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
I was checking my nutrition information for today and here's what it said:
"Went Over My Goals//Vitamin D My Goal – 100-150//Today – 350
Because vitamin D is stored in the body, large quantities can be toxic. The Tolerable Upper Intake Lev... Read more
Starch is a dense food with loads of vitamins and the stomach digest it slowly. I'm not good at explaining, you need to watch Forks Over Knives to understand . I'm a newbie so bare with me. This is my first post so be kind. I lost 4 lbs... Read more
According to the Nutrition tracker, the recommended amount of Vitamin A is 100% - 110%. This is a very small amount to aim for. It is very easy to go over this amount.
Is this range correct? If not, what is the recommended amount?... Read more
Hi - I'm new and have a question about the collard greens I ate today. I don't remember the exact serving size, but I didn't eat that much of them. I went "over" my vitamin A goals on the nutrition tracker. I don't quite understand how the greens can... 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
Herring, catfish, tuna fish, cod liver oil,mackeral, sockeye salmon, eggs, sunshine, vitamin D3 supplements. Your Vitamin D Level can be Checked by blood tests in order to get your levels up to the 'optimal' Vitamin D Level. Make sure your diabetic... 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.
Maintains Your Calcium Balance
Maintenance of blood calcium levels within... Read more
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