Vitamin D has been the hot topic of the week with Covid -19 deaths in the vitamin D deficient

Vitamin D continues to hit the News with the Mail online headlining: “Terrifying chart shows how Covid-19 patients who end up in hospital may be almost certain to die if they have a vitamin D deficiency”.  By Stephen Matthews Health Editor For Mailonline and Ben Spencer Medical Correspondent For The Daily Mail.

On Good Morning Britton TV, the medical personality Dr Hilary Jones called for viewers to take vitamin D after a new review into the supplement was ordered by the government in the fight against coronavirus.

His suggestion comes after a study carried out by Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge found that there have been more covid-19 fatalities in European countries with lower vitamin D levels.

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Synvit® Dutch CBD Oil – What is Dutch CBD Oil?

What is Dutch CBD Oil?

The purpose of our Dutch CBD Oil is to bring you Holland’s finest quality cannabis at the lowest possible price.

Grown on farms around the Netherlands that do not use pesticides, artificial fertilisers or harmful chemicals, Dutch CBD Oil is the authentic taste of Dutch cannabis oil.

Dutch CBD Oil: Simple Dutch Cannabis

There are only two ingredients in Dutch CBD Oil:

  • Cannabis Extract
  • Olive Oil

We believe that cannabis oil should be kept 100% natural and simple.

It’s a core principle that we strictly follow. For that reason we don’t add any strange flavourings or unnecessary additional ingredients.

Important Information

Ingredients: Cannabis Extract, Olive Oil

Suggested Usage: 1-2 sprays under the tongue daily, ideally with food.

Our cannabis is grown on farms that do not use pesticides, herbicides, artificial fertilisers or harmful chemicals.

Dutch CBD Oil is Vegan and Lactose Friendly.

Dutch CBD Oil is extracted without the use of solvents. We use CO2 Extraction, which is considered the safest method of extraction. With CO2 extraction, warm air is passed over the cannabis flowers until the cannabinoid oils are released.

Please Note: This oil can not be vaporized. It is intended for oral use only.

Dutch CBD Oil is a food supplement.

Serrapeptase Serrasyn® The Silkworm Enzyme – What is Serrapeptase?

What is Serrapeptase?

Serrapeptase Serrasyn® The Silkworm Enzyme

Serrasyn® is a high quality pharmaceutical grade Serrapeptase formulation which is defined by some as the miracle enzyme, also known as the silkworm enzyme, being actually produced by a friendly bacterium found naturally within the silkworm. The enzyme is utilised by the silkworm to dissolve its protective cocoon without having a detrimental effect on the living cells of the emerging silkmoth. The bacterium responsible for this enzyme is Serratia E15 and the enzyme is also known as Serratia peptidase. The enzyme was discovered in the early 1970’s and is now produced commercially as Serrsyn® through a fermentation process ensuring that the silkworm population is not affected.

Serrapeptase References

 

  • Kee WH. Tan SL, Lee V. Salmon YM. The treatment of breast engorgement with Serrapeptase: a randomised double blind controlled trial. Singapore Med J. 1989:30(1): 48-54.
  • Mizukoshi, D. et al. A double blind clinical study of Serrapeptase in the treatment of chronic sinusitis. Igaku Ayrni 109:50-62.1979.
  • Carratu, L. et al. Physio-chemical and rheological research on mucolytic activity of Serrapeptase in chronic broncho-pneumopathies. Curr. Ther. Res. 28(6): 937-951. 1980.
  • Braga, P.C. et al. Effects of Serrapeptase on muco-ciliary clearance in patients with chronic bronchitis. Curr. Ther. Res. 29(5): 738-744,1981.
  • Mazzonie, A. et al. Evaluation of Serrapeptase in acute or chronic inflammation of otorhinolaryngology pathology: a multicentre, double blind randomised trial versus placebo. J. Int. Med. Res. 18(5): 379-388,1990.
  • Kakinumu, A. et al. Regression of fibrinolysis in scalded rats by administration of Serrapeptase. Biochem. Pharmacol. 31:2861-2866,1982.
  • Marly, M. Enzymotherapie anti-inflammatoire a l’aide de la Serrapeptase: resultats cliniques en traumatologie et en ORL. C RTherapeut. 3:9-19,1985.
  • Odagiri, J. et al. Clinical applications of Serrapeptase in sinusitis. Med. Consult. New Remedy 6:201-209, 1979.
  • Yamazaki, J. et al. Anti-inflammatory activity of Serrapeptase, a protease produced by a strain of Serratia. Folia Pharmacol. Japon. 6^302-314,1967.
  • Harad, Y. Clinical efficacy of Serrapeptase on buccal swelling after radical operation for chronic sinusitis. Igaku Ayumi 123:768-778.1982.
  • Matsudo, A. et at. Effect of Serrapeptase on inflammatory oedema following operation for thyropid disease. Med. Consult. New Remedy 18:171-175, 1981.
  • Fujitani, T. et al. Effect of anti-inflammatory agent on transfer of antibiotics to the maxillary sinus mucosa in chronic sinusitis. Otorhinolaryngol. Clin. North Am. 66:557-565. 1976.
  • Tago. T. and Mitsui, S. Effects of Serrapeptase in dissolution of sputum, especially in patients with bronchial asthma. Jap. Clin. Exp. Med. 49:222-228, 1972.
  • Mazzonie, A. et al. Evaluation of Serrapeptase in acute or chronic inflammation of otorhinolaryngology pathology: a multicentre, double blind randomised trial versus placebo. J. int. Med. Res. 18(5): 379-388,1990.
  • Kase, Y. et al. A new method for evaluating mucolytic expectorant activity and its application. II. Application to two proteolytic enzymes, Serrapeptase and seaprose. Arzneimittelforschung 32:374-378,1982.
  • Marriott, C. Modification of the rheoloaical properties of mucus by drugs. Adv. Exp. Med. Biol. 144^75-84, 1982.
  • Majima. Y. et al. Effects of orally administered drugs on dynamic viscoelasticity of human nasal mucus. Am. Rev. Respit. Dis. 141:79-83.1990.
  • Miyata, K. Intestinal absorption of Serrapeptase. J ApplBiochem. 1980:2:111-16.
  • Aso T. et al. Breast engorgement and its treatment: Clinical effects of (Serrapeptase) an anti-inflammatory enzyme preparation. The world of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Japanese). 1981:33:371-9.
  • Esch PM, Gemgross H. Fabian A. Reduction of postoperative swelling. Objective measurement of swelling of the upper ankle joints in treatment with Serrapeptase a prospective study (German). FortschrMed. 1989; 107(4): 67-8, 71-2.
  • Majima Y, lnagaki M, Hirata K. Takeuchi K, M orishita A, Sakakura Y. The effect of an orally administered proteolytic enzyme on the elasticity and viscosity of nasal mucus. Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 1988; 244(6):355-9.
  • Selan L, Berlutti F, Passariello C. Comodi-Ballanti MR, Thaller MC. Proteolytic enzymes: a new treatment strategy for prosthetic infections? Antimicrob Agents Cheroother. 1993; 37(12): 2618-21.
  • Koyama A, Mori J, Tokuda H, Waku M, Anno H, Katayama T, Murakami K, Komatsu H, Hirata M, Arai T, et al. Augmentation by Serrapeptase of tissue permeation by cefotiam (Japanese). Jpn JAntibiot. 1986; 39(3): 761-71

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia
Pain all over, exhaustion, bloating and constantly forgetting things are but a few of the many symptoms often associated with fibromyalgia.

Yoga, Meditation and exercise may help.

According to a 2010 study by Oregon Health & Science University researchers, yoga can help combat fibromyalgia symptoms like pain, stiffness, fatigue, poor sleep, poor memory, anxiety, depression and poor balance.

It is suggested to begin with mild exercise and go slow to keep symptoms from flaring up.

Massage therapy helps relax your muscles and improves the range of motion in your joints. It also relieves stress and stimulates production of chemicals that act as the body’s natural painkillers.

Supplements including Magnesium, 5-htp, vitamin d3, fish oil and more.

Magnesium may help the pain associated with fibromyalgia

5-htp may help to increase deep sleep, while relieving pain. It works by supporting healthy serotonin levels in the brain. It’s made in the body from tryptophan, but is not found in foods high in tryptophan. Supplementation is necessary.

Vitamin D3 according to a study published in the Journal of Pain can help fight the pain and fatigue Fibromyalgia causes.

For the study, 30 women with fibromyalgia – who were also deficient in vitamin D – were divided into two groups. The treatment group received oral vitamin D supplements for 20 weeks. The control group received a placebo.

Starting after just one week, the treatment group showed improved physical functioning, had less morning fatigue than the placebo group and reported a marked reduction in pain.

Fish Oil containing Omega 3 Fatty Acids have natural anti-inflammatory properties, which can help reduce fibromyalgia pain.

Epsom salts is magnesium sulfate. Soaking in an Epsom salt bath helps your body absorb magnesium. This soothing bath can also help reduce pain and induce relaxation.

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News – MCT Oil: Reviewing the Evidence
Posted on 20/12/2017
MCT Oil: Reviewing the Evidence
With the popularity of ketogenic diets and the ‘bullet-proof’ coffee regime, one food which appears to be gaining popularity in the weight loss arena is MCT Oil. In this post I aim to review the research behind MCT and how helpful it may actually be.

WHAT IS MCT OIL?

MCT stands for Medium Chain Triglycerides – a type of fat which is low in our diets, and which has had a lot of interest in recent years. Generally, MCT oil is sourced from coconut oil.

MCT OIL vs. COCONUT OIL

Generally, coconut oil contains MCT’s combined with other long chain fatty acids, making coconut oil an extremely healthy and stable cooking oil. MCT oil has had these other longer chain fats removed, increasing the provision of MCT’s. There are 4 different MCT’s – Caproic, Caprylic, Capric and Lauric. Caprylic and Capric are considered to be excellent sources of energy. (1) MCT oil is better than coconut oil as a source of MCT’s, since it contains higher amounts of caprylic and capric acid.

WHAT ARE THE CLAIMS

MCT oils are easily digested and sent to the liver, where they are used as an energy source – boosting metabolism and helping the body burn fat more effectively. (1) This in turn is supposed to help support weight loss and fat burning.

The brain is also said to be able to make use of the energy provided by MCT’s, with many people claiming that MCT oil could be helpful for brain function and memory.

WHAT DOES THE RESEARCH SAY?

FOR BRAIN FUNCTION: Published clinical trials have indicated that supplementing MCT oils will provide the brain with the fuel it requires, and could be a useful addition to regimes aimed at memory problems and those worried about Alzheimer’s. (2)

FOR WEIGHT LOSS: Studies have suggested that MCT oils could help to reduce tummy fat by promoting ketogenesis (fat burning). Other investigations have shown that these oils help to reduce body mass and increase metabolism as well as potentially reducing appetite. (3,4,5)

HOW TO USE MCT OIL

Many advocates of MCT oil suggest adding it to black coffee, smoothies or shakes. It may cause a feeling of nausea initially, so starting with a small amount and working up to the suggested dose (1 tablespoon) is probably best for those who do want to give it a go.

References:

(1) Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs), Nutrition Review, April 22, 2013

(2) Can ketones compensate for deteriorating brain glucose uptake during aging? Implications for the risk and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease; Cunnane SC et al; Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2016 Mar

(3) Effects of dietary coconut oil on the biochemical and anthropometric profiles of women presenting abdominal obesity. Assunção ML et al; Lipids. 2009 Jul

(4) Medium-chain triglycerides increase energy expenditure and decrease adiposity in overweight men. St-Onge MP et al; Obes Res. 2003 Mar

(5) Impact of medium and long chain triglycerides consumption on appetite and food intake in overweight men. Marie-Pierre St-Onge; Eur J Clin Nutr. 2014

Written By Jenny Logan DNMed. (Jenny is a Nutritional Therapist who has worked with clients in Health Foods Stores and Private Clinics for over 20 years.)

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Vitamin K: -What is it?

The two most important forms found in food are vitamin K1 (phylloquinone) and Vitamin K2 (menaquinone).

K vitamins are a group of fat-soluble vitamins. The two most important forms found in food are vitamin K1 (phylloquinone) and Vitamin K2 (menaquinone). Vitamin K1 is known for its role in blood coagulation (clotting). Vitamin K2 also contributes to coagulation, but more importantly, it is a form newly recognized for its essential role in building and maintaining strong bones, as well as inhibiting calcium deposits in the arteries and blood vessels.

Supplemental Vitamin K2 exists in several forms, but the most common ones are the synthetic menaquinone-4 (MK-4) and the natural and nature-identical synthetic menaquinone-7 (MK-7).

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MK-7 is the superior form of vitamin K

All K vitamins are similar in structure, but differ in the length of the “side chain” – the longer the side chain, the better effect and efficiency. Consequently, the long-chain menaquinones (especially MK-7) are the most desirable as they are nearly completely absorbed (body requires smaller doses) and stay in the blood for the longest time. This makes Vitamin K2 also available for tissues outside the liver, namely bones, arteries, and soft tissues.

In fact, studies consistently show that Vitamin K2 as MK-7 is much more effective compared to MK-4. This is mainly due to MK-7’s significantly greater:

  • Absorption & Half-Life Time
  • Accumulation in the Serum
  • Efficacy

Absorption & Half-Life Time

Both Vitamin K2 as MK-4 and MK-7 are nearly completely absorbed, with peak serum concentration at 2 hours for MK-4 and 4 hours for MK-7 after intake. However, MK-4 quickly disappears from the circulation, whereas MK-7 is capable of accumulating in the bloodstream (remaining in the body for approximately 72 hours). Therefore, supplementation with MK-7 only needs to be taken once a day and is a more convenient option.1

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Accumulation in the Serum

The long half-life of MK-7 results in significantly better accumulation compared to MK-4. Research shows that  MK-7 has  better absorption. Hence, smaller quantities and less frequent intakes of MK-7 are sufficient to supply all of the tissues.2

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Efficacy

45mcg/daily of MK-7 is proven to be sufficient in order to increase the carboxylation process and the activation of vitamin K-dependent proteins such as Osteocalcin for bone health and Matrix Gla Protein (MGP) for heart health.3

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Clinically Proven Weight Loss- GlucoSyn

GlucoSyn – Glucommanan 500mg

An eight-week double-blind trial was conducted to test purified glucomannan fiber as a food supplement in 20 obese subjects. Glucomannan fiber (from konjac root) or placebo was given in 1-g doses (two 500 mg capsules) with 8 oz water, 1 h prior to each of three meals per d. Subjects were instructed not to change their eating or exercise patterns. Results showed a significant mean weight loss (5.5 lbs) using glucomannan over an eight-week period. Serum cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol were significantly reduced (21.7 and 15.0 mg/dl respectively) in the glucomannan treated group. No adverse reactions to glucomannan were reported. Source http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6096282

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MenaQ7® Vitamin K2

Science

The only Vitamin K2 shaped strictly by data confirming true health benefits: MenaQ7®

Being able to say an ingredient is clinically validated takes an overwhelming investment and commitment, which is the exact course that has shaped the MenaQ7® Vitamin K2 as MK-7 on the market today.

Clinical studies published in peer-reviewed journals have demonstrated the efficacy of MenaQ7®, and its benefits to human health:

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