Archive for May, 2013
The chemical name of B12 is Cobalamine. It is essential for the formation of red cells . Red Cells carry the oxygen that we need to be alive and functioning. B12 helps the cell to release energy, it works to maintain a normal nervous system, to have a healthy skin and mucosas; but most importantly it is used in the treatment of Pernicious Anemia. Natural sources of B12 are: liver, tuna, whole grains, wheat germ, banana, peanuts, black strap molasses. Vegetarians may be deficient in B12.
Vitamin B12 is used to treat Pernicious Anemia, which usually develops en people who have difficulty absorbing B12 from the stomach. Older people may have low gastric acid,they do not absorb well the B12.They usually have low levels of B12 and need supplementation. Vitamin B12 +B5 helps to treat poor sleep. B12 helps to reduce pain in lower extremities of people with Diabetes. It helps to improve behavior an psychiatric symptoms in people with Alzheimer’s Disease. B12 is measured in a blood test. When low it can be taken as an injection or as a tablet. To prevent deficiency one injection of 100ug per month or one table of 1000ug per day should be taken
Calcium is one of the very important minerals to maintain an optimum health.The main sources of natural Calcium are dairy products such as skim milk; low fat yogurt; and different types of cheese.Some vegetables such as Broccoli; Kale;spinach etc are also rich in Calcium as well as salmon; sardine and oyster shell. Calcium plus Vitamin D reduce bone loss and work together to decrease de risk of osteoporosis usually in post menopausal woman. They also are recommended to slow down arthritis.
Vitamin D is synthesized in the body by the action of sun rays on the skin, this helps the body to absorb calcium. Considering there is not enough sunny days in winter it is recommended to take 1,000 to 2,000 units of vitamin D supplement daily. Vitamin D and Calcium maintain healthy teeth teeth. The best recommended calcium supplement is Calcium Carbonate. The amount of calcium supplements to take depends on the age. Men 25 to 50 years of age 800 milligrams daily. Woman the same age 1000 milligrams daily. Men over 65 years 1500mgs. All women over 50 years 1500mgs. In Japan in certain Japanese islands people drink a natural coral water which has a high content of minerals. They live longer than other Japanese people.
When we burn a piece of paper or other organic matter, ashes are left.The process of burning requires oxygen. This process is also present in our body.The food that we ingest undergoes the process of combustion ( burning)in order to produce energy. As a result of combustion toxic chemical compounds are produced ( ashes) called OXYDANTS , which are deposited in our cells indiscriminately and decrease their functional level. It is now known the retention of these oxidants is an important factor in the development of chronic diseases such as Diabetes; Osteoarthritis, Heart Diseases, and Degenerati conditions present usually in the elderly.
Fortunately, for many years now life extension vitamins and organic compounds have been found to be ANTIOXIDANTS which neutralize de effect of Oxidants and contribute to a better health. Antioxidant compounds are found in a small quantities in or food specially fruits and vegetables; however our nutrition habits are poor and we require supplements to fight diseases Vitamins A; C; E; Beta Carotene ( precursor of Vitamin A0) ; Pigeonhole; Flavinoids; Grape Seed Extract and the mineral Selenium are excellent antioxidants.Alpha Lipoi Acid(ALA) slows the aging process. It is very important to consume these antioxidants to fight chronic diseases.
What is a vitamin? . It is a organic chemical substance existing in the living cells called co enzyme because it helps the work of the enzymes that substances that transform food in nutritional compounds. Minerals are also important in the transformation of food into nutritional compounds. There are several types of vitamins and minerals which have different functions at the cellular level such as the B vitamins that increase the production of energy.
Other vitamins prevent disease such as vitamin C. Vitamin A, E,And carotene are considered to be antioxidants which help to prevent chronic illnesses such as arthritis. Oxidants are toxic products that are formed during the burning and production of calories; the antioxidants have the proper vitamins and minerals in your diet is key to a natural and healthy life.