HEALTH BENEFITS AND NUTRITION*
• Calcium and Osteoporosis
Regular exercise and a healthy diet with enough Calcium helps teen and young adult women maintain good bone health and may reduce their risk of Osteoporosis later in life.
• Folic Acid and Neural Tube Defects
Healthful diets with adequate folate may reduce a woman's risk of having a child with a brain or spinal cord defect. Women who consume healthful diets with adequate folate throughout their childbearing years may reduce their risk of having a child with a birth defect of the brain or spinal cord. Sources of folate include fruits, vegetables, whole grain products, fortified cereals, and dietary supplements .8 mg of Folic Acid in a Dietary Supplement is more effective in reducing the risk of neural tube defects than a lower amount in foods in common form. The FDA does not endorse this claim. Public health authorities recommend that women consume .4 mg of Folic Acid daily from fortified foods, or Dietary Supplements or both, to reduce the risk of neural tube defects.
• Omega - 3 Fatty Acids and Coronary Heart Disease
Consumption of Omega - 3 Fatty Acids may reduce the risk of Coronary Heart Disease. The
FDA evaluated the data and determined that, although there is scientific evidence supporting the
claim, the evidence is not conclusive.
• Soy Protein and Coronary Heart Disease
25 grams of Soy Protein a day, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of Heart Disease, A serving of Youngevity* Nature's Whey supplies 8 grams of Soy Protein.
• Selenium - Cancer Risk Reduction
Selenium may produce anticarcinogenic effects in the body. Some scientific evidence suggests that consumption of selenium may produce anticarcinogenic effects in the body. However, the FDA has determined that this evidence is limited and not conclusive. Selenium may reduce the risk of certain cancers. Some scientific evidence suggests that consumption of selenium may reduce the risk of certain froms of cancer. However, the FDA has determined that this evidence is limited and not conclusive.
The National Academy of Sciences identifies a dietary antioxidant as a substance in foods that significantly decreases free radicals (e.g. reactive oxygen), and reactive nitrogen substances (e.g. N-nitroso compounds). Vitamins C and E are antioxidants. As part of a well - balanced diet, rich in fresh fruits and vegetables, daily intake of at least 400 ug of Foiic Acid, 3 mg of Vitamin B6 and 5 ug of Vitamin B12 may reduce the risk of vascular disease.
There are obviously many more health benefits of Dietary Nutrients, these are just a few examples.
*This information is for educational purposes only.
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These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration, and are for informational purposes only. The FDA has not approved vitamins or supplements. Consult your health care professional before embarking on any supplementation program.
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