vitamin connection-magnesium and heart health

Let’s continue our conversation with Andrea Rosanoff, Ph.D., about the great importance of the mineral magnesium. In Part One (February 2015), we discussed the importance of magnesium for producing the energy needed for most of the body’s life processes. In Part Two (March 2015), we chatted about how magnesium is needed for the utilization of vitamin D, itself an extremely important vitamin/hormone. In Part Three (April 2015), we reviewed the possible benefits of magnesium on longevity. Now, let’s look at the many ways in which magnesium affects heart and artery health.

One of the most highly charged issues at the Codex Committee on Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Foods (CCRVDF), held during the last week of April in San Jose, Costa Rica, was the attempt to adopt a Maximum Residue Limit (MRL) for recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH), otherwise known as recombinant bovine somatotropin (rbST), which, for a very long time, has been waiting in the wings at a final Step 8 for its adoption by the Codex Alimentarius Commission.

Over two million Americans are diagnosed annually with skin cancer, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. People believe that slathering on sunscreen will protect their skin from harmful rays, but in reality, two-thirds of conventional sunscreens are not strong enough to shield against all of them.

beautywithin

Take a capsule or mix in a powder and you’ll get stronger nails. Or healthier-looking hair. Or more radiant skin. That’s the simple concept behind nutricosmetics and it is grounded in an even simpler fact: changes on the inside, especially nutritional changes, can and will lead to changes on the outside.

bone strength

Fact or fiction: Bones are mainly “calcium sticks,” developed until the teen years and frozen until they become brittle from old age. No way! Set the record straight in your store with some basic education about how bones evolve throughout our lives and the role nutrition plays in this process.

healthy indulgences

Pizza, popcorn and jerky. Nope, it’s not a suggestion for tonight’s dinner, though it would make for an interesting combo! Together, they represent some of the hottest savory items in the healthy indulgences market. When considered as a unit, they speak to what gourmet shoppers are craving: high-end natural foods that are built for taste and are still part of a healthy diet.

nature-identical nutrients

Most vitamins that go into dietary supplements are, as most insiders know, synthetically produced.

nature-identical nutrients

Does the word "synthesize" kindle thoughts of things that are unnatural?

nature-identical nutrients

Nature-identical nutrients: viewpoints from the experts.