Magnesium may help reduce the risk of stroke

Low blood levels of magnesium may increase the risk of stroke by 25%, while increasing levels of the mineral could decrease the risk of ischemic stroke, with the effects related to magnesium’s benefits on blood pressure and for diabetics, according to a recent study.

Adding magnesium, potassium and calcium to your diet has been linked to reduced blood pressure in some observational studies.

IPM offers several forms of magnesium, in both capsule and powder form. To order, please call 949-600-5100.

Source: Serum and Dietary Magnesium and Risk of Ischemic Stroke

Antioxidants may help reduce abdominal obesity

Increased intakes of antioxidant carotenoids, and particularly lycopene, may reduce the risk of developing metabolic syndrome by about 50 per cent, says a new study.

Scientists report that middle-aged and elderly men with highest average intake of all carotenoids had a 58% lower incidence of metabolic syndrome, while the highest intake of lycopene was associated with a 45% lower incidence, compared to men with the lowest average intakes.

IPM’s lycopene provides 20mg per capsule. To order, please call 949-600-5100.

Source: Dietary Carotenoid Intake Is Associated with Lower Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome in Middle-Aged and Elderly Men

Vitamin D and inflammation.

A researcher has found that vitamin D deficiency is associated with inflammation, a negative response of the immune system, in healthy women.

Increased concentrations of serum TNF-?, an inflammatory marker, were found in women who had insufficient vitamin D levels. This study is the first to find an inverse relationship between vitamin D levels and concentrations of TNF-? in a healthy, non-diseased population. This may explain the vitamin’s role in the prevention and treatment of inflammatory diseases, including heart disease, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis.

IPM’s vitamin D is available in 5,000 IU and 1000 IU strengths of vitamin D3 per veggie cap. Since vitamin D is made in the skin on exposure to sunlight, higher doses should be considered for maintaining optimal blood levels of vitamin D for people that are exposed to inadequate sunlight. To order, please call 949-600-5100.

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