Tuesday, December 27, 2011

#15. Supplements.

Some people think that supplements are regulated as medications, but it is a little more complicated. By law the Food and Drug Administration does not regulate supplements in the same way as medications. That translates to mean that the product does not have to be tested for saftey and effectiveness before it goes into our mouths. There is also no guarantee that the contents of the bottle are what is stated on the label. Therefore, it is always advisable to take supplements under the guidance of your doctor.

My comment: I have been asked so many times about recommendations and the answer is always to talk with your doctor. Several years ago, I needed a good quality vitamin with Vitamin K for David and I purchased USANA products. At the time, it was the only vitamin in the PDR.

#14. Vitamin C

Ms Sass shares with us some interesting research from a study at the Arizona State University. We think of vitamin C when we feel a cold coming on, but it also helps in building stamina and aides your body in using fat as fuel at rest and during exercise. Men in the study with low levels of C burned 25% less fat during treadmill test compared with men who had adequated levels of vitamin C. C is essential for the production of carnitine. Carnitine helps to turn fat into useable fuel.

My comments: Foods to reach for are citrus fruits,
sweet red peppers, strawberries and broccoli.