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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

Types of vitamins & mineral supplements
Updated 9/21/2014 12:20:05 AM

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Tracking vitamin supplement
Updated 9/20/2014 11:17:09 PM

How and where do I track my vitamins and other supplements. ...  Read more

Who stole my Vitamin A?
Updated 9/13/2014 3:15:26 AM

I eat sweet potato regularly for the potassium and the vitamin A. Today it seems that the vitamin A has disappeared from my sweet potato in the SP database. Where did it go?...  Read more

Vitamin D
Updated 9/8/2014 4:06:06 PM

Since a person can actually get too much vitamin D, why does Centrum Silver for over 50 have 200% the rda? 38...  Read more

Good all-in-one vitamin suggestions?
Updated 8/16/2014 11:11:49 AM

Looking for a good one a day type vitamin. Pop in the morning with my morning routine kind of thing. I would like to have something made from as much natural product (real food) as possible. Anyone have any good suggestions?...  Read more

Colorful Cherry Tomatoes - Pop in Some Flavor!

Cherry tomatoes make great guilt free snack! When I open the fridge door looking for something to munch on, they are the first thing I see. They have a nice bright flavor that prevents me from grazing deeper in to the depths of the fridge. Plus, it...  Read more

High Potency Vitamin C is Good For Overall Health

Diabetic people have low vitamin C levels. Vitamin C may reduce glycosylation. Vitamin C lowers sorbital in people with diabetes. Sorbital is a sugar that can accumulate and damage the nerves eyes and kidney of people with diabetes. C helps the hear...  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