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
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 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
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
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
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Does anyone use a vitamin B complex to help with their energy levels? It's something that I've used in the past to help boost my energy, and my doctors are okay with it since my levels seem to naturally run a little low. I can't have caffeine or mo... Read more
I am looking for sources of Vitamin D. I can't take the vitamins because they are made from lamb (which I am allergic to). I am also allergic to most of the foods that contain Vitamin D... Like salmon, etc. I CAN eat mushrooms but to get enough Vitam... Read more
My provider recently told me that my Vitamin D levels are low and I need to take a supplement. My husband bought me this Vitamin Squeeze powder for my water. If I only use one squeeze in my water, that should be safe right? It has a narrow opening (s... Read more
Any advice on accurately measuring the amount of vitamins and minerals in my diet? I'm 5' tall, my calorie range for weight loss is the lowest one available on this site (I generally stay on around 1200, otherwise I'm in a maintenance plan instead of... Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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