Scientists may have been wrong about sunscreen... and perhaps even more wrong about vitamin D (by a magnitude of ten )...
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So what are scientists saying now about Carotenoids and Vitamin A (Retinoids)? Let's review the data available and examine what lessons may be learned for further plaque eradication and heart protection.
The below researchers from Sweden believe that Vitamin A and Carotenoids have a strong role in preventing restenosis after coronary intervention. And like vitamin D, low blood concentrations of Carotenoids and Vitamin A are statistically correlated to greater ischemic heart disease and coronary events. Additionally, recently published is one of the first studies to show low serum total carotenoids are independent predictors of all-cause 5-y mortality among older women living in the community. The main cause of mortality (14.1%) in the cohort was cardiovascular disease (32.6%). Clearly the advantages for heart protection with these fat-soluble vitamins mirror many of the same spectacular effects witnessed with the other fat-soluble vitamin, the 'D.' (As well as natural E and K2 -- see TrackYourPlaque.com)
Vitamin D is one of many members in a superfamily of steroid nuclear receptors.... likesuperheroes. If the vitamin D receptor (VDR) is the 'super daddy', then is the retinoid X receptor (RXR) 'super mommy?' So WHO'S your Daddy???! (Remember Brad Pitt in Mr. and Mrs. Smith? *ha haaa*)
You are already aware that I do love my Soltriol (i.e. vitamin D -- the early nomenclature as it related to its initially discovered solar-related powers). Now after reviewing some of the literature on the incredible anti-inflammatory, heart rhythm stabilizing, and plaque-exterminating effects of Vitamin A and Astaxanthin (a carotenoid, cousin of vitamin A), I am convinced that these dietary components have extremely high heart protective value. Is my heart growing for Vitamin A and its cousin Carotenoid?
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Both vitamin D and A receptors are ubiquitious not only throughout the eukaryotic kingdom, but also found in EVERY cell of every eukaryotic cell. Scientists continue to locate these receptors in the most intersting places (like human sperm -- discovered in 2006). These receptors appear to be super-switches for energy production and balance, growth, development, reproduction, survival, and life extension. Thus it may reflect why they are found e-v-e-r-y-w-h-e-r-e.
In the nucleus of the cell, RXR, the vitamin A receptor has the ability to 'crosstalk' and influence the activity of nearly all the other steroid receptors (including thyroid, PPAR, glucocorticoid, estrogen, progesterone and testesterone). RXR also heterodimers with VDR, the vitamin D receptor. Heterodimer is as heterodimer does... which means RXR binds with VDR to work together. (and if one is missing, does the other partner help out? I believe that may be the case )
Severe vitamin A deficiency as you are probably aware is one of the leading causes of global blindness. What does chronic vitamin A deficiency cause? Infertility? Cancer? Skin disorders (ie psoriasis, exczema, acne)? Heart disease?
YES. To all.
Does it sound familiar?
Like Vitamin D, Vitamin A, its derivatives (retinoids) and Beta-carotene and its derivatives (carotenoids) have been shown in human trials to treat and prevent cancers:
--suppresses carcinogenesis of skin, lung, breast, oral, prostate, ovary
--acute promyelocytic leukaemia (APL) -- in fact 'cures' APL without a doubt
Vitamin A is used short term at high dose 50,000 IU to 100,000 IU adjunctly to augment cancer therapy as part of core integrative nutraceutical programs (incl natural beta-carotene, high dose vitamin D 25(OH)D 75ng/ml, high dose fish oil (4-20g/day), glutamine, butyrate, etc)
If you want to go fast... go alone.
If you want to go far... go together.
Why is Vitamin A used together with Vitamin D? Why are they found in potent quantities together in nature (ie, fish liver, oily fish, salmon, oysters, trout, catfish, egg yolk, zooplankton, butter, pate, fish eggs/roe/caviar, breastmilk)? All the best foods in life... (breastmilk -- my kids were really into that stuff). Pasture-raised cows indeed produce butterfat brimming with a wealth of cardioprotective vitamins K2, A, D and E! I wonder why??
A synergistic effect has been observed for nearly all benefits studied. This makes absolute sense since they exist co-dependently physically located in the nucleus of our cells.
For heart protection, Li et al demonstrated that Astaxanthin dramatically reduces MMP-3 expression in the plaque found in the thoracic aorta of atheroscleroic rabbits (p <0.05). High activity of MMPs have been implicated in plaque de-stabilization and rupture.
Cardioprotective Effects of Astaxanthin(carotenoid)
Cardioprotective Effects of Vitamin A
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Vitamin A (Natural)