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Uses Of Vitamin D In The Body
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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