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Vitamins Resources

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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

Anyone take extra calcium and vitamin D?
Updated 10/16/2014 1:26:40 PM

I have been taking 5,000 IU of vitamin D each day and 1200 mg of calcium. My doctor prescribed this when I was remarkably low on vitamin D in my bloodwork. I have so much more energy now it isn't funny. I read that you need to take calcium suppleme...  Read more

Supplements and Vitamins
Updated 10/16/2014 8:23:35 PM

I'm 60 and I want to add a multivitamin and supplements to my daily regimen. Anybody have any recommendations? If I go shopping on my own, my mind is boggled by the sheer numbers of these things and I don't want to add a millionty billion pills, I...  Read more

Vitamins ?
Updated 10/11/2014 12:08:16 AM

Yes, I did...  Read more

Vitamin for women over 50
Updated 10/5/2014 4:02:49 PM

Should I only take a multi for women over 50 no iron ?...  Read more

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

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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

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

High-Vitamin C Recipes

To help increase your immunity this cold and flu season, give yourself an extra boost of vitamin C (no supplements required!). This antioxidant is found in a wide range of foods from potatoes to bell peppers. Check out these 5 delicious, vitamin-C ri...  Read more

Vitamins, Vitamins EVERYWHERE!

I got this Women's Daily Pack of vitamins from Walgreen's - a 7 day supply - for free when I bought my CoQ-10 and my Lutein (buy one get one free!). I needed the CoQ-10 to hopefully help my ankle that I rolled on when I was crazy-high on Vicodi...  Read more

Water-soluble vitamins ..

Water-soluble vitamins dissolve in water. They include the B-complex vitamins and vitamin C. They are carried in your bloodstream and are not stored in the body in significant amounts. Your body uses the amount that is needed, and then the extra is e...  Read more