How important are Vitamins and Minerals?
As you age and turn 40 you will need some supplements in order to uphold good health. When you reach 55 it is even more essential to look at supplementing your diet. At this age you don't need to each as much as in your younger days, this of course depends on your activity levels. Also your body loses the ability to produce its own production of essential needs, CoQ10 for example and B12, K2 and E directly or indirectly.
Another reason to take supplements is because today's soil where crop is grown is near enough depleted in especially minerals. This, the vegetable usually gets from the soil, but because of today's farming methods our vegetables aren't as healthy as they were a century ago. Unless you eat organic your vegetables will also be subject to numerous pesticides which of course is detrimental to health.
If you want to prevent disease, or if you want to get well, consume a diet high in a variety of fresh, organic vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds as well high quality proteins and healthy fats. Get rid of those excess pounds (read Never Be Fat Again). Eat high quality anti-inflammatory foods.
If you take these principles to heart, you will be well on your way to a longer, higher quality, disease-free life. Supplement with antioxidant nutrients: omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins A, B complex (including B3, B6, B6 and B12), C, D, and E, plus beta-carotene, CoQ10, curcumin, quercitin, selenium, N-acetylcysteine, and alpha-lipoic acid.
Vitamins and its uses
Fat soluble vitamins A,D,E & K (cannot be destroyed through heat/ cooking process)
Water soluble vitamins B, C (can be destroyed or depleted through heat/ cooking process)
Boosts our immune system and reduces the risk of inflammation -
reduces mortality from severe infectious diseases
(especially measles) - Works with collagen to keep your skin in top shape
Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) Treatment for anorexia - not necessary to supplement on a ketogenic diet
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) Helps in production of energy from foods and the formation of red blood cells.
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) Protection against Alzheimer's disease and age-related cognitive decline -
reduces cholesterol and triglyceride levels and increases HDL.
An early study suggests that vitamin B3 may help improve neurological function after stroke.
Vitamin B6 Battles depression in elderly - aids in conception - amino acid metabolism & cell formation. Zink is required to utilize the vitamin.
Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid) Essential for red blood cell formation and synthesis of DNA and protein
Vitamin B12 (Methylcobalamin) Decreased levels of vitamin B12 shows decline in brain volume which has been associated with Alzheimer's disease, and is used as a marker of the disease's progression - daily intake should be far larger than recommended, at least
1000 micrograms (mcg) - helps with depression quite substantially -
Vitamin B12 is so important your young healthy body stores many years worth in your liver. If you are 50 or older there is a fair chance you have little or NONE. If you are feeling poorly and out of energy constantly. try a Vitamin B12 shot the next time you see a doctor. If you immediately pick up you will know your liver is out of B12.
Those with NONE may not have much time left.
Vitamin B12 deficiency is extremely common in strict vegetarians and vegans . Vitamin B12 is found almost exclusively in animal tissues, including foods like beef, liver, clams, lamb, venison, salmon, shrimp, scallops, poultry and eggs
Vitamin B17 (Laetrile or
Amygdalin) Inhibits the growth of cancer. Amygdalin is made up of glucose plus two potentially toxic substances, benzaldehyde and hydrogen cyanide.
However, cancer cells do not have rhodanese. Instead, they have an enzyme called beta-glucosidase - the unlocking enzyme. Beta-glucosidase unlocks the benzaldehyde and cyanide from the glucose to create a targeted poison that kills the cancer cells.
Vitamin C Antioxidant - drops the
risk of cardiovascular disease -
known to contribute to the development of antibodies and the neutralization of toxins in the building of natural immunity to infectious diseases -
acts on neurology and depression, as well as interact with the pancreas and modulate cortisol. Its antioxidant properties mean vitamin C provides neuroprotective effects and benefits for blood flow - prevents scurvy
Vitamin D (3) Reduces Colon cancer risk substantially - reduces the risk of developing almost every autoimmune disease, or it will reverse the condition(s) -
daily vitamin D3 supplements of 5,000 IU or higher - virtually eliminating influenza infections even among vulnerable populations.
Facilitates calcium and phosphorus absorption. Works best in combination with K2.
D3 is necessary for the body to absorb calcium.
Vitamin E Antioxidant. Lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Lowers
arterial blockage. It works better with high doses of vitamin C. Protects LDL packet from oxidation.
Vitamin E prevents white blood cells from adhering to the artery wall, thus a primary step in arterial closing has been averted.
(menaquinone) Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. Lowers osteoporosis and heart disease, in the form of atherosclerosis (calcification of the arteries). When we have enough vitamin K2 it will direct calcium to the bones and teeth and keep it away from the areas where it could do harm, such as the cardiovascular system and soft tissues. A European study of more than 8,000 people over the age of 55 found that those with the highest intake of vitamin K2 had a 50% reduction in death by coronary heart disease.
Deficiency of vitamin K2 has been linked to birth defects. Aids in bleeding disorders - helps the blood coagulate. Works more efficiently in combination with D3.
CoQ10 (CoenzymeQ10) Powerful Antioxidant and food for your mitochondria. Although found in every cell of your body as we age (>40) the body's ability to produce this diminishes. If you take statins they will in fact destroy CoQ10 which can be devastating for your health.
Co Q10 plays a critical role in the effectiveness of your immune system and in the aging process. CoQ10 also improves circulation, lowers blood pressure and acts as a chelating agent. The energy generating and antioxidant power of CoQ10 has prompted its use for many heart-related conditions including arrhythmia, angina, heart attack, valve problems, high blood pressure, coronary artery problems, atherosclerosis, and congestive heart failure. CoQ10 recycles vitamins C and E and helps repair the cell mitochondria.
It lowers cholesterol, lowers blood sugar,
may help prevent heart damage caused by certain chemotherapy drugs, improves exercise ability, will help prevent minor migraines. Every day supplement take a minimum of 100 mg, you may need a lot more depending on your circumstances. We'll advise you when you come and see us.
IF YOU ARE ON STATINS, THINK AGAIN!!
In the context of nutrition, a mineral is a chemical element required as an essential nutrient by organisms to perform functions necessary for life. Minerals originate in the earth and cannot be made by living organisms. Plants get minerals from soil - Wikipedia
SUGAR CONSUMES critical MINERALS by using up the minerals in the digestion of the toxic sugar
Calcium Builds bones, teeth and helps blood clot. Assists nerves, muscles and heart to function. Needs to be combined with D3 and K2 for body to take up calcium. Too much calcium without D3 can clog up arteries and cause cardiovascular disease and stroke. Also called calcification of arteries, outcome is often stroke.
Copper Build body cells, aids digestion & absorption, lubricates joints and organs. Regulates body temperature
Iodine Regulates energy
Iron Forms part of red blood cells. Aids body get energy from other foods
Magnesium Part of teeth & bones. Helps body use carbohydrates. Helps to regulate nerve & muscle contractions (keto flu)
Potassium Helps control water balance, regulates nerve impulses, muscle contractions & heart rhythm
Selenium Is important for reproduction, thyroid gland function, DNA production, and protecting the body from damage caused by free radicals and from infection.
Zink - Treatment of Alzheimer's - helps treat skin problems -
required to utilize vitamin B6, good for insomnia - anti-inflammatory - antioxidant - important in pregnancy
“Several studies have found that most children with ADHD have deficiencies of certain minerals that are commonly depleted by exposure to toxic foods. Minerals such as magnesium and zinc, show significant improvement after supplementation with these minerals. Magnesium is the most common significant mineral deficiency among ADHD children, but zinc is commonly deficient among children with ADHD and disruptive behavior disorder.” Bernard Windham