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
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
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
When is the best time of day to take your vitamin? I've heard first thing in the morning and then I've heard at night. Should it be taken with food or not? Let me know what you do and help me figure this out. Thanks.... Read more
We have had a week of beautiful weather and I have spent a lot of that time in the sun. My nutrition tracker often shows that I am too low on calcium, but the only calcium supplement I have also has a daily dose of Vitamin D. If I take the supplement... Read more
Vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin, can be produced in the body with mild sun exposure or consumed in food or supplements.Adequate vitamin D intake is important for the regulation of calcium and phosphorus absorption, maintenance of health... 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
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
There is a vast body of science showing the many health benefits of vitamin D. You may be surprised to learn the important role that vitamin D plays in your health.
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