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Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Prevent Muscle Loss

A randomized controlled trial showed omega-3 fatty acids, such as those found in fish oils, given as part of an oral nutritional supplement resulted in the preservation of muscle mass in patients undergoing surgery for esophageal cancer, a procedure normally associated with significant weight loss and quality of life issues.

The esophageal research group found that patients given the standard feed (without omega 3) suffered clinically severe weight loss post surgery, losing an average of 4 lbs of muscle mass post surgery, where as in the omega 3 group patients maintained all aspects of their body composition.

Mega Omega is is IPM’s highest potency omega-3 formulation. Just a 2 softgel serving provides a potent 1440mg of EPA/DHA per day in a near 1:1 ratio. To Order, please call 949-600-5100.

Source: Enteral Nutrition Enriched With Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) Preserves Lean Body Mass Following Esophageal Cancer Surgery: Results of a Double-Blinded Randomized Controlled Trial


Fish Oil Can Reduce CRP, A Marker for Cardiovascular Disease

Researchers report that levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), a marker of inflammation and reported to be an independent predictor of cardiovascular-related events, are inversely related to blood levels of DHA and EPA.

Negative relationships between CRP levels and total omega-3, EPA, and DHA levels were observed, with CRP levels over 3.0 mg/l associated with significantly reduced concentrations of total omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DPA.

Mega Omega is is IPM’s highest potency omega-3 formulation. Just a 2 softgel serving provides a potent 1440mg of EPA/DHA per day in a near 1:1 ratio. To Order, please call 949-600-5100.

Source: An inverse relationship between plasma n-3 fatty acids and C-reactive protein in healthy individuals.

Contraceptives Deplete Essential Nutrients

Numerous studies now document the fact that oral contraceptives lower the levels of such vital nutrients as Vitamin B2, B6, and B12, Vitamin C, folic acid, magnesium and zinc. Mainstream hormone replacement (chiefly Premarin, but also Estratab and Raloxifene) can also lead to deficiencies in Vitamin B6, magnesium and zinc.

A pharmaceutical grade multivitamin is a great way to replace nutrients that are lost due to poor diet and depletion due to pharmaceutical medications. IPM’s Synergy Multivitamin is formulated by Dr. Allan Sosin to include therapeutic doses of many essential nutrients. Please call 949-600-5100 to order now.


B Vitamins and Macular Degeneration

A combination of folic acid, and vitamins B6 and B12 may reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration in women by 34 per cent, says a new study. In addition, the combined B vitamin supplements were associated with a 41 per cent reduced risk of visually significant AMD, according to findings of a randomized, double-blind clinical trial involving 5,442 women age 40 and older.

IPM’s Super B-Complex is an ideal, comprehensive vitamin B supplement. To order, please call 949-600-5100.

Source: Folic Acid, Pyridoxine, and Cyanocobalamin Combination Treatment and Age-Related Macular Degeneration in Women

Antioxidants and Hip Fractures

Increased intakes of antioxidant pigments from plants, primarily the carotenoid lycopene, may lower the risk of hip fracture in older men and women, according to a 17-year study from the US.

The researchers looked at individual carotenoids and found that higher lycopene intake was associated with a lower risk of hip fracture, and non-vertebral fracture. Furthermore, a weak but statistically un-significant protective trend was recorded total beta-carotene, but only for hip fractures.
No protective effects were observed for the other carotenoids, said the researchers.

IPM carries lycopene alone and in combination with other nutrients. For more information, please call 949-600-5100.

Source: Protective Effect of Total Carotenoid and Lycopene Intake on the Risk of Hip Fracture: A 17-Year Follow-Up From the Framingham Osteoporosis Study

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