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Vitamin D Insufficiency Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Vitamin D Insufficiency.

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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

Vitamin C and heat
Updated 9/18/2016 1:43:47 AM

I have been keen to boost my immunity recently - and a product caught my eye in the supermarket today. It was a Green Tea with Vitamin C (I think it had tropical flavouring - pineapple & mango or something). I picked it up and considered it. There...  Read more

So, I made like a vitamin water today with strawbe
Updated 9/16/2016 10:59:03 PM

So, I made like a vitamin water today with strawberries and a small amount green tea. Does it count as water? #food...  Read more

Question RE: Multi Vitamins and Daily Tracker
Updated 9/15/2016 11:44:56 AM

Hi all: I am new to this site and this site's tracker. When I enter a multi vitamin into the daily food tracker, I do not see any nutritional info on the daily report when I do this. Help? It is frustrating to see the report tell me I am low...  Read more

Vitamin d and weight
Updated 9/16/2016 11:36:39 AM

So, I'd been eating between 1300-1550 calories for a few months, with no weight loss, actually a slight gain. I went to the doctor, they did a bunch of bloodwork, and my vitamin d came back really low. The doc said this was probably related, as low v...  Read more

how do I track vitamin supplements?
Updated 9/15/2016 12:36:57 PM

I take the Minimum daily requirement of Calcium, Vitamin D and Vitamin C. How does one count these on the nutrition tracker?...  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

Can Vitamin D Reduce Your Risks of the H1N1 (Swine) Flu This Winter?

Vitamin D research and information is in the news everywhere these days. One of the most shocking results came from a nationwide study in the U.S. that found about 9 percent of the children were vitamin D deficient but 61 percent of them were vitamin...  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

Vitamin D Insufficiency

I'm having a physical next week, so I had my bloodwork done and it came back with some not so good numbers. My cholesterol is on the high side. That's not a surprise, it runs in the family. The good news is that my good cholesterol (HDL) is high (...  Read more