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Natural food supplements should be prioritized

Natural food supplements should be prioritized

A few weeks ago, the media released a study that vitamin E 400 IU as responsible for a 17% increase in the risk of developing prostate cancer. What the media failed to say is that the vitamin E analyzed was synthetic, a petrochemical derivative of vitamin E that has a known toxic effect.

It is therefore essential to be aware of the forms of vitamin E, ranging from generic to the more than seven types of vitamin E extracted from genetically modified plants, such as soybeans. Natural nutrients and synthetic nutrients do not have the same biological effect and this also applies to vitamin E. In this study, vitamin E used was all-rac-alpha-tocopheryl acetate, a synthetic petrochemical derivative of vitamin D1- alpha tocopherol, known for its toxic effects.

Unfortunately, many studies use synthetic vitamin in their analyzes. On the one hand, it is thus possible to show clearly its adverse effects, but on the other, this information is not always clear to the readers.

Another risk factor is the use of vitamin E supplements and foods fortified with this vitamin from genetically engineered plants.

Another risk factor is the use of vitamin E supplements and foods fortified with this vitamin from genetically modified plants. The chemical name of vitamin E is tocopherol, a generic name for all seven different types of this vitamin formed naturally in several plants. It can be obtained both by the chemical synthesis process and by extracting corn, soybeans, cottonseed, rice and wheat germ.

Another recent study correlates vitamin E with increased mortality in elderly women. The research was based on the self-analysis of the use of supplements for more than 22 years, but failed to maintain a strict scientific control.

Vitamin supplements

Vitamins and minerals are essential for life, but never in history has man needed chemicals and that is where the problem lies. Most studies evaluate the effects of vitamins in synthetic versions that are similar to a remedy and not to a food. Such surveys can be manipulated in several ways to present the results of interest. The ones cited in this article clearly fall into this category.

Of course it is possible that the use of supplements without proper assessment and guidance may accentuate nutritional deviations rather than promote their correction. Therefore, it is essential to make use of the most natural and in dosages recommended by medical professionals.

Sources:

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) 2011; 306 (14) 1549-1556; Archives of Internal Medicine 2011; 171 (18): 1625-1633.


Himalayan pink salt: benefits and how to consume

Himalayan pink salt: benefits and how to consume

Pink salt is mined from saline mines located in the Himalayan mountains. Although it is in the mountains, it is of marine origin, a piece of ocean imprisoned in rock during the convulsions that shook the planet in its beginnings. This sea was crystallized in layers of salt and stored for millions of years in the depths of the mountains, covered by lava, ice and snow, which left it protected from modern pollution.

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Coffee consumption reduces risk of skin cancer

Coffee consumption reduces risk of skin cancer

According to a study presented at the American Association for Cancer Research in Boston, the more coffee is consumed, the more the risk of basalioma is reduced - a more common form The research was done with data from two studies, one with 72,921 participants between 1984 and 2008 and the second with 39,976 people between 1986 and 2008.

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