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Doctor insights on: Uses Of Vitamin D In The Body

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How is level of vitamin d in the body lowered?

How is level of vitamin d in the body lowered?

VIT D: Is made in the skin and the light spectrum needed is best between noon and three pm daily for 15-20 minutes -without sunscreen. Sunscreen blocks vit d synthesis by 95%. Staying indoors and not being in sun between 10 am and 4 pm reduces our exposure. As said before...Poor diet and chronic illnesses ..And living above the 34th parallel all contribute.Serum levels are optimal at 50-70. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Vitamin D (Definition)

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What is the function of vitamin b complex in our body?

What is the function of vitamin b complex in our body?

Vitamin B complex: This is a dietary supplement composed of eight b vitamins (b1, b2, b3, b5, b6, b7, b12, and folic acid). B vitamins are important in producing energy and forming red blood cells. A deficiency in B12 vitamin could cause vitamin b deficiency anemia. B complex supplements can help in a variety of health conditions such as skin problems, anxiety, depression, and premenstrual syndrome. ...Read more

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Extra fat in body get converted in different part of body? Any solution?

Extra fat in body get converted in different part of body? Any solution?

SugarIntakeDrivesFat: Carbohydrates (i.e. Sugars in all forms, simple ; complex) are minimal to not needed for human survival ; health. Yet they are widely promoted as part of bogus low-fat diet theory. Fructose, the worst: ~85% converted to triglyceride fat molecules first pass through liver after eaten ; absorbed. Thus, to loose body fat, eat hflc, see: dietdoctor.Com, etc. Fat distribution genetic + some body use. ...Read more

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Keeping in mind the 1. actual Amount of zinc in a zinc supplement and the 2. absorption rate, can I say body gets much lower than the labelled dosage?

Keeping in mind the 1. actual Amount of zinc in a zinc supplement and the 2. absorption rate, can I say body gets much lower than the labelled dosage?

Not necessarily.: Certain factors influence Zinc absorption. For example, cereal, rice and corn contain phytates and have a negative effect on Zinc absorption. So best to avoid intake with those foods. ...Read more

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Is the daily us of vitamin C oral capsule plus zinc harmful or the body or no?

Is the daily us of vitamin C oral capsule plus zinc harmful or the body or no?

Helpful, not harmful: Vitamin C protects against cardiovascular disease and increases longevity. I recommend everyone take 500-2000 mg of Vit C 2x/day. See http://bit.ly/1fZ7IWk Zinc deficiency is very common (over 40% of Americans are deficient) and taking zinc has many benefits, though too much can have adverse effects. Doses of 15-30 mg are safe. See http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/263176.php ...Read more

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What is the prevalence rate of vitamin d deficiency globally and in asia in particular?

What is the prevalence rate of vitamin d deficiency globally and in asia in particular?

High: There isn't widespread screening but where it is screened for in many cases it is low especially in the context of any kind of ill health. Surprisingly this is true even in tropical countries where one would think sun exposure would prevent deficiency. One explanation is that it is being broken down by free cadmium, an air pollutant that has been increasing. Poor nutrition increases risk. ...Read more

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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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Can the body store the extra amount of tyrosine supplements?

Can the body store the extra amount of tyrosine supplements?

? depends: The material will become part of your protein if needed for cell protein repair but excesses are broken down and converted. They can eventually be converted to either a storage form of starch or fat. ...Read more

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What is the minimum uv index # to enable the body to produce vit d from the sun?

What is the minimum uv index # to enable the body to produce vit d from the sun?

No specific number: The higher the number the more the block. It also depends upon the location and sun exposure, skin color and many other factors. Better to protect the skin as necessary and take the d daily. ...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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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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What is the functions of vitamins in the body?

What is the functions of vitamins in the body?

Metabolism: Vitamins can act as enzymes, factors, co factors and substrates to provide the needed "parts" so that your "machinery" works. ...Read more

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Is Vitamin D required to absorb all types of Calcium? Can Mineral Water with 345mg/l of dissolved Ca, increase Ca levels without the use of Vit D?

Is Vitamin D required to absorb all types of Calcium? Can Mineral Water with 345mg/l of  dissolved Ca, increase Ca levels without the use of Vit D?

Vit D Calcium: 54 M Is Vitamin D required to absorb all types of Calcium? Can Mineral Water with 345mg/l of dissolved Ca, increase Ca levels without the use of Vit D? ANS: best is to move to the DASH eating plan. The best high Ca diet that has been tested and overall best way to eat. Get this paperback and read/follow. ISBN 9780743410076 Keep us posted. ...Read more

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What is the benefit of vitamin E in skin care?

What is the benefit of vitamin E in skin care?

Antioxidant: Vitamin e has strong antioxidant properties and is most effective when applied topically. I suggest combining vitamin e with a good quality vitamin c product to help repair damage caused by free radicals. ...Read more

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Can high levels of vitamin D ingestion increase the sensation of stools in the intestine?

Can high levels of vitamin D ingestion increase the sensation of stools in the intestine?

Not Really: We don't know what you mean by sensation of stools in the intestines but VitaminD will not have any effect on stools in intestine If you are taking high doses of vitamin D,You should get your 25 Hydroxy Vitamin D level checked by your doctor ...Read more

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What is vitamin d for in the body and is it the most important vitamin?

What is vitamin d for in the body and is it the most important vitamin?

Help to build strong: Bone, your body uses vitamin d as a vehicle to help absorb the calcium you take in from food. Proper levels of calcium promote strong, dense bones. If your vitamin d levels are low, you are at risk for fractures and osteoporosis. ...Read more

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What is the function of vitamin d from sun?

What is the function of vitamin d from sun?

You need sunlight : You need sunlight exposure to produce vit d in your body. ...Read more

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What is the best way to increase the level of vitamin K in the diet of a vegetarian?

What is the best way to increase the level of vitamin K in the diet of a vegetarian?

Leafy vegetables: Kale provides the most vitamin k with 882?g (1103% dv) per 100g serving, or 547?g (684% dv) per cup chopped. It is followed by dandelion greens (535% dv per cup chopped), collards, cress, spinach, turnip greens, mustard greens, beet greens, swiss chard, broccoli raab, radicchio, and finally lettuce with 62.5?g (78% dv) per cup shredded. ...Read more

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Is vitamin d already present inside the body or do we just generate it by staying in the sunlight and eating vitamin d foods?

Produced by sunligh: It is produced by exposure to sun light, but some foods are fortified like milk.There are small quantities of vit d in salmon, mackerel, mushrooms, cod liver oil, tuna canned in water, sardines canned in oil, egg yolk, milk or yogurt, cheese and beef or calf liver. ...Read more

Dr. Linda DiMeglio
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