Vitamins: Too much of a not-so-good thing?

Savings offered on vitamins, medication

Free radicals damage cell membranes and DNA. Doctors recommend a healthy intake of fruits and vegetables containing antioxidants to prevent this from happening and apparently decreasing the risk of conditions such as cancer and heart disease. However, oxidation is necessary for life, and preventing too much of this process can be a bad thing because cells that need to be destroyed, such as cancer cells, won’t be. There have been several important studies showing the harmful effects of vitamins.
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Dr. Paul Offit says everyone should be more skeptical about taking large doses of vitamins.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130820/LA66288LOGO ) SmartyPants, a leader in nutrient dense gummy supplements , has experienced explosive growth with total sales increasing 1,000 percent since its launch in the fall of 2010. The new funding will enable them to accelerate their marketplace growth strategy, expand their trade marketing support and hire key executives. “Partnering withCircleUp gave us access to an incrediblecommunity of value-added investors who will help us position to capture greater market share,” said Courtney Nichols Gould, Co-CEO and Co-Founder of SmartyPants. “Theysaved us valuable time by managing the process for us and gave us access to investors who might not have crossed our paths but have strategic importance to us.” One such investor is Chinese and could be of service as the company examines key expansion opportunities abroad. “I see tremendous potential in supporting a company like SmartyPants that delivers a high quality, healthy product to customers and has a compelling combination of large market opportunity, a unique formula within the supplement industry and healthy financial performance,” said Lei Dei, one of SmartyPants angel investors. “I am incredibly impressed with the SmartyPants team.Their excellent product supported by their vision and ability to execute has been drivingabsolutely stellarrevenue growth,” said Melissa Kasper Shapiro, another SmartyPants angel investor.
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SmartyPants Vitamins Closes $2.59 Million In Funding

26, 2013 at 6:00pm | 75 views Health is wealth. With Watsons Health Packs, consumers can have more of both, thanks to the savings from the affordable health packs. Essential vitamins such as ascorbic acid, vitamin B complex, ferrous sulfate, and calcium lactate are available at prices up to 80 percent less than leading brands. Basic OTC medicines such as carbocisteine, loratidine, and loperamide are also available for 60 percent lower than leading brands. Watsons Health Packs is a partnership with one of the countrys leading pharmaceutical manufacturers, Unilab.
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