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Lack of vitamin D is linked to diabetic neuropathy

- a disabling and potentially life-threatening complication

Lack of vitamin D is linked to diabetic neuropathyType 2 diabetes is currently treated with a number of different medical drugs. However, the medicine is not able to deal with the underlying causes of the disease that affects most organ systems. A Chinese study has demonstrated that vitamin D deficiency is linked to diabetic neuropathy, which is an insidious condition and is associated with inflammation, pain, amputation, circulatory failure, and early death.
It is important to get plenty of vitamin D at all times in order to prevent and treat the early phases of diabetic neuropathy.

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the Vitamin and Mineral Guide

Can Q10 supplements prevent migraines?

Studies have shown that sufferers of recurrent migraine headaches may benefit from supplements of the vitamin-like substance coenzyme Q10.

Can Q10 supplements prevent migraines?Migraines may be caused by a number of things and cannot be cured as such. A variety of medications have been designed specifically to treat migraines and, in addition, certain drugs that are commonly used to treat other disorders may even help relieve or prevent migraines. However, an increasing number of migraine sufferers seek more natural ways to deal with their recurrent migraine attacks and one remedy that has attracted a substantial amount of interest is the vitamin-like compound coenzyme Q10.

Mitochondrial dysfunction

Essentially, coenzyme Q10 is the "spark plug" that controls the energy turnover in all human cells, including brain cells. This process takes place inside some small "powerhouses" called the mitochondria. Actually, some researchers link migraine to mitochondrial dysfunction and have asked the question: Could there be a link between low Q10 levels and an increased risk of migraine headaches?

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Vitamin D toxicity is not a problem

Even at very high intake levels, vitamin D does not appear to cause toxicity, an American study reveals.

Vitamin D toxicity is not a problemSome experts have warned people against taking vitamin D in doses that exceed the recommended daily allowance (RDA), claiming that excess vitamin D may lead to problems such as hypercalcemia, a condition characterized by elevated blood calcium levels that may cause weakness, kidney stones, and brain and heart disturbances. However, a study conducted by Mayo Clinic researchers has shown that vitamin D toxicity is not really an issue. The team of scientists analyzed blood data collected in the period 2002-2011 from patients in the Rochester Epidemiology Project and made some interesting observations.

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Vitamin D and multiple sclerosis is there a connection?

Researchers have found that individuals who are genetically prone to low vitamin D status have an increased risk of multiple sclerosis.

Vitamin D and multiple sclerosis is there a connection?A team of researchers from McGill University, Canada, has found a link between decreased vitamin D status and increased risk of multiple sclerosis (MS). In their study, which is published in PLOS Medicine, they compared data from thousands of participants with and without MS. As part of their research they looked at how genetic factors affected vitamin D levels in the participants. The researchers found that those people who were genetically prone to low vitamin D status were at least twice as likely to have MS. To explain their observations in more simple terms, when you increase a person's circulating levels of 25OHD (biologically active vitamin D) by 1.5-fold, it decreases their risk of developing MS by 50%.

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Low vitamin D levels may be a marker for sclerosis

Low vitamin D levels may be a marker for sclerosisAmerican scientists have demonstrated that measurements of vitamin D levels in patients with early stages of sclerosis may predict how fast the disease will progress. If levels are low it may be a sign of faster disease progression and also a sign that this development may be slowed down if the patients increase their vitamin D intake.

The study is published in the science journal JAMA Neurology and was carried out on 465 patients from more than 20 different countries. The results showed that patients with highest levels of vitamin D had fewer brain lesions (57%) and less recurrence (75%) compared with the group that had low vitamin D levels.

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Unsubstantiated rumor causes confusion about acknowledged nutrient: There is only one kind of Q10 with a documented effect

Although there are two forms of coenzyme Q10 in the body - ubiquinone and ubiquinol - only one of them is able to document an effect. This was recently ascertained by one of the leading Q10 researchers in the world.

Although there are two forms of coenzyme Q10 in the body - ubiquinone and ubiquinol - only one of them is able to document an effect.The compound coenzyme Q10 can lower your risk of heart-related mortality and it is also able to increase cardiac strength in chronically failing heart muscles. This was proven recently in two large studies, both of which are published in some of the world's leading science journals. In fact, Q10 is a very well-documented substance. What many people are unaware of, however, is that there are two kinds of Q10 in the body and in nature. One is called ubiquinone, the other is named ubiquinol. The two large heart studies mentioned above were both carried out with ubiquinone. This, by the way, is the case with the majority of Q10 studies that have been made in the past. Ubiquinol, on the other hand, can barely document its effect.

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Norway takes up the fight against dubious nutritional supplements

Norway takes up the fight against dubious nutritional supplements
In October, the Norwegian government passed a law against the import of medical drugs that are not approved by the Norwegian health authorities. The whole purpose with this new law is to protect Norwegian consumers against narcotics and forged medical drugs. In fact, the new law includes food supplements and this has caused an uproar among Norwegian supplement users who feel that it is an infringement of their right to buy any imported food supplement they desire.

What many people are unaware of, however, is that it is often foreign supplements that cause problems. A few years ago, an American/Canadian analysis of 44 randomly selected food supplements revealed that nearly 60 percent of the products contained ingredients that were not listed on the label. More than a third of the preparations contained substitute ingredients that were added as replacements for the declared ingredients, and over 20 percent of the products contained potentially allergenic fillers.

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Chronic fatigue tied Alan to his bed but Q10 capsules saved him:

Chronic fatigue tied Alan to his bed but Q10 capsules saved him 
"After about one week of taking the Q10 supplement I could feel a huge difference," says 23-year old Alan Piccini, who has been suffering from extreme fatigue and muscle aches ever since he was a child.

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Cholesterol-lowering without side effects:

Cholesterol-lowering without side effects:





“Taking capsules with co-enzyme Q10 has freed me of the severe side effects of my cholesterol lowering medicine,” Mrs Franken explains.

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