NCI Well Connect Mid-Week Brief
January 31, 2018
Dear Steve, 

DID YOU KNOW that collagen supplements are all the rage for skin health? However, the quality and efficacy of most collagen supplements are dubious at best. So how do we stimulate our own collagen production?

Aside from supplemental vitamin C and eating optimal amounts of protein, the most abundant amino acid in collagen is glycine. Did you know that the supplement magnesium glycinate is magnesium bound to glycine? So you are not only benefitting by better absorbed magnesium, you are getting a collagen production boost.

Collagen is way more important than just for supple, tighter skin. Bones cannot regenerate properly without adequate collagen fibers.

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Metagenics sent a memo alerting us of a problem customers have had purchasing counterfeit and adulterated products from third party sources on the Internet. Pure Encapsulations alerted us to similar occurrences with their products. Overheated products, expired products, labels removed, QR codes removed, and label tampering are all major issues. Read the memo here.

We are not a third party vendor. We are an authorized vendor for Metagenics and Pure Encapsulations.

Metagenics should serve as an example for every probiotic manufacturer. Here's why.

Have a happy, healthy day! Steve and Bonnie
Sugar Helps Cancer Cell Flourish
Bonnie and Steve: Previous research have shown that rapidly dividing cancer cells require higher levels of sugar than healthy cells. This dependency on sugar distinguishes cancer cells from normal cells and is often used as a treatment option to kill cancer cells. Not all cancer cell types are sensitive to the removal of sugar, however. And even cancers that are sensitive to sugar depletion may slow down the rate of cancer progression, but not send it into remission.

Researchers have demonstrated for the first time a novel cell death pathway where depletion of sugar actually caused cancer cell death. The groundbreaking article was published in January's Science Signaling.

Besides providing energy, the researchers found that sugar has a novel signaling function in cancer cells whereby its deprivation would trigger voltage differences across cancer cell membranes, leading to a flowing of calcium ions into the cells and subsequently cell death.

By combining the inhibition of sugar intake and the increase of calcium levels in cancer cells, they managed to kill cancer cells while leaving healthy cells intact.

By applying the combination treatment to the suitable cancer cell types, this could be a novel treatment combination against cancer.

Apply a preventive technique by limiting your exposure to any and all kinds of added sugars. Start by removing access to added sugars from your workplace and home.
Developments in Cancer Research
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Bonnie C. Minsky Award

The Bonnie C. Minsky Award was established at University of Illinois Chicago School of Public Health to provide tuition support to students whose research and educational interests focus on nutrition, maternal and child health, women's health or healthy aging.
The 2017 Bonnie C. Minsky Award was given to Vidya Visvabharathy, a Master of Public Health student in the Epidemiology and Biostatistics Division who is also pursuing the Maternal and Child Health Concentration. Vidya plans to graduate in May 2018 and would like to go to medical school. She is currently working as a Chicago Gun Violence Research Collaborative fellow, an initiative by the Sinai Urban Institute that provides graduate students with the opportunity to study where and how gun violence affects youth across the city.
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