It seems that everyone knows someone who has suffered some form of cancer. Read any healthy lifestyle magazine, and you’ll come across tips for avoiding this illness and the drawn-out, difficult treatment that goes along with it. Getting regular check-ups at recommended intervals is a crucial part of prevention. Wearing sunscreen, not smoking, avoiding pollutants, and having a healthy diet all decrease the risk of developing cancer. But did you know that vitamins have also been shown to decrease cancer risk?
Many people are woefully deficient in Vitamin D. We spend most of our time indoors, and when we spend time outdoors, those of us who are health-conscious wear sunscreen to prevent skin cancer. However, Vitamin D may prevent several different types of cancer, including breast cancer, and colorectal cancer. Supplements are a great way to get Vitamin D without exposing your skin to harmful UV rays.
Folic acid (a form of vitamin B) may decrease the risk of developing colon cancer, while vitamin B6 has been shown to decrease the risk of colorectal cancers. This is particularly effective for people with Vitamin B deficiencies. It’s important to check whether or not you’re deficient in vitamin B before supplementing, since too much can cause serious health problems. When formulating supplements, keep in mind that consumers are also getting nutrients from food, and packing in levels of vitamin B that far exceed recommended daily values is unnecessary.
Green tea has gained fame in the supplement world. It’s ranked among the antioxidant-rich superfoods that have become so popular lately. Studies have shown green tea to cause apoptosis (cancer cell death) for some forms of the disease.
Unfortunately, not every vitamin manufacturer uses uses safe ingredients. That’s why it’s important to know exactly where your products are coming from. Healthy Solutions is cGMP certified, and we test every raw material we work with.