Supported by mounting cognitive-health research, magnesium and zinc are the minerals to watch this year.
Vitamins & Minerals
American Academy of Pediatrics Policy Statement Highlights Key Nutrients for Early Childhood Nutrition
The policy statement petitions pediatricians to go beyond simply recommending a “good diet” for their young patients to ensuring that pregnant women and children have access foods that supply adequate levels of brain-building nutrients like protein, zinc, iron, folate, iodine, long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, and the vitamins A, D, B6, B12, and choline.
Impressive 2017 sales for vitamin K2 indicate that bone health superstar is in for another big year.
Researchers investigated the effects of a patented annatto-derived tocotrienol ingredient on key biomarkers of bone health, as previous studies in ovariectomized animal models of postmenopausal women have linked bone benefits to annatto tocotrienols.
The study results suggest a possible link between maternal folic acid supplementation and lower risk of autistic traits in children exposed to antiepileptic drugs in utero.
Mt. Angel says that its Brain Boost daily dietary supplement, formulated with Cognizin citicoline, supplies brain cells and other neurons the compounds they need to protect against stress and free-radical damage.
Researchers noted that while surgical and trans catheter aortic valve replacements can treat severe symptomatic calcific aortic valve stenosis cases, not all patients are good candidates for the procedures.
The study found that Deep Ocean Minerals—a preparation extracted from desalinated minerals and trace elements collected in seawater approximately 200 meters below the earth’s surface—can improve both cerebral hemodynamic response during exercise and recovery afterward.
Results from the animal new study showed that a full-spectrum palm tocotrienol complex exerts a protective effect on gastric tissues similar to that of the omeprazole drug, but through action on important growth factors.
At issue is FDA’s observation of an increase in reported adverse events related to biotin’s propensity to interfere with some lab tests and thereby cause clinically significant incorrect test results.