Vitamins & Supplements: Are They Really Bad For Us?

‘Healthy’ vitamins to avoid if you’re ill

Rule book: Calcium is advised to maintain strong bones - but should be avoided if you have kidney disease

Two things must be mentioned with regard to these results. First, men should not begin cutting this vitamin out of their diets; there is a role for the vitamin at the proper dose. And second, as is often the case, more is not always better. Historically, although not all believed in the power of vitamins, among skeptics it was thought that these compounds were at the worse benign, now there are reports that beg to differ. Recently, another study came out which disputed the health benefits of vitamins. The study followed 20,000 post-menopausal women over 19 years and found that multivitamins, copper and iron were associated with an increased risk of death. Of the many vitamins and minerals examined, only calcium was found to provide any health benefit.
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Henry Schein Animal Health To Showcase The Latest Innovations In Oral Health Products And Equipment At The 2013 Veterinary Dental Forum

They help by regulating the growth of skin cells in psoriasis the skin replacement process speeds up, causing red, silvery scales to form. However, because retinoids are a derivative of vitamin A, well known for its role in skin maintenance and repair, taking additional vitamin A can lead to toxicity in the body. This is because vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin, which means it remains in the body stored in the liver unlike water soluble vitamins that pass through the body in urine, says Sylvia Turner. In excess (above 0.7 mg a day for men or the 0.6 mg a day recommended to women) it can lead to problems such as conjunctivitis, alopecia and worsening skin problems. HEART PROBLEMS: AVOID VITAMIN E and POTASSIUM If you have a heart condition, avoid high doses of vitamin E, as this has been shown to increase the risk of more heart trouble. A seven-year international study of 10,000 people with heart disease, peripheral artery disease and diabetes at McMaster University in Ontario found that taking a high dose of vitamin E every day (400iu about 363mg) was linked to a 13 per cent higher risk of heart failure and a 21 per cent increased risk of hospitalisation for heart failure. When to avoid: Vitamin E capsules should be avoided if you have a heart condition as they can raise your risk of more heart trouble Previous studies suggested that the substance may affect blood clotting or block the beneficial effects of other nutrients.
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The VDF is ideal for professionals seeking education and training on the latest veterinary dental techniques and innovative equipment to successfully incorporate dentistry into an animal health practice.” Among the products that Henry Schein Animal Health will showcase during the VDF is the new Henry Schein TDC Dual Action, a patented blend of esterified oils that are readily absorbed into the gingival tissues helping to support gum health and enhance the benefits of teeth cleaning. Dr. James Anthony DAVDC, DEVDC, will be at the Henry Schein booth to discuss the new protocol for home and in-office use (Saturday, October 5th from 9:35 a.m. to 10:35 a.m.). Henry Schein will also introduce new Henry Schein Veterinary Endodontic Products, as well as its line of high-quality dentistry instruments from Veterinary Instrumentation. Animal health practitioners attending the Forum can also take advantage of compelling equipment financing deals from Henry Schein Financial Services. About the Veterinary Dental Forum The Veterinary Dental Forum was founded in 1987 for the purpose of advancing the knowledge, education, awareness and skills involved in veterinary dentistry among veterinarians, veterinary technicians, veterinary students, veterinary staff and anyone else with an interest in veterinary dentistry. The Veterinary Dental Forum is hosted by a combination of the American Veterinary Dental Society, the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry and the American Veterinary Dental College .
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