PHARMACEUTICAL

THE IMPORTANCE OF VITAMIN SUPPLEMENTS

As we know, vitamins form a vital part of our bodies' proper functioning and general good health. With so many available sources such as diet, supplements, topical serums & sunshine, it is a challenge to know the best source for optimal health and performance. Dietary supplements are the most controlled way to supplement micronutrient intake to reduce the risk of nutrient deficiencies.

In a world flooded with dietary supplements, how do we identify the cream of the crop? 

A BREAKDOWN OF DIABETES

According to the International Diabetes Association, approximately 463 million people have diabetes globally, and it is estimated that up to 14.2% of adults in the Cayman Islands have diabetes. For over 11 years, the Cayman Islands Diabetes Association has been conducting free hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) tests in the Cayman Islands (considered the gold standard for identifying pre-diabetes and diabetes). From these tests, it would seem that the incidence of diabetes is closer to 20% and pre-diabetes, almost 40%.

THE THING ABOUT FASTING

Intermittent Fasting might seem like a fad right now, but it’s been around for longer than most people realize. Our prehistoric ancestors were accustomed to limitations on their meals. They would typically go long hours between eating, then would require lots of energy reserves to hunt and gather for food. Many believe that eating within the earlier hours of the day will provide the necessary energy needed to sustain them throughout the day, but are we eating first thing in the morning because we are depleted of all reserves, or have we just become accustomed to habitual eating?

CBD vs. THC

Around the world, CBD is widely available without a prescription and widely expanding, even in countries such as the US, where cannabis is still federally illegal. Like the United States, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Thailand, and many other nations around the world have created federal frameworks for the sale of over the counter CBD products.

There are several contributing factors as to why CBD has been uniquely legalized in these regions. However, the delineating factor comes down to the source material's definition, either cannabis Sativa or hemp. 

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