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About Vitamin D Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for About Vitamin D.

How to Get Your Daily Dose of Vitamin D

When is a vitamin not really a vitamin? When it's vitamin D! The "sunshine" vitamin, aptly named because sunlight is a source of it, is actually a hormone. Vitamin D is currently receiving a lot of attention and research regarding its r...  Read more

All about Vitamins

It can be easy to lose track of all the vitamins out there. It's even easier to forget how exactly they help our bodies. Let’s see, vitamin A heals wounds and vitamin C improves eyesight, wait, what was it again?  There are so many, it...  Read more

Vitamin E: Friend or Foe?

Vitamin E works as an antioxidant, preventing a chemical reaction called oxidation, which can sometimes result in harmful effects on the body. Knowing that vitamin E is an important nutrient, many people take large, mega-doses of it because they beli...  Read more

7 Key Nutrients Vegetarians Need to Watch

There are many benefits to being vegetarian and vegan. Regardless of why you chose such a lifestyle, it’s not enough to simply cut the meat, poultry, and seafood from your daily menu. Animal products do offer nutrients that support growth, body...  Read more

Vitamin B-12 May Prevent Birth Defects

Women of childbearing age (especially those who are pregnant or trying to conceive) are advised to eat 400 mg of folic acid (folate) daily to prevent neural tube defects, such as spina bifida, from occurring in their babies. New research, reported in...  Read more

Vitamins - food tracker tip
Updated 4/16/2014 7:36:28 AM

I added another meal to my tracker and called it vitamins. It makes it so much easier to track! I can just copy the meal to the next day. Hope this helps! I might be in the minority but I take a multi, calcium, and b12 - all gummies s...  Read more

vitamins, shin splints and sweet tooth, oh my!
Updated 4/5/2014 11:53:48 PM

I have been on and off this site for years, I give the link to my patients who want to lose weight and get healthy (I am a nurse practitioner), but I repeatedly fall off the wagon of using these tools for my own life! My goal is to fit into my size 8...  Read more

Vitamin help
Updated 4/2/2014 12:24:14 AM

I know that you aren't supposed to take certain vitamins together as it voids them out but I can not for the life of me find anything online. I have had gastric bypass so I really try to make sure I am getting all that I need but have noticed lately...  Read more

Too much Vitamin C
Updated 3/22/2014 8:47:10 AM

Is consuming too much Vitamin C ok if it isn't from supplements and from food only? Not fortified foods either such as fruits and vegetables - as in I don't consume foods fortified with vitamin C such as some juices. I know the UL is 2,000mg, and I'm...  Read more

Vitamin D
Updated 3/14/2014 8:48:27 AM

I recently read that it has been determined that people should take more Vitamin D than previously determined. 1,000 IU is suggested....  Read more

Too much Vitamin D

Vitamin D is the sunshine vitamin & helps our bodies over come depression issues & helps build strong bones. All you need is 15 minutes a day to get what you need (unless told otherwise by your doc). People take multi-vitamins think they might not be...  Read more

Romaine Lettuce

Romaine has better nutrional value than iceberg if you want to maximize your health benefits. Romaine contains vitamin C and beta-carotene,vitamin A, vitamin K, folate, vitamin C, manganese, chromium, vitamin B1, vitamin B2 and the minerals like pota...  Read more

Nourishing Traditions

The time has come to eat whole, clean, organic foods that are rich in vitamins and healthy fats! Nourish your body and mind!...  Read more

In Post-Menopausal Women, 'the Sunshine Vitamin' is One to Watch

Vitamin D is a hot topic in nutrition, and one that's become a focus in menopausal bone health.  There are two forms of the vitamin, D2 and D3 (cholecalciferol), with D3 the form best metabolized by the body. Vitamin D is found in foods such...  Read more

High-Vitamin C Recipes

To help increase your immunity this cold and flu season, give yourself an extra boost of vitamin C (no supplements required!). This antioxidant is found in a wide range of foods from potatoes to bell peppers. Check out these 5 delicious, vitamin-C ri...  Read more

Vitamin D - The Sunshine Vitamin

I went to a new doctor last September and she wanted to run a few basic blood tests as part of my “new patient” exam. I also asked her to check my vitamin D levels, but she was reluctant and said they were probably fine. I told her that I keep hearin...  Read more

Vitamin D and Allergies: More Vitamin D is better

Yesterday I read that children with low vitamin D were vulnerable to higher levels of allergies, according to some of the lastest research. I am about to soak up more Vitamin D the natural way, just in case the supplement I have been taking isn't en...  Read more