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Parsley: An Impressive Herb With Health Benefits Darrell Miller 5/3/19
There is a STRONG link between exposure to endocrine-disruptingchemicals and vitamin D deficiency Darrell Miller 1/22/19
Want stronger bones? Study finds that vitamin E is crucial to bonehealth Darrell Miller 11/14/18
Natural remedies for osteoporosis: Several medicinal plants havebeen found to improve bone health without the side effects of medication VitaNet, LLC Staff 10/21/18
Vitamin K: The Wellness Vitamin VitaNet, LLC Staff 9/18/18
This overlooked vitamin protects you against heart disease Darrell Miller 7/8/18
Osteoporosis And What You Should Know About Bone Health Darrell Miller 3/17/18
Health Watch: What Do You Know About Vitamin K? Darrell Miller 12/30/17
Vitamin K: Your New Superhero For a Healthy Living Darrell Miller 11/15/17
Chestnut Benefits for the Brain, Bones, Heart & More Darrell Miller 10/31/17
9 Health Benefits of Switching to Brown Rice Darrell Miller 8/12/17
Olive oil for a healthy heart Darrell Miller 7/30/17
Natural Ways to Combat Depression Darrell Miller 7/19/17
When It Come to Bone Health, Look Beyond Calcium Darrell Miller 6/13/17
Why You Need Choline And How To Get It Darrell Miller 6/12/17
4 symptoms you should never ignore Darrell Miller 6/6/17
Radicchio: The Vitamin K Vegetable that Supports the Heart & Bones (And Kills a Common Parasite!) Darrell Miller 5/15/17
7 Reasons to Drink Warm Salt Water Every Day Darrell Miller 5/5/17
Health benefits of mushrooms: 10 interesting health benefits of mushrooms nobody told you about Darrell Miller 4/16/17
Men, take note! Gyming can help you enhance bone health Darrell Miller 3/29/17
7 Health Benefits of Vitamin B3 (Niacin) Darrell Miller 3/20/17
Whey or Soy, Which Protein is Good For Health? Darrell Miller 3/3/17
Five natural alternatives to sugar Darrell Miller 2/25/17
10 Health Benefits of Drinking Dandelion Tea Darrell Miller 2/23/17
Protein and carb intake post-exercise can benefit bone health, study finds Darrell Miller 2/21/17
Flaxseed Consumption and Bone Metabolism in Postmenopausal Women. Darrell Miller 2/7/17
Fewer grains and more fruits and vegetables may keep your bones strong Darrell Miller 2/7/17
Health Benefits Of Black Sesame Seed Oil | Health Tips Education Darrell Miller 2/4/17
Menopause: anti-inflammatory diet could help prevent fractures and boost bone health Darrell Miller 2/3/17
Bone health: Here's why you should be eating anti-inflammatory foods Darrell Miller 2/3/17
Anti-inflammatory diet could reduce risk of bone loss in women Darrell Miller 2/2/17
Olive oil could slash your chance of bone fractures in half, study says Darrell Miller 2/1/17
What Are The Health Benefits Of Vitamin K2? Darrell Miller 1/29/17
9 natural health benefits of Bee Propolis Darrell Miller 1/24/17
Soluble corn fiber can improve women's bone health Darrell Miller 1/14/17
Vitamin K2: 9 Uses and Benefits Darrell Miller 1/13/17
Five Common Diseases Linked to Vitamin D Deficiency Darrell Miller 1/7/17
4 signs that you have unhealthy bones Darrell Miller 1/1/17
How Vitamins Help Keep Calcium in the Bones Darrell Miller 12/28/16
Health Benefits Of Eating Cashew Nuts Darrell Miller 12/28/16
Can Prunes Reverse Bone Loss? Darrell Miller 12/20/16
Nourish your bones with vitamins - The Detroit News Darrell Miller 12/13/16
Best Vitamins and Minerals for Hair Growth Darrell Miller 12/9/16
Calcium Supplements and the Heart: Clearing Up the Confusion Darrell Miller 11/26/16
World Osteoporosis Day: Smoking, high alcohol consumption increasing incidence of Osteoporosis Darrell Miller 11/23/16
Diabetes and bone loss: Strategies to manage bone health with diabetes Darrell Miller 11/23/16
Importace of vitamin k-2 Darrell Miller 6/6/14
Can Vitamin D-3 Improve Your Health? Darrell Miller 2/28/13
Can Vitamin D-3 Do More For Bone Health Than Calcium? Darrell Miller 1/10/13
Calcium and magnesium - vital to health Darrell Miller 12/20/12




Parsley: An Impressive Herb With Health Benefits
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Date: May 03, 2019 04:24 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Parsley: An Impressive Herb With Health Benefits





Parsley isn't just an herb that can be used for garnish on you evening dinner plates. New research is emerging that shows just how many health benefits this thin, leafy herb actually has. Parsley is very rich in vitamins A, K, and C. This means that not only does it boost your immune system and protect you against foreign intruders, but it also helps your eye and bone health as well. Regular consumption of parsley can even reduce acne outbreaks.

Key Takeaways:

  • Data shows that a mere 2 tablespoons of parsley imparts more than 10% of a day's suggested allowance of vitamin A.
  • Singularly important as a clotting factor, vitamin K is so richly abundant in parsley that a few teaspoons covers more than the total amount needed in a day.
  • One study, using rodent subjects, showed that the study participants given parsley experienced superior pancreatic function.

"Aside from its many culinary uses, parsley is highly nutritious and has been shown to have many powerful health benefits (1, 2)."

Read more: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/parsley

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There is a STRONG link between exposure to endocrine-disruptingchemicals and vitamin D deficiency
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Date: January 22, 2019 04:39 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: There is a STRONG link between exposure to endocrine-disruptingchemicals and vitamin D deficiency





Endocrine-disrupting chemicals such as BPA are a group of over 80,000 manufactured chemicals that are present within the products that we use on a consistent basis. These chemicals can unfortunately lead to many health implications such as cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. Studies have even shown that those who are exposed to higher levels of EDCs are more prone to developing Vitamin D deficiencies. All of these harmful health risks show just how dangerous these man-made chemicals can be to our bodies.

Key Takeaways:

  • It has been revealed that countless times Big businesses can make the government to approve their toxic chemicals and their true sinister nature is known after a long time.
  • As a nutrient, Vitamin D has a lot of uses for the body. It promotes bone health, and benefits the brain and immune system.
  • After conducting 1300 studies on endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDC), the endocrine society has found that these EDCs can contribute to infertility, obesity, diabetes, and neurological problems.

"But recent research has shown that the hazards of BPA and other endocrine disruptors can even cause vitamin D deficiency — which can cause a whole host of other health issues."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-12-22-strong-link-endocrine-disrupting-chemicals-vitamin-d-deficiency.html

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Want stronger bones? Study finds that vitamin E is crucial to bonehealth
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Date: November 14, 2018 12:51 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Want stronger bones? Study finds that vitamin E is crucial to bonehealth





If you want stronger bones, there is a way to do it now! Everyone is aware that the intake of vitamins is something that can improve your health. As someone who takes in a lot of vitamins, they will be able to vouch for this idea. Now, studies are showing that vitamin E is something that can be really important for your bone health. Bone health is very important and if you struggle with it, Vitamin E might be good for you.

Key Takeaways:

  • Everyone knows that vitamins have some sort of health benefit for their own bodies.
  • There are plenty of individuals who are having Vitamin E and seeing their body react positively to it.
  • Go and see a doctor to see if you need something like stronger bones or other health perks.

"People who swear by the effects of vitamin E in keeping their skin healthy might soon add maintaining bone health to its long list of benefits."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-11-06-want-stronger-bones-vitamin-e-is-crucial-to-bone-health.html

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Natural remedies for osteoporosis: Several medicinal plants havebeen found to improve bone health without the side effects of medication
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Date: October 21, 2018 12:52 PM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Natural remedies for osteoporosis: Several medicinal plants havebeen found to improve bone health without the side effects of medication





Natural remedies for osteoporosis: Several medicinal plants have been found to improve bone health without the side effects of medication

Osteoporosis is the most common bone disease, but common medicinal treatments can come with negative and unpleasant side effects. Osteoporosis means "porous bone" and refers to reduced bone density resulting in weakness. Recent research has identified a number of medicinal plants that appear to improve bone health, including black cohosh, Veld grape, Siberian ginseng, horny goat weed, soybean, Panax ginseng, Kwao Krua, and red sage. These treatments have shown promise in aiding bone formation and accelerating bone healing.

Key Takeaways:

  • It is incredible to think about the potential use cases there are of things in nature.
  • There is no way to determine as to why some of these things actually do have a medicinal affect.
  • Having the ability to slow down the deterioration of the body can be so useful.

"The medicinal plants that have been included in clinical studies showed potential in promoting bone formation and acceleration of bone healing in osteoporosis."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-09-23-natural-remedies-for-osteoporosis-medicinal-plants.html

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Vitamin K: The Wellness Vitamin
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Date: September 18, 2018 03:31 PM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Vitamin K: The Wellness Vitamin





Vitamin K: The Wellness Vitamin

Vitamin K isn't actually one specific vitamin. There is a whole grouping of fat-soluble cofactors that are intricately involved in the creation of protein in human beings. This grouping is called vitamin K in layperson speak and for everyday purposes. There are actually four cofactors in the K grouping, which has a designated K because of its well-know ability to coagulate human blood.

K1 is an important part of the chemical process that leads directly to clotting. The other organic K variant, specifically K2 (MK-4) and K2 (MK-7), are used by the body to transport calcium. They have a profound affect on human bone density and in preventing calcium plaque formation on blood vessel walls. K3 is a synthetic variant with possible cancer applications which are being investigated.

K1 is available to eaters through a wide array of fruits and vegetables and beans and margarine. The K2s can be found in an array of cheeses and in egg yolks,chicken and beef and other non-meat proteins.

Because it has such an important role to play vis a vis calcium use in the body, it stands to reason that K is significant in the possible prevention of both osteoporosis and cardiac disease. It is becoming clear to scientists that K may also have a role to play in cognition and in increasing insulin sensitivity, thereby ameliorating the effects of diabetes.

Key Takeaways:

  • The original term vitamin “K” comes from the letter “K” in the word “Koagulation”
  • Scientific research over the past few years has pointed towards the importance of K vitamins in osteoporosis, vascular calcification, osteoarthritis, diabetes and cognition.
  • Vitamin K is essential for good bone health due to its ability to improve bone density.

"Vitamin K is a name given to a group of fat-soluble vitamins which are considered essential cofactors in humans for the production of various proteins involved in coagulation homeostasis and calcium homeostasis."

Read more: https://www.healthaid.co.uk/healthaid-blog/vitamin-k-the-wellness-vitamin

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This overlooked vitamin protects you against heart disease
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Date: July 08, 2018 05:54 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: This overlooked vitamin protects you against heart disease





This overlooked vitamin protects you against heart disease

There are two different types of vitamin K: vitamin K1, and vitamin K2. Both can have some great health benefits, but K1 is shown to be poorly absorbed through our body's system which makes it hard for us to benefit from the minerals that it contains. K2, however, is absorbed in a much more efficient manner which allows you to keep a lot of the benefits that it provides. One of these benefits is the fact that it will boost your calcium levels a great deal.

Key Takeaways:

  • K1 is great for the cardiovascular system, but it is hard to absorb through our bodies.
  • K2 has been shown to be much easier to absorb while giving us similar benefits to K1.
  • Since K2 helps with bone health, it naturally helps with dental health as well.

"K1 and K2, however, are absorbed and distributed throughout the body at different rates; thus, affecting their role in maintaining your health."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-07-06-this-overlooked-vitamin-protects-you-against-heart-disease.html

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Osteoporosis And What You Should Know About Bone Health
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Date: March 17, 2018 10:15 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Osteoporosis And What You Should Know About Bone Health





Osteoporosis And What You Should Know About Bone Health

The skeleton, the body's framework, changes as we age, as does the body's capacity to grow new bone. When the body experiences too much bone loss. When the body can not grow new bone, or when both happenstances are concurrent, the resulting condition is called osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis is not considered curable. But it's progression can be slowed or halted, thereby preventing more bone loss, leading to injury and even death.

There are diagnostic processes that can assess bone damage, even predict the likelihood of damage based on bone mineralization. Once damage is diagnosed and need assessed a treatment plan consisting of diet a regimen and supplementation, augmented by exercise and possibly medication can be implemented.

Key Takeaways:

  • In the U.S. alone, more than forty million individuals aged fifty and older are diagnosed with low bone mass, or osteoporosis.
  • Osteoporosis is a quiet condition, often evincing no symptoms until a bone breaks.
  • A bone mineral density test can identify how susceptible a person is to osteoporosis and is recommended for those over sixty.

"Osteoporosis is a bone disease that occurs when the body loses too much bone, makes too little bone, or both."

Read more: http://www.good4utah.com/good-things-utah/gtu-sponsor/osteoporosis-and-what-you-should-know-about-bone-health/992235724

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Health Watch: What Do You Know About Vitamin K?
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Date: December 30, 2017 03:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Health Watch: What Do You Know About Vitamin K?





Most people are familiar with benefits of vitamins. The most common vitamins with which people are familiar are A, B, C, D and E. However few people know about the benefits of vitamin K. It derives from the German word Koagulation which is similar to the English word coagulation. That refers to blood clotting. Most people are not deficient in vitamin K unless they suffer from malnourishment. Babies are usually given a shot of vitamin k within a day of birth to stimulate coagulation. There are a number of forms of vitamin K with K1 being the most common. It is also the one present in green vegetables. When people have blood clots, strokes or abnormal heart rhythms, doctors often prescribe anti K drugs such as warfarin which act as anticoagulants. Food high in vitamin K can aid in having a healthy heart. Foods that are high in vitamin K include green vegetables such as kale, spinach, collard greens, parsley, broccoli and Brussels sprouts. Fruit , milk and meat also have vitamin k in different quantites. Vitamin K also comes in K2 and K3 versions which also aid in bone health. In fact study of 72,000 women over a decade followed by the The Nurses' Health Study found that those with less than 109 micrograms a day of vitamin K were 30% more likely to suffer a hip fracture. Overall Americans are not eating enough vitamin K. Eating more would promote healthier cardiovascular systems and stronger bones.

Key Takeaways:

  • Vitamin K is required by the human body for coagulation or clotting of blood.
  • Dietary sources of Vitamin K include but are not limited to kale, blueberries, spinach, mustard greens, and broccoli.
  • Some anticoagulant medications may interfere with the action of Vitamin K.

"K2, as well as K1, are believed to play an important role in bone health; low levels have been associated with an increased risk of both osteoporosis and arthritis."

Read more: http://www.caledonianrecord.com/features/health/health-watch-what-do-you-know-about-vitamin-k/article_b2ae97dd-2bd4-57df-8a42-307a4d5fe6a0.html

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Vitamin K: Your New Superhero For a Healthy Living
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Date: November 15, 2017 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Vitamin K: Your New Superhero For a Healthy Living





Vitamin K is the latest of the vitamins being better understood in the body. The latest research indicates it's good for a variety of health concerns and even in age prevention. Vitamin K supports dental health, strong bones which are correlated with smooth skin, and even heart health. Although relatively new to mainstream media, vitamin K plays a vital role in the body. It is found in animal products, in high quantities in dairy and also in fermented and cultured food. Keep eating healthy to keep up your vitamin K.

Key Takeaways:

  • K2 is important for bone health, dental health, cardiovascular and brain health, as well as helping the immune system, and helping with growth and development.
  • K2 may help prevent prostate cancer and has also been found to alleviate menstrual cramps and help with proper calcium processing in women.
  • K2 deficiency in diets can be fought by eating fermented foods like sauerkraut and kambucha, and by consuming animal products like organic liver and chickens breast.

"K2 is vital for calcium regulation in the body, building strong bones and breaking down unwanted calcification."

Read more: http://www.longevitylive.com/health-living/vitamin-k-your-new-superhero-for-a-healthy-living/

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Chestnut Benefits for the Brain, Bones, Heart & More
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Date: October 31, 2017 01:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Chestnut Benefits for the Brain, Bones, Heart & More





Chestnuts offer some very amazing benefits for the brain as well as the heart and much more. As the temperatures get a bit colder, there is nothing better than picking up a chestnut treat from a local vendor and eating. Chestnuts are a very big part of the Winter season and they offer so many benefits to the human body. They help to improve digestion and they also help to make your bones a lot stronger.

Key Takeaways:

  • Chestnuts have been proven to protect your heart, boost brain and bone health, promote regularity and improve digestion.
  • Just 10 chestnut kernels crams a whopping 50% of the manganese you need for your daily vitamin intake, along with 2.7g of protein.
  • Chestnuts are more of a starchy type of nut as opposed to most nuts that have a higher fat and oil content.

"Chestnuts have a mildly sweet taste and can easily be added to a variety of different dishes."

Read more: https://draxe.com/chestnut/

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9 Health Benefits of Switching to Brown Rice
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Date: August 12, 2017 04:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 9 Health Benefits of Switching to Brown Rice





When it comes to nutrition and health benefits, brown rice is the superior option over white rice. Brown rice is less processed than white rice, and it also boasts a higher level of vitamins and minerals as well as greater fiber content. Brown rice carries a number of health benefits with it and nutritionists say it strengthens cardiovascular, digestive, and bone health. Additionally, it lowers cholesterol and helps to prevent diabetes. Brown rice benefits one’s waistline as well, as it keeps the stomach feeling full while also providing the body with energy.

Key Takeaways:

  • Overlook that brown rice is healthier, bursting of sustenance and sensitivities delightful. It is a whole grain which has the superficial bran layer and germ intact and consequently.
  • Using disgusting as per it flavors, we frequently stand unmindful to the significant aggregate calories and undesirable carbohydrates that white rice comes alongside.
  • Observance this min awareness, interchanging to brown rice gives the impression similar a much healthier option as an alternative to discarding rice altogether.

"Recent studies suggest that eating cereals high in fiber and low in glycemic content such as brown rice reduce the risk of developing metabolic syndrome."

Read more: http://food.ndtv.com/food-drinks/9-health-benefits-of-switching-to-brown-rice-1730477

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Olive oil for a healthy heart
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Date: July 30, 2017 04:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Olive oil for a healthy heart





The use of olives or olive oil in a diet has been proven to reduce the number of lipid peroxidation in the bloodstream. Olive oil can help blood vessels from clotting together. It is digested well by the stomach and has been proven to help ward off certain cancers. It also helps bone health and has been used by people with memory issues and has shown that it does help. The fatty acids are also great for the skin as they nourish it well.

Key Takeaways:

  • Lipid peroxidation in the bloodstream is a dangerous condition. Olive oil can actually prevent that condition for some patients.
  • Clumping of blood cells in arteries is to blame for many heart conditions. Olive oil can also prevent that clumping from happening.
  • The antioxidant properties of olive oil is also important. That may actually prevent the onset of certain forms of cancer.

"The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of olives provide protection against cancer since chronic oxidative stress and chronic inflammation are the key factors in the development of cancer."

Read more: https://news.statetimes.in/olive-oil-healthy-heart-2/

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Natural Ways to Combat Depression
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Date: July 19, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Natural Ways to Combat Depression





19 million Americans suffer from depression, most of these people are women. Serotonin is the main chemical when it comes to how happy or depressed a person is. Exercise increases your level of serotonin, this is one way to raise the level. Changing your diet and watching how many carbs you eat may also help, as carbs raise insulin levels, which can cause weight gain. Sometimes people need SSRI's / medications like Prozac because diet and exercise are not enough.

Key Takeaways:

  • Olive oil improves your bone health especially with menopausal women. As well as helpful for the skin.
  • Olive oil improves overall heart health because of the Omega Fatty Acids and LDL and HDL Levels in check.
  • Olive oil antioxidants can less your chances of getting cancer.

"Find something, anything, that you enjoy, that will elevate your heart rate, and make it a weekly habit. This will benefit both your body and your brain."

Read more: http://fitcommerce.com/2017/07/14/natural-ways-to-combat-depression/

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When It Come to Bone Health, Look Beyond Calcium
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Date: June 13, 2017 07:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: When It Come to Bone Health, Look Beyond Calcium





When it comes to bone health, you need to look beyond the calcium. Most people are aware of the benefits their bodies receive from calcium. It is something most people have learned in childhood. Vitamin D is another thing that benefits people. Recent research has also shown the link between health and the amount of fruits and veggies you eat. It is important to realize that there are other things we need besides calcium and vitamin D.

Read more: When It Come to Bone Health, Look Beyond Calcium

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Why You Need Choline And How To Get It
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Date: June 12, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Why You Need Choline And How To Get It





choline, a vital, vitamin-like nutrient, is overestimated in its importance. involved in the metabolic process, the transport of lipids, and synthesis of neurotransmitters, just to name a few. both low levels and high levels of choline have negative health risks. a recent study found that choline is also vital to bone health in humans. low levels of choline have been linked to low bone density.Choline deficiency was found to be common in middle aged men and older women. The body can synthesize some choline on its own, but most of your choline comes from your diet, so make sure you eat choline risk foods and get your daily dose of bone building nutrients!

Key Takeaways:

  • Choline has been found to be an essential nutrient, necessary for bone health and metabolism health.
  • Choline has pros and cons. Low intake may cause fatty liver, and possible muscle damage. High choline intake may lower blood pressure, cause digestive problems, and sweating.
  • A study of 14,000 patients revealed low choline intake of an average of 160 mg per day. A good portion of these subjects had low bone mineral density. Choline can help to build bone health.

"They discovered that the average choline intake was significantly lower than the daily recommended intake — 255 mg/d for women and 259 mg/d for men aged 46–49 years, and for older adults 71-74 years, the intake was 265 mg/d for women and 258 mg/d for men."

Read more: https://www.informationng.com/2017/06/need-choline-get.html

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4 symptoms you should never ignore
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Date: June 06, 2017 07:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 4 symptoms you should never ignore





Bone health is especially important as we age. There are four specific signs and symptoms that indicate the need to see a doctor because your bone health is at risk, Chipped nails indicate low collagen levels, also affecting bone structure. Receding gums can indicate jaw bone, and other bone, weakness. A weakening hand grip can be a sign of frail bones. Finally, a racing heart indicates a lower level of fitness that can lead to bone weakness.

Read more: 4 symptoms you should never ignore

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Radicchio: The Vitamin K Vegetable that Supports the Heart & Bones (And Kills a Common Parasite!)
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Date: May 15, 2017 03:44 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Radicchio: The Vitamin K Vegetable that Supports the Heart & Bones (And Kills a Common Parasite!)





Many people have not heard of radicchio, and if they have, they don't really know what it is, let alone use it for their own consumption. Radicchio is a leafy vegetable that can be used in many salads or other recipes. It has a somewhat spicy radish flavor. It has many health benefits including fighting cancer cells, creating stronger bones and being good for the heart. It is also loaded with antioxidants and actually gets rid of some parasites. So load up and fun tasty ways to use this helpful vegetable.

Key Takeaways:

  • Radicchio is a low-calorie, high-nutrient red leafy vegetable related to chicory with numerous health benefits.
  • Radicchio fights cancer cell growth, contributes to bone health, has anti-parasitic properties, and is heart-healthy.
  • Radicchio has a bitter taste and goes well with sweet or salty flavors, served raw in cold dishes, or cooked in warm dishes.

"Radicchio also contains a large amount of lutein and zeaxanthin, which are specifically known as the antioxidants responsible for keeping your eyes healthy."

Read more: https://draxe.com/radicchio/

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7 Reasons to Drink Warm Salt Water Every Day
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Date: May 05, 2017 03:44 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 7 Reasons to Drink Warm Salt Water Every Day





While eating too much salt can harm you there are also many proven benefits to it. Your body does need salt for sure. Without salt you can die pretty quickly. This talks about salt water in particular and what you get from drinking it. Some actually recommend drinking it daily. You should not do this without research, though, because you can throw off the balance in your body which is harmful. It is a delicate balance usually.

Key Takeaways:

  • We've all heard salt can be dangerous, but when it is natural salt in a controlled amount it can actually be beneficial for the body.
  • Sole water can send electrical charges through the body that are beneficial to the kidneys and cells of the body.
  • Sole water can aid in better sleep, better digestion, better hydration, detoxification, better bone health, reduced swelling, better skin, and many other overall health perks.

"Minerals are the foundation to sound nutrition and health. Without them, no other system in the body works as it should."

Read more: http://www.thealternativedaily.com/7-reasons-drink-warm-salt-water-every-morning/

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Health benefits of mushrooms: 10 interesting health benefits of mushrooms nobody told you about
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Date: April 16, 2017 01:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Health benefits of mushrooms: 10 interesting health benefits of mushrooms nobody told you about





If you don't eat mushrooms, you may be missing on the many health benefits they provide. Mushrooms contain copious amounts of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and protein. They can help prevent prostate and breast cancer, maintain bone health, gives the immune system a boost, gets rid of anemia, fights free radicals, lowers cholesterol, lowers blood pressure, strengthens hair and teeth, and lowers blood pressure. Read this article for further details into this wondrous plant and then go eat some mushrooms!

Key Takeaways:

  • -Mushrooms contain conjugated Linoleic Acid and Beta-Glucans, which have anti-carcinogenic effect and help in the prevention of prostate and breast cancer
  • -Mushrooms are the only vegetable source of vitamin D as it produces the vitamin when exposed to sunlight.
  • -The beta glucans present in the mushroom protects against flu, cold and other viruses.

"Mushrooms are fungi that do not contain chlorophyll and extract nutrients from decaying animal and plant matter."

Read more: https://in.news.yahoo.com/health-benefits-mushrooms-10-interesting-104312300.html

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Men, take note! Gyming can help you enhance bone health
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Date: March 29, 2017 11:29 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Men, take note! Gyming can help you enhance bone health





Did you know that hitting the gym on a regular basis can improve your bone health? It is only one of the many ways that you benefit from going to he gym, but it is another exciting reason to get you off the couch and getting active. When looking your best is important, and maintaining a long, healthy lifestyle is vital, it is time for you to go to the gym and get the fun started.

Read more: Men, take note! Gyming can help you enhance bone health

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7 Health Benefits of Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
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Date: March 20, 2017 11:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 7 Health Benefits of Vitamin B3 (Niacin)





If you are not taking a Vitamin B3 supplement, it is time to reconsider that decision because you could be causing yourself unnecessary difficulties. There are many benefits that come along with the use of a Niacin supplement and you shouldn't miss out on getting them in your life another day. Learn more about the awesome benefits and find your Vitamin B3 supplement without delay. This is a supplement that could change your life forever!

Key Takeaways:

  • Getting the correct dose of B2, or Niacin, can be imperative, as too little leads to pellagra, and too much can cause unwanted side effects.
  • Niacin aids circulation and digestion and boosts brain and bone health.
  • Good, natural sources of Niacin, include nuts, fish and chicken.

"It is important to consume appropriate portions of this vitamin as an over dose might cause adverse affects to your health."

Read more: http://www.celebenews.com/7-health-benefits-of-vitamin-b3-niacin/

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Whey or Soy, Which Protein is Good For Health?
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Date: March 03, 2017 05:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Whey or Soy, Which Protein is Good For Health?





There are benefits to both soy and whey protein. Used together in an exercise regimen, soy and whey proteins complement each other well. Whey protein, as mentioned, is high in branched chain amino acids, used as an important energy source by the body during exercise, while soy protein has high amounts of the amino acids arginine and glutamine.

Key Takeaways:

  • The soybean is native to South East Asia
  • Soy's high protein content makes it ideal for improving bone health
  • Whey comes from cow's milk, a by-product of manufacturing cheese

"At the end of the day, it all comes down to personal preference. Not everyone's body reacts to soy and whey in the same way; it is necessary to do one's research, speak to a fitness trainer and doctor, and then determine what works best for you."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//food.ndtv.com/food-drinks/whey-or-soy-which-protein-is-good-for-health-1662775&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmU0N2NhMzY3ZTc4ODMzY2U6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNFJYMWc6eBQ-aH6ZZ7fFdPCA_Ib3g

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Five natural alternatives to sugar
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Date: February 25, 2017 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Five natural alternatives to sugar





Sugar is not good for everyone. Diabetics for example need to limit it. This gives five alternatives they can try. They can take sugar's place and are worth looking into because they could improve your health greatly. You might even find you prefer one of these to sugar once you see its health benefits.

Key Takeaways:

  • All of this means that artificial sweeteners and high fructose corn syrup are out -- and a whole slew of natural alternatives have popped up in their place.
  • Maple syrup is still made the same way it has been for decades: by boiling sap from maple trees. The syrup can then be dried, powdered, and sold as maple sugar.
  • However, it does pack a solid amount of magnesium -- a mineral that helps produce collagen and promote skin and bone health -- with 25% of your Daily Value.

"artificial sweeteners and high fructose corn syrup are out -- and a whole slew of natural alternatives have popped up in their place."



Reference:

//www.cnn.com/2017/02/22/health/natural-sweeteners-diet-partner/index.html

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10 Health Benefits of Drinking Dandelion Tea
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Date: February 23, 2017 12:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 10 Health Benefits of Drinking Dandelion Tea





There are ten health benefits of drinking Dandelion tea. There are two essential vitamins in it which are vitamins A and K. Vitamin K is what you need for cardio and bone health. Vitamin C is another one that is found in this tea. Dandelion roots help to improve the digestive system. They also may help normalize blood sugar.

Key Takeaways:

  • The truth of it is dandelion tea has a number of health benefits that are worth checking out. Dandelions are full of vitamins and minerals that are great for you as well.
  • Before you begin to wage your springtime war against the plant in your backyard, give the rest of this article a read; you may end up picking the dandelions instead.
  • We delve into dandelion tea benefits, dandelion tea nutrition, and all of the good that can come out of dandelion tea, along with some possible side effects.

"Dandelions and dandelion tea may be helpful with maintaining your liver."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.foods4betterhealth.com/dandelion-tea-benefits-30194&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmU0N2NhMzY3ZTc4ODMzY2U6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNFWDxbVYQuRbNhpuJbNvCO-ROgqIQ

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Protein and carb intake post-exercise can benefit bone health, study finds
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Date: February 21, 2017 04:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Protein and carb intake post-exercise can benefit bone health, study finds





Part of my current employment requirements are that I remain physically fit and after particular tough workouts I will drink protein shake but had no idea that it could benefit my bone health. Avoiding injury is going to be important as I have noticed when I get injured now I do not bounce back as quickly as I use to.

Protein and carb intake post-exercise can benefit bone health, study finds

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Flaxseed Consumption and Bone Metabolism in Postmenopausal Women.
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Date: February 07, 2017 10:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Flaxseed Consumption and Bone Metabolism in Postmenopausal Women.





Determine the benefits of phytoestrogen-rich flaxseeds on decreasing bone turnover in postmenopausal women. To observe the effect of consuming 40g of flaxseeds/ daily for 12 weeks on bone health of postmenopausal women by measuring some markers of bone resorption and formation 3 during the study period (baseline, 6 and 12 week)

Key Takeaways:

  • Flaxseed Consumption and Bone Metabolism in Postmenopausal Women.
  • Osteoporosis affects approximately 1 in 3 women over the age of 50 and accounts for more days spent in hospital than diabetes and breast cancer;
  • A healthy diet (including food rich in calcium, vitamin D and phytoestrogens) may protect against osteoporosis and risk of fractures

"Osteoporosis affects approximately 1 in 3 women over the age of 50 and accounts for more days spent in hospital than diabetes and breast cancer; amongst women of that age group (Cosman, De Beur et al. 2014)."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.satprnews.com/2017/01/30/flaxseed-consumption-and-bone-metabolism-in-postmenopausal-women/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmU0N2NhMzY3ZTc4ODMzY2U6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNEh2JTq5uJ9w9S_bo99GhXNfAWB1g

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Fewer grains and more fruits and vegetables may keep your bones strong
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Date: February 07, 2017 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Fewer grains and more fruits and vegetables may keep your bones strong





It is a well known fact that vegetables and fruits and fresh food are much healthier than a heavy grain diet. What most people do not understand is that eating less grain can also mean stronger bones. Along with being healthier it is possible to save your bones with less grain in your diet.

Key Takeaways:

  • 92 percent of LEMTRADA patience had an infusion reaction.
  • We get 500 more calories from grains than we did in the 1970's.
  • We eat 40 percent more grain than we did in the 1970's and need to eat less.

"The outlook for bone health isn't all doom and gloom, fortunately. In 2015, Dawson-Hughes and her team found that certain dietary supplements may counteract the effects of acid on bone. Their study, published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, involved 244 women and men over age 50. Half were given daily supplements of potassium bicarbonate (a potent alkali), the rest a placebo."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-01-grains-fruits-vegetables-bones-strong.html&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmU0N2NhMzY3ZTc4ODMzY2U6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNHx_edIr12oft9Ge13o6u5uOB00fQ

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Health Benefits Of Black Sesame Seed Oil | Health Tips Education
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Date: February 04, 2017 10:19 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Health Benefits Of Black Sesame Seed Oil | Health Tips Education





Black sesame seed oil has many minerals and qualities that are very important for human health. Used as a culinary additive when cooking or even rubbed into the skin, black sesame seed oil can be beneficial for: heart health; hair health; bone health; skin health; anti-inflammatory effect; blood pressure reduction; cancer and diabetes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxurvVZeTFI

Key Takeaways:

  • Can improve hair health
  • Boost bone health
  • Helps keep skin nourished

"Using black sesame seed oil, either topically or by consumption, can help reduce ailments and conditions caused by inflammation."

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Menopause: anti-inflammatory diet could help prevent fractures and boost bone health
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Date: February 03, 2017 02:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Menopause: anti-inflammatory diet could help prevent fractures and boost bone health





A new study shows women ages 50 to 79 could reap big benefits from an anti-flammatory, Mediterranean diet. Such a diet could help reduce bone loss, resulting in fewer fractures. In addition, Mediterranean diets, which focus on fruits, vegetables and beneficial fats, have been shown to lower the risk of heart disease and cancer.

Key Takeaways:

  • Menopause: anti-inflammatory diet could help prevent fractures and boost bone health.
  • As they reach menopause, at around 50 years of age, many women discover that they are suffering from osteoporosis, a condition that weakens bones,
  • Younger white women following high-inflammatory diets were found to be at greatest risk of suffering fractures.

"An anti-inflammatory, Mediterranean-style diet -- already beneficial to heart health -- could help prevent fractures linked to reduced bone density in certain women, according to researchers in the USA."



Reference:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/menopause-anti-inflammatory-diet-could-help-prevent-fractures-101411015.html?ref=gs

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Bone health: Here's why you should be eating anti-inflammatory foods
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Date: February 03, 2017 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Bone health: Here's why you should be eating anti-inflammatory foods





If you have chronic inflammation from leading an unhealthy lifestyle adopting an anti-inflammatory diet can help. New research is suggesting that regularly eating vegetables, fruits, fish and whole grains, could boost bone health and prevent fractures in women. Foods that fight this inflammation include green leafy vegetables - such as spinach, kale, and collards - nuts, fatty fish, olive oil, fruits such as strawberries, blueberries, cherries, and oranges.

Key Takeaways:

  • Adopting an anti-inflammatory diet is can help counter some of the chronic inflammation that results from leading an unhealthy lifestyle.
  • New research suggests that regularly eating vegetables, fruits, fish and whole grains, could boost bone health and prevent fractures in women.
  • The results showed women with healthier diets did not lose bone as quickly as those with high-inflammation diets, and this is important because after menopause women see a drastic loss in bone density that contributes to fractures.

"It's a natural part of healing, but chronic inflammation could have a negative impact on your body and your health."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//zeenews.india.com/health/bone-health-heres-why-you-should-be-eating-anti-inflammatory-foods-1971059&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmZmMDFkMTU2YWMzMmQ5OTU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNH_OWh1ob9EAX2AN_vJ4pzq0062ww

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Anti-inflammatory diet could reduce risk of bone loss in women
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Date: February 02, 2017 12:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Anti-inflammatory diet could reduce risk of bone loss in women





Women listen up that anti-inflammatory diet that is high in vegetables, fruits, fish and whole grains could boost your bone health and prevent fractures. Researchers examined data from the landmark Women’s Health Initiative to compare levels of inflammatory elements in the diet to bone mineral density and fractures and found new associations between food and bone health. Suggesting your diets and health could impact your bones.

Key Takeaways:

  • Anti-inflammatory diets – which tend to be high in vegetables, fruits, fish and whole grains – could boost bone health and prevent fractures in some women, a new study suggests.
  • Researchers examined data from the landmark Women’s Health Initiative to compare levels of inflammatory elements in the diet to bone mineral density and fractures and found new associations between food and bone health.
  • The study, led by Tonya Orchard, an assistant professor of human nutrition at The Ohio State University, appears in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.

"Women with the least-inflammatory diets had lower bone mineral density overall at the start of the study, but lost less bone than their high-inflammation peers, the researchers found."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://news.osu.edu/news/2017/01/26/diet-and-bones/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmZmMDFkMTU2YWMzMmQ5OTU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNEKOzqG4aUNh77Pm-Jk-lpYEZU_aw

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Olive oil could slash your chance of bone fractures in half, study says
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Date: February 01, 2017 12:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Olive oil could slash your chance of bone fractures in half, study says





Extra virgin olive oil could have better benefits besides making your meals taste better. A recent study found that people who regularly consume EVOO have a decreased risk of osteoporosis and bone fracture. When regular olive oil was analyzed, it was not found to have the same benefits. The reason behind this difference is believed to be due to the greater amount of processing. The olives that are pressed into EVOO contains the highest amounts of antioxidants and bio-active compounds.

Key Takeaways:

  • The phenolic compounds found in extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) have a potential benefit on bone health, lowering the risk of fractures by 51%, if consumed regularly, say Prevención con Dieta Mediterránea (PREDIMED) researchers from Madrid.
  • However common olive oil – where 80% of the make-up is refined oil – consumption is not associated with a lower risk of fractures in the study.
  • Mintel say the health benefits of EVOO could be the reason why so many of us are willing to pay higher prices for it, as 39% of consumers prefer EVOO compared to 22% who prefer common olive oil.

"Eating more extra virgin olive oil could cut your risk of osteoporosis related fractures, says a new study."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.foodnavigator.com/Science/Olive-oil-could-slash-your-chance-of-bone-fractures-in-half-study-says&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmU0N2NhMzY3ZTc4ODMzY2U6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNFGn1bJZfyyO8T-crzwvhW1BHMrUg

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What Are The Health Benefits Of Vitamin K2?
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Date: January 29, 2017 12:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What Are The Health Benefits Of Vitamin K2?





Good for a multitude of health benefits, Vitamin K2 is often overlooked in favor of much more notable vitamins such as C or B12. It can help with everything from dental hygiene and health to improving upon our cardiovascular system. K2 is mainly found in animal products such as meat or eggs, as well as non-animal products such as fermented soybeans. Though it's not easy to detect a K2 deficiency, it can lead to severe complications in the long term.

Key Takeaways:

  • A nutritional dose of vitamin K can improve your cardiovascular health. It is beneficial for prevention of heart disease. According to the Rotterdam study in 2004, eating foods rich in natural vitamin K2 reduces the risk of both arterial calcification and cardiovascular disease by as much as 50%.
  • Vitamin K2 plays an important role in your bone health. Osteocalcin is the protein responsible for anchoring calcium within the bones and it is activated by vitamin K2. Lack of vitamin K2 makes osteocalcin inactive. Thus, calcium will not be delivered to the bones making it unhealthy.
  • Vitamin K2 is an excellent calcium regulator. It directs calcium to the right places like bones and teeth. Thus, it makes your teeth stronger preventing cavities.

"A nutritional dose of vitamin K can improve your cardiovascular health. It is beneficial for prevention of heart disease. According to the Rotterdam study in 2004, eating foods rich in natural vitamin K2 reduces the risk of both arterial calcification and cardiovascular disease by as much as 50%. Vitamin K2 prevent arterial calcification by stopping calcium from entering areas where it should not be."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//care4uh.com/health-benefits-vitamin-k2/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjVkYjY3ZDViNDdiNGM3ZTc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNHY6PHRk8pauJEXD6IMAdQEbeUYCg

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9 natural health benefits of Bee Propolis
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Date: January 24, 2017 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 9 natural health benefits of Bee Propolis





Everyone knows the benefit bees offer for pollination, but many do not know that they also offer some substances that are pretty healthy for humans. Honey, of course, is known to have therapeutic properties. Bee propolis, or bee glue, is a resin produced when bees digest tree sap. They mainly use it to patch up holes in the hive, but consumption by humans has been known to help fight inflammation, cancer, food poisoning, and high blood pressure. This chemical has many different forms that can be used, including lozenges and capsules.

Key Takeaways:

  • Been provide humans with several health-boosting substances; honey, bee pollen and bee propolis.
  • Bee propolis has many health benefits, which are Cancer-fighting properties, Bone health, Food poisoning treatment, Inflammation relief , Blood pressure management, Wart removal, Allergy reliefProtection against heat stress, and Illness prevention and treatment for infections.
  • Bee propolis is available in many forms, including lozenges that are effective in treating sore throats, capsules that can be taken internally, and tinctures, gels or ointments for topical use.

"Due to its antimicrobial properties, the three most common microorganisms associated with food poisoning – Enterobacter faecalis, Staphylococcus aureus and C. jejuni – can be fought using bee propolis."



Reference:

//www.naturalnews.com/2017-01-15-9-natural-health-benefits-of-bee-propolis.html

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Soluble corn fiber can improve women's bone health
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Date: January 14, 2017 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Soluble corn fiber can improve women's bone health





A recent new research study has found that daily intake of soluble corn fiber can significantly improve women's bone fiber overall. The reason for this is because the research found that once fiber passes through the gut, the soluble corn fiber is broken down into some short chain fatty acids which then assist in bone health maintenance.

Key Takeaways:

  • According to new research daily soluble corn fiber supplementation significantly helps build and retain calcium in bone for women in their teens and post menopause.
  • Evidence suggests that SCF has many of the same health benefits associated with intact dietary fiber found in grains, vegetables, legumes, and fruit.
  • Weaver says that while SCF can help people better utilize calcium for bone health, this finding does not mean the recommendation to drink milk and follow a well-balanced diet should be ignored.

"According to new research daily soluble corn fiber supplementation significantly helps build and retain calcium in bone for women in their teens and post menopause."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//dailytimes.com.pk/infotainment/24-Dec-16/soluble-corn-fiber-can-improve-womens-bone-health&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmU0N2NhMzY3ZTc4ODMzY2U6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNHQD-cnPPOYNvwuFzfrkr5qkYX36g

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Vitamin K2: 9 Uses and Benefits
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Date: January 13, 2017 12:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Vitamin K2: 9 Uses and Benefits





Vitamin K2 is often overlooked in the normal diet, yet K2 is is known to be essential to bone health and heart tissue health. When balanced with Vitamin D3 and magnesium, K2 helps bind those minerals to the bone matrix. Vitamin K2 can be found in certain foods or through supplements for those interested in enhancing their uptake of this important vitamin.

Key Takeaways:

  • Vitamin K is a fat soluble vitamin that is important for blood clotting and that contributes to a healthy heart, bones and immune system
  • While the effects of Vitamin K deficiency can show up in more serious problems like cardiovascular disease, bone loss and tooth decay, it can also manifest in smaller symptoms like easy bruising, heavy periods, or nosebleeds.
  • Some fascinating new research showed that the same process that makes Vitamin K helpful for preventing calcification of the arteries and muscle tissue might also make it beneficial for protecting the brain against Alzheimers and other diseases.

"Vitamin K is a fat soluble vitamin that is important for blood clotting and that contributes to a healthy heart, bones and immune system."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://wellnessmama.com/54423/vitamin-k2-uses-and-benefits/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjVkYjY3ZDViNDdiNGM3ZTc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNHDQKCfR7BONTuRVHyCru1f7j7zHQ

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Five Common Diseases Linked to Vitamin D Deficiency
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Date: January 07, 2017 10:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Five Common Diseases Linked to Vitamin D Deficiency





By now, most people know that vitamin D is essential for good bone health. What many people don’t know, however, is that this nutrient plays a major role in preventing many more common illnesses. Influenza and asthma are more common during winter months because we get less vitamin D. Arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, and cancer have also been linked to be more prevalent when there is a vitamin D deficiency.

Key Takeaways:

  • The risk of influenza is the highest during the winter season because the exposure to sun and ultraviolet B rays is low.
  • For this reason, the amount of vitamin D in the body is reduced.
  • The studies point out that vitamin D strengthens and boosts the immune system and prevents colds and flu.

"When there is a deficiency of vitamin D in your body, you are at risk of some bone abnormalities."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.healthyfoodelements.com/five-common-diseases-linked-vitamin-d-deficiency/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjVkYjY3ZDViNDdiNGM3ZTc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNGmTIrpw-X6mQv_OF6q2m0uWtVZRA

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4 signs that you have unhealthy bones
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Date: January 01, 2017 10:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 4 signs that you have unhealthy bones





One sign of weak bones is vertical ridges or spots on your nails which indicate low calcium. If you can’t get a good grip on holding a mug or turning doorknobs, your bones could be weak. If you have a racing heart that could be another indication. If you are experiencing any of these things make an appointment with your doctor to check your bone health.

Key Takeaways:

  • There are four distinct signs that may indicate your bones are in danger. If you experience any of these, consult with your doctor.
  • Nails that chip easily could be an indicator of weak bones. Low collagen levels in the nails may reflect low collagen in the bones.
  • Receding gums are another red flag. When your jaw becomes weak, your gums recede. Teeth can then fall out more easily.

"The good news is, there are some signs and symptoms to be on the lookout for which can offer you insight into your bone health."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.belmarrahealth.com/4-signs-unhealthy-bones/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmU0N2NhMzY3ZTc4ODMzY2U6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNHG7QKr3rRbr-SrOelUVwZTL32N_w

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How Vitamins Help Keep Calcium in the Bones
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Date: December 28, 2016 10:16 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: How Vitamins Help Keep Calcium in the Bones

Your arteries and heart work full time. They require nutrients that would assist and maintain blood vessels firm and flexible. If you are worried about stroke or blood pressure, you want to read about the important vitamins which can create a great difference. Vitamins A, D3, and K2 are the most important vitamins for the cardiovascular system. These fat soluble vitamins make sure the heart and the sixty thousand miles of blood vessels perform at the optimum. Still most of the people do not understand how essential it is to obtain sufficient of these three. These three vitamins function as partners to avoid dangerous blood clots, high blood pressure and heart attacks, maintain calcium in the bones, assist keep arteries strong and flexible and decrease inflammatory triggers in the bloodstream.


Vitamin A

Calcium has some negative sides also. If not effectively used in the tissues and blood, it can accumulate in the body when we age, a method known as calcification. Few calcifications are not dangerous. Half of the female over 50 will reveal certain benign calcification in breast tissue at the time of mammogram. But this build up may be a sign of calcium accumulation in other parts of the body such as the heart and arteries. This makes arteries inflexible and stiff, resulting to higher risk of strokes, blood clots and heart attacks. The necessary thing to keep in mind is that the body does not avail nutrients such as calcium, separately. To ensure the body is availing calcium properly, you want to ensure you are also obtaining sufficiently of the vitamins which regulate calcium.


Vitamin K

Vitamin K is available in two types, Vitamin K1 is responsible for making clots and avoiding extra bleeding if there is any wound. Vitamin K2 boosts proteins which assist transport calcium to the place where it is required. The lower you consume vitamin K2, the higher the danger of heart attack and heart disease. The sunshine vitamin is necessary to heart and bone health. But most of the people still do not receive sufficiently of it. Vitamin D is also utilized by several cells in the cardiovascular system like cells which line the blood vessels and heart muscle cells. Lower levels of this vitamin have been connected to a higher danger of dying from stroke or heart disease.



Vitamin D

Vitamin D assist avoid calcium accumulation in the blood vessels. It raises the expression of the vitamin K based proteins that adjust calcium. Without these, calcium cannot be received by the bones, rather stores up in the artery walls and blood vessels. The right amount of vitamin D is needed to boost proteins. Researchers have proven that vitamin K and D function better when they are at good levels. Most of the people aware that vitamin A is vital for eyes. It also influences a variety of body processes like controlling different proteins that adjust the kinds of cells the body creates. This involves the cells which line blood vessels. This vitamin falls down when inflammation is seen, identifying its important part in fighting injury and disease.



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Health Benefits Of Eating Cashew Nuts
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Date: December 28, 2016 12:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Health Benefits Of Eating Cashew Nuts





Cashews are delicious, but their health benefits are too often forgotten. Eating cashews can be a good, guilt-free way to curb hunger, so can help you manage your weight. That means they can help you avoid heart problems and diabetes. Their magnesium reduces fatigue, which in turn improves bone and blood health. They additionally have anti-bacterial properties. And they've even been implicated in fighting gall stones and cancer.

Key Takeaways:

  • Cashew nuts are loved by numerous people across the world for its special taste and health benefits. This special nut is used in a multitude of dishes across the globe.
  • cashew nuts provide all the needed nutrients to our body. While some believe that these are unhealthy and loaded with fat, the truth is quite the opposite.
  • The antioxidants present in the nuts reduce free radicals and aids the body in utilizing iron for enhanced bone health.

"Cashew nuts are loved by numerous people across the world for its special taste and health benefits."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//asianetindia.com/health-benefits-of-eating-cashew-nuts/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmU0N2NhMzY3ZTc4ODMzY2U6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNEdgwoLiV5b9y9JDA0kVltJkHFhpA

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Can Prunes Reverse Bone Loss?
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Date: December 20, 2016 02:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Can Prunes Reverse Bone Loss?





There has been some research that supports the theory that eating prunes can prevent and possibly reverse bone loss. Unfortunately, this research was done on mice, and involved eating prunes as 25% of their diet. A similar study done on women showed comparable results, but they were also taking vitamin D and calcium supplements. There was no control group in the study taking just the supplements without eating prunes. Given this information, it is too soon to conclude that the prunes were mainly responsible for the change in bone health.

Key Takeaways:

  • One compared the effects of eating 100 grams of prunes with 75 grams of dried apples on bone mass in women who were post menopausal.
  • A hundred grams of prunes, by the way is about 12 prunes, which amounts to about 240 calories.
  • The women in this study did not experience any significant weight gain over the course of the year.

"The study went on for one year, during which both groups also took calcium and vitamin D supplements."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/prevention/can-prunes-reverse-bone-loss&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjBhMmIxOTgxN2IyMDM3NjI6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNHAum7E1fV0iBdItU_rtwmMVs1Cvg

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Nourish your bones with vitamins - The Detroit News
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Date: December 13, 2016 06:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Nourish your bones with vitamins - The Detroit News





Bones are constantly being broken down and rebuilt to make it stronger. To decrease the chance of the "replacement bones" of being weaker, there are a few vitamins that will make your bones stronger. These vitamins include Vitamin D, Calcium, Magnesium, Vitamin K, Vitamin B12, and Folate. These vitamins can be taken in pill form or be found in certain foods.

Key Takeaways:

  • Unlike the static human skeletons that commonly hang in biology classrooms, your bones are continually being broken down and rebuilt.
  • Vitamin D helps you absorb calcium from food and supplements. Without vitamin D, less than 10 percent of the calcium you consume is absorbed.
  • Magnesium is a component of bone, giving it resiliency and protection against fractures; it also is essential for converting vitamin D to its active form in the body.

"Vitamin B12 and folate support bone health by helping to keep levels of homocysteine, a compound that stimulates the breakdown of bone, low. This role is further confirmed by genetic studies that reveal a link between an increased risk of osteoporosis in older adults and a common gene mutation (MTHFR C677T) that can lead to high homocysteine levels."



Reference:

//www.detroitnews.com/story/life/food/2016/12/04/nourish-bones-vitamins/94692746/

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Best Vitamins and Minerals for Hair Growth
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Date: December 09, 2016 08:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Best Vitamins and Minerals for Hair Growth





For healthy hair growth, be sure you are getting enough vitamin C, B vitamins such as Biotin (also known as Vitamin B7 or Vitamin H) and Niacin (Vitamin B3). Foods such as sweet red peppers, guavas and dark green leafy kale contain very high amounts of Vitamin C. Foods such as the dark leafy green Swiss chard, carrots, and nuts including almonds and walnuts, are all naturally high in Vitamin B7. Niacin (Vitamin B3) is found in fish such as tuna and salmon, poultry (chicken and turkey), roasted peanuts and mushrooms.

Key Takeaways:

  • Without enough vitamin B-12, your energy levels will suffer; bone health can be negatively affected if calcium levels are inadequate; your immune system can’t be strong without adequate selenium.
  • Adequate vitamin D is important for preventing hair loss, especially in women. In one study, females who experienced female pattern hair loss also had low levels of vitamin D.
  • Vitamin A deficiency accompanies a host of serious health consequences. Though rare, this deficiency also leads to dry hair, which is one of the first indications that you’re not getting enough vitamin A.

"Everything your body does is fueled by nutrition. Without enough vitamin B-12, your energy levels will suffer; bone health can be negatively affected if calcium levels are inadequate;"



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/vitamins-and-minerals-for-hair-growth/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjVkYjY3ZDViNDdiNGM3ZTc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNECAY0zWZlweISCkmjxM5boPCTk6w

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Calcium Supplements and the Heart: Clearing Up the Confusion
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Date: November 26, 2016 12:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Calcium Supplements and the Heart: Clearing Up the Confusion





The Institute of Medicine has recommended 1000-1200 mg of calcium daily for most adults, and the tolerable upper intake level has been set at 2000-2500 mg of calcium daily. Even a recent observational study from the MESA cohort suggested an association between calcium supplements and coronary artery calcium, but it is important to note that in observational studies, the association does not prove causation. In the large-scale Women's Health Initiative calcium and vitamin D trial, we found no association between calcium and vitamin D supplementation and coronary artery calcium measured at the end of the 7-year trial.

Key Takeaways:

  • We know that both calcium and vitamin D are essential for bone health, but concerns have been raised from selected reports in recent years about heart risk.
  • There are other reasons that there could be an association, such as overlapping risk factors for osteoporosis and heart disease, including smoking and lack of exercise.
  • There are many dietary sources of calcium, including dairy products (milk, yogurt, cheese), fatty fish with bones (such as sardines), fortified beverages, and leafy greens.

"We know that both calcium and vitamin D are essential for bone health, but concerns have been raised from selected reports in recent years about heart risk."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.medscape.com/viewarticle/871466&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmU0N2NhMzY3ZTc4ODMzY2U6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNFQpRn2FPTRhKr-ZYi7jkxzioJqrQ

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World Osteoporosis Day: Smoking, high alcohol consumption increasing incidence of Osteoporosis
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Date: November 23, 2016 04:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: World Osteoporosis Day: Smoking, high alcohol consumption increasing incidence of Osteoporosis





Osteoporosis is a disease that affects bone density and is especially prevalent in women over 50. Women younger than 50, and even as young as 30 are experiencing this disease at a higher rate; poor lifestyle choices such as smoking and consuming alcohol may be the cause. Learn how, an active lifestyle, calcium intake and sun exposure can decrease the risk of osteoporosis, especially before menopause is reached.

Key Takeaways:

  • At 38 years of age, Pratima (name changed) believed she was too young to suffer from low bone density. However, after when she suffered a fracture in her arm after a minor fall, tests revealed she had osteoporosis of the level usually prevalent in women over 60!
  • Doctors at Columbia Asia Hospitals, Gurgaon say the incidence of osteoporosis or osteopaenia in women under 50 has markedly increased over the past 20 years. Bone loss is a silent condition which generally occurs slowly over a long period.
  • Osteoporosis may be linked to multiple risk factors. Smoking is an important factor depleting bone health in women today. Firstly, the toxic components of smoke upset the hormonal balance in the body, particularly affecting estrogen production.

"Tobacco smoking has a series of negative repercussions on health. While increased risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease is the most talked about."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.indiainfoline.com/article/news-top-story/world-osteoporosis-day-smoking-high-alcohol-consumption-increasing-incidence-of-osteoporosis-116110100312_1.html&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmU0N2NhMzY3ZTc4ODMzY2U6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNFCiSzwvyNyMux731JZIPQ1hhQztQ

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Diabetes and bone loss: Strategies to manage bone health with diabetes
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Date: November 23, 2016 08:06 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Diabetes and bone loss: Strategies to manage bone health with diabetes





A recent study has indicated that bone density can be affected by diabetes in addition to the already long list of complications it causes. The high levels of glucose and possible loss of calcium in the urine can adversely affect the bones, which can lead to life-threatening bone fractures. Diet and exercise are already recommended to help deal with diabetes, but these things are also very important for maintaining bone health. A calcium supplement may also need to be added to the diet if absorption is low or loss of the mineral is high in the urine.

Key Takeaways:

  • Diabetes can increase the risk of bone loss, and the severity of diabetes can determine its impact on bone health.
  • Many studies have even shown that type 2 diabetics, even with above average bone mineral density, are still at a higher risk for bone
  • The researchers measured the women’s bone material strength and found that diabetics had weaker bone material strength.

"Diabetes can increase the risk of bone loss, and the severity of diabetes can determine its impact on bone health."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.belmarrahealth.com/diabetes-bone-loss-strategies-manage-bone-health-diabetes/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmU0N2NhMzY3ZTc4ODMzY2U6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNGiwYDYtXU18R5z_WEvjDmEie4cdA

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Importace of vitamin k-2
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Date: June 06, 2014 04:08 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Importace of vitamin k-2

calcium foodsCalcium deficiency

We all know that calcium is needed for healthy bones and teeth. If calcium deficiency in the body is neglected for many years, it may cause bone disease in old age, which is also known as osteoporosis in medical terms, and many other complications. Vitamin K-2 works to help with the absorption of the calcium ions in the body.

Calcium supplements

Calcium supplements or tablets are normally recommended by doctors all over the world to overcome calcium deficiency. There are tablets that one can use to replenish the calcium in their body. Therefore, calcium supplements and one's bone health are closely related to each other. By taking vitamin K-2, there will be no need of taking the supplements.

Where can you find calcium

Calcium is mostly found in our bones, teeth, blood and cells. Almost 98% of calcium present in the body is concentrated in the bones where it is needed for the right development of the skeletal system. It has also a lot of vitamin K 2 which will help in absorption of the calcium important in the formation of bones.

Calcium supplements and one's bone health are connected by the very fact that they will not only help in overcoming calcium deficiency in the body, they will also help in preventing many degenerative diseases that are related to the skeletal system for instance osteoporosis.

Our immune system is the one that is responsible for maintaining the health of our bones. However, as we age our immune systems becomes weak and do not perform at its maximum due to other health conditions. At this age, doctors nowadays advocating for nutritional supplements for bone health and health specialists. Liquid calcium supplements together with the tablet forms offer many benefits in respect to the overall well being of your body. The vitamin K-2 will help in keeping the immune system strong, giving us strong bones.

Source:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitamin_K2



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Can Vitamin D-3 Improve Your Health?
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Date: February 28, 2013 02:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Can Vitamin D-3 Improve Your Health?

Vitamin D-3 or cholecalciferol, an active form of D vitamin, plays a huge role in bone remodeling and normal calcium balance. Sunlight is responsible for the conversion of cholesterol to vitamin D on the skin but when exposure to sunlight do not always synthesize sufficient amounts, this D vitamin can be obtained from various sources.

The recommended daily dose of this vitamin is 1000 IU for adults or more if there is a deficiency. As mentioned, insufficient amount of such vitamin from sunlight can be supplemented by various sources such as the following: - Fatty fishes like salmon, mackerel, sardines and tuna - Dairy products, such as milk, soy milk, yogurt and cheese - Grains - Other food products like egg, beef liver and orange juice Insufficient amount of this vitamin can also be supplemented through the consumption of multivitamins, which can provide approximately 400 IU of vitamin D-3. However, take note that higher doses, such as the ones with up to 50,000 IU, require a prescription from your doctor.  You can find D-3 in dosages as high as 10,000IU at a health food store.

Health Benefits of Vitamin D-3

This type of vitamin D can definitely improve one's health with all the benefits it can provide. This fat-soluble vitamin is responsible for the proper absorption of calcium in the body, thus making it essential for the bones. Insufficient amount of this essential vitamin in the body can result to brittle bones and other health problems. On the other hand, sufficient amount of this essential vitamin can provide you lots of health benefits, such as the following:

- Bone Health: as mentioned, this fat-soluble vitamin facilitates the proper absorption of calcium from foods and the reabsorption of essential minerals by the kidneys. Apart from that, it also boosts the absorption of phosphorous, which is also essential for the health of the bones and prevents various diseases, such as rickets and osteomalacia.

- Immune System: this vitamin is also beneficial for the body's immune system. According to various studies conducted, it can also help prevent autoimmune disorders from developing and is useful in treating inflammatory diseases.

- Neuromuscular System: vitamin D-3 can enhance the functions of the neuromuscular system, as well as protect the body against muscle weakness due to the process of aging.

- Weight Loss: if combined with a healthy diet and regular exercise, this can also help promote weight loss. It helps assimilate foods properly and regulates the levels of blood sugar.

- Skin: this fat-soluble vitamin is also beneficial for the skin, as it contains natural anti-inflammatory properties. It helps control various inflammatory diseases, such as psoriasis, speeds up the healing process of wounds, alleviate skin lesions due to photodermatitis and lichen planus, reduce itching and rejuvenates the skin.

- Depression: the connection between depression and this D vitamin is still unclear. However, a certain study has shown that this insufficient amount of this essential vitamin in the body can increase the risk of depression in men and women. It can also result to hyperparathyroidism where depression is the most prevalent system.

Apart from all these, vitamin D-3 and its supplements can provide the body with lots of other health benefits. It can regulate blood pressure and protect the body against cardiovascular diseases, as well as from various types of cancers.

Have you had your vitamin D-3 today?

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Can Vitamin D-3 Do More For Bone Health Than Calcium?
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Date: January 10, 2013 01:02 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Can Vitamin D-3 Do More For Bone Health Than Calcium?

Loss of density and mass in bones has become very common these days because of the increase in the number of people suffering from osteoporosis. It is shocking to note that the number of osteoporosis related fractures in US is more than 1.3 million. Bone health can be improved by taking the right nutrients and minerals. It is generally assumed that calcium is the only mineral needed to prevent and treat osteoporosis. Calcium supplement have been used by many people to improve their bone strength. is it correct?

Do calcium supplements treat osteoporosis completely?  The answer is NO.

A recent study conducted in Iceland concludes that maintaining right levels of vitamin D-3 provides greater protection to bones than taking calcium supplements every day.

What are the results of this study?

Maintaining ideal levels of PTH or parathyroid hormone is essential for bone health. It has been proved by researchers that sufficient vitamin D-3 levels ensure the ideal level of PTH and not calcium. PTH is not in the ideal level in an individual who takes more than 1200 mg calcium a day if he has vitamin D deficiency. On the other hand PTH level is ideal in a person who has sufficient vitamin D even if he takes less than 800 mg of calcium a day.

Vitamin D-3 has calcium sparing effect and if the status of vitamin D in the body is assured, there is no need to take calcium of more than 800 mg a day. The results of this study clearly indicate the importance of vitamin D-3 for bone health. It is clear that sufficient levels of vitamin D-3 are more important than sufficient levels of calcium to prevent osteoporosis. In another study, women who were hospitalized for osteoporosis related fractures were studied. It was found that more than 50% of them had vitamin D-3 deficiency.

The duration of the study was two years and it proved that vitamin D-3 supplementation improved the bone strength and reduced the risk of fractures in these women. It is an unarguable fact that calcium is an important mineral to build bones and to keep bones healthy and strong, but how does the human body absorb calcium? It is the presence of vitamin D-3 that helps in absorption of calcium. Without adequate vitamin D-3, intake of calcium supplements is meaningless.

To absorb calcium sufficient amount of vitamin D-3 must be present in the body. Vitamin D-3 is also needed for the efficient utilization of calcium by the body. The mass and density of the bones are increased only when calcium is absorbed by the body. Absorption of calcium is not possible without vitamin D. Vitamin D-3 plays an important role to build bones in children and to keep bones strong and healthy in adults. It also improves immunity, prevents muscle weakness, regularizes the functioning of thyroid glands and helps in blood clotting.

Deficiency in vitamin D-3 may increase the risks of Alzheimer's disease and rheumatoid arthritis. Vitamin D-3 is the natural form of vitamin D. It is produced when skin is exposed to the ultraviolet rays in the sun. Those who live in latitudes, who have dark skin, who spend most of the day indoors and who wear sunscreen lotion whenever they step outdoors lack sufficient levels of vitamin D-3. They should take vitamin-D supplements to avoid a lot of health risks and to improve their bone health.

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Calcium and magnesium - vital to health
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Date: December 20, 2012 02:06 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Calcium and magnesium - vital to health

Calcium and magnesium are two essential minerals for the body, bringing serious damage if there is a deficiency. Calcium is essential for maintaining bone strength in the body, but also for the functioning of nerve and muscle cells.

Bones perform several roles in the body, but most of us are interested in the preservation of acid-base balance (pH). When the pH of the blood is too acidic , bone alkaline elements released (alkali salts) to neutralize acids. This leads to loss of bone mass (and calcium), while rapidly releasing toxins and heavy metals stored in bone if there are metals and toxins present.

Most of us know that calcium is found in dairy products. True, but the information is not complete. You should know that of all dairy products, yogurt offers the most calcium, about 200 mg in a cup. But if you want the most bioavailable calcium, ie one that is most easily absorbed and can be used fully by the body, then you need to take calcium citrate.

If the food based calcium intake is not optimal and extremely diverse, then you need calcium-based vitamin supplement products. Calcium supplements may be consumed with meals for maximum digestion and absorption. But even if you take dietary supplements, diet should not remain poor, continue to get adequate amounts of calcium from food sources.

Magnesium has an important role in the efficient functioning of the nervous system, muscular system and  enzyme processes in the body. It is necessary for calcium absorption. The ratio of the two minerals is especially important. An adult daily needs for bone health by around 1,500 mg of calcium and 1000 mg of magnesium. Bones are living tissues that rebuild constantly. A healthy diet, exercise, enough sleep (at least 8 hours) and keeping well hydrated with water helps strengthen bones. Calcium and magnesium, combined doubles benefits to our body, especially if they are of citrate in origin. 

Cal-Mag Citrate Why?

Studies have shown that calcium and magnesium citrate is the easiest form to digest with minimal stomach acids. This make it work great for older individuals who have low stomach acids or who are on proton pump inhibitors. 

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