An estimated 18 million adults use herbs in some form, and the sale of these products continues to increase.
Herbal supplements, which come from plants that have medicinal properties, claim to cure, treat, or prevent disease.&n... 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
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 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
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
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
Two years ago I lost my mother-in-law to liver cancer. From diagnosis to her passing we had less than 8 weeks to prepare for her death. It has been a very trying two years as my husband and I have spent countless hours teaching my father-in-law to ca... 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
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