Vitamin D Supplements Do Not Improve Bone Health, According To Major Study
By Tara John (CNN) — Vitamin D supplements do not improve bone mineral density or prevent fractures or falls in adults, finds a large study that advises health professionals to stop recommending the supplements to most patients. The vitamin has long been associated with a decreased risk of a number of conditions, such as osteoporosis and hypertension, in addition to keeping bones strong by helping the body absorb calcium — which is why many use it during the dark winter months. But the study’s authors say there is “little justification” in doing so when it comes to bone health. “Our meta...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Bone health CNN Vitamin D Source Type: news

Camu Camu: What you need to know about the most potent food source of vitamin C on the planet
(Natural News) Vitamin C is known for its potent antioxidant activity, its ability to boost collagen production and keep skin youthful, and most of all, for its role in supporting a strong immune system. When it comes to vitamin C-rich foods, citrus fruits are no doubt some of the first that come to mind —... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drinking too much alcohol interferes with your pancreas' ability to absorb vitamin C
(Natural News) It’s been known that drinking too much alcohol causes a variety of illnesses. Its long-term effect damages different parts of the body which, most of the time, are irreversible. One of the worst conditions a person can develop due to too much alcohol consumption is acute pancreatitis and researchers have revealed one of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flu: Can vitamin C supplements prevent you getting the virus or should you get the jab?
FLU IS an infectious disease caused by the influenza virus and symptoms can be similar to those of the common cold. Vitamin C has been touted as a cold remedy, so can taking vitamin C supplements prevent you getting the flu or should you get the jab? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

These incredible foods contain more vitamin C than oranges
(Natural News) “Orange” you glad there are a lot of superfoods you can eat to get your daily dose of vitamin C? You probably associate ascorbic acid with the deliciously pulpy orange (which contains around 70 mg of vitamin C), yet there are other fruits and vegetables you should take note of. Vitamin C is a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin C therapy delivers astounding results to septic shock patients
(Natural News) When you hear something being deemed a “miracle cure,” it’s normal to dismiss it as hype. It often turns out that someone is just trying to sell you something or exaggerating. In fact, this language is so common in internet click bait headlines that it can be hard to take such claims seriously.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin C found to significantly reduce the risk of gout
(Natural News) Vitamin C appears to have protective properties against gout. An analysis of nearly 47,000 men ages 40 to 75 years shows that those who had high vitamin C intake had reduced odds of developing gout over a study period of 20 years. Researchers also note a dose-dependent reduction in gout risk. Men who took... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How can I increase my platelet count naturally?
Platelets are an essential component of the blood because they help with clotting. Natural ways to increase platelet count include dietary changes, such as eating folate and vitamin C-rich foods and avoiding alcohol. Taking supplements, such as chlorophyll, may also help. Learn how to increase platelet count here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Blood / Hematology Source Type: news

People Are Now Taking Placebo Pills to Deal With Their Health Problems —And It’s Working
For over 20 years, Linda Buonanno lived in fear that her irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) would suddenly interrupt her daily routine with frequent trips to the bathroom and unbearable cramping. Buonanno, now a 71-year-old medical assistant and hairdresser from Methuen, Mass., tried everything from drugs to dairy-free diets. Nothing worked. She remembers a particularly tough period over 10 years ago, when she was working on the factory floor of a medical-device company for up to 10 hours a day, six days a week. When an IBS episode would strike, her co-workers would cover for her as she huddled in a corner, keeled over in pain...
Source: TIME: Health - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized medicine Research Source Type: news

People Are Now Taking Placebo Pills to Deal With Their Health Problems —And It’s Working
For over 20 years, Linda Buonanno lived in fear that her irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) would suddenly interrupt her daily routine with frequent trips to the bathroom and unbearable cramping. Buonanno, now a 71-year-old medical assistant and hairdresser from Methuen, Mass., tried everything from drugs to dairy-free diets. Nothing worked. She remembers a particularly tough period over 10 years ago, when she was working on the factory floor of a medical-device company for up to 10 hours a day, six days a week. When an IBS episode would strike, her co-workers would cover for her as she huddled in a corner, keeled over in pain...
Source: TIME: Health - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized medicine Research Source Type: news

People Are Now Taking Placebo Pills to Deal With Their Health Problems —And It’s Working
For over 20 years, Linda Buonanno lived in fear that her irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) would suddenly interrupt her daily routine with frequent trips to the bathroom and unbearable cramping. Buonanno, now a 71-year-old medical assistant and hairdresser from Methuen, Mass., tried everything from drugs to dairy-free diets. Nothing worked. She remembers a particularly tough period over 10 years ago, when she was working on the factory floor of a medical-device company for up to 10 hours a day, six days a week. When an IBS episode would strike, her co-workers would cover for her as she huddled in a corner, keeled over in pain...
Source: TIME: Health - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized medicine Research Source Type: news

Health Tip: Grapefruit May Interact With Medication
-- While grapefruit is a great source of vitamin C and potassium, it may interact with your medication, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns. The FDA says these types of medication may become an issue when taken with grapefruit juice or... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Butternut squash offers an excellent way to increase your vitamin C levels
(Natural News) You’ve most likely heard it said a number of times: Squash is a good source of vitamin A. And it is, indeed. A cup of butternut squash is enough to supply almost 300 percent of your body’s needed vitamin A. But what you don’t hear much is how butternut squash can be a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breaking down water pollutants in water, naturally: Simple method uses vitamin C, green LED light and a catalyst
(Natural News) Water pollution is on the rise globally. However, available methods that destroy pollutants in water use expensive and complex high-power lasers. That is – until a team of scientists from Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) developed a new method that easily and cost-effectively breaks down stubborn pollutants in water. Their method – which could very... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Radishes grow better when fertilized with African locust bean and Mexican sunflower, thought of as common weeds
(Natural News) The Tithonia diversifolia and Parkia biglobosa plants can influence the growth, yield, and vitamin C content of radish (Raphanus sativus L.), when used as green manure, according to researchers from the Landmark University in Nigeria, together with the Nigerian Energy Commission and the National Horticultural Research Institute. The study, published in the journal Agroforestry Systems,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Understanding Antioxidants
-- Antioxidants are substances in food that may delay or prevent some types of cell damage. Fruit and vegetables are prime sources of antioxidants, which include vitamin C, selenium and beta-carotene, the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH)... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 24, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The discrepancy at the heart of US-China trade tensions
Dispute over vitamin C exports shows why the conflict will not end soon (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - July 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Are you eating too much avocado? Probably!
Avocados are packed with fiber, potassium, vitamin C, and healthy fat that helps to lower your bad cholesterol levels. But one avocado is 300 calories, and you can get the benefits with much less. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientific research finds higher doses of vitamin C result in greater beneficial health effects
(Natural News) You may already know that vitamin C can help reduce the duration of a cold, but a new study has found that you can get stronger effects by taking far higher doses of the vitamin than most studies have examined. Past animal studies across a variety of species have shown vitamin C’s ability... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The effectiveness of tuberculosis drugs dramatically increases when taken with vitamin C
(Natural News) Tuberculosis is a serious problem, killing 1.7 million people around the world in 2016 and sickening many others. One reason it can be so deadly is because treatment with drugs can take six months or even longer as cells linger. The multidrug variety can take up to two years to treat, and the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Take more vitamin C for a healthy brain – science shows that it reduces the risk of cognitive impairment
(Natural News) Vitamin C-rich foods, like citrus fruits, are often recommended to strengthen one’s immune system and prevent infections. But did you know that vitamin C can also help boost your brain health and cognitive function? The human body can quickly absorb vitamin C, and it offers various health benefits. According to the CHALICE Cohort Study, an Australian... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7 FAQs About Vitamin C for Cancer Treatment
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - June 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

11 Best Foods For Your Immune System
The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition, 100 Most Healing Foods, which is available in stores, at the Meredith Shop and at Amazon. Vitamin C has a reputation for being a feel-good nutrient, so it will come as no surprise that this list is full of foods with high levels of it. In the body, vitamin C behaves as an antioxidant, which means it protects cells from free-radical damage. Consuming it also helps the body better absorb iron, which is critical for normal immune-system function. Although foods high in vitamin C won’t stop your flu symptoms, eating them regularly may help prevent...
Source: TIME: Health - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

A Third of Children Use Alternative Medicines
Multivitamins were the most common supplements, followed by vitamin C, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D and melatonin. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Vitamins Omega-3 Fatty Acids Oils and Fats Melatonin (Hormone) Vitamin D Vitamin C Alternative and Complementary Medicine Children and Childhood Source Type: news

From vitamin C therapy to acupuncture: Natural ways to prevent and ease shingles
(Natural News) Even though at least one in three people will develop shingles, or herpes zoster, in their lifetime, there are only a handful of effective remedies for the viral disease. A person develops shingles when latent varicella-zoster/chickenpox virus reactivates along the sensory nerves in the skin. The symptoms of shingles include painful blisters that last for about... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weekend Recipe: A Flourless Orange Cake
I adore baking with whole fruits. Citrus fruits in particular, such as oranges, impart rich aromatics that are very refreshing on the palate. This flourless orange cake is simple to make and scented with whole sweet oranges, vanilla, almonds and honey to create a truly irresistible gluten-free treat that’s perfect for any occasion. It’s also extremely moist, so it’ll keep in the fridge for at least a week, and in my opinion, become even more delicious as the flavors deepen over time I love to serve this cake with a dollop of thick natural yogurt or crème fraîche, but it’s also just as d...
Source: TIME: Health - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Teresa Cutter — The Healthy Chef Tags: Uncategorized Food Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the benefits of blackberries?
The blackberry is rich in vitamin C, fiber, and antioxidants, and people can add them to their diet easily with some simple changes to their daily eating habits. Learn more about the health benefits of blackberries here, the potential side effects, and how to add them to your diet here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

How to treat Lyme disease naturally, with diet, herbal supplements, vitamin C
(Natural News) The official stance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Lyme disease is that it is a tick-borne illness that it completely treatable by a short round (typically no more than three weeks) of antibiotics. While true in broad strokes, this position is hardly useful for those who do not... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin deficiency: Five signs that you need more vitamin C - eat more of these foods
VITAMIN deficiency symptoms vary for each mineral condition. Vitamin C foods include citrus fruits and certain vegetables. You may need to add more of these to your diet if you ’re deficient in the vitamin. These are the signs and symptoms that you need more vitamin C to your diet, or should consider supplements. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin C - five signs that you’re deficient and should eat more of these foods
VITAMIN C foods include citrus fruits and certain vegetables. You may need to add more of these to your diet if you ’re deficient in the vitamin. These are the signs and symptoms that you need more vitamin C to your diet, or should consider supplements. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most popular vitamin and mineral supplements provide no health benefit, study finds
The most commonly consumed vitamin and mineral supplements provide no consistent health benefit or harm, suggests a new study led by researchers at St. Michael's Hospital and the University of Toronto. Published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the systematic review of existing data and single randomized control trials published in English from January 2012 to October 2017 found that multivitamins, vitamin D, calcium and vitamin C (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - May 28, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Pregnant smokers may reduce harm done to baby's lungs by taking vitamin C
(American Thoracic Society) Women who are unable to quit smoking during their pregnancy may reduce the harm smoking does to their baby's lungs by taking vitamin C, according to a new randomized, controlled trial presented at the ATS 2018 International Conference. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vitamin C can neutralize chlorine in water
(Natural News) While there are those who rely on chlorination for clean water, not many are aware that various studies have confirmed that chlorine is a toxic chemical. Exposure to chlorine can damage the arteries and weaken the immune system. Additionally, ingesting chlorine can cause oxidative stress in the cells and destroy fatty acids that are crucial... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin C: How much do you need? Eat these seven foods to avoid a deficiency
VITAMIN C has several important functions in the body, including helping to protect cells and keep them healthy. But if you fail to get enough, you risk getting scurvy. So how much do you need to avoid a deficiency? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Compounds in lemon found to effectively fight cancer without harmful side effects
(Natural News) You can never really go wrong when it comes to lemons: It’s a delicious addition to any dish, and it smells good, too. It’s also known to have various health benefits, most notable of which is vitamin C. That said, these yellow oblong-shaped fruits aren’t just to keep the colds away for another day.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

6 Surprising Foods That Pack a Day ’s Worth of Added Sugar
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - April 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cynthia Sass / AP Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

The Best Spring Superfoods to Fuel Your Workouts
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susan Brickell / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Is Sushi Healthy? Here ’s Everything You Need to Know
Americans eat sushi in venues as varied as high-end restaurants and prepared foods sections of grocery stores — and many believe it’s a nutritious choice. But is sushi healthy? “Sushi has this halo of being healthy,” says Katherine Zeratsky, a registered dietitian nutritionist and associate professor of nutrition at Mayo Clinic. After all, traditional sushi has all the makings of a health food: it’s stuffed with fresh fish, wrapped in thin sheets of seaweed and presented in neat little rolls. But experts warn not to expect your weekly spicy tuna order to slim your waistline. One of the biggest...
Source: TIME: Health - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sophia Gottfried Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Vitamin C deficiency: Six signs you're at risk of scurvy - what foods you should be eating
VITAMIN C deficiency is rare because most people get enough in their diet, and severe cases are known as scurvy. It is easy to prevent and treat, but what are the signs and symptoms of one to look out for in the first place? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nine reasons to eat an orange (plus a recipe for orange salad dressing)
(Natural News) A versatile fruit, the orange offers other benefits aside from abundant levels of vitamin C. Various scientific studies have determined that oranges have a lot of medicinal properties. Oranges contain a lot of compounds that are good for your health. Below are nine of its “well-established therapeutic applications” which are detailed in three sections –... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The magic vitamin that'll give you back your glow
AT THIS time of year getting enough vitamin C in your diet is essential for good health and boosting the immune system to help fight winter colds and flu. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bad Flu Season Has Americans Drinking Orange Juice Again
BOSTON (CBS) – American battling the flu have been on the hunt for Vitamin C. Consumers bought nearly 39 million gallons of orange juice in January. That’s the first time in almost five years that there’s been a year-over-year increase in orange juice sales, The Wall Street Journal reports. Analysts expect the orange juice surge to end after flu season. The Associated Press reported that this flu season is now as bad as the swine flu epidemic nine years ago. Some doctors say it’s the worst they’ve seen in decades. (Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire)
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Flu Local TV Orange Juice Source Type: news

Runways, rockets and Russell ’s teapot | Brief letters
Stonehenge tunnel | Ants and acid | Lost from the Guardian | Yorkshire pudding | Elon MuskWould it be possible to have a free gamble on which major public work will be completed first: the Stonehenge tunnel or Heathrow ’s third runway (First proposals for Stonehenge ’s £1.6bn road tunnel revealed, 8 February)?David ProtheroHarlington, Bedfordshire• Morwenna Ferrier (The faddy eater, G2, 8 February) ascribes the flavour of ants to “the varying levels of ascorbic acid they contain”. This is incorrect. Ascorbic acid is vitamin C. What ants contain is memorably described by Ogden Nash:The ant...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 9, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: SpaceX Elon Musk Stonehenge UK news Technology Insects Animals Wildlife Environment The Guardian Newspapers & magazines National newspapers Media Yorkshire Food drink Life and style Science Source Type: news

Eating Fruit Can Actually Help You Lose Weight. A Nutritionist Explains
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cynthia Sass / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Too much vitamin C: Is it harmful?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chemists develop a simple, easy-to-use method to break down pollutants in water
(Martin-Luther-Universit ä t Halle-Wittenberg) Chemists from Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) have found out how stubborn pollutants in water can be disintegrated easily and cost-effectively. To do so researchers only need a green LED light, a catalyst and vitamin C. In this way, they can produce special types of electrons that reliably destroy the pollutants in the water. Until now, complex laser systems were required for this. The study was recently published in the international journal " Angewandte Chemie " . (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 7, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

What to Eat (and Drink) When You Have the Flu
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized flu healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Vitamin C in the body can be tracked by fluorescence
(Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo) A Japanese research team led by The University of Tokyo's Institute of Industrial Science bio-imaged vitamin C in mice. A probe chemical emitted red fluorescent light after reacting with vitamin C in the mice's bloodstream. When a dose of exogenous vitamin C was injected, it accumulated in vital organs. This is the first bioimaging of vitamin C in living tissue, showing high sensitivity and good selectivity, paving the way toward the use of this vitamin to treat cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 24, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Vitamin deficiency we are all born with
I’ve admired Linus Pauling for years. In 1976, the Nobel Prize-winning chemist gave mega doses of vitamin C to 100 “untreatable” cancer patients. He then compared these so-called terminal patients to patients with the same kind of cancer who didn’t get vitamin C. The patients who received the traditional cancer treatment lived for an average of six months. Pauling’s patients lived — on average — for six years. You’d think that the medical community would have heralded Pauling’s research as a huge breakthrough in cancer treatment. But they didn’t. And they still ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - January 17, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Health Natural Cures Nutrition anti-cancer leukemia vitamin vitamin C Source Type: news