aking vitamin and calcium supplements may reduce women's risk of breast cancer by as much as 40 percent, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Ponce School of Medicine in Puerto Rico, and presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research.
In recent years, Big Pharma has produced a variety of widely hyped bisphosphonate drugs including alendronate (Fosamax), ibandronate (Boniva), risedronate (Actonel) and zoledronic acid (Reclast) that are aimed at preserving bone mass and reducing the risk of fractures.
Junky vitamins are often passed off as quality, and many times are endorsed by a physician or celebrity. There are many tricks that low quality supplement companies use to hide their poor quality, spending more money on marketing than on what is under the hood.As a leading nutritional expert and owner of a dietary supplement company (Wellness Resources) I am often asked to explain the subject of quality.
Most of us are becoming increasingly aware of the need for calcium in our diets as a necessary factor for our health and longevity. But are we aware that not all forms of calcium are the same? When our health practitioners recommend that we go to the store and get some over the counter calcium tablets and take two daily, are they really aware of how very little of the calcium is bioavailable to the cells of our bodies?