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Dietary Supplements | Snap-Ed Connection

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Resources, information and tools to help supplement your knowledge of dietary supplements! Find information on regulations, health claims, and scientific research as they pertain to various dietary supplements and herbal remedies.


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Sabbath Woodrow's comment, March 27, 2014 4:06 PM
Dietary supplements do not have to "pass a test" with the FDA to make sure they are permittable in markets. The only way. Nothing in the rules of government says that they need to pass the test of whether it is safe to consume or whether it will work/help the consumer for sure before it goes to grocery stores. The only way for it to leave stores at that point would be for the FDA to establish facts verifying that the product is not safe or not successful.
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Casper College students present forum about vitamins and minerals - Casper Journal

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Casper College students present forum about vitamins and minerals
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She pointed to pictures of broccoli, carrots and eggs — foods that contain the vitamin that helps eyesight and cell health in cells lining organs.
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Supplements vs natural foods

Once again whole foods are key to optimal health.
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Skinny Diva Diet: Supplements vs. Food Visual Guide [Infographic]

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Health, wellness and nutrition experts generally advise for individuals to try to meet their nutritional requirements from food rather than from supplements. However, in our world of nutritionally bankrupt commercially grown, ...
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Sabbath Woodrow's comment, March 25, 2014 12:13 PM
It is better, according to professionals in the nutrition field, to get their needed nutrients from foods, not supplements. But our society does not offer very nutritonal foods; instead, they offer "commercially grown, packaged, processed, frozen, fast and junk foods," and those foods aren't very nutritional. It is also possible that people who try to eat healthy and stay away from all the foods listed above, may be lacking in certain nutrients. Vegans, for instance, do not eat meat, so they could be lacking in Vitamin B-12, and struggle to get all the needed Omega-3s. Other people may not get the nutrients they need because of a specific diet they are on, like the Atkins diet, which prohibits them from eating certain foods that contain nutrients they may need. These kinds of people are the reasons that supplements are used.
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International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences Review and Research

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IJPS, International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences Review and Research.
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Nutraceuticals-Pormanteau of Science and Nature
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Sabbath Woodrow's comment, March 30, 2014 5:37 PM
Nutraceuticals, when compared with dietary supplements, have some slight differences. One difference is that the goal of nutraceuticals is to help counteract diseases in the body or to act as medicine to cure a disease, as well as adding nutritional benefits to one's diet. Dietary supplements, on the other hand, are given only to add nutritional benefits needed in one's diet, and not to help cure/counteract disease. Another difference is that since nutraceuticals are made from food ingredients, they can be accepted as a traditional, normal food, and can serve as a replacement of a food; can be seen as a singular component in one's meal. Dietary supplements are not seen like that, since they are supposed to add the nutrients missing in one's diet. They are not to replace an item; they just help increase its nutritional benefits
Sabbath Woodrow's comment, March 30, 2014 5:43 PM
Drawback of nutriceuticals: they are regulated by the FDA the same way the dietary supplements are, so we don't know for sure how safe the ingredients in them really are.
Sabbath Woodrow's comment, March 30, 2014 5:52 PM
There are a lot of benefits of nutraceuticals. One is that it it can improve our overall health. Plus, since it improves our health, it can also increase our life span. In addition, can help us stay away from a lot of illnesses and diseases. And, it could improve our mental wellness, since it is giving us needed nutrients, and giving us self-confidence that we can help ourselves if needed. Also, since it is seen as an organic medicine, it doesn't usually include the unwanted effects that pharmaceutical medicines may cause. Another of many benefits is that there is less health expenses, and a more "productive individual."
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The power of vitamin supplements - Coeur d'Alene Press

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The power of vitamin supplements
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Still, a diet consisting primarily of fruits, vegetables and healthy proteins is of utmost importance as nothing that comes in a box, a can or a bottle will ever compare to fresh foods.
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Probing Question: Is cloned meat safe to eat?

Probing Question: Is cloned meat safe to eat? | Genetically-Engineered Vegetables and Cloned Farm Livestock | Scoop.it
Picture the perfect steak. The first bite melts in your mouth, tender and dripping with flavor. You can barely keep chewing as your mind goes slack with joy. Yes, you could spend the rest of your life eating this same steak, over and over, with no complaint whatsoever.
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Sabbath Woodrow's comment, March 7, 2014 12:30 PM
Just because the FDA has approved the safety of cloned foods, they may not be sold in grocery stores because of the doubts of cloned meat safety from consumers. A survey in 2006 was done by the Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology, and it concluded that more than half the people who participated in the survey did not want to eat cloned meat when compared to traditionally bred meat. Also, the price of a cloned animal from the breeder/farmer to the store is higher than a traditionally bred animal, so it would be costly to the breeder/farmer. Conclusions have been made that cloned animals will be used for other projects other than food in grocery stores.
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Toxic Pesticides from GM Food Found in Unborn Babies - Natural News

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Toxic Pesticides Sprayed on Genetically Modified Crops Found in Pregnant Women and Unborn Babies

 

Medical researchers at the University of Sherbrooke Hospital Centre in Quebec found that toxic pesticides used on genetically modified crops and animal feed entered and remained in the bodies of pregnant women and fed into their unborn babies through the umbilical cord.

Among the sample of pregnant women in the study, 93% tested positive for the pesticides, and 80% tested positive for them in their umbilical cords.  The source of these pesticide residues were determined to be diet, specifically the consumption of conventionally-grown grains, fruits and vegetables, along with meat from livestock fed genetically modified, conventionally-grown feed.

 

While the researchers did not make definite conclusions about the health consequences of GMOs (genetically modified organisms) and pesticide residue on the women and their babies, GMOs and pesticides have been linked to a plethora of often severe side effects, including birth defects, miscarriages, endocrine system disruptions, allergies, tumors, and cancer.  A study involving the effects of GMO food on rats produced rats with tumors large enough to deform their bodies, visible here, in addition to severe organ damage and premature death.


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Sabbath Woodrow's comment, March 12, 2014 2:05 PM
Many Pregnant women were tested, and scientists working at the University of Sherbrooke Hospital Centre in Quebec discovered that there were pesticides inside their bodies, and those poisons are being fed to their unborn babies! Though it is not certain what harmful affects these GMO's are having on the women and babies, they are known to cause serious consequences, such as "birth defects, miscarriages, endocrine system disruptions, allergies, tumors, and cancer." Rats who were previously experimented on with GMO's showed large, possibly disfiguring tumors in the rats' bodies, serious destruction of organs and tissues in their bodies, and death before a rat's usual death rate.
Sabbath Woodrow's comment, March 12, 2014 2:06 PM
"Among the sample of pregnant women in the study, 93% tested positive for the pesticides, and 80% tested positive for them in their umbilical cords."
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Thank you for your comments. they should help people choose a more proactive stance on this subject #SabbathWoodrow
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Ministry for Primary Industries - FoodSafety

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Food from cloned animals

 

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Sabbath Woodrow's comment, March 5, 2014 12:48 PM
Have you ever heard of animal cloning? It is a method of creating duplicates of select animals. Out of many ways to clone animals, the most popular method is called Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer. In these method, the nucleus from the cell of the donee (it is a new baby animal's cell), and is switched with the nucleus from one of the cells from the contributing animal. That contributing animal normally is one with wanted attributes; that is the reason it is cloned. If the process works, that donee will be inserted into a mother of the same species so that the cell can grow. That baby animal, when it is born, will contain DNA that is exactly the same as the contributing animal's DNA, and will have the wanted attributes that it had.
Sabbath Woodrow's comment, March 6, 2014 12:32 PM
Have you ever wondered what the reason is that animals are cloned? One reason is that it is a quick way to breed animals based on desired characteristics that animal possesses. There is a diverse genetic pool of in animals, and usually, you don't typically know what genetic traits you will get in each animal, or how desirable that animal will be. Animal cloning allows animals to be produced with wanted traits such as "milk production, meat quality and healthiness." Another reason that people clone animals is a way to replicate specific animals, but unlike other methods, it is a certain way to get the animal you want genetically. You can be sure of all the desired traits of the animal and its gender before it is even born.
Sabbath Woodrow's comment, March 6, 2014 12:40 PM
How safe are cloned animals in one's diet? In order to answer that, one would have to examine the differences between the safety of a cloned animal and of a traditionally produced animal. So far, after years of research, the NZFSA has not found any problems with the safety of cloned animals used as food. The US Food and Drug Administration and the European Food Safety Authority agreed with New Zealand in 2008. In conclusion, meat from cloned animals safe to eat, just as meat from traditionally produced animals are.
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Genetically Engineered Animals

When does the use of biotechnology on animal bodies step over an ethical line, or are their bodies open platforms for our biomechanical tinkering? Is there a...
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Popular probiotics have few cons, experts say - Coshocton Tribune

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Popular probiotics have few cons, experts say Coshocton Tribune The measurements are taken at the manufacturing site, but because of improper shipping or storage in heat or humidity, the number of CFUs may be half of what the label claims by the...
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Sabbath Woodrow's comment, March 28, 2014 12:41 PM
Article: Evidence lacking on vitamins' use for prevention: Why do people take supplements. The main reason to take them is to "supplement inadequate diets." However, some people take them because they want to lower their risk of getting heart disease or cancer. These people should be more careful about what supplements they eat, because unlike earlier studies, some vitamins can be harmful to one's health. For example, the health supplement, beta-carotene, has been discovered that it can raise one's chances of getting lung cancer in people who are smoke or who are "at high risk" of getting it. Another discovery is that vitamin A can be poisonous if a lot of that supplement is taken. Because of these discoveries, more research has been done on other vitamin supplements, but not many other problems have come up with others.
Sabbath Woodrow's comment, March 30, 2014 3:42 PM
Article: Popular probiotics have few cons, experts say: Supplement use has become less popular these days, probably due to the discoveries questioning their safety and effectiveness. Research by the ConsumerLab.com shows percentage drops of the number of people buying supplements from 2012 to 2013. For example, calcium supplements dropped 12%, Vitamin C dropped 4.2%, and even the most popular supplement bought in the market, fish oil, dropped as well. Probiotics, in contrast, is a supplement that has increased in the percentages of people who buy it by 6%.
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Battle Yourself – Supplements VS Food – For Scale and Moderation

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A good and healthy diet is always going to keep you healthy. However one must consider quite a variety of factors when it comes to their vitamins and regular nutrients. Supplements Vs. Food For some, it is quite important to ...
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Sabbath Woodrow's comment, March 26, 2014 12:45 PM
Supplements should be used when you have nutrient deficiencies, not as a replacement to nutrients in food. They are for filling in the gaps in your diet, and you can tell that that is the reason for supplements because of their size, much smaller than actual food, and the amounts of the vitamins you are getting from the supplements are able to be measured so you are getting the exact amount you need to have a balanced diet.The nutrient deficiencies that one can have, even if they try to eat healthy, can come from one's physical health, gender, and other aspects of one's body/genetics. It is important to remember the phrase "all things in moderation" when it comes to supplements, because you need certain amounts of nutrients, not more, not less. Supplements should be used when you are missing or lacking in a nutrient, so don't have too much of a supplement.
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Women's Vitamin, Mineral Supplements, Food Sources, and More

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WebMD discusses vitamins and minerals women need, how much is needed, food sources, and when to take a supplement. ... “You can't take one or two, put them in a pill, and expect to get the same benefits.
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Sabbath Woodrow's comment, March 26, 2014 12:48 PM
quote from the director of integral medicine at the University of Wisconsin, David Rakel, MD: "There are hundreds of compounds in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and other foods from plants that work synergistically in ways we haven't even begun to understand."
Sabbath Woodrow's comment, March 26, 2014 12:49 PM
quote from David Rakel: "You can't take one or two, put them in a pill, and expect to get the same benefits. A diet based on foods from plants offers the best defense against many chronic diseases."
Sabbath Woodrow's comment, March 27, 2014 12:44 PM
An experiment was done by professionals in 2009 to see whether multivitamins assisted in preventing sickness or disease, and the conclusion of the experiment was that the vitamin did not seem to help keep away disease. In the experiment, 77,700 people ranging from ages 50-70 were compared in terms of whether they took multivitamins or not. One of the professions involved in giving the survey/experiment said, "Taking a multivitamin had no effect at all" reguarding the rate of death of the 77,700 participants in the experiments. This experiment shows that people should depend on real foods to get their nutrients, not supplements
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Omega-3 Supplements Vs. Foods That Have Them - WebProNews

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Omega-3 Supplements Vs. Foods That Have Them
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Surely your first answer isn't to reach for a bottle of pills when you aren't sure what's in them.
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Sabbath Woodrow's comment, March 25, 2014 12:26 PM
An experiment was done on Omega-3 supplements on the Dr. Oz television show, and the conclusion was that the supplements either failed to have the needed amount of Omega-3s, or were rotten supplements that were bought in nice packaging and before they expired. These fish oil supplements, and other supplements, are "largely unregulated." It is not mandatory for companies that sell the supplements to get their products checked by the FDA or supply any evidence whether their supplements actually contain the components that are written in the description of the packaging.
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Food VS. Supplements - The "Great SUPPLEMENTS Debate" SOLVED!

For Safe Effective Supplements: http://athleanx.com/athleanrx Supplements and sports supplements in particular are a very controversial and polarizing topic....
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Cloning Fact Sheet

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Sabbath Woodrow's comment, March 10, 2014 2:16 PM
there are both benefits and weaknesses with animal cloning. The benefits is that it can produce food that can help with medical conditions. For example, researchers from Scotland have been cloning sheep whose milk that "contains a human protein essential for blood clotting." The goal is to seperate the milk from the protein, and give it to people with the abnormal blood clotting medical condition. Another benefit of animal cloning is that an animal can be cloned many times, land those identical clones can be used for pharmeceutical testing. Since the clones are biologically the same, how they respond to the drugs will be the same as well. Cloned animals are also safe to eat, as it has been approved by the FDA. Unfortunately, the cloning process is costly, so seeing cloned foods in grocery stores probably won't occur anytime soon.
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Are we eating cloned meat? (Ask Rockefeller)

http://truthstreammedia.com/cloned-beef-a-rockefeller-story/ Does anybody really know what's for dinner anymore? A dangerous trend is cementing into place, w...
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7 Intriguing Genetically Modified Fruits & Veggies | WebEcoist

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These genetically modified fruits and vegetables are intriguing, offering better taste, more nutrients, and even disease-fighting properties!

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Advantages of Heirloom Vegetables Over Genetically Modified Vegetables

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History of Heirloom Vegetables
Heirloom vegetables, also known as heritage fruit, are plants that have been passed down from generation to generation in small a(...) (RT @ToddsSeeds: #GMO foods could possibly cause cancer?

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Natural Revolution | Empowering Natural Living

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The Good, Bad, and Ugly about GMO's

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Sabbath Woodrow's comment, March 4, 2014 12:29 PM
Dr. Pusztai, a GMO researcher at the Rowette Institute in Scotland, performed an experiment on rats, giving them genetically modified potatoes that "safely" produced GNA lectin, a poison that killed insects. What happened to the rats, unfortunately, was that they "showed potentially pre-cancerous cell growths, smaller brains...partially atrophied livers, and damaged to the immune system." These problems mostly developed in the rats within 10 days! There were rats that were fed non-genetically-modified potatoes that also produced GNA lectin, and they did not develop these problems. This showed Dr. Pusztai that the reason these rats were developing these issues was due to the procedure that the genetically-modified potatoes went through, which shows that any foods that go through the same procedure could be unsafe and give humans unforseen problems similar to the rats. <br>
Sabbath Woodrow's comment, March 4, 2014 12:43 PM
there were a few studies done that tested how safe genetically-modified foods are. One occured at the Russian National Academy of Sciences. They fed soy that was genetically modified to a group of rats and soy that wasn't genetically-modified to another group of rats, and found out that over 50% of the GM soy-fed rats died in a three-week period, compared to the less than one-tenth of rats that died while being fed the non-genetically-modified soy. Another study was done in India, with sheep instead of rats. They fed these sheep genetically-modified cotton plants that were made to give off a pesticide (Bt-toxin), and between 5 and 7 days of the sheep eating that cotton, 10,000 died. There was also an experiment using genetically-modified foods on humans, and that study revealed that the alien genes added to genetically-modified produce can transport into the "DNA of our gut bacteria." This means that hours or even days after we have eaten a genetically-modified food, our insides could still be working through those alien genes that were put in that food, causing our body to possibly overwork itself.
Sabbath Woodrow's comment, March 5, 2014 12:29 PM
The FDA, unfortunately, does not feel the need to test the safety of genetically-modified additions to foods, and genetically-modified additives to foods are usually in foods nowadays. A refined food will probably include genetically-modified additives if it isn't made of only "organic ingredients." The business who grow the genetically-modified produce are the ones who warn consumers about how safe their ingredients are, and those warnings are known to be "meticulously designed to avoid finding problems."