Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. African American study participants who supplemented with 20 micrograms of selenium had a 30% lower risk of developing ovarian cancer compared to those who supplemented with no selenium.
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. Participating subjects with the greatest levels of dietary magnesium experienced significantly less fractures than those with the lowest levels of dietary magnesium.
Written by Patrick B. Massey, MD, PhD. Dr. Massey shares the many health benefits of supplementing with magnesium.
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. China’s 16- year program of food fortification with iodine to reduce iodine insufficiency was significantly effective in four cities that had inadequate iodine levels prior to the intake of iodine fortified food; however, the program significantly increased thyroid disorders in 6 cities that already had adequate iodine intake levels.
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. Participating subjects, who supplemented with 200 micrograms of selenium for 3 months, saw a significant 71.6% reduction in thyroid peroxidase antibodies, a hallmark of Hashimotos disease.
Written by Joyce Smith, Staff Writer. This study of 1276 participants with cardiovascular disease revealed that those with the lowest blood levels of magnesium had a significantly higher prevalence of hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and coronary artery calcification (a predictor of cardiovascular disease and death).
Written by Jessica Patella, ND. Elderly women supplemented with 900 mg/day magnesium saw significant improvement in overall physical activity. (more…)
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. This study of 668 elderly subjects shows that those with the lowest selenium levels had a 43% increased risk of death from all causes and a 56% increased risk of death from heart disease and stroke. (more…)
Written by Jessica Patella, ND. Those who supplemented with 2000 micrograms of chromium per day for 30 days had a 27% lower risk of developing diabetes than those who did not supplement. (more…)
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. In this 12-week study of 68 obese female adults with hypothyroidism, those who supplemented with zinc or a zinc-selenium combination had a significant improvement in thyroid hormones (free T3 and T4); however, additional tests are needed to determine if a combination of selenium-zinc or zinc alone are effective in preventing thyroid dysfunction. (more…)
Written by Patrick B. Massey, MD, PH.D., Daily Herald Columnist, February 7, 2015. Magnesium intake is important for reducing heart attacks and improving cholesterol levels. (more…)
Written by Chrystal Moulton, Staff Writer. Overview of the safety of calcium and addresses concerns with over-supplementation of calcium. (more…)
Written by Chrystal Moulton, Staff Writer. Average intake of ~1050mg of calcium is significantly linked to an increase in fat oxidation. (more…)
Selected food sources of magnesium excerpted from the Office of Dietary Supplements of the National Institute of Health Oct 11, 2011. Large doses of magnesium containing laxatives and antacids have been associated with magnesium toxicity. (more…)
Written by Jessica Patella, ND. Most Americans are deficient in magnesium. By meeting the recommended daily allowance (400mg per day), insulin resistance is lowered by 71%. (more…)