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Vitamin D The Underrated Supplement

There are over 34,000 scientific investigations to date on how vitamin D works in your body, yet it continues to be ignored even by many physicians.

Vitamin D deficiency is often one of the last things a doctor suspects when a patient complains of less-than-perfect health.

Vitamin D is produced when the sun strikes your skin with a high enough concentration of ultraviolet B (UVB) rays. Deficiency of vitamin D is therefore due to not enough exposure to sunlight.

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Combining CoQ10 and Selenium Reduces Cardiovascular Mortality

An important study out of Sweden has surprised researchers who found that combining CoQ10 with selenium can dramatically reduce cardiovascular mortality.

This nutrient combination has also been found to improve heart function, improve quality of life, reduce the number of days a patient stays in the hospital, lower cardiovascular mortality risk by 49%, and even provide protection years after the subjects stopped taking the supplements.

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Magnesium for Health and Disease Prevention

Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in your body. More than 3,750 magnesium-binding sites have been detected on human proteins,1 and it’s required no less than 500 different enzymes in your body.

 

If you don’t have enough magnesium, your body simply cannot function optimally, and insufficient cellular magnesium levels set the stage for deterioration of metabolic function that can snowball into more serious health problems.

For starters, magnesium is critical for the optimization of your mitochondria, which have enormous potential to influence your health, especially the prevention of cancer.

In fact, optimizing mitochondrial metabolism may be at the core of effective cancer treatment. But your mitochondrial function is also crucial for overall good health, energy, and athletic performance.

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CoQ10 as conditional anti-oxidant and supplementation

“Not all CoQ10 are the same”

Each of our muscle cell contain mitochondria – 200 – 400 for each muscle cell. Heart muscle contain ten times more – 2000 – 4000 mitochondria in each muscle cell.  If one country is a cell, then imagine the mitochondria as energy powerhouse, the fuel of which is CoQ10.

The essential nutrient, CoQ10, is also known as ubiquinone. To benefit from the form of the nutrient needed to produce cellular energy and help you reduce the typical signs of aging, your body must convert the ubiquinone to ubiquinol.

The challenge you face as you age is this – your body levels of CoQ10 continue to diminish. In addition, your capability to convert CoQ10 to ubiquinol also declines. It becomes more and more difficult for you to produce the ubiquinol you need due to:

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Digestive Enzyme Deficiency Is Prevalent

Sixty percent of those above 50 years old have digestive enzyme deficiency. Virtually one hundred percent those above 60 years old have digestive enzyme deficiency. The effect will be nutritional deficiency that are very common in older age group. The stomach and digestive symptoms may be not much.

But more common is bloated abdomen, reflux esophagitis symptoms, uncomfortable epigastric that last longer than usual especially certain animal protein and legumes food.
Stomach produce acid for protein digestion and when older age group people complaint of epigastric discomfort they were prescribe proton pump inhibitors(ppi) like pantoprazole or omeprazole and other ppi that compounding the problems of nutritional deficiency further. It is a paradox that the symptoms can be rectified with acid hydrochloride rather than blocking the acid production.
Other related enzymes re from pancreas mainly when food leaving the stomach into duodenum and jejunum. The enzymes are Lipase, Protease, Amylase. They are produce by pancreas.

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SAMe (S-adenosyl-methionine)

SAMe (S-adenosyl-methionine) is an amino acid derivative normally synthesized in the body. SAMe is used by the body in three important pathways:

  • Methylation (contributing methyl groups to activate certain molecules)
  • The synthesis of polyamines (for cell growth, gene expression, neuronal regeneration, etc.)
  • Trans-sulfuration (synthesis of cysteine, glutathione, and other sulfate chemicals)

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Selenium: What Forms Protect Against Cancer?

By Kirk Stokel

The role that selenium plays in combating various forms of degenerative disease has been known for several decades.1

More recent data have intensified scientific interest in its specific anti-cancer mechanisms.2

Researchers have found that selenium favorably modulates gene expression to suppress a protein involved in tumor onset, growth, and metastasis.

But not all “seleniums” are the same.

In this article, you will learn of the three most important forms of selenium—and how each has the power to halt cancer development at its earliest stages. Exciting data on their ability to combat cancers of the colon and prostate are detailed. You will discover the 12 mechanisms of action by which selenium stops cancer in its tracks.

In one study, aging individuals supplementing with 200 mcg per day of selenium saw their risk of dying from all cancers slashed by 50%.3

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The Importance of Zinc in the Body

20 years ago, was identified Zinc is an essential mineral that stimulates the activity of about 200 (now must be more and more finding) enzymes in the body. It also:

  • supports your healthy immune system and very important role for immunity
  • is necessary to synthesize DNA and require for each step of cell cycle
  • T-cell lymphocyte or Thymus derive activation of the white cell requirezinc is well documented therefore T-Natural killer cell to fight cancer require zinc
  • zinc required for gene amplification of metallothionein

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The Importance of Selenium

Selenium is one of the most important mineral. It is considered heart protective mineral. Deficiency of selenium is very common. Most people are deficient of this mineral due to depleted soil quality in farming. One of the obvious sign is pigmentation on the face in adults, so called aging spots. Masking by cosmetic creams does not solve deficiency of this mineral. If more than six months, the pigmentation tend to be permanent or unlikely to go away. Nevertheless the supplementation should continue to protect heart.

It requires for at least 22 enzymes (selenoenzymes atau selenoproteins). There are two major families of selenoenzymes — glutathione peroxidases and deiodinases. The metabolic function of the glutathione peroxidases is to convert oxidized fat (lipid hydroperoxides), which is generated as the result of normal metabolism and contributes to heart disease and stroke, to less harmful compounds.

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Vitamin K2 : Missing Link for Heart Disease and Bone

Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin most well known for the important role it plays in blood clotting. However, many do not realize that there are different kinds of vitamin K. The one that most people familiar with is Vitamin K1. Vitamin K1 is injected to newborn baby to avoid hemorrhagic disease of newborn. What we are going to discuss here is concerning Vitamin K2 that is totally different from Vitamin K1.

Vitamin K2 also works synergistically with a number of other nutrients, including calcium and vitamin D.

Dr. Kate Rheaume-Bleue, a naturopathic physician with a keen interest in nutrition, has authored  one of the most comprehensive book on this important topic, titled: Vitamin K2 and the Calcium Paradox: How a Little Known Vitamin Could Save Your Life.

What’s So Special About Vitamin K2?

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Magnesium To The Rescue

Many people do not obtain adequate amounts of magnesium in their diets.1

Magnesium is one of the body’s most important minerals. It is required as a cofactor in hundreds of enzymatic processes within cells.2 It helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function, keeps heart rhythm steady, promotes healthy cardiovascular function, supports a healthy immune system, and keeps bones strong. Magnesium also helps maintain blood sugar and blood pressure levels already within normal range, and it is known to be involved in energy metabolism and protein synthesis.3,4

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Vitamin D and Cardiovascular Disease

Low Vitamin D associate with heart disease and stroke.

The researchers found that people with higher levels of a pre-hormone (25-hydroxyvitamin D)  had lower blood pressure and were therefore less likely to develop heart disease, stroke and other health problems.

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What Fish Oil Can Do To You?


Hearth Health

According to the American Heart Association (AHA), clinical trials have shown that omega 3 is effective in reducing the incidence of cardiovascular diseases (CVD). Fish oil is a great source of omega 3 and therefore, reduces the risk of heart diseases and heart arrhythmias. It also lowers the level of bad cholesterol (LDL), and increases the level of good cholesterol (HDL). Fish oil prevents the accumulation of triglycerides and further reduces the level of excess triglycerides. Preliminary research has also shown that fish oil can be used to prevent atherosclerosis in coronary patients. Thus, fish oil is effective in preventing strokes and regular usage of fish oil can help avoid sudden cardiac death. As per the American Heart Association, these preliminary findings still need to be confirmed by further detailed research.

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