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Harnessing the simplest of supplements against autoimmune disease
Some things simply go hand-in-hand, like salt and pepper, peanut butter and jelly, a needle and thread. And according to scientists, another pair where you can’t have one without the other is vitamin C and strong, stable immune cells. In fact, this special combination could be the key to defeating autoimmune conditions for good…
A glass a day beats immune-zapping inflammation
Orange juice is full of vitamin C which supports the immune system by increasing production of white blood cells that are on the front lines. But there’s more going on behind the scenes. Along with other nutrients, new research shows this old-fashioned remedy gets to the core of what leaves your body defenseless in the face of infection.
Bleeding gums? You could have a vitamin C deficiency
Have you noticed your gums bleeding after brushing your teeth? It could be an early sign of gum disease. But what if you take excellent care of your teeth and your gums still bleed? Then it may be time to explore other factors connected to this warning sign, like a shortage of this particular vitamin…
Starving cancer through the cell’s ‘powerhouse’
Cancer can be tough to beat, which is why researchers continue to explore new avenues for fighting the deadly disease. One team has identified a new target that can potentially stop cancer cells from growing and spreading by targeting them from within — and starving them of the energy they need to do their dirty work.
How vitamin C can save your muscles from shrinking
Once you’re over 50, you lose about one percent of your muscle mass per year. Not only can it lead to frailty, but it’s also linked to a higher risk of physical disability and even type-2 diabetes. So how do you prevent your muscle mass from slipping away with age? The answer may be simpler than you’d think…
10 nutrients you’re probably not eating enough of
Researchers have identified 10 vitamins, minerals and nutrients most of us aren’t getting enough of in our diets. In some cases, you may want to take a supplement to get your levels of these nutrients up to snuff. In other cases, you may not. Either way, make sure you don’t ignore these critical nutrients…