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Is vitamin d a type of macronutrient?

Is vitamin d a type of macronutrient?

No: Macronutrients are carbohydrates (sugars and starches), lipids (fats) and proteins. Vitamin d is none of these; it's a compound found in a few foods, but mostly made in your skin when you are exposed to sufficient sunlight. Your body uses vitamin d in many ways. Macronutrient use by your body is somewhat simpler. Carbs are for fuel. Fats are for energy storage. Proteins are building blocks. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Is low vitamin d a result of cancer?

Is low vitamin d a result of cancer?

No.: Low vitamin d levels are not caused by cancer. We get vitamin d from diet and from sun exposure. Use of sun screens or avoiding sun cuts down on vitamin d production, and if the diet doesn't have enough, vitamin d deficiency can occur. This is a very common issue. The level needed to prevent osteoporosis is higher than we used to think, so what used to be called normal is now low. ...Read more

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Is there a sign of a vitamin E deficiency?

Is there a sign of a vitamin E deficiency?

Rare: Frank vitamin E deficiency is rare and overt deficiency symptoms have not been found in healthy people who obtain little vitamin E from their diets. If there is a deficiency symptoms include poor transmission of nerve impulses, muscle weakness, and retinal degeneration that leads to blindness. ...Read more

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How low is a vitamin d reading of 4.2?

How low is a vitamin d reading of 4.2?

If using the same: range we use in the US, this reading is rock bottom. Typical range is between about 30-90 and optimal is about 50. Please see your doc. Many folks used 5000 K IUs to replete their vitamin D3 level. Good research to support the benefit of D3. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a vitamin d deficiency?

What are the causes of a vitamin d deficiency?

Several things: First an inadequate amount of vitamin d in the diet, or the inability to absorb vitamin d and fats (d is fat soluable). Also, inadequate exposure to sunlight, which converts vitamin d to its active form. Being a radiologist and working in a dark room all day, i'm surprised more of my colleagues don't have it! ...Read more

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What is a healthy amount of sun exposure for vitamin d production?

What is a healthy amount of sun exposure for vitamin d production?

15 minutes 3x/wk: Adequate vitamin d can be produced by sunshine exposure 3 times a week for 15 minutes each time wearing a bathing suit and without sunscreen. ...Read more

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What is the quantum of vitamin d in an orange?

What is the quantum of vitamin d in an orange?

Not a D source: Oranges are not a vitamin d source. Some orange juices are fortified with a little vitamin d, but since orange juice is a fat free food, unless the you drink it with a meal containing some fat, your body can't use it. Vitamin d is a fat soluble vitamin. This means that it is absorbed by your body with fat, and if there is no fat intake with the vitamin, it won't be absorbed at all. ...Read more

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Is there a vitamin d deficiency injection?

Is there a vitamin d deficiency injection?

Vitamin D: Probably but an injection is not necessary. Vitamin D tablets are available over the counter at low cost. 1,000 or 2,000 mg tablets daily are appropriate. ...Read more

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Vitamin B12 or vitamin b complex, what is the difference?

Vitamin B12 or vitamin b complex, what is the difference?

Good question: B12 is typically given under the tongue (pill or liquid) or by shot. Although there is some B12 in b complex pills chances our its not enough or can't be properly absorbed by the last 5 inches of your small intestine. (B12 absorbtion requires first binding to intrinsic factor made in the stomach ) either the stomach is dammaged or the small intestine has a problems. B complex varies in content. ...Read more

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Which type of vitamin E is water soluble?

Which type of vitamin E is water soluble?

There are several-: There are several, but not need unless a patient cannot absorb fat. They are more expensive (much more) as well. One is vitamin e, tocopheryl succinate polyethylene glycol! ...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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What are worst effects of a vitamin d deficiency?

What are worst effects of a vitamin d deficiency?

Rickets: In children severe vitamin d deficiency can cause impaired growth, bowing of lower extremities, bone and muscle pain. In adults it may contribute to developing osteoporosis. Muscle weakness may occur. More controversial is a deleterious effect on diabetes, various cancers, infections and a variety of other problems. ...Read more

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What is the cause of vitamin d deficiency in sailors?

Vit d def in sailors: It could be from both nutrtional def and lack of sunlight if the saiore are sailing in areas with low or no sunlight ( e.g. Always foggy). ...Read more

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How common is a vitamin D level of 10 and is it necessary to supplement?

Vitamin D: of 10 is rock bottom. Please see your doctor. Supplementing w/5k daily of D3 to get the level to between 50 & 80 is what experts on D can suggest. If/when supplementing please use sublingual tabs, not the type of D you swallow directly. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Whether high-dose injections of vitamin C is good for skin health?

Whether high-dose injections of vitamin C is good for skin health?

Not recommended: Vitamin C has many purported uses and benefits. There is even some evidence that high dose IV infusion might be beneficial in cancer treatment. But there is no evidence that injections are beneficial for skin health. And there is some evidence that doses greater than 2000 mg may be unsafe. On other hand, TOPICAL vitamin C--skin creams containing vitamin C--might improve wrinkled skin. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between vitamin d and vitamin d-3?

Is there a difference between vitamin d and vitamin d-3?

General vs specific: Vitamin d supplements are either vitamin d2 (ergocalcipherol) or vitamin D3 (cholecalcipherol). D2 is plant derived and D3 is animal derived. Some believe they are equivalent to one another, but most vitamin d authorities and studies i've found say that D3 is more bioavailable, which means the body uses it better. There has been an explosion of information about vitamin d in the last 15 years. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a vitamin d deficiency?

What is the best treatment for a vitamin d deficiency?

Vit D supplements: Vitamin d supplements are the best and easiest way to normalize your level. Foods and sunshine are not nearly as effective. ...Read more

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