Micronutrient Health Blog | SpectraCell Laboratories - January 2013

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Clinical Applications of MTHFR Genomic Testing

Clinical Applications of MTHFR Genomic Testing webinar presented by Dr. Bridget Briggs   What you learned:  Methylation processes in the body.  The function of MTHFR and the common polymorphisms found in 40% of Americans The links between the common polymorphisms in MTHFR and risks involving cardiovascular disease, thromboembolic disease, irritable bowel, depression, memory agility, autoimmunity, poor detoxification, infertility, PMS, insomnia and many other disorders. ... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Monday, January 21, 2013

Vitamins, minerals and antioxidants can help!

Is carnitine the answer for male infertility?A group of men (n=96) who had been diagnosed as infertile for at least 18 months were given the following nutritional formulation daily for four months: L-carnitine, acetyl-L-carnitine, fructose, citric acid, selenium, coenzyme Q10, zinc, vitamin C, vitamin B12 and folic acid (see abstract for exact dosages).  At the end of the study, sperm motility improved and 16 of the patients had achieved pregnancy.  The authors concluded that carnit... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The Importance of Vitamins

New study says multivitamins just don’t cut it when it comes to preventing heart disease In the landmark Physician’s Health Study II, authors concluded that taking a multivitamin for over a decade did nothing to prevent cardiovascular events such as myocardial infarction or stroke. The study monitored 14,641 male doctors for over eleven years who took either a daily multivitamin or placebo and no differences in cardiovascular events or mortality was found between the two groups.  Since e... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Thursday, January 3, 2013