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
Let’s face it: No one has time for a cold. In addition to making us feel miserable, colds destroy our schedules. Work, family, errands—they all have to wait while we get better. Or even worse, we have to carry on despite our achy muscles,... Read more
Energy. We want it, we need it, but we don’t always have it. When we’re energized, the impossible seems doable and your hectic life feels like smooth sailing. So what essential part of your diet helps increase your energy as its mai... Read more
Going to the drug store lately can feel a little like a Saturday morning trip to the candy shop, with dozens and dozens of colorful vitamin and mineral supplements to choose from! Can’t you just sample a little bit of everything?
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Iodine deficiency, 90% of Americans are. If your drinking fluoridated water or swim in brominated water your not only deficient in iodine but your tyroid is taking those halogens up instead. Cant loose weight with a poorly functional thyroid... 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
Depression is associated with conditions thought to be associated with vitamin D deficiency. There is a strong association between heart disease and depression. Depression often precedes the heart disease...get help if you are depressed and get... Read more
Lack of vitamin D causes high blood sugar levels, make sure that your blood level of vitamin D3 is above 75 nmol/L .Yhe University of Toronto School of Medicine's "Diagnosis and Treatment of Vitamin D Deficiency" conference they reported thirty of t... 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
Minerals work throughout the body to regulate processes and provide structure. Iron while an essential trace mineral, is not widely talked about. Because it can frequently be low and zap your energy, let's take a closer look at this essential nutr... Read more
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