Latest News on Vitamins and Health

Cover vitamin D tests for all, groups urge
Thursday September 30th 2010, 4:41 PM

TORONTO - Vitamin D testing should be covered for everyone in Ontario as a means of preventing conditions such as osteoporosis, instead of limiting it to those already diagnosed, groups are urging the provincial government. [News Source]

Vance Group launches new vitamin E tocotrienol
Thursday September 30th 2010, 11:57 AM

The ingredient is reportedly extracted from sustainable palm oil using a proprietary extraction process that retains valuable phytonutrients, including carotenes and phytosterols, in the finished product. [News Source]

Dr. Gott: How much vitamin D is enough?
Thursday September 30th 2010, 11:56 AM

Dear Dr. Gott: How much vitamin D should I take? I hear everything from 400 IU to 10,000 IU. I'm currently taking 5,000 IU. Should I take it every other day? I'm a 59-year-old female. Please advise. [News Source]

Drinks firms should buy back plastic containers.
Thursday September 30th 2010, 10:00 AM

Plastic bottles and other containers have been carelessly and irresponsibly discarded by individuals and organisations who do not seem to give a hoot about the short- and indeed long-term damage to the health and safety of the planet! [News Source]

EPA criticizes Virginia’s plan for curbing Chesapeake Bay pollution.
Thursday September 30th 2010, 10:00 AM

As local government leaders continue the debate on how to defend Loudoun’s waters and streams from pollution, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials on Sept. 24 warned Virginia to clean up its plan for the Chesapeake Bay or face federal mandates. [News Source]

Carnivores rejoice! Eating meat is good for the planet.
Thursday September 30th 2010, 10:00 AM

The former co-editor of The ­Ecologist is a rebel from within the environmental movement who says that the eco-establishment has got it badly wrong over animals: that farming them and ­eating meat is OK. [News Source]

Vitamin D recommendations under research scrutiny
Thursday September 30th 2010, 3:23 AM

Dear Dr. Gott: How much vitamin D should I take? I hear everything from 400 IU to 10,000 IU. I'm currently taking 5,000 IU. Should I take it every other day? I'm a 59-year-old female. Please advise. [News Source]

Vitamin Giant GNC Plans IPO
Wednesday September 29th 2010, 7:00 PM

Retail Chain Is Planning a $350 Million Public Offering, According to a Recent SEC Filing [News Source]

Vitamin C won’t stave off a cold
Wednesday September 29th 2010, 6:13 PM

If you are stocking up on Vitamin C to fight the common cold, you could be wasting your time and money. [News Source]

Vitamin Giant GNC Plans IPO
Wednesday September 29th 2010, 3:37 PM

Retail Chain Is Planning a $350 Million Public Offering, According to a Recent SEC Filing [News Source]

Vitamin retailer GNC plans a $350 million initial public offering
Wednesday September 29th 2010, 2:42 PM

NEW YORK - GNC, the retail vitamin company, is planning a $350 million initial public offering, according to a recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. [News Source]

Vitamin C Elevates Mood of Hospital Patients
Wednesday September 29th 2010, 12:32 PM

Vitamin C and mood — a new study suggests that there may be a link between the two in acute care hospital settings. It is not uncommon for long-term hospitalizations to have an effect on the mood and outlook of patients. Research also suggests that as many as 20 percent of acute care patients suffer from vitamin C [...] [News Source]