Supplements

Osteoporosis

When we think of maintaining bone health as we get older, one topic is mentioned more than any other: Osteoporosis And in terms of preventive measures, three things get regular mention:• Calcium• Vitamin D• Exercise The Mayo Clinic has this to say about osteoporosis:Bone is living tissue that is constantly being broken down and replaced. …

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Nicotinamide Riboside

NAD

There’s a chemical in every cell of our body, that’s vital for processes within the cell and for cell-to-cell communication. It’s called nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (abbreviated as NAD or NAD+). The problem for older people is that as we age, the levels of this important chemical decline. A study reported in “Antioxidants & Redox Signaling”, …

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Algae Oil

Omega 3

Among all the suggestions for vitamins, minerals, and supplements, you’ll see “Omega 3” mentioned over and over. So, what is Omega 3 and why is it so important? Omega 3 is a “fatty acid” widely distributed in nature, and playing an important role in the human diet and in human physiology. It’s of three types, …

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Turmeric

Turmeric

Since going more or less vegan, I’ve been putting a pinch of turmeric in my breakfast cereal or porridge, every morning (along with a few spoons of flaxseed). That’s because I’ve seen so many news items and information in my reference books about the potential beneficial effects. The culinary powder I use is from the …

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