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How Many Essential Nutrients Are There
Nutrients: An essential nutrient is a nutrient that the body needs, but cannot manufacture in an adequate amount. The body has many chemical reactions that occur and often these reactions require the nutrients in some manner. Deficiencies of these nutrients can lead to serious illness. Some examples include: vitamin c (scurvy); vitamin d (rickets); thiamine (beriberi); Niacin (pellagra). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes for children : No for adults. We make our own. ...Read more
Hair is 97% protein…: ; 3% omega-3 fatty acids. Zinc, iron, ; copper are essential to healthy hair as are vitamins a (beta carotene), b5 (pantothenic acid), biotin, c, d, ; e. So well-balanced diet with adequate protein, vitamins, ; minerals are needed for healthy hair. Avoid smoking; get adequate sleep; if still problems, have doc check for hormonal issues. Webmd.Com/beauty/hair-styling/top-10-foods-for-healthy-hair. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I read somewhere that sperm contains the essential nutrients(incl protein), so does excessive ejaculation(masturbation) deplete these nutrients?
Easily replaced: Your spit and or other body secretions also contain protein and are replenished with normal feeding activity. Masterbation is a normal part of human sexuality. If it becomes excessive it can draw you away from social activities where you could develop more as a person. That would be more important than the trivial amount of nutrients in ejaculate. ...Read more
Why is it necessary to give vitamin D supplements to my breastfed baby? Doesn’t human milk have all the essential nutrients for babies?
Yes: Human breast milk indeed is nutritionally complete - provided the mother is complete - if the mother has an adequate blood level of vitamin d so will her milk. Simply put - if she is a breastfeeding lifeguard who doesn't use sunscreen - her milk is perfect. If she stays inside - an oral supplement of at least 5000iu will provide adequate levels in her milk. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not quite sure: Nutrient imbalance is a very vague, non medical term. Different people imply different notions. Say, fat malabsorption due to pancreatitis (chronic) may cause nutrient imbalance in that fat is being lost from the body. Glutein intolerance may cause iron deficiency anemia, which is nutrient imbalance due to lack of iron. B12 malabsorption will lead to decrease of B12 and nutrient imbalance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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