Vitamin C Important for Vascular Health

Vitamin C levels are associated with normal inflammatory responses and vascular health, according to a recent study. Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin that functions as an antioxidant and is important for the formation of collagen, which is found in blood vessels, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, and bone. When your body is under stress your needs for Vitamin C can increase to 10 times the normal amount. Vitamin C needs can also determine how unhealthy you are and how much your body requires to fix itself. Stop by for a game plan to determine what your needs are.

Probiotics and Beyond

The connection between the health of the gastrointestinal tract and skin related conditions like eczema have been identified by many but embraced by few. A Norwegian study showed that when mothers used probiotics during the last trimester of pregnancy and while nursing up through to three months after birth, it reduced the incidence of eczema by 40 percent in children less than two years of age.  This is the first study to show a preventative effect when the mother alone consumed the probiotics. The right probiotics can also be given to infants and we have seen it to be very beneficial in colic.

What about that sweet tooth

Over time, those individuals who consume two “sweet” beverages per day experience a change in their taste perception, where these once considered sweet beverages are now not so sweet. In other words, the more frequent and longer one drinks sugary beverages, their sensation of sweetness declines, leading people to consume more of these types of soft drinks.  Excessive sugar consumption can lead to insulin resistance and disproportionate weight gain.  Xylitol is a natural sweetener that tastes just like sugar, but has 40% less calories and creates no sugar highs or lows! Check with us...it must be used in moderation.

Reduce your Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

Patients dementia free and 80 years or older were given a special form of Vitamin E (with the 8 types that occur in nature) for 6 years. The results of the study showed subjects with the highest blood levels of all 4 types of Vitamin E called tocopherols had a 45% decreased risk of developing Alzheimer’s. Person’s with the highest levels of the other 4 forms called tocotrienols had a 54% risk reduction 9% better than tocopherols.  We have that special formulation that contains all 8 forms of Vitamin E...by the way Coach Maurer has been taking Perfect E for over 7 years!

Amino Acid Supports Heart Health

About 40% of congestive heart failure is due to diastolic dysfunction (lower number of blood pressure) and occurs when the heart is relaxed and filling with blood. A study done giving 1500mg of L-carnitine daily for 3 months, showed improvements in heart function and heart enlargement along with improvement in breathing which is a common symptom of heart failure. This amino acid also gives you energy, lowers triglycerides, cholesterol and helps protect your liver.  We have it in powdered or capsule forms.

Antioxidant Supports Brain Health

This antioxidant provides brain protection and supports learning and memory when blood flow to the brain is compromised or decreased. A study on rats showed improved brain communication, long term memory and better performance in a maze. This antioxidant also proved to have anti-inflammatory properties which also improved healing in the brain and decreased the risk of dementia.  What is this product...its none other than quercetin that we talked about last week.

Quercetin Improves Heart Health

The bioflavanoid quercetin regulates a gene that protects against LDL cholesterol oxidation. The oxidation process is linked to LDL’s heart damaging affects or the rusting/aging process of our bodies. There are many quercetin products on the market...but you need a pure water-soluble 1000mg tablet.  Also, look for a synergized form containing pomegranate and grape seed for optimal effectiveness. We have it, so stop in for more information!

Omega-3 Fats Balance Mood

Did you know your brain is 50% Fat?  The brain is very high in DHA an Omega-3 fat and a few weeks ago we looked at Omega-3 fats and weight lose...It looks like we need a “fat” brain. In many clinical studies, good fats have been shown to decrease Depression, Alzheimer’s disease, Attention Deficit, Hyperactivity, focusing and memory problems in kids and adults. I always tell people, you wouldn’t keep driving your car and not change the oil...why would you not do that for your body!  Back to quality, all oils are not created equal...stop in for a taste of high quality oil.

Minerals Important on Mood Balancing

Now we learn minerals are important too. This study was done on kids 8 to 15, but we know Zinc is important for healing leg ulcers in the elderly, so I’m sure this applies to adults too!  The kids were given 10mg of Zinc daily and at the end of the study, higher Zinc levels showed enhanced mood and social skills. We also know Selenium supports brain health and improves coordination in the elderly. Let’s not forget Magnesium, I believe low Magnesium is partially responsible for our increase in dementia. According to Dr. Russell Blaylock, Magnesium protects the brain against too much calcium and 90% of Americans are low in this. Want to learn more...see us today!

More Info on Balancing Mood

Lets build on last week, research on Folic Acid, B-6 and B-12 in a study of 2524 adults showed low levels of these vitamins increased bad moods by 63%. In women, their moods were more affected than men when they had low levels of Folic Acid...the lower the Folic Acid the worse their moods were. This is due to all the important functions Folic Acid does in the brain. We have a special tablet, when taken under the tongue, provides 2.5mg of Folic Acid plus B-12 and B-6. By the way the study used 2mg of Folic Acid daily.