Vitamin C Rich Foods and Cardiovascular Disease

Increased intake of vitamin C-rich foods may reduce the risk of hardening of the arteries, and ultimately protect against heart disease, says a new study. Increased intake of vitamin C and fruit and berries seemed to contribute to the lesser progression of the carotid intima media thickness in elderly men who were given dietary advice, wrote lead author Ingrid Ellingsen.

IPM offers several Vitamin C products including both buffered and non-buffered formulations in powders and capsules

Source: Vitamin C consumption is associated with less progression in carotid intima media thickness in elderly men: A 3-year intervention study.

More than C for Colds and Flu…

Vitamin C intake has in the past been associated with a decrease in cold and flu frequency but recent findings have revealed that increased levels of vitamin D may protect against common respiratory infections.

According to findings of a study with about 19,000 adults and adolescents, people with the lowest average levels of vitamin D were about 40 per cent more likely to have a recent respiratory infection, compared to those with higher vitamin D levels.

IPM offers Vitamin D in both 1000 and 5000IU strengths.

Source: Association between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin d level and upper respiratory tract infection in the third national health and nutrition examination survey.

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