Antioxidants Nutrients Have Powerful Anti-Cancer Activity!
Antioxidants . . . The Nutrients Boost The Immune System and Have Powerful Anti-Cancer Activity . . .
of lung cancer. Women with the highest blood levels of lutein, zeaxanthin and beta-cryptoxanthin had the lowest risk of developing lung cancer.
The risk reduction associated with these nutrients was 69% for lutein zeaxanthin. Men with the highest blood levels of vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) were 41% less likely to develop prostate cancer.
What It Does:
May protect against GI (gastro-intestinal) cancers, cataracts, and heart disease; reduces severity of colds. Optimizes vitamin E utilization.
Fruits and vegetables (eg., strawberries, citrus fruits, broccoli, dark leafy green, red peppers).
500 to 1,000 mg. (or more) a day. Best taken with meals.
Vitamin E comes in two forms: tocoperols (the most common form of the vitamin) and tocotrienols. Take a vitamin E supplement to assure youre getting optimum tocopherol levels. Less is known about the tocotrienols; research is ongoing.
Tocopherols may protect against heart disease, stroke, Alzheimers, and certain cancers; they may also enhance immunity. Tocotrienols may
fight heart disease and breast cancer; may also protect skin against the suns UV rays.
Tocopherols: Nuts and vegetable oils have a small amount. Tocotrienols: Rice bran. Supplements are beneficial to supply a therapeutic dose of these vital vitamin compounds.
What It Does:
Protects against cancer, heart disease, cataracts, and macular degeneration. Assists other antioxidants to function at optimum levels.
Brazil nuts, grains, vegetables (selenium content varies depending on the
soil produce is grown in.)
100 to 200 mcg. a day; avoid higher daily doses, which may be toxic. Take with meals to help boost absorption.
What It Does:
May fight cancer and heart disease; strengthens gums; protects nerves; helps generate energy, naturally.
Present in all cells of the body, especially in the heart. Also found in
nuts and oils, but supplementation is required to get a therapeutic dose.
At least 30 mg. a day. CoQ10 is particularly important for anyone who has heart disease. In addition, anyone taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, such as Mevacor (lovastatin), Lipitor (atorvastatin), or Zocor (simvastatin) should take CoQ10 because these drugs deplete the bodys store of Coenzyme.
What It Does:
May protect against heart disease, cataracts, stroke, cancer, and diabetes-related nerve damage. May also help boost critical glutathione levels.
Found in tiny amounts in some foods (eg., spinach, beef, potatoes).
100 mg. a day with food. For people with diabetes, 200 mg. three times aday.
Orange and red fruits and vegetables; dark green vegetables.
If diet is lacking in fruits and vegetables: Take mixed carotenoids supplying 25,000 IU of vitamin A activity a day.
What It Does:
Improves circulation; may fight heart disease, Alzheimers, impotence.
Extracted from the leaves of the ginkgo biloba tree.
30 to 60 mg., of extract (equivalent 250 mg. - 500 mg. of whole herb) once or twice a day, with or without food.
What It Does:
Boosts bodys production of vitamins C and E and glutathione.
Extracted from grape seeds, berry extracts or pine bark (such as Pycnogenol).
30 to 200 mg. a day.
/ Eades, M.D.
The Nutrition Desk Reference / Garrison, Jr., M.A., R.Ph. & Somer, M.A., R.D.
Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention, 2003;2003:518-526.
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The Vitamin Companies Don't Want You To Know
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Why Is Thiamin So Important?
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