Low Levels of Vitamin E Linked to Declining Health of Seniors
Byron J. Richards, Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist
Over the past few years Vitamin E was fraudulently attacked by scumbag drug pushers (click here for a summary of the attack). As a result seniors across the country were terrorized by their low-IQ physicians to stop taking vitamin E. Such advice, which continues to this day in many doctor’s offices around the country, is harming seniors and causing a decline in their health. This is a crime against elderly citizens of this country.
In previous postings on this issue I have reported on the complete safety of even high dose vitamin E (1200 IU daily), including for individuals with existing cardiovascular disease. Vitamin E is one of the most helpful and cardiovascular protective nutrients in existence.
A January 23, 2008 Italian study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that of all nutrients tested, only low levels of vitamin E was associated with a decline in physical function in the elderly, setting the stage for “disability and other important adverse outcomes such as institutionalization….At least 3 different mechanisms may explain the effect of low concentration of vitamin E on subsequent decline in physical function: (1) increased oxidative stress leading to muscle or DNA damage, (2) exacerbation of atherosclerosis or other pathologic conditions, and (3) development of neurodegenerative disorders.”
“In conclusion, the current study provides empirical evidence that a low concentration of vitamin E is associated with subsequent decline in physical function in a population-based sample of older persons living in the community. Although the findings from this epidemiological study cannot establish causality, they provide a solid base that low concentration of vitamin E contributes to decline in physical function.”
It is a sad state of affairs when it requires researchers from Italy to buck the American-controlled Big Pharma propaganda machine that promotes the sale of drugs at the expense of human health. American universities are too feeble to publish the truth about vitamin E for fear of losing other Big Pharma research funding. Something is rotten in America and it has a lot to do with whoever is accepting money from Big Pharma.
The unique form of vitamin E called tocotrienols are far and way the most superior form of vitamin E to use as a dietary supplement. Alpha tocotrienol is a potent antioxidant that protects both the cardiovascular and nervous system. Gamma tocotrienol is a safe and effective modulator of cholesterol.
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