vitamins

A new study from Trinity College in Dublin suggests an association between vitamin D levels and mortality from COVID-19. Vitamin D is produced in the skin from UVB sunlight exposure and is transported to the liver and then the kidney where it is changed into an active hormone. This form of the vitamin increases calcium …Read More

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Eating fruits and vegetables each day may be the simplest and most effective thing Americans can do to lead a healthy long life. Not interested you say? You’ll take the easier route and skip fruits and vegetables and simply down a vitamin pill instead. When researchers studied the affects of vitamins C, E, and beta-carotene …Read More

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Folacin is another name for vitamin B9. Folate is the naturally occurring form of the vitamin found in food and folic acid is the synthetic form of the vitamin found in enriched foods and dietary supplements. Why should any of this matter to you? Because close to 10% of Americans are folate deficient and for …Read More

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Vitamin K, discovered in the mid 1930s, got its letter designation from the German word koagulation because of the vitamin’s first-known role in blood clotting. Blood remains a liquid in your body, even though it is loaded with all sorts of solid material – red and white blood cells, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and fat. But …Read More

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Food makes up the largest portion of solid waste found in US landfills. In a recent study researches focused on the nutritional value of food we routinely throw away. Americans are not getting enough fiber, calcium, potassium and vitamins A, C, D, and E while at the same time throwing away tons of good food …Read More

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The answer is kiwis, just one provides 100% of your daily need for vitamin C and you can eat the fiber-rich skin. This New Zealand specialty is available year-round because the growing season in California is opposite so the two major producers complement each other. Grown commercially in the US since the 1960s, kiwis were …Read More

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Surprised? We usually associate calcium and other minerals with healthy bones but in order for these minerals to be effectively used to make bone in the body the minerals need to be available to the cells. Vitamin D helps the body maintain the correct level of calcium in the blood allowing bone cells to absorb …Read More

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Adequate levels of vitamin D have been linked with many positive health outcomes – reduced risk of heart attack, stroke, cancer and bone fractures. Now a study shows that surgical patients with higher vitamin D levels have lower rates of death and complications after surgery. An opinion paper written by two physicians is urging doctors to check …Read More

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Vitamin D is rarely listed on food labels. Most of us remember it as the sunshine vitamin we learned about long ago in high school biology class. And, few of us think about this vitamin daily. Maybe we should. Vitamin D may be more important to your health than you realize. Vitamin D protects your …Read More

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Each time you open and close a vitamin bottle in the bathroom you add at bit of humidity and moisture. Right after a shower, the humidity in the room could be close to 100%. This high moisture content degrades the effectiveness of vitamin supplements. You can lose almost all the vitamin C in a week. …Read More

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