly established risk measure for heart disease, may be inversely related to Blood Pressure levels in healthy young adults.  This newest study supports a meta-analysis done in 2014 which concluded Blood-Pressure-Lowing effects could be associated with Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids. Over 2000…

Multi Vitamin and Pregnancy

Multivitamin May Have Pregnancy Benefits Over Folic Acid and Iron Alone

New research shows taking a daily multivitamin may provide better benefits for pregnant women than supplementation with iron and folic acid alone.  Preterm births were reduced and increases in infant birth weight were seen in this randomized controlled trial. Approximately 45,000 women from rural Bangladesh were recruited to participate in this study.  Each woman was…

Calcium and Bone Density in Postmenpausal Women

Calcium Supplementation Could Prevent Reduced Bone Density in Active Post-Menopausal Women

A new study found supplementation with Calcium could prevent exercise associated reductions in bone density in post menopausal women. 33 women between the age of 57 and 65 participated in this double-blind, randomized, cross over study.  The first group of 10 women, drank a sports drink with 1000 mg of calcium added one hour before…

Resveratrol-Green Tea and Neurodegeneraton

Actions of Green Tea and Red Wine Compounds May Slow Neurodegeneration

New research suggests the nutritional compounds (phytonutreints) found naturally in Red Wine (Tannic Acid-TA) and Green Tea (EGCG-Epigallocatechin gallate) may inhibit the creation of the toxic metabolites that contribute to the progressive loss of function and structure of neurons, including the death of neurons which are seen in Parkinson’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease. These nutritional…