New Additions to the Pharmics Supplement Line Include Prenatal Vitamins with DHA
OSTEOPOROSIS: AVOID VITAMIN A and PHOSPHORUS Working closely together with calcium, phosphorus is extremely important to bone health and, although not routinely prescribed, people often self-medicate. But the balance has to be just right and supplementing the diet with it can lead to brittle bones. High levels of phosphorus in the blood (taken at levels of 1,000mg plus) can cause calcium to leave the bones, potentially exacerbating problems for those with osteoporosis, says Sylvia Turner. UK guidance for everyone is not to take supplementary phosphorus of more than 250mg a day. A number of different studies, including one at the University Hospital, Sweden, have shown that a high intake of one type of vitamin A (retinol), thought to strengthen immunity against infections, is linked to lower bone mineral density, the marker for osteoporosis. In the study of 175 women aged between 28 and 74, those whose dietary intake of vitamin A was more than 1.5 mg a day had significantly lower bone density six to 14 per cent lower than women who reported less than 0.5 mg of the vitamin in their daily diets. Indeed, for every 1 mg increase in daily intake of retinol, risk for hip fracture increased by 68 per cent.
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Nutrition is crucial during pregnancy, but the physical comfort of the mother-to-be is as wellthe online pharmacy also offers a solution for painless breastfeeding with their nursing cups. Though the benefits of breastfeeding are many, so, sadly, are the discomforts. Swelling and over-sensitivity are a few of the side effects that Pharmics nursing cups can help alleviate. The nursing cups are reusable, easy to clean, keep the area ventilated, and can be worn discreetly under clothing. Whether for a first-time pregnancy or not, Pharmics Inc. is available 24/7 to provide quality goods that endorse the health and wellness of both expectant mothers and that of their unborn children.
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