Eating well is important at any age. But health issues and physical limitations sometimes make it difficult for seniors, the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population, to get the nutrients they need for a balanced diet. Poor nutrition and malnut... Read more
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
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
Let’s face it: No one has time for a cold. In addition to making us feel miserable, colds destroy our schedules. Work, family, errands—they all have to wait while we get better. Or even worse, we have to carry on despite our achy muscles,... Read more
Whether browsing the Internet, surfing through 500 channels, or flipping through your favorite magazine (or tabloid), you’ll find them everywhere: weight loss supplements that offer quick and easy solutions to shedding unwanted pounds. Simply p... Read more
I'm tracking my vitamin and mineral intake here on Spark. My question is, the daily amounts shown in the nutritional report for my vitamins and minerals, are they grams, milligrams, micrograms? its not labeled so I just don't want to assu... Read more
What's the best multi-vitamin for women? I have noticed that even with eating well, I'm not getting all tge vitamins and minerals I need. I have been taking One-a-Day Women's formula, but many of the vitamins in it are under daily recommended amts.... Read more
This is one challenge that I think would be bad for me. Because I'm on a blood thinner, I have to keep my levels of greens consistent. I usually have two servings included in my 5 of fruits and vegetables, but 5 would be too much of a change. Good l... Read more
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 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
In 1997, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) created a new way to look at Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) by creating the Dietary Reference Intake (DRI) system. Since that time, the DRIs for essential nutrients have remained the s... Read more
Recently my teenage son and I found ourselves killing time at the grocery store while waiting for the pharmacy to fill a prescription. Surrounded by an array of protein supplements and energy drinks, my typical "tell mom only what is absol... Read more
I was concerned about my doctor increasing my Vitamin D intake from RDA of 400 IU per day to 2000+ IU per day via supplement! I was concerned because D is one we are to be careful with (along with A, K, and E), and I knew I was already getting D fro... Read more
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