Consortium Membership

Eternal Zest becomes a part of KGK Enterprises.

KGK Enterprises is a consortium of ambitious independent companies with varied but complementary skill sets – leaders in their field of expertise. Forever looking for expansion and diversification, the group is are highly acquisitional and welcome any organisations that share the same high flying ideals and aspirations.

Their website is quoted as: “A group of individual entrepreneurs who established a number of diverse successful companies who were trading together for a number of years, recognised the advantage of forming a single entity that can utilise the different skill sets available to become simply ‘more than the sum of its parts’.

The aim is to take traditional services or products and bring them to the forefront of their markets through state of the art technology, modern delivery methods and aggressive marketing strategy.

Open to expanding its portfolio of products and services, KGK have high aspirations and will explore all opportunities to become the highest of flyers.”

We look forward to a long and successful relationship with KGK Enterprises.

Vitamin D supplements help reduce the risk of pregnancy loss

A new study has suggested that Vitamin D supplements can help to reduce the risk of pregnancy loss in women who have previously suffered a miscarriage.

Lead author of the report, Dr Sunni Mumford, from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Maryland, USA said, “Our findings suggest that vitamin D may play a protective role in pregnancy.”

The study included study of 1200 pregnant women who had previously suffered a miscarriage. They took samples of blood before pregnancy and then 8 weeks into the gestation period in order to determine vitamin D levels.

The research results found that if vitamin D levels were sufficient (greater than 30ng/ml) then women are;

  • 10% more likely to conceive
  • 15% more likely to have a live birth
  • 12% less likely to miscarry with every 10ng/ml increase in vitamin D before becoming pregnant

The findings of the research published in the journal The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology

Previous studies in this area have shown that that vitamin D is involved in placenta development and embryo production.

Unusual diabetes approach: Vitamin D may boost insulin cell survival.

A recent study has shown that higher levels of vitamin D can help combat diabetes.

Vitamin D appears to play a role in the preservation of the beta cells that produce, store and release the hormone insulin, opening up possibilities of harnessing this benefit to tackle type 2 diabetes, say researchers.

The discovery was made by Salk Institute researchers, who describe activation of vitamin D receptors (VDR) at enhanced levels, which appear to dampen the inflammation process – one of the triggers for the condition.

“This study started out by looking at the role of vitamin D in beta cells,” said first study author Dr Zong Wei, a research associate in Salk’s Gene Expression Laboratory.

“Studies have suggested a correlation between high vitamin D concentrations in the blood and a lower risk of diabetes, but the underlying mechanism was not well understood.

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