Vitamin C

Carolyn Gretton

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…

Carolyn Gretton

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.

Jenny Smiechowski

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…

Jenny Smiechowski

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…