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Why Zinc Supplementation Becomes More Important as We Age?

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Why Zinc Supplementation Becomes More Important as We Age?

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Category: Mineral Benefits

As we age, dietary supplementation of zinc plays a role in preventing cancer, supporting the immune system, and controlling the inflammation that is associated with many health problems, including autoimmune disorders and diabetes. The cells that constitute the immune system are particularly vulnerable to zinc deficiency. Zinc plays an essential role in the protection of these…

Best Vitamins for Healthy, Clear Skin

Best Vitamins for Healthy, Clear Skin

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Category: Mineral Benefits, Multivitamins, Vitamin Benefits

We can effortlessly spend thousands of dollars a year on skin care: cleansers, toners and moisturizers to wrinkle creams, concealers, day creams, night creams, and eye creams. All of this time and money is wasted if we do not look after our skin from the inside. Occupying some 20 square feet, the skin is the…

Thumbs Up for the White Potato! Increase Potassium Intake Without Gaining Weight

Thumbs Up for the White Potato! Increase Potassium Intake Without Gaining Weight

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Category: Mineral Benefits

We are punching the air with delight here! Having been brought up to believe that potatoes are the work of the devil and will only make you fat, it is too marvelous for words that scientists are now telling us that potatoes, especially white potatoes, are a must-have in our diets. The reason for this…

Do You Know What’s Your Sodium Rhythm?

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Do You Know What’s Your Sodium Rhythm?

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Category: Mineral Benefits

You might be wondering what rhythm has to do with your intake of dietary sodium. You might already be aware that retaining the proper balance of sodium in your body is absolutely critical in managing blood pressure and controlling the function of your body’s muscles. Traditional medical wisdom has held that the right balance of…

7 Benefits of Taking a Magnesium Supplement

7 Benefits of Taking a Magnesium Supplement

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Category: Mineral Benefits

If someone was to ask you what is the one supplement you can take to improve your mood, lower your risk of heart attack, and help prevent osteoporosis, what would your response be?

Most people would not think of magnesium, but every organ in your body uses this essential mineral. To help you understand just how…

Calcium Can Help You Heal Faster After Injury

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Calcium Can Help You Heal Faster After Injury

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Category: Mineral Benefits

You’ve certainly heard moms telling their children to drink their milk so that they have enough calcium to build strong bones. A recent study1 conducted by a research team comprised of scientists from the University of Bristol and the University of Bath in England has found that calcium also plays an essential role in the…

Why Your Calcium Supplement Needs to Also Contain Vitamin K2

Why Your Calcium Supplement Needs to Also Contain Vitamin K2

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Category: Mineral Benefits

From an early age, women have it drilled into their heads that they, more so than men, are vulnerable to depleted bone mass after menopause and so they must make sure they get enough calcium to protect them from this condition, called osteoporosis. Postmenopausal osteoporosis creates a high risk of bone fractures later in life….

Iron Deficiency: Risk Factor for Dementia in Older Adults?

Iron Deficiency: Risk Factor for Dementia in Older Adults?

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Category: Mineral Benefits

Forgetting to take your iron pill may lead to dementia later in life. Scientists from all over the United States collaborated on a research study involving 2,552 elderly adults (mean age 76.1 years) over an 11-year period. Analysis of their results showed that anemia may be a risk factor for dementia in older adults. Dementia…

Selenium Linked to a 25% Reduction in the Risk of Developing Diabetes

Selenium Linked to a 25% Reduction in the Risk of Developing Diabetes

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Category: Mineral Benefits

A 5-year study by Harvard University showed that higher levels of selenium in the body were associated with a reduced risk for type-2 diabetes. Two separate sets of data from over 7000 men and women were analyzed by Harvard University and Yeungnam University in Korea which indicated subjects with higher levels of selenium found in…

Taking Calcium Supplements with Vitamin D Reduces the Risk of Hip Fractures by 40%

Taking Calcium Supplements with Vitamin D Reduces the Risk of Hip Fractures by 40%

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Category: Mineral Benefits

As we get older, our bones gradually lose some of their density, which increases the likelihood of incurring hip fractures during a fall. According to a meta-analysis of health record information gleaned from Medicare patients, the incidence rates of hip fracture among women 65 and older is 957 per 100,000. Additionally, this report published in…