multivitamin

  1. Breakthrough! Nutrient combo REVERSES diabetes

    These days, diabetes is so common — and so often treated with drugs — that getting diagnosed with it can seem like no big deal.

    You’ve got high blood sugar… you need to control it… there’s a pill for that… end of story.

    But dealing with diabetes is rarely that simple.

    The longer you live with it, the more likely it is that you’ll suffer excruciating complications, from nerve pain to blindness — EVEN if you’re on meds.

    That’s why you don’t want to drug your diabetes into “neutral.” You want to put it in REVERSE!

    And according to a new study, there’s a natural way to do that — because getting a daily dose of essential vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids can put diabetes permanently in the rearview mirror.

    In the study out of Canada, about 1,000 folks who were either at high risk of diabetes or already had it took one of two daily supplement regimens: either vitamin D drops alone or vitamin D drops along with the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA (found in fatty fish like salmon and mackerel) AND a multivitamin.

    Now, this wasn’t just any multivitamin. In addition to all the usual suspects, it also contained plant-based nutrients like lutein (found in leafy greens), lycopene (found in tomatoes), resveratrol (found in red grapes), and even green tea.

    It was like a healthy meal in a capsule!

    After one year, it turned out that — among those who already had diabetes — vitamin D alone was enough to help reverse the disease in 8 percent of those taking it.

    Even better, nearly HALF of those on the vitamin/omega-3 regimen put diabetes behind them!

    They COMPLETELY snuffed it out without changing their diets… losing weight… or even exercising more. They simply got the nutrients their bodies needed!

    Now, we know from previous studies that getting enough vitamin D is essential for blood sugar control… and these results suggest that D is even more powerful when combined with other nutrients.

    Yet because the multivitamin contained so many different ones, it’s tough to tease apart how much each contributed to the outcome.

    But we do know that anything that reduces inflammation and oxidative stress — including omega-3s, resveratrol, and lutein — can protect your pancreas from damage.

    So, if you want to dodge diabetes… or send it packing… a good place to start is a diet loaded with essential vitamins and minerals like the Paleo diet, which emphasizes fresh, nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables, omega-3-rich fish, meats, nuts, and seeds.

    And since it can be harder for your body to absorb nutrients from your food as you age, a good multivitamin that contains vitamin D, along with fish oil supplements, can keep you covered.

    Of course, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure — so, the best thing to do is to lower your risk of diabetes in the first place. And as I shared with you this morning, that’s not just a matter of avoiding sugar… but also reducing your toxic load.

  2. Vitamins boost brainpower

    Multis and B vitamins supercharge your brain

    Big Pharma has pumped billions into the hunt for a brain-boosting drug, and all they have to show for it so far is a bunch of tax write-offs.

    But there is something you can pop right now to get your brain juices flowing, and it's the cheap little pills you should be taking anyway -- your daily vitamins.

    A series of new studies in the British Journal of Nutrition, Psychopharmacology, and Human Psychopharmacology finds that ordinary vitamins -- like the kind I hope you're already taking -- can increase your mental powers.

    And if you're not taking one now, it's not too late to start -- because the benefits kick in after just a few weeks.

    In one of the studies, researchers found that women given multivitamin and mineral supplements improved in both accuracy and speed on multitasking tests. Children between the ages of 8 and 14 showed better accuracy in tests that require attention.

    And for men, a B complex was enough to boost their scores on cognitive tests and improve their mental vigor so they weren't "worn out" at the end of those tests.

    This is nothing new, of course, especially the part about the B vitamins. I've recommended B6, B12, and folate for brainpower and dementia protection in men and women alike for years now -- and if you're not taking a quality B complex yet, add one today.

    But don't stop there.

    Be sure to add some of my other favorites, like the omega-3 fatty acids. In another of the new studies, brain scans revealed that people who took between 1 and 2 grams daily of the omega-3 fatty acid DHA had increased blood flow to the brain.

    That's a sure sign of big-time long-haul benefits -- and a reason why studies have shown that lifelong fish eaters have healthier brains and a lower risk of dementia than people who don't eat fish.

    So whether you're interested in long-term brain protection or just want a boost for next month's Scrabble rematch, follow mom's advice -- and don't forget to take your vitamins.

    By the way, there's one other nutrient you need for brain protection, and you're almost certainly not getting enough. I'll have all the details this summer in my Douglass Report newsletter.

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  3. Taking vitamins, taking risks

    Nonsense? Of course it is -- but that's the premise of a bizarre new study with the hilarious title, "Ironic Effects of Dietary Supplementation: Illusory Invulnerability Created by Taking Dietary Supplements Licenses Health-risk Behaviors."
  4. What's good for the pet is good for the owner

    The right vitamins can be a boon to the health and quality of life for people and their pets.

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