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Vitamins Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Vitamins.

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

we should be able to put in vitamins and minerals
Updated 9/30/2015 9:13:57 PM

we should be able to put in vitamins and minerals on add new food. also customize meal plans. i personally don't eat GMOs, salt, fish, the list goes on...  Read more

vitamins. which multi is the best?
Updated 9/19/2015 1:41:53 AM

I was informed that multi vitamins are not good for you. I read a few articles but can not find answers. Re they really good and if so which are better a multi or go individual?...  Read more

Does anyone take vitamins/supplements ? Starting t
Updated 9/14/2015 11:03:42 AM

Does anyone take vitamins/supplements ? Starting today I am taking Vitamin B (1) , Vitamin D & Folic acid due to their benefits for me. How about you?...  Read more

Query about manually entering vitamin and mineral
Updated 9/10/2015 6:45:04 AM

Hi I take magnesium supplement and when I entered the amounts manually (300mcg) I entered it as 100% because in that part of the nutrition table it shows as requiring %%% not mg, however my daily report often shows I am under and I felt this was...  Read more

How accurate is SP's vitamin and mineral tracking?
Updated 9/8/2015 5:27:42 PM

I'm trying to determine if I need to take any vitamin supplements so I'm monitoring virtually every nutrient SP lets you track. I seem to be consistently low in some trace minerals like selenium. Is it that SP's database doesn't include this informat...  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

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

Birth Control, Vitamins and Supplements (possible TMI)

For years, I have been taking a shot for my birth control. I started it in highschool before I was active as a way to manage my periods. They would last a single day to a day and half. All the cramping in one day instead of spread out. I was starting...  Read more