Vitamin D has long been touted as the “sunshine vitamin” that is essential for bone health. But now scientists have found that it may also help protect the aging brain against dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Do supplements really increase our energy level and improve how we feel? Can they actually counteract some of the conditions and health concerns commonly associated with aging?
Cholesterol. Do you associate the word with poor health? Not surprising when you consider the pervasive advertising for an ever-growing list of drugs developed to reduce its levels in our blood. What may surprise you?
For most of us, vitamins are synonymous with good health. Yet most Americans do not take vitamins. (See Research Update along side this article.) Changing diet affects the need for vitamins, as does age, since older bodies don’t absorb vitamins as well as younger ones. Vitamin D is a good example of the controversy surrounding vitamins.