Archive for Vitamins & Minerals – Page 2

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.

Vitamin K and Bone Mineral Density

K is the Key.

The latest science shows that high dietary intakes of vitamin K were associated with higher measures of bone mineral density, and higher scores in an ultrasound test.

There are two main forms of vitamin K: phylloquinone, (vitamin K1) which is found in green leafy vegetables such as lettuce, broccoli and spinach, and makes up about 90 percent of the vitamin K in a typical Western diet; and menaquinones (vitamins K2), which make up about 10 percent of Western vitamin K consumption. It is this second form (K2) which can be synthesised in the gut by microflora and is found in fermented food products like cheese and natto.

Source: Dietary vitamin K intake is associated with bone quantitative ultrasound measurements but not with bone peripheral biochemical markers in elderly men and women.