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October 2013 - Print | Index

Welcome to Vitamin Express Report for October 2013

Offering you personal service, savings, knowledge, and choice —  from a San Francisco Family owned award winning business celebrating its 31st year of business. Here for YOU since 1982.

We now offer shoppers inside our stores an extra 5% discount to anyone over the age of 55. We just added another discount - an extra 10% discount when over 65. Our goal is to make our high quality products affordable.

For October we have fantastic news from Frost & Sullivan who conducted a systematic literature review of scientific studies that investigated a causal relationship between dietary supplement intake and the incidence of specific health conditions of interest. Case studies, observational epidemiologic studies, and clinical trials adhering to best practice scientific methodologies were included, independent of whether the findings were positive, negative, or null. Their findings fully confirm what our customers already know and tell us. Nutiritonal supplementation works to improve health. The report is available in its entirety, including full methodology and references, at:

  • Special Online Discount Code- OCT2013 - 5% discount for over $50.00 purchase
  • Frost and Sullivan Report funded throught the Council for Responsible Nutrition
  • Human Firewall - Rayguard an incredible health protective aid
  • Boosting Infant Brain function and DHA
  • The master immune supplement - Colostrum
  • CDC Warning on fluoridated water and infants
  • Protect your system from flu and colds - Immune enhancers

We interrupt this VE Report with the following News Flash!

A significant amount of scientific research has been conducted examining dietary supplements, and many studies demonstrate that these supplements have a positive effect on reducing the risk of a disease event. What was missing was an objective and systematic assessment of the current state of scientific findings regarding the link between the use of dietary supplements and the reduction in the risk of a disease that requires costly treatment services. Frost & Sullivan examined the potential health care cost savings if people over the age of 55 at risk of those diseases use certain dietary supplements that have been shown to lower those disease risks.


• Coronary heart disease (CHD) and the potential health care cost savings when using omega-3 fatty acids, three B vitamins (folic acid, B6, and B12), phytosterols, and psyllium dietary fiber

• Diabetes-attributed CHD and the potential health care cost savings when using chromium picolinate

• Age-related eye disease (ARED), specifically age-related macular degeneration and cataracts, and the potential health care cost savings when using lutein and zeaxanthin

• Osteoporosis and the potential health care cost savings when using the combination of calcium and vitamin D or when using magnesium

The report demonstrates that significant cost savings can be realized by health care payers, such as insurance companies and consumers, through the use of dietary supplements that have a demonstrable and substantial effect on the risk of costly disease-related events among targeted high-risk populations.  

Specifically, the report examines evidence showing that the use of key dietary supplements can reduce overall hospital utilization costs associated with heart disease, age-related eye disease, diabetes, and bone disease in the United States among those at a high risk of experiencing a costly, disease-related event.

 Thus, targeted dietary supplementation regimens are recommended as a means to help control rising societal health care costs, and as a means for high-risk individuals to minimize the chance of having to deal with potentially costly events and to invest in increased quality of life.


• Omega-3: Nearly $4 billion in cumulative net CHD-attributed cost savings from 2013 to 2020 is potentially realizable if the entire target population (U.S. adults over the age of 55 diagnosed with CHD) were to use omega-3 dietary supplements at preventive intake levels. 

• B Vitamins: A cumulative 808,225 CHD-related medical events from 2013 to 2020 could be avoided if all U.S. adults over the age of 55 diagnosed with CHD were to use the B vitamins folic acid, B6, and B12 at preventive intake levels.

• Phytosterols:An average of $4.23 billion per year in avoidable hospital utilization costs is potentially realizable if all U.S. adults over the age of 55 diagnosed with CHD were to use phytosterol dietary supplements at preventive intake levels.

• Psyllium Dietary Fiber: An average annual total savings of $4.38 billion per year from 2013 to 2020 is potentially realizable if all U.S. adults over the age of 55 diagnosed with CHD were to use preventive intake levels of psyllium fiber.

• Chromium Picolinate: A cumulative 649,944 avoided if all U.S. diabetics over the age of 55 diagnosed with CHD were to use chromium picolinate dietary supplements at preventive intake levels.

• Lutein and Zeaxanthin: An average of $3.87 billion per year in avoidable health care utilization costs is potentially realizable if all U.S. adults over the age of 55 diagnosed with ARED were to use lutein and zeaxanthin dietary supplements at preventive intake levels.

• Calcium and Vitamin D: Over $12 billion in cumulative net osteoporosis-attributed cost savings is potentially realizable if the entire target population (U.S. women over the age of 55 diagnosed with osteoporosis) were to use calcium and vitamin D dietary supplements at preventive intake levels.

• Magnesium: A cumulative savings of $6.8 billion from 2013 to 2020 in avoidable hospital utilization costs is potentially realizable if all U.S. women over the age of 55 diagnosed with osteoporosis were to use magnesium dietary supplements at preventive intake levels

A Human Firewall for EMF's from Cell phones, towers and electric lines

City life is demanding in many ways- traffic, noise, and pollution. Now we find ourselves enveloped in a sea (click) of electrical currents of different magnitudes from cellular phones and towers to smart meters and more transformers throughout our cities. The electric grid is growing at a rate beyond civic benefit that needs (click) to be controlled.  Until the nation awakens to the problem and puts proper changes in place, it is important to know there are means of helping to reduce exposure by products that help lessen the impact.


 Wood - $1181.00       Body&Car $145.00     Mobil $197.00          Home $830.00         RayChip $32.95

  Our Price $945.00           $116.95             $157.60                  $659.00          $26.95

Recently, Vitamin Express found a company whose products meet our standards of effectiveness for helping reduce and neutralize the body's exposure to these electrical influences. The name of the company is RayGuard from Germany. The products are actually made in Switzerland and one can find the company on-line. Our prices reflect our special way of always doing business- we discount the product price and reflect the conversion price from Euros to dollars. We are pleased to offer these wonderful products through Vitamin Express. We also offer package deals for these products.

A RayGuard Human Firewall creates an optimum resonance field and relieves the body through that -

Here are our available combinations:

Black & Gold Home Combo                           Wood Home Combo


Note from Michael LeVesque, President, Vitamin Express

With major digestive issues and dramatic weight loss occurring the search reminded me to measure EMF levels. Years ago in the Berkeley store, the Manager had complained of health problems. When it was suggested to explore the electrical fields, we found excessively high readings in the office. Sharing the same wall in another room of the building were all the electric meters for the entire building complex. Moving the office was our solution along with a three door cooler placed along the wall.

My exposure to electrical transformers, smart meters and now two cell towers placed in the immediate vicinity has evidently over loaded my system as I gradually experienced ill health, irritability, ringing in the ears, stress, diarrhea and weight loss. Walking through certain areas were hot spots that suddenly ignited a tingling feeling, ringing in the ears and rush to a restroom. Using a gaussmeter helped locate some of these areas with very high EMF readings, others were difficult to ascertain. It was necessary to have Pacific Gas and Electric remove smart meters from my home and business. It was not until using the RayGuard products that my health dramatically reversed, stabilized and continues improving. Sharing my personal story is not intended to diagnose or offer a cure only celebration in the fact to be normal once again.

Fatty Acids in Baby Formula Boosts Brain Function Later

By Kimberly Beauchamp, ND

Babies who are given formula supplemented with fatty acids including DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and ARA (arachidonic acid) do better on verbal and executive function tests as they approach school age, reports a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Baby’s first food 

Breast milk contains an ideal proportion of fats, carbohydrates, and protein, as well as a full complement of disease-fighting antibodies and other compounds that aid in healthy infant development.

But breast-feeding isn’t an option for everyone, and researchers have been working on developing formulas that resemble breast milk as closely as possible to help offer these health benefits to bottle-fed babies.

Some research has focused on the role that fatty acids found in breast milk play in the developing brain. Both DHA and ARA promote babies’ healthy brain and eye development, and ARA serves as a precursor for many hormone-like substances in the body.

Fatty acids go the distance 

While several studies have confirmed fatty acids’ beneficial actions on infant neurological development, less is known about their long-term effects on thinking (cognition). To help fill this information gap, researchers from the University of Kansas followed 81 children who’d been given formula containing varying percentages (0.32%, 0.64%, or 0.94% of total fatty acids) of DHA and 0.64% ARA, or formula with no added fatty acids for their first year of life. The children were tested on different measures of thinking and verbal skills every six months from age 18 months to age six. Here’s what the results showed:

  • Fatty acids didn’t seem to affect language skills or other cognitive function at 18 months.
  • Fatty acid supplementation significantly improved several measures of executive function (organization and regulation needed to perform tasks), IQ, and verbal skills at ages five and six years.
  • The highest DHA dosage didn’t seem to provide greater benefit than the two lower dosages.

DHA levels in breast milk vary widely throughout the world and are largely influenced by a mother’s diet. In countries with a lot of seafood consumption, for example, the percentage of DHA in breast milk may be as high as 2.76%.

US manufacturers started supplementing infant formulas with DHA and ARA in 2002, while some other countries added them much earlier. Based on the average fatty acid content occurring naturally in breast milk, infant formulas typically contain between 0.2% and 0.4% ARA and 0.35% to 0.7% ARA.

(Am J Clin Nutr 2013;98:403–12)

from Colostrum: Life's First Food: The Ultimate Anti-Aging, Weight Loss, and Immune Supplement

by Daniel G. Clark, M.D. and Kaye Wyatt

Colostrum has a virus antibody that acts against viral invaders. A wide range of antiviral factors were acknowledged to be present in colostrum. This research was done at the US Government's Center for Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. E.L. Palmer, et. al.; Journal of Medical Virology

Colostrum contains Non Specific Inhibitors that inhibit a wide range of respiratory illness, notably Influenza viruses. Colostrum is specifically cited for its unique effectiveness against potentially deadly outbreaks of Asian Flu viruses that emerge from animal/human mutations.  
Drs. Shortridge,; Journal of Tropical Pediatrics

Glycoproteins, in bovine colostrum, inhibit the attachment of the Helicobactor Pylori bacteria that cause stomach ulcers. Colostrum contains significant amounts of Interlukin-10 (a strong inflammation inhibitory agent), found significant in reducing inflammation in arthritic joints and injury areas. 
Dr. Olle Hemell, at the University of Ulmea, Sweden; Science

Colostrum and breast milk (from cows and humans) stimulates the newborn's immune system; as yet, unidentified proteins speed the maturation of cultured B Lymphocytes (type of white blood cell) and primes them for production of antibodies.
Dr. Michael Julius of McGill University, Montreal; Science News

Immunoglobulins (found in colostrum) are able to neutralize the most harmful bacteria, viruses, and yeasts.
Dr. Per Brandtzaeg; Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences

Human clinical study: Immune factors in cow colostrum, when taken orally, are effective against disease-causing organisms in the intestinal tract. Ingestion of bovine colostrum's immunoglobulins may be a new method of providing passive immunoprotection against a host of gut-associated disease causing antigens (viral and bacterial).
Dr. R. McClead, et. al.; Pediatrics Research

Clinical studies show that IgE (Immunoglobulin), found in bovine colostrum, may be responsible for regulating allergic response.
Drs. Tortora, Funke & Cast; Microbiology

Studies with human volunteers found that the preservation of the biological activity of IgG (Immunoglobulin), in the digestive secretions of adults receiving bovine colostrum orally, indicates passive enteral (intestinal) immunization for the prevention and treatment of acute intestinal diseases. Dr. L.B. Khazenson; Microbial & Epidemial Immunobiology

Colostrum stimulates the lymphoid tissue providing benefits in aged or immunodeficient people. Nature has used the oral route for the development of the immune system since the origin of mammals (safe and effective). Oral administration of immunofactors is simple, inexpensive, free of side effects and may be vastly beneficial in veterinary and HUMAN medicine, to correct immunodeficiency.
Drs. Bocci, Bremen, Corradeschi, Luzzi and Paulesu; Journal Biology 

Immunoglobulin from bovine colostrum effectively reduces and prevents viral and bacterial infections in immune deficient subjects: bone marrow recipients, premature babies, AIDS, etc.
New England Journal of Medicine

Researchers reported that colostrum stimulates maturation of B Lymphocytes (type of white blood cell) and primes them for production of antibodies, enhances growth and differentiation of white blood cells. Similar activity in cow and human colostrum can also activate Macrophages.
Dr. M. Julius, McGill University, Montreal; Science News 

Immunoglobulin in colostrum has been used to successfully treat: Thrombocytopenia, Anemia, Neutropenia, Myasthenia Gravis, Guillain Barre Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis, Systemic Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Bulluos Pamphigoid, Kawasaki's Syndrome, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Crohn's disease, among others.
Dr. Dwyer; New England Journal of Medicine

Concentration of Lactoferrin and Transferrin in bovine colostrum found necessary to transport iron into blood. Highest concentrations of both substances were found in the first milking after birth.
Drs. Sanchez, et. al.; Biological Chemistry

PRP, in bovine colostrum, has the same ability to regulate activity of the immune system as hormones of the Thymus gland. It activates an underactive immune system, helping it move into action against disease-causing organisms. PRP also suppresses an overactive immune system, such as is often seen in the autoimmune diseases. PRP is highly anti-inflammatory and also appears to act on T-cell precursors to produce helper T-cells and suppresser T-cells.
Drs. Staroscik, et. al.; Molecular Immunology 

PRP was found not to be species specific (transferable for human use). Turns white blood cells into functionally active T cells. Results were shown in treatment of auto-immune disorders and cancer. An important immune modulator stimulates an underactive immune system and tones down an overactive one.
Drs. Janusz & Lisowski; Archives of Immunology

Bovine Colostrum contains TgF-B which has an important suppressive effect on cytotoxic substances (anti-inflammatory). Inhibits cell growth of human Osteosarcoma (cancer) cells (75% inhibition). Mediator of fibrosis and angiogenesis (healing of heart muscle and blood vessels), (Roberts et al., 1986), accelerates wound healing (Sporn et al.., 1983) and bone formation (Centrella et al., 1987).
Drs. Tokuyama and Tokuyama; Cancer Research Inst. Kanazawa Univ. Japan

Only Retinoic acids, found in colostrum, conferred protection and reduced colonization of the Herpes Virus. Although not a cure, Retinoic acids effectively reduce the Herpes Virus to levels (1/100 to 1/10,000 viruses remained active after treatment) where the body's immune system could fight off an outbreak.
Drs. Charles Isaacs, at al.; Experimental Biology; Science 

Colostrum contains Retinoic Acid which helps fight Herpes Virus. Also contains Glycoprotein (kappa casein) that protects against the bacteria that cause stomach ulcers.
Dr. Raloff, Science News

Reducing viral levels in the body and stimulating natural immune capabilities holds the most promise in helping our immune systems contain the HIV virus.
Drs. Nowa and McMichael; Scientific American

Growth factors in bovine colostrum were found to be very effective in promoting wound healing. Recommended for trauma and surgical healing. External and internal applications.
Drs. Sporn, et. al.; Science 

Cartilage Inducing Factor-A, found in colostrum, stimulates cartilage repair.
Drs. Seyedin, Thompson, Bentz, et. al.; Journal of Biological Chemistry

Bovine colostrum contains high levels of growth factors that promote normal cell growth and DNA synthesis.
Drs. Oda, Shinnichi, et. al.; Comparative Biochemical Physiology

IGF-1, found in colostrum, stimulates bone and muscle growth and nerve regeneration. Also found: topical administration to wounds resulted in more effective healing.
Drs. Skottner, Arrhenius-Nyberg, Kanje and Fryklund, Acta. Paediatric Scandinavia, Sweden

The failure of chronic wounds to heal is a major medical problem. Drs. suggest that an important role for growth factors is in promoting wound healing. Accelerated healing is possible for treatment with trauma and surgical wounds. Drs. Bhora, et. al.; Journal. Surg. Res.

High age is associated with reduced levels of growth hormones: GH and IgF-l. Induction of GH and IgF-l increase body weight through muscle growth of aged subjects.
Drs. Ullman, Sommerland & Skottner, Dept. of Pathology and Pharmacology, Univ. of Gothenburg, Sahlgren Hospital & HabiVitrum AB, Stockholm, Sweden

The Downside of Fluoridated water and infants

These agencies now join the National Institute of Health and American Academy  of Pediatric Dentists who warned parents in 2006: "...If a child under the age of six months is exclusively consuming infant formula reconstituted with fluoridated water, there may be an increased chance of dental fluorosis." 

Formula-fed infants can get up to 200 times more fluoride than breastfed babies who get next to none. The EPA says babies also absorb more chemical toxins in baths than in drinks so baby baths should be short.   Some 90% of Fluoride absorbed by infants stays in the baby's bones. 41% of teens in the U.S. today have stained permanent teeth from too much fluoride as infants.

Floride for humans:

0 to 6 months     None

6 mo to 3 yrs     .25 mgs (ppm)

3   to 6  yrs       .50 mgs

6 to 16 yrs         .75 mgs      (Amer. Academy of Ped. Dentistry 2008)

Women             3 mgs

Men                 4 mgs          (USDA fluoride in 505 foods and beverages  2004)

Compiled by Arlene Goetze, M.A.

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