Friday, September 3, 2010

Optimal Vitamin D Linked To Colorectal Cancer, Magnesium to Diabetes

Increased blood levels of vitamin D may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer by up to 40%, expecially when combined with anti-inflammatory agents, says a report in the American Journal of Epidemiology, August, 2010.

How do you get your vitamin D levels higher?

The human body manufactures vitamin D upon exposure to sunshine, but in northern regions sunlight levels during the winter are inadequate for synthesizing vitamin D.  Therefore, dietary supplements and fortified foods are generally an efficient way to boost cirulating levels of vitamin D.

Personally, I take 5,000 IU's of the Usana Health Sciences vitamin D supplements daily, along with Proflavanol C, grapeseed extract combined with their patented Poly C, which are natural anti-inflammatories.  Have your blood levels of vitamin D tested by your doctor and then determine what doses to take.

And if the first finding isn't enough to convince you to take optimal levels of nutritional supplements, new research indicates that increased magnesium intake may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition.  Low magnesium intakes have previously been linked to insulin resistance and impaired glucose utilization.

You'll find you can achieve higher doses of magnesium in your blood with the Usana Essentials and Calcium/Magesium tablets.

Nutritional supplementation was new to us 15 years ago, but with ongoing study of the research from around the world, we have discovered the importance of optimal supplementation, a diet of low glycemic meals and snacks, plus regular exercise and a stress free lifestyle.   And that all takes discipline and commitment!

Deanna Waters, BSc   I'd love to receive your comments.
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