Do You Know Where Your Vitamin C Comes From?- Interview with Eric Ciappio

Learn why Doctor’s Best Chose Quali-C

Quali-CIn this interview Steve discusses vitamin C with Eric Ciappio. They discuss the origins of vitamin C research going back to the 1700s when it was discovered that limes prevented scurvy. You may think that scurvy is just an historical footnote, but Eric reveals that 6% of Americans have vitamin C levels so low as to be classified as having scurvy. He also reveals that many more Americans don’t get the modest recommended dietary amount of vitamin C through their diet.

Eric discusses the role of vitamin C in human health and explains its role as an antioxidant. Eric also discusses DSM, the company that makes Quali-C. There is only one company in the world that makes vitamin C that is not in China. And that company is DSM and the vitamin C is Quali-C. Does it matter to you, who makes the raw materials that go into your supplements? It matters to Doctor’s Best. Quality makes a difference. That’s why Doctor’s Best wants you to know about the nutrients in their products. The more you know, the better choice you can make. Better choices lead to better results.

Eric Ciappio, PhD, RD,

Eric_CiappioEric Ciappio, PhD, RD, is Manager of Scientific Affairs at DSM Nutritional Products North America wherehis primary responsibility is supporting the Food & Beverage business unit as well as the I-Health directto consumer family of products. Eric has an undergraduate degree and an MS in Nutrition Science from the University of Delaware and the University of Massachusetts Amherst, respectively. Eric completed his PhD in Biochemical and Molecular Nutrition from Tufts University where his graduate research was focused on B-vitamin intake and colon cancer prevention. He completed his Registered Dietitian training at the College of Saint Elizabeth, as well as a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Cancer Institute.

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Why Cinnulin PF® Is More Potent/Safe Than Regular Culinary Cinnamon.

Why Cinnulin PF® Is More Potent/Safe Than Regular Culinary Cinnamon.

Cinnulin_PFA twelve-week study published in 2006 found that Cinnulin PF® enhanced blood sugar control and moderately supported blood pressure levels that were already within the normal range. The study involved twenty-two volunteers who were supplemented with either Cinnulin PF® or a placebo daily for twelve weeks. The Cinnulin PF® group received a dose of 500 mg daily. In addition to helping maintain healthy blood sugar and blood pressure levels, the group consuming Cinnulin PF® also exhibited decreased overall body fat. Thus, Cinnulin PF® appears to be a useful and safe product for reaping the benefits of cinnamon supplementation.

Until recently, the precise molecular structure of the bioactive compounds in cinnamon had not been clearly defined. The USDA has now determined that the bioactive compounds in cinnamon are water-soluble Type-A polymers of catechin and epicatechin. Type-A polymers were found to increase in vitro insulin activity by a factor of 20. Type-A polymers also exhibited antioxidant activity, as measured by inhibition of free radical production in platelets. These results suggest that, in addition to regulating glucose metabolism, cinnamon may help protect cell membranes by countering oxidation.

Dr. Richard Anderson, PhD
Dr_Richard_AndersonDr. Anderson was a lead scientist at the Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center, Beltsville, MD for more than 38 years. He is currently a visiting scientist and private consultant. He received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Iowa State University and completed postdoctoral training at Harvard Medical School. He has been working on the role of chromium and other trace elements in human health for more than 38 years. For more than 20 years he has been working on the role of natural products, with a special emphasis on cinnamon, risk factors associated with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.

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Yes! Take a Multiple Vitamin! with Dr. Parris Kidd

Dr. Kidd refutes a recent editorial regarding multi-vitamins

doctors_best_multiple_vitaminIn this interview with Steve, Dr. Parris Kidd discusses a recent editorial in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The editorial concluded that multi-vitamins did not prevent chronic disease or premature death. The editorial was very adamant that the conclusion was definitive. This editorial was widely reported in popular press and caused a great deal of confusion and frustration.

Dr. Kidd sets out to set the record straight by discussing each of the studies that were the foundation of the editorial. What do these studies actually reveal? Is the editorial conclusion justified based on these studies? What does an honest look at the science reveal?

Dr. Kidd discusses the studies that indicate Americans are woefully deficient in some of the most important essential nutrients. He explains how uncorrected nutritional deficiencies can even lead to death. He also explains the studies that reveal how important the essential ortho nutrients in maintenance of health and longevity.

For more information, please listen to our other interviews with Dr. Kidd on many of these individual nutrients.

About Dr. Parris Kidd, PhD

Dr. Parris Kidd earned a PhD in cell and developmental biology from the University of California at Berkeley. He has more than 30 years’ experience in the nutrition field and educates health professionals and the general public on the scientific truth behind nutrients and their applications to promoting optimal health.

He is authoritative on the entire range of brain nutrients. Dr. Kidd is a Contributing Editor to the peer-reviewed journal Alternative Medicine Review and Science Advisor to Total Health magazine, and is internationally recognized as a biomedical educator, researcher, and product developer.

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