Archive for Vitamins & Minerals

Effects Of Co-Enzyme Q10 On LDL Cholesterol Levels

And God populated the earth with broccoli and cauliflower and spinach and green and yellow vegetables of all kinds. And Satan created McDonald’s, and McDonald’s brought forth the double-cheeseburger, and Satan said to Man, “You want fries with that? “, and Man said, “Super size them.”

The potential benefits of co-enzyme Q10 (CoQ10) on LDL cholesterol levels may be linked to changes in the expression of specific genes, suggests a new study. This powerful antioxidant may impact various gene networks associated with inflammation and cell differentiation.
In addition to being an antioxidant, CoQ10 plays a vital role in the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the body’ primary energy source.

Source: Ubiquinol-induced gene expression signatures are translated into altered parameters of erythropoiesis and reduced low density lipoprotein cholesterol levels in humans

Ubiquinol is the reduced, fermented antioxidant form of CoQ10 and is thus better absorbed.

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Magnesium Deficiency

“No need for me to come out to the house,” the doctor told the worried caller. “I’ve checked my files and you husband is a hypochondriac and doesn’t have a heart condition at all. He just thinks he does.”

A week later, the doctor telephoned to make sure his diagnosis had been correct. “How’s your husband today?” he asked.

“Worse,” came the reply. “Now he thinks he’s dead.”
A new study demonstrates that in individuals age 55 and over, magnesium deficiency is an independent risk factor for stiff arteries. Correcting this deficiency could have a major impact on cardiovascular health and may help to rectify associated problems such as high blood pressure.

Source: The relation between hypomagnesaemia and vascular stiffness in renal transplant recipients.

B Vitamins & PMS

Rules of PMS:
1. The Female is never wrong.
2. The Female can change her mind at any time.
3. The Male is expected to read the mind of the Female at all times.
4. If the Female has PMS, all THE RULES are null and void and the Male must cater to her every whim.
5. If the Male, at any time, believes he is right, he must refer to Rule

Consuming foods with higher levels of the B vitamins thiamine and riboflavin may reduce the incidence of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) by about 35%, suggest new findings from a recent study.

As thiamine and riboflavin are known to play important roles in the synthesis of various neurotransmitters involved in PMS, the link between B vitamins and PMS makes physiological sense .

Source: Dietary B vitamin intake and incident premenstrual syndrome

Note: Any and all of the B vitamins are best taken with or after meals – especially meals that contain some protein and not with bread or crackers.