VITAMINS


Vitamin D (National Institute on Aging under its Sites Testing Osteoporosis Prevention/Intervention, 1998) the study of persons age 65+ showed that "dietary supplementation with calcium and vitamin D moderately reduced bone loss measured in the femoral neck, spine and total body over the three-year study period, and reduced the incidence of nonvertebral fractures."

VITAMIN E: (University of California at Berkeley Wellness Letter) This well recognized letter stated further significant benefits of using Vitamin E. for fighting serious illness. "Because of the increasingly promising news about Vitamin E -- generally in doses far too large to get from food -- we continue to recommend Vitamin E supplements (200 to 800 IU daily)"

Cambridge and Tufts Universities that show Vitamin E may play an important role in preventing heart attacks and may strengthen the immune system. The article concluded that Vitamin E has shown the most potential in the prevention of heart attack.

VITAMINS: (Western Journal of Medicine 1998) Studies have shown that taking daily vitamins provide significant reductions in birth defects, premature birth, and coronary heart disease and could save $20 billion in U.S. annual hospital costs. Medicare savings alone would be $11 billion per year. Such vitamins include vitamin E supplementation by those over 50 and daily use of folic acid and zinc containing supplements by women of childbearing age. Researchers determined that hospital charges for heart disease, birth defects, and low birth weight premature births could be reduced about 38, 40, and 60 %, respectively.

Taking 100 IU's of Vitamin for two years or more can

help reduce overall mortality from heart disease as well as non-fatal heart attacks and cut $4.7 to 5.6 billion in annual hospital charges for cardiovascular disease for men and women over 50.