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Vitamin A & Skin Cancer Risk | Supplement First Aid Kit

From eNewsletter 8/14/2019

DID YOU KNOW that drinking a cup of black coffee can stimulate brown fat, the body's own fat-fighting defenses.

The pioneering study, published in Scientific Reports, is one of the first to be carried out in humans to find components which could have a direct effect on brown fat functions, an important part of the human body which plays a key role in how quickly we can burn calories as energy.

Brown adipose tissue (BAT), also known as brown fat, is one of two types of fat found in humans and other mammals. Initially only attributed to babies and hibernating mammals, it was discovered in recent years that adults can have brown fat too. Its main function is to generate body heat by burning calories (opposed to white fat, which is a result of storing excess calories).

COLLEGE SUPPLEMENT FIRST AID KIT Any college student should have these on hand. The ones in bold should be taken on a daily basis (if tolerated). The others should be taken as needed.

Probiotic (to balance microflora)

Magnesium Glycinate (anxiety and stress)

Monolaurin (viral preventive)

Vitamin D3 1000-5000IU (immune system support)

Grapefruit Seed Extract (bacterial preventive or for sore throat)

NutriBiotic Throat Spray (soothe sore throat, respiratory issue)

Zinc Sulfate Solution (soothe sore throat, respiratory issue)

Melatonin 0.5 - 3 mg. (sleep support)

Alka Support (sour, upset stomach)


Steve & Bonnie: Vitamin A continues to dazzle with its performance in studies spanning myriad categories. This latest discovery appeared in last month's JAMA.

Researchers aimed to discover if vitamin A intake levels reduced the risk of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), one of the most common cancers humans contract. The study of 48,000 men and 75,000 US women spanned 26 years. Subjects with the highest intake of vitamin A had the lowest risk of SCC compared with those with the lowest intake.

Not surprisingly, the authors suggest increasing your intake of vitamin A. While we support this, one must do it based upon individual needs.

The first thing one should do is to ascertain if there is a genetic inability to sufficiently transfer beta carotene into usable vitamin A. We include this in our Pure Genomics screening. Second, you can screen your vitamin A status from a blood draw.

Knowing your vitamin A status is especially important if you have a history, or family history, of skin cancer, eye diseases, and immune disorders.


Steve & Bonnie: There have been some exciting developments for better treating and screening for wheat and gluten-related maladies...This article is reserved for NCI Well Connect Members. You can get this article by signing up here. You can get our free eNewsletter by signing up at the top of our website.


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