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Reason of deficiency of vit d3?

Reason of deficiency of vit d3?

It's the sources.: The major sources of vitamin D3 are dairy and sun exposure. Now, we generally tell people to avoid the sun because of its effects on the skin and development of cancer. And not everyone tolerates dairy so well, or even likes dairy. This is why vitamin D deficiency is so rampant. So the supplements of D3 have become useful sources. ...Read more

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Folic Acid (Definition)

Folic acid, AKA folate (folic acid) (vit B9), is recommended for all women wanting to get pregnant -- 0.4mg (400mcg) daily, which is important for preventing birth defects like spina bifida. Women w/ a hx these disorders should take 10x that amt daily -- 4mg (4000mcg) through the 3rd month of pregnancy. It won't affect fertility, chances of conception/twins, or periods. ...Read more


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What is the importance of b vitamins in glucose metabolism?

What is the importance of b vitamins in glucose metabolism?

Energy metabolism: They are essential items in the complex process of producing cellular energy. Since the body is made up of trillions of cells that cooperate together to create function, the energy that drives that function is a necessity ...Read more

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Importance of beta oxidation?

Importance of beta oxidation?

Beta Oxidation: To generate energy, your body has 3 systems it uses - stored atp (for intense, short duration exercise), glycolysis (which uses stored glycogen in your muscles), and beta oxidation, which is used for long duration, sustained exercise. All three are important and kick in as required, depending on the length of exercise. ...Read more

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Who is at risk of developing iron deficiency of anemia?

Who is at risk of developing iron deficiency of anemia?

Iron and anemia: The risk is low in this country if you have good nutrition and are not bleeding on a regular basis. I would be very curious as to what prompted a young female to ask this question. ...Read more

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Who is at risk of vitamin B12 deficiency?

Who is at risk of vitamin B12 deficiency?

Many: The classic B12 deficient people are severe alcoholics and vegan type vegetarians. Obviously, the reason for the deficiency is different in the two groups. Vegans simply don't eat enough B12 containing foods. Alcoholics are a bit more complicated than that. ...Read more

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What's the importance of having enough vitamin d in your body/system?

What's the importance of having enough vitamin d in your body/system?

Importance of Vit D: It is very important to have vitamin d levels over 30 in most of people because we know that vitd protects us against cardiovascular disease, cancers, cognitive impairment, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, asthma in children. Unfortunately we dont get enough vit d in our diet and do not get enough sun exposure to make vit d in our body. ...Read more

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Is it true that huge doses of vitamin B12 inhibit the levels of other b vitamins? (source:the web)

Is it true that huge doses of vitamin B12 inhibit the levels of other b vitamins? (source:the web)

No: Someone writing on the internet can put out any silly fantasy and make money doing it, as they appear very learned and caring. This one's just not true. Unlike these people, the scientific physicians in our community and on healthtap are bound by law to tell the truth. ...Read more

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Whats the importance of mental hygiene?

Whats the importance of mental hygiene?

Huge: Mental hygiene covers all those practices helping us to have good physical and mental health. Therefore, things like structuring the day so that is not too overwhelming, journaling, sleeping adequately etc, can be considered both preventive and curative measures ...Read more

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Whats the major symptom of vitamin K deficiency.?

Whats the major symptom of vitamin K deficiency.?

Bleeding too easily: This is a complex vitamin and has several duties. E.G. It works with vitamin d to help pump calcium into bones rather than into arteries. ...Read more

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What are the risk of low vitamin d?

What are the risk of low vitamin d?

Several things maybe: Vitamin d levels have been the subject of lots of discussion. No question it is more than just a vitamin as it has some almost hormone like effects in some body processes.The exact effects of low levels, especially for specific signs/symptoms are unclear. Some say bone pain, increased risk of infection, etc.It has been associated with increased risk of hip fracture though.2000 iu a day okay dose. ...Read more

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What are typical signs of being folate (folic acid) anemic?

What are typical signs of being folate (folic acid) anemic?

Sxs: A Folic Acid deficiency can present with fatigue, oral ulcerations, tongue swelling, graying hair and inadequate growth. ...Read more

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What distinguishes the amount of micrograms in vitamin b12?

The amount!: If you can absorb b12, the mdr is 5 mcg. If you cannot, the rexcommeded dose is 2500 mcg, which is 2.5 mg. Yet this small amount is 466 x the mdr! ...Read more

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What are symptoms of being folate (folic acid) deficient?

Folic Acid: A Folic Acid deficiency can present with fatigue, oral ulcerations, tongue swelling, graying hair and inadequate growth. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of deficiency of vitamin d?

What are the symptoms of deficiency of vitamin d?

Many: Possible, pain, numbness or paresthesias, fatigue, mental issues, etc... ...Read more

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My serum folate (folic acid) is 16.4ug/L & B12 is 221ug/L & serum ferritin is 22ug/L. Why is folate (folic acid) on the high end of normal & others on the low end of normal?

My serum folate (folic acid) is 16.4ug/L & B12 is 221ug/L & serum ferritin is 22ug/L. Why is folate (folic acid) on the high end of normal & others on the low end of normal?

Nothing to worry abt: These are all in the normal range, and there is some give and take regarding the laboratory ability to give an exact value. Don't worry about these values unless they are way higher or way lower than normal. ...Read more

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What is the outcome of a deficiency of vitamin d?

What is the outcome of a deficiency of vitamin d?

Several things!: Osteoporosis and in men, greater likelyhood of prostate cancer and colon cancer, in women, more breast and colon cancer, and in both sexes, heart disease and stroke. Other problems occur, but I have highlighted the best defined! ...Read more

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B12 levels are fine, deficiency in the other b vitamins. Daily b complex at 60?

B12 levels are fine, deficiency in the other b vitamins. Daily b complex at 60?

A full b complex: Use a full b supplement that is 100mg of all b's and at least 400mcg of folic acid. ...Read more

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How absorbed is vitamin Bs and folate?

How absorbed is vitamin Bs and folate?

B complex: The 8 vitamins of the B complex are absorbed in the stomach and require acid to do so. ...Read more

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Folate (Definition)

Folate is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more