Dr. Barrie Tan, founder of American River Nutrition and notable expert in the field of vitamin E tocopherols and tocotrienols, recently presented a live web seminar to the members of the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics entitled Vitamin E: Setting the Record Straight.
Consuming walnuts could help lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases by improving endothelial function, according to new Chinese analysis, which didn’t find the same specific effect from almonds, hazelnuts or pistachios.
Memory, attention and focus, development, mood; there are numerous ways that a nutrient or bioactive ingredient can affect cognitive health. But which have the most science, how do they work?
Supplementation with antioxidants like vitamin E could reduce the excretion of a specific protein in patients’ urine, which is an early sign of diabetic kidney disease (DKD), say researchers.
Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) can cause a wide range of problems, from chronic gastritis, peptic ulcer disease, iron deficiency anemia, and stomach cancer to diseases of the liver, cardiovascular system, skin, and many other body systems. If you suffer from this infection, an H. pylori natural treatment plan can be a safe solution. H. pylori infection is closely linked to coronary heart disease, rosacea, asthma, Parkinson’s disease, migraines, and fibromyalgia.
Herbal extracts and phytonutrients, many with antibacterial actions, are often used by natural practitioners to help eradicate H. pylori. itamin C, vitamin E, and selenium supplementation will help lower your risk of dying from stomach or esophageal cancer after H. pylori infection has been treated. This combination of antioxidant nutrients was studied in a large placebo controlled trial involving thousands of people with H. pylori.
Selenium along with vitamin E is important antioxidant which means it protects animal tissues from the oxidative damage caused by reactive oxygen species (ROS), actively formed during the normal functioning of cells. Production of such ROS depends on activity of the cells; more active the cell, more ROS will be produced. There is a dire need to clear such compounds from the body because they damage tissues. Due to antioxidant properties of vitamin E and selenium, they are important part of cells, which are very busy in metabolic processes like immune cells, which are basically white blood cells. There are two types of immunity. One is specific, which means a specific reaction is started in the body against a specific pathogenic invader. This type of immunity is for only one specific pathogen and does not protect against others. On the other hand, there is a second type of immune system, which is a general defence system. This means it protects all types of invaders. This is quicker and nonspecific and deals with all pathogenic invaders coming to body. It is observed in many studies that selenium deficiency alone or along with vitamin E deficiency impairs both types of immune responses.
Vitamin E oil is derived from vitamin E and can be applied directly to the skin, or added to lotions, creams, and gels. Many supporters of vitamin E oil argue that it is a potent antioxidant, but research on its benefits is mixed.
The millennial generation wields immense buying power. According to the United States Census Bureau, this group is now the largest living generation. (Sorry, baby boomers.) Millennials, those born between 1982 and 2000, also have significantly different buying habits than previous generations. When shopping for food, millennial often consider the manufacturer’s social responsibility, nutrition as well as convenience. That’s one reason why products made with Malaysian certified sustainable palm oil can be so appealing to this demographic. This premium oil fulfills their needs on many levels.
It’s not surprising that nutrient deficiencies are fatigue causes, given that your body’s trillions of cells rely on vitamins and minerals to generate energy. What is surprising is that few doctors recognize the fact that fatigue and lacking energy is often an early symptom of multiple vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Many health care providers also ignore the well-documented fact that lack of vitamins and minerals is a surprisingly common malady. This is true even in the developed world, where we are known as the “overfed but undernourished.”
One way to boost your energy is by eating good-for-you fats. We need omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in our diet for brain, skin, heart and joint health. Usually we think of fish or olive oil as way to get these essential nutrients. But other sources include nuts, seeds, avocados and Malaysian palm fruit oil.