Healthy Tips for you today 21/3/07
March 20, 2007 1:31pm CST
Women urged to take more Vitamin C researchers are urging that the recommended daily allowance of vitamin C for healthy young women be raised. Currently, such recommendation is for 75 milligrams. However, the researchers point out, women were not included in studies that led to that calculation. Therefore, the scientists at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases and Vanderbilt University suggest the RDA of the vitamin be raised to 90 mg, based on new studies of women. Participants had vitamin C in their blood depleted and then were given varying amounts of the vitamin to replenish the level over six months. Studies indicated the higher levels would be optimal for women. 3. Alternative health push away acid reflux more than 25 million suffer from acid reflux, or gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition that occurs when the valve, or sphincter muscle, between your stomach and esophagus loosens and allows stomach acid to rise up into your esophagus. Consider trying acupressure to stop acid from rising into your esophagus. This fast and effective method will also relieve stomach bloating. To find the right acupressure point, place two fingertips about four inches above your navel, say industry experts. Gently press on this spot until you feel relief.
21 Mar 07
This just goes to show that yet again they were wrong about the needs of women. I have always taken more vitiman C than the recommended dose. The low dose certainly doesn't do anything if you have a cold or flu. It also seems that different countries have different recommended doses. I usually take 120mg daily unless I am sick. Thanks for the information.