A new meta-analysis published in the Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience journal examines the relationship between Alzheimer’s disease and plasma levels of vitamin C. Authored by researchers from the United States and Pakistan, the paper finds that deficiency of vitamin C is involved in the progression of the disease. Crucially, therefore, the researchers conclude that vitamin C supplementation is a plausible strategy for its prevention and treatment.
In the first part of this article, we mentioned various mechanisms through which drugs can induce or aggravate a deficit of micronutrients. In the following, we want to shed more light on why an optimal supply of those vital cellular nutrients is so significant for maintaining or restoring health. [...]
Unlike drugs, natural micronutrients are imperative for the optimal functioning of our cells. We could not survive without them. In contrast, drugs are usually synthetic substances that can cause many side effects and interactions in the body. On top of that, they are usually only able to mask or alleviate symptoms. So while many micronutrients are absolutely vital, quite a few drugs even have life-damaging properties. Nevertheless, it is precisely the fact that drugs always carry the risk of causing further diseases that makes that inhumane business model all the more attractive for the pharmaceutical investment industry. [...]
Being in the ‘prime of life’, health problems of individuals ranging from teenage years to late twenties rarely cause concern. However, this stage of life can be challenging for many reasons. As young men and women push their bodies to achieve athletic, aesthetic and professional goals, they may not keep track of nutrition and may follow restrictive diets and develop undiagnosed nutritional deficiencies.