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angiotensin, Cardiovascular, cardiovascular health, d3, frailty, heart health, longevity, peroxynitrite, vitamn D -

Researchers have added another reason to optimize vitamin D intake—prevention of heart disease and stroke. Scientists discovered that, in a cell study, vitamin D restored a healthy balance between 2 key compounds required to maintain endothelial function. The beneficial compound is nitric oxide that maintains youthful blood vessel elasticity. The toxic one isperoxynitrite that inflicts blood vessel damage.1-4 This study showed that the addition of vitamin D to the cell culture resulted in an increase in protective nitric oxide and a decrease in destructive peroxynitrite.4 Restoring this balance represents a novel approach to reducing overall risk for cardiovascular disasters. Low blood levels of vitamin D are also associated with increased arterial stiffness—the loss...

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bodybuilding, cardiovascular health, glutathione, heart health, longevity, muscle wasting, whey, whey protein -

Whey protein is widely assumed to be a supplement just for athletes seeking to add additional muscle mass. That's just a small part of the picture. Studies reveal that whey has anti-aging benefits. Research shows that whey reduces muscle wasting in the elderly, inhibits weight gain, may help prevent cardiovascular disease, and more.1-11 Whey is a food source studied for maximizing production of glutathione,12,13 one of the body's main internally produced, free radical scavengers.14,15 Glutathione levels drop with age, and this could play a role in neurodegenerative disease, reduced immunity, and a host of other age-related conditions.16-20 Whey, made from...

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