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Arthritis…can be PREVENTED!
An estimated 25% to 30% of 45 to 64-year-olds have osteoarthritis. Risk for developing arthritis can be substantially lowered by losing weight.

Five studies of glucosamine, chondroitin, or both have shown that these nutrients can improve the long-term course of arthritis-prone patients. 13 critically analyzed studies show an average improvement in pain and function of 78% for chondroitin and 44% for glucosamine. (McAlindon et al., JAMA 283:1469-75, 2000)

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID’s) cause about 107,000 hospitalizations and 16,500 deaths each year. Significant cartilage loss after one year of use is another deleterious side effect. (Cannon et al., Arth Rheum 43:978-987, 2000)


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Breast Cancer Fastfacts!
An estimated 251,300 new cases of breast cancer occured in the United States
in 2002. 90% of women who develop breast cancer do NOT have a family history. (2002) National Breast Cancer Coalition

Fiber, indoles and flavonols (plant-based antioxidants), vitamins C and E, beta carotene and selenium are associated with a decreased risk of breast cancer. Toniolo, R. (2001) Amer. Journal of Epid.

Replacement of saturated fats with non-saturated fats like olive oil protect against breast cancer. Simonsen et. al (1998). American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Suboptimal levels of folic acid and vitamins B6 and B12 increase the risk of breast cancer. Fletcher, R.H. & Fairfield, K.M. (2002). Journal of the American Medical Assoc.

Increased intake of phytoestrogens (e.g. soy extract), dietary fiber, beta carotene, regular physical activity and normal body weight lower the risk of breast cancer. Jonat, W. (2000) Med Klin 1:9 – 13


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Cardiovascular Disease…can be PREVENTED!
Daily supplemental vitamin E reduced the risk of cardiovascular (CV) disease by about 40% in both 87,245 female nurses and 39,000 male physicians. (N Engl J Med: Stampfer et al., 328(20):1444-9, 1993; Rimm et al., 328(20):1450-6, 1993)

Persons with low vitamin C blood levels have a 3.5 times greater risk for heart disease than those with high levels. (Nyyssonen et al., Br Med J, 314(7081):634-8, 1997)

Folate supplementation can reduce the number of heart attacks by as many as 150,000 cases per year (USA). (Pancharuniti et al., Am J Clin Nutr 59(4):940-8, 1994)


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Proteins Nutrition Fast Facts!
Studies reveal that improved protein nutrition plus strength building exercise is more effective than strength building alone. Tipton KD, Wolfe RR. Exercise, protein, metabolism, and muscle growth. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab 2001 Mar; 11(1):109-32

Improved protein nutrition often will lower your blood pressure favorably. He J Welton PK. Effect of dietary fiber and protein intake on blood pressure; a review of epidemiologic evidence. Clim Exp Hypertens, 1999;21:785-796

Ample protein nutrition becomes more important over age 50. Garrow JS, James WPT, eds. Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 9th ed. Chruchill Livingstone, Edinburgh, 1995, p.786.

Protein energy malnutrition is very common in the elderly. Numerous reports indicate that 30-55% of hospitalized elderly patients are protein undernourished. Bernstein LH Shaw-Stiffen TA, Schroon M, Roulette R. Financial implications of malnutrition. Clin Lab Med 1993; 13:491-507


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Sports Nutrition Fast Facts!
Glucosamine and chondroitin reduce inflammation and aid in the healing of hyaline cartilage injuries, which are common even in younger athletes.
Reginster, et. al. (2001), Cabot, W. (2002), Orthopedics Today

Vitamin E supplementation reduces muscle soreness following workouts even in well-conditioned individuals.
Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter (May 2002)

European studies on Avocado/Soy Unsuponifiable have shown that the supplement stimulates new cartilage tissue while inhibiting the breakdown of existing cartilage.

Antioxidant supplementation improves the training response time of unconditioned athletes (i.e. pre-season training), although it may not help optimally conditioned individuals. Clarkson, P. (2000) Am J Clin Nutrition

Scientific studies demonstrate common iron deficiencies in both male and female athletes. Increased iron levels improve “energetic efficiency”.
Hinton et. al., (2000) J. Appl. Physiol.


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Nutritional & Dental Fast Facts!
Low dietary calcium and vitamin C are linked to increased risk of periodontal (gum) disease. Nishida et.al. (2000). Aug;71(8):1215-23. Grossi, S., (1998). Assoc. For Dental Research.

People with unhealthy gums have a mortality rate that is 23 to 46% higher than those with healthy gums. DeStefano et al. (1993) BMJ Mar 13;306(6879):688-91.

Only 15% of Americans are free from signs of periodontal disease. Brown et. al., (1989), J. Periodontol, Jul:60(7):363-370

Adequate intake of folate, calcium and vitamins C, D, and E are important for periodontal health. Boyd et. al., (2003). Dent Clin North Am, Apr ;47(2):337-354. Boyd et. al., (2001) J Contemp Dent Pract, May15 ;2(2):36-45.

Improved nutrition and regular trips to the dentist help prevent periodontitis disease.


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Prostate Cancer…can be PREVENTED!
At autopsy, 30% of men over 50 years old have small prostate cancers that haven’t spread yet. Bubendorf et al., Hum Pathol 31(5):578-83, 2000.

65% more prevalent in low consumers of selenium. Yoshizawa et al., J Natl Cancer Inst 90(16):1219-24, 1998.

Higher incidence in men who consume greater amounts of animal fat.

Prostate cancer is 35% less common in high consumers of tomatoes (containing lycopene). Giovanucci et al., J Natl Cancer Inst 87:1767-76, 1995.

Uncommon in Asian males, who consume a traditional soybean-based diet. Adlercreutz et al., Am J Clin Nutr 54:1093-1100, 1991.

Also prevalent in younger males (45-65 yrs.) and more deadly in this age group.


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Macular Degeneration…can be PREVENTED!
Macular degeneration is the gradual breakdown of the central retina leading to poor eyesight and blindness (affects 25% of population by age 65). Klein et al., Ophthalmology, 104(1):7-21, 1997

Experimental studies show that retinal injury from sunlight is due to oxidative damage and that antioxidant vitamins A, C and E are protective. Beatty et al., Surv of Ophthal 45(2):115-134, 2000

Dietary supplementation of lutein and zeaxanthin increases their levels in the macula where they absorb light and quench free radicals.

Less risk for macular degeneration if your diet is rich in fresh vegetables and fruits like spinach (containing lutein and zeaxanthin). Natl Cancer Inst 90(16):1219-24, 1998.


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Ortho Fast Facts!
In November 2005 the National Institutes of Health completed the Glucosamine/Chondroitin Arthritis Trial (GAIT) which showed glucosamine plus chondroitin (79.2%) relieved moderate to severe pain of osteoarthritis over celecoxib (69.4%).

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID’s) cause about 107,000 hospitalizations and 16,500 deaths each year. Significant cartilage loss after one year of use is another deleterious side effect. Cannon et al., Arth Rheum (2002)

Glucosamine and chondroitin reduce inflammation and aid in the healing of hyaline cartilage injuries, which are common even in younger athletes.
Reginster, et. al. (2001), Cabot, W. (2002), Orthopedics Today

Vitamin E supplementation reduces muscle soreness following workouts even in well-conditioned individuals. Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter (May 2002)

European studies on Avocado/Soy Unsuponifiable have shown that the supplement stimulates new cartilage tissue while inhibiting the breakdown of existing cartilage. Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology (2001), Arthritis and Rheumatism (2002)


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OMEGA 3 / FISH OIL FAST FACTS
Dry Eye is a reduction in your eye’s ability to produce sufficient natural tears. Insufficient tear production can lead to irritation, pain, and even scarring of the cornea.

Omega-3 fatty acid consumption helps to reduce inflammation and increase tear secretion in the eye, effectively treating the cause, not just the symptoms of Dry Eye. Omega-3’s are essential, which means that the body needs them, but cannot make them on its own. Instead, they must be consumed through food or supplements.

The body requires several different types of Omega-3 fatty acids, and some cannot convert one to another. For this reason, Nutriex Omega 3 / Fish Oil contains a mixture of several Omega-3 fatty acids.

Nutriex Omega 3 / Fish Oil combines flaxseed oil and fish oil, which contain the most effective forms of omega-3’s, EPA and DHA.

Fatty acids, or oils like Omega-3, are key to the body’s natural maintenance of the cardiovascular system, skin, kidneys, and fetal development.