Vitamins & Nutrition

Nitrates in Leafy Greens and Beets!

Leafy green vegetables, like celery and spinach, may increase circulation because of their high concentration of nitrates. Beet juice has been found to be really high in nitrates. Nitrates are vasodilators, which means they open up blood vessels and increase blood flow. Many years before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first ED […]

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‘Gutter oil’ went into Chinese-made antibiotics, officials say

This is just one of many examples that are available to show that companies that produce pharmaceutical drugs and vitamins are capable of. Everyone should do a the research and know the difference between what is considered safe and what’s really safe. Here at U & Me Time we have people asking us on a […]

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9 things that can undermine your vitamin D level

Copyright © 2011 by Harvard University. According to 2011 National Center for Health Data statistics, almost one in three Americans has vitamin D blood levels below 20 nanograms per milliliter (ng/ml), the threshold that the Institute of Medicine (IOM) says is needed for good bone health. Some experts say even higher levels are needed. Figuring […]

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Study confirms safety, cancer-targeting ability of nutrient in broccoli

Originally posted by The Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University Sulforaphane, one of the primary phytochemicals in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables that helps them prevent cancer, has been shown for the first time to selectively target and kill cancer cells while leaving normal prostate cells healthy and unaffected. The findings, made by scientists […]

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Vitamin C Is Vital for Vision

OHSU scientists discover new role for vitamin C in the eye — and the brain In a surprising finding, vitamin C is found to prolong proper functioning of retinal cells Portland, Ore. — Nerve cells in the eye require vitamin C in order to function properly — a surprising discovery that may mean vitamin C […]

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Nutraceuticals—Just a Fancy Name for Vitamins?

We interviewed Dr. John Ghuneim to help us understand how nutraceuticals are superior to ordinary vitamins and how they can benefit your overall health. His responses are summarized below. Is Nutraceuticals just a fancy name for the same vitamins you can buy at the discount stores? No—and let me explain why. Your body uses vitamins […]

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