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April 2010 - Print | Index

Hello from Vitamin Express!

We offer personal service, fantastic products, nutritional information, and discounted prices.

We hope you enjoy our April Report.

  • Spring Quarterly Specials
  • Rainbow Light's sale products
  • HealthAid's Sibergin
  • Healthy & Effective Weight Loss- PGX and fucoTHIN
  • Discount + more discounts with our Discount Code
  • News and Opinion - Ghostwriting studies
  • Link between prevention HIV and bananas
  • Vitamin A in the news and absolved
  • Vitamin A review

Our super weekly special is updated every Wednesday. Great products- great price!

Best of Health!

First Place winner in the 2009 Best Place to Buy Vitamins and Nutritional Supplements in the San Francisco Bay Area sponsored by the SF Chronicle and SFGATE through 2009 BayList.

Please vote for us for 2010!  Thanks!

The Vitamin Express Newsletter Team
Michael LeVesque
President, Vitamin Express

A Rainbow of Light

The formulations at Rainbow Light are popular with people who want that extra punch from superfood concentrates, enzymes and botanicals, the traditional with the latest science, and a product good for the environment. Their products are screened for sensitivities and preferences- from vegan to organic. Here are some SPECIALS!
Everyday Calcium 120         MSRP 19.95    SALE  $12.95
Men’s One 90tabs               MSRP 31.49    SALE  $20.45
Women’s One 150tabs        MSRP 42.99    SALE  $27.95
PreNatal One 90tabs           MSRP 33.99    SALE  $22.10
Food Based Cal 180            MSRP 21.99    SALE  $14.30


HealthAid SiberginSibergin®, is the world’s leading high potency Siberian Eleuthero. It is one of our favorite herbs for men and women of all ages. It is a restorative of normal phsyiological function, allowing the body as a whole to respond to non-specific stress such as over-exercise. Sibergin® is a classic adaptogen- enhancing physical, mental stamina, and endurance- helping the body achieve a natural balance between vitality, tranquility, relieving stress and increasing immunity. MSRP $30.99 SALE $24.80

Safe Medicine

Where can you find medicine that is truly safe, effective, gentle and natural? Something you can give to all the family? Hyland’s homeopathic remedies give you the answer. Over 100 years tradition of excellence, they develop homeopathic formulas with the highest quality natural ingredients, following the strictest standards for preparation.
We have on SPECIAL their Sinus, Allergy Relief 4 Kids, Seasonal Allergy Relief, and Legs Cramp PM-- ALL at great savings!!!

Healthy Weight Loss

Here are two products that aid weight control in a healthy manner:

From Natural Factors, a fine Canadian manufacturer, comes the successful and effective  PGX®  formula. a unique mixture of three natural fibers- Konjac-mannan, Sodium Alginate, and Xanthan Gum.

Understanding the link between blood sugar, appetite and weight gain helps many overweight people realize that they are on a blood sugar roller coaster: their blood sugar levels rapidly rise and fall throughout the day. Every minute the brain monitors oxygen and blood sugar levels to ensure our safety. When blood sugar levels drop too rapidly, the brain sends out powerful messages to eat, in order to get blood sugar levels back to normal. These messages or food cravings are almost impossible to ignore. This is where PGX® aids the stabilization of blood sugar and increases insulin sensitivity. This in turn reduces appetite and slows digestion. Other benefits include lower blood cholesterol and triglycerides.

One of the fastest growing private companies since 2000, Garden of Life offers one of the most successful and acclaimed fat-burning products on the market. fucoTHIN is a non-stimulating thermogenic that works to increase digestive fire. Extensive studies have shown the product to increase metabolic rate by 18% in 16 weeks resulting in an average of 14.5 lbs weight loss.

The active ingredient, Fucoxanthin, is an anti-oxidative carotenoid found in brown seaweed. It increases the rate at which our body burns adipose tissue, which is the stomach fat that surrounds our organs and causes heart disease and diabetes. It also increases the body’s ability to stimulate the production of DHA. DHA is thought to increase insulin sensitivity, improve triglycerides and reduce LDL cholesterol, all important for maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle.

Discounts + More Discounts   

At Vitamin Express every one of our products are discounted. We offer deep discounts on popular and new products. The more we sell the lower the price.

At the register we give extra discounts of 5% over $100 or  5% over the age of 65. Buy more and the discount goes up. It’s our way of saying another “Thank You!”  And here's our SPECIAL DISCOUNT CODE for April for orders over the web- SPRINGTIME - to receive $5.00 off any web order over $35.00.

News and Opinion

Here’s an important summary on endorsement problems by the FDA of pharmaceutical drugs. This seems to be an inherent problem requiring fundamental changes if the government is to maintain a valid and safe relationship to national health. Check out this the widespread ghost writing of drug trials.

My personal opinion is that our country has been dealt a stacked deck by wealthy pharmaceutical corporations. They, through advertising money that floats the media- only allowed in the United States- control mass information. They, through their election campaign donations, control the Congress. They, through elimination to alternative answers to disease and control of the Food and Drug Administration and the halls of medicine control the market place. They, through this all, remain a sacred institution that is excused for its negligence by Congress and the courts, and now given the same legal rights as though they were citizens. The founding fathers of this country would not allow this to happen and warned against this danger. Money and corruption are going hand in hand.

My suggestion to turn it around is simple. All campaign money is designated by the government from our taxes and all media campaigning is only by “individual citizens” with public, televised debates paid for by government funds from our taxes with accounting expenditures open for public inspection. End of campaign donations by the third house of Congress- lobbyists. Lobbyists are necessary but not when they are coercive and destructive. And no one can say this great country is improving its health record, it is in continual decline and must be halted before we lose more of our loved ones and our complete democracy.

Abha Health newsletter is always enlightening to read. It is from Kenya and represents a homeopathic approach to medicine and an open attitude towards all research. Here is a link to an article about a natural compound in bananas that could hold a key to stopping HIV.

Nutrition is a complex subject. Whenever there are large studies involving thousands of subjects- beware. The variables are so numerous- forms, potencies, frequency, life styles, diet, activity, even the time of day a measurement may be taken, can all change relevancy and make the entire study one of a trend or even worthless.

Case studies are always the best. They provide more complete information and provide the nuances that show relevancy and effectiveness. Some researchers endorse double blind studies. In the words of the late and formidable nutritionists Carlton Fredericks, these studies are “double blind, double blind studies”- taking away the intelligence of the observer and are often poor or even misleading substitutes for actual information. We are all individuals and case studies provide valid observation.

Vitamin A in the news

Early studies were flawed! Recent, more rigorous tests confirm that retinol vitamin A does not pose a risk for bone loss. In fact, higher, more optimal vitamin A intake increased bone density and reduced bone fractures in senior women. Read further at Super Nutrition's website

Also, Vitamin A exerts influences beyond its expectations:

In a study published by researchers in neurobiology and neurology at Cornell Medical School a new role was identified for vitamin A (retinol).  It was found to be an essential cofactor of an enzyme activated in the mitochondria having major influence on the cellular respiration and ATP synthesis of the cell. "These results illuminate a hitherto unsuspected role of vitamin A in mitochondrial bioenergetics of mammals, acting as a nutritional sensor. As such, retinol is of fundamental importance for energy homeostasis. The data provide a mechanistic explanation to the nearly 100-yr-old question of why vitamin A deficiency causes so many pathologies that are independent of retinoic acid action." Acin-Perez R, Hoyos B, et al, FASEB J, 2010; 24(2): 627-36

So here's a quick review of the benefits of Vitamin A (retinol)

It promotes growth and the synthesis of protein, helps develop strong bones and healthy skin, hair, teeth, gums, and eyes, counteracts night blindness, weak eyesight, and strengthens the nerves and cells of the eyes. It promotes smooth skin and healthy secretions of the mucous membranes, helps protect the body from chronic diarrhea and respiratory infections, and aids in maintaining healthy thyroid and adrenal glands. Vitamin A is stored in the body. It requires fat, zinc and other minerals and enzymes for absorption. In fact a low fat diet can result in insufficient bile reaching the intestines, resulting in 90% of vitamin A and beta carotene being lost in the feces. Vitamin A is protected when taken with Vitamin E. Also, vitamin A needs sufficient choline in order to be stored by the body, and the need for it increases with age.



These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The products listed in this newsletter are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Consult with your physician before taking any of these products.