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Vitaminen en voeding


Vitaminen en voeding

Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, December 9, 2008


High Doses of Vitamins Fight Alzheimer’s Disease

Why Don’t Doctors Recommend Them Now?


(OMNS, December 9, 2008) The news media recently reported that “huge doses of an ordinary vitamin appeared to eliminate memory problems in mice with the rodent equivalent of Alzheimer’s disease.” They then quickly added that “scientists aren’t ready to recommend that people try the vitamin on their own outside of normal doses.”

In other words, extra-large amounts of a vitamin are helpful, so don’t you take them!

That does not even pass the straight-faced test. So what’s the story?

Researchers at the University of California at Irvine gave the human dose equivalent of 2,000 to 3,000 mg of vitamin B3 to mice with Alzheimer’s. It worked. Kim Green, one of the researchers, is quoted as saying, “Cognitively, they were cured. They performed as if they’d never developed the disease.”

Specifically, the study employed large amounts of nicotinamide, the vitamin B3 widely found in foods such as meat, poultry, fish, nuts and seeds. Nicotinamide is also the form of niacin found, in far greater quantity, in dietary supplements. It is more commonly known as niacinamide. It is inexpensive and its safety is long established. The most common side effect of niacinamide in very high doses is nausea. This can be eliminated by taking less, by using regular niacin instead, which may cause a warm flush, or choosing inositol hexaniacinate, which does not. They are all vitamin B3.

HealthDay Reporter mentioned how cheap the vitamin is; the study authors “bought a year’s supply for $30” and noted that it “appears to be safe.” Even so, one author said that “I wouldn’t advocate people rush out and eat grams of this stuff each day.”

The BBC quoted Rebecca Wood, Chief Executive of the UK Alzheimer’s Research Trust, who said, “Until the human research was completed, people should not start taking the supplement. . . . people should be wary about changing their diet or taking supplements. In high doses vitamin B3 can be toxic.”

The Irish Times reiterated it: “People have been cautioned about rushing out to buy high dose vitamin B3 supplements in an attempt to prevent memory loss . . . The warnings came today one day on from the announcement . . .Vitamins in high doses can be toxic.”

Their choice of words is quaint but hardly accurate. There is no wild “rush;” half of the population already takes food supplements. And as for “toxic,” niacin isn’t. Canadian psychiatrist Abram Hoffer, M.D., asserts that it is actually remarkably safe. “There have been no deaths from niacin supplements,” Dr. Hoffer says. “The LD 50 (the dosage that would kill half of those taking it) for dogs is 5,000-6,000 milligrams per kilogram body weight. Lees hier verder


Lijst van essentieële vitaminen (Engels)




Vitamin Bashing in the Media


¿¿How to Make People Believe Any Anti-Vitamin Scare??
It Just Takes Lots of Pharmaceutical Industry Cash!


by Andrew W. Saul, Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, October 20, 2011

Recent much trumpeted anti-vitamin news is the product of pharmaceutical company payouts. No, this is not one of “those” conspiracy theories. Here’s how it’s done:

1) Cash to study authors. Many of the authors of a recent negative vitamin E paper (1) have received substantial income from the pharmaceutical industry. The names are available in the last page of the paper (1556) in the “Conflict of Interest” section. You will not see them in the brief summary at the JAMA website. A number of the study authors have received money from pharmaceutical companies, including Merck, Pfizer, Sanofi-Aventis, AstraZeneca, Abbott, GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen, Amgen, Firmagon, and Novartis.

2) Advertising revenue. Many popular magazines and almost all major medical journals receive income from the pharmaceutical industry. The only question is, how much? Pick up a copy of the publication and count the pharmaceutical ads. The more space sold, the more revenue for the publication. If you try to find their advertisement revenue, you’ll see that they don’t disclose it. So, just count the Pharma ads. Look in them all: Readers Digest , JAMA, Newsweek, Time, AARP Today, NEJM, Archives of Pediatrics. Even Prevention magazine. Practically any major periodical.


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Om in het vitamine verhaal objectief te blijven plaatsen we hieronder een video reportage gemaakt door de BBC. Er wordt ingegaan op Linus Pauling en zijn werk en verschillende andere onderzoekers. Vor en tegestanders en objectieve onderzoekers, althans dat moge aan worden genomen. Zoals met alle info op deze site, dient ook deze info puur ter ondersteuning van uw eigen onderzoek. Ons advies is om alles uit te spitten, ga ervoor en onderzoek op internet wat er zoal niet speelt en oordeel dan zelf. Ben voorzichtig en objectief want ons is niet geleerd om breed te onderzoeken. Dat alleen al, moet een reden zijn om uw onderzoek breed te doen, het gaat tenslotte om UW gezondheid en niet om de onze. Ieder mens is anders en ieder lichaam reageert anders omdat we allemaal een ander leven lijden. De een rookt en de ander zit 8 tot 12 uur per dag op een kantoor achter een beeldscherm, de een sport veel en de ander eet graag snel, kortom, we zijn allemaal uniek en dat is een belangrijk criterium bij uw onderzoek. Niemand kan u vertellen wat u nodig heeft, UW LICHAAM daar in tegen, zal u snel laten merken als u op het verkeerde pad zit.

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