~ Vitamin E May Prevent or Delay Ravaging Illnesses
Vitamin E supplements, especially when taken with regular exercise, may prevent or delay the ravaging illnesses so common with aging, including heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimer's, according to research from the University of Florida that was published in the journal Biological Research for Nursing.
This is how it works:
Put them together and it's a more powerful combination than either one used alone--and it could be the next best thing to the fountain of youth.
- Vitamin E knocks out free radicals, which are unstable molecules that can damage healthy cells and lead to the development of some 200 age-related diseases.
- Exercise boosts antioxidant substances that can combat those damaging free radicals.
The study: The Florida researchers tested the two anti-aging methods on 59 men and women ages 60 to 75. None exercised regularly. They were divided into four groups:
The results: All the participants who took vitamin E--whether they exercised or not--saw a significant reduction in free radicals. In addition, exercise provided its own special protection as it increased the amount of antioxidant substances that would fight the free radicals.
- Group 1: Exercised twice a week for 60 minutes and took an 800 IU vitamin E supplement.
- Group 2: Exercised twice a week for 60 minutes and took a placebo.
- Group 3: Sedentary and took an 800 IU vitamin E supplement.
- Group 4: Sedentary and took a placebo.
So while group 1, which exercised and took the vitamin E supplements, didn't do any better than group 3, which only took the vitamin E and did not exercise, those who were active also lost weight, lowered their blood sugar and blood pressure, and boosted their exercise capacity. That led researchers to conclude that the best approach to battling the ravages of old age is a combination of moderate exercise and vitamin E.
"The results of this study suggest that people who are over 40 can benefit from regular moderate exercise and vitamin E to protect against the destructive properties of free radicals and their effects on our aging bodies," James Jessup, the study's principal investigator, said in the news release announcing the study findings.
How much vitamin E do you need for full protection? After age 40, you need the equivalent of two heads of spinach--every day. So in this case, supplements are best.
Free Shipping in the Continental U.S. on Orders over $50
The statements made here have not been evaluated by the FDA. The foregoing statements are based upon sound and reliable studies, and are meant for informational purposes. Consult with your medical practitioner to determine the underlying cause of your symptoms. Please always check your purchase for possible allergins and correct dosage on the bottle before use.
While we work to ensure that product information is correct, on occasion manufacturers may alter their ingredient lists. Actual product packaging and materials may contain more and/or different information than that shown on our Web site. We recommend that you do not solely rely on the information presented and that you always read labels, warnings, and directions before using or consuming a product. For additional information about a product, please contact the manufacturer. Content on this site is for reference purposes and is not intended to substitute for advice given by a physician, pharmacist, or other licensed health-care professional. You should not use this information as self-diagnosis or for treating a health problem or disease. Contact your health-care provider immediately if you suspect that you have a medical problem. Information and statements regarding dietary supplements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or health condition. Life Ex Online assumes no liability for inaccuracies or misstatements about products.