High dose of vitamin C kills cancer cells in mice

A new study published in Science presents evidence that perhaps some of the apparently extravagant ideas about vitamin C were not completely off base. The study in question examined human colorectal cancers containing specific genetic mutations that are found in up to half of these cancers. These cells ended up drawing in so much vitamin C that it caused their death.

Specialty positioning helps insulate suppliers from soft spot in sales of calcium supplements

 

Dr Oz giveth and he taketh away. That seems to be the recent message in the calcium space, where sales of the mineral have staggered under negative mentions by the good doctor and questions in the broader medical community about how much calcium is a good thing. But the effect of this decline seems to be temporary and to have been felt most acutely by those offering commodity ingredients, suppliers say.

Comments:  as the article properly states, calcium supplementation must also consider Vit K2, magnesium and Vit D3. Also, the form of calcium is crucial, with calcium carbonate recommended from experts. Lastly, the particle size is important, the smaller seemingly the better—allowing the calcium to stay suspended; these are in in liquid formulations.

 

 

Calcium Supplements Can Spike Your Heart Attack Risk by 30%

An analysis has found that there is a 30 percent increased risk of myocardial infarction for those taking 500 mg or more of elemental calcium.

This could mean that the use of supplements to “prevent” osteoporosis must now be reconsidered. The practice may be causing an epidemic of cardiovascular calcification, hypertonicity of the cardiac tissue, arrhythmias, and heart attacks both through heart muscle cramping and destabilized plaque and subsequent occlusion.

 

Researchers say Vitamin E may slow spread of mild-to-moderate Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers say vitamin E might slow the progression of mild-to-moderate Alzheimer’s disease — the first time any treatment
has been shown to alter the course of dementia at that stage.

In a study of more than 600 older veterans, high doses of the vitamin delayed the decline in daily living skills, such as making meals, getting dressed and holding a conversation, by about six months over a two-year period.

 

 

‘Uninformed’, ‘inappropriate’ and ‘premature’: Industry experts round on NY AG’s action against major retailers over failed DNA tests for herbal supplements

The New York Attorney General has sent letters to GNC, Target, Walmart, and Walgreens telling them to stop selling some herbal
supplements after DNA tests found 79% didn’t contain the labeled substance or contained other non-listed ingredients. Analytical
experts have slammed the choice of DNA barcoding as the method of choice for botanical extracts that may contain little to no cellular material.