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What are the health benefits of vitamin d 3?

What are the health benefits of vitamin d 3?

Multiple: Vitamin d3 has many benefits. Keeps bones strong, improves immune function, impoves mood. In northern climates, above lattitude of cincinatti, everyone should probably supplement with vitamin d3 in the fall, winter and early spring. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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Vitamin D (Definition)

Vitamin d is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more


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What are the benefits of calcium and vitamin d supplements?

What are the benefits of calcium and vitamin d supplements?

LOTS: Vit d helps enhance calcium absorption and both are needed for many biochemical reactions in the body including bone strength/health and heart function. Vit d has been found to prevent 16 forms of cancer, helps the immune system, prevents the flu, helps with heart health and gut health. ...Read more

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What are the risks of taking vitamin d supplements?

What are the risks of taking vitamin d supplements?

High blood calcium: Excessive vitamin d supplements (>10, 000 units daily) can cause excessive calcium in the urine leading to kidney stones and high blood calcium. This could result in kidney failure. ...Read more

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What are the risks of vitamin D deficiency?

What are the risks of vitamin D deficiency?

Vitamin D deficiency — when the level of vitamin D in your body is too low — can cause your bones to become thin, brittle or misshapen: Vitamin D also appears to play a role in insulin resistance, high blood pressure and immune function — and how this relates to heart disease and cancer — but this is still being investigated. Although the amount of vitamin D adults get from their diets is often less than what's recommended, exposure to sunlight can make up for the difference. For most adults, vitamin D deficiency is not a concern. However, some groups — particularly people who are obese, who have dark skin and who are older than age 65 — may have lower levels of vitamin D due to their diets, little sun exposure or other factors. The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for adults is 600 international units (IU) of vitamin D a day. That goes up to 800 IU a day for those older than age 70. To meet this level, choose foods that are rich in vitamin D. For example, choose fortified foods, such as milk and yogurt, and fatty fish, such as salmon, trout, tuna and halibut. Don't overdo it, though. Very high levels of vitamin D have not been shown to provide greater benefits. In fact, too much vitamin D has been linked to other health problems. If you're concerned about whether you're getting enough vitamin D, talk to your doctor about your diet and whether a vitamin supplement might benefit you. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits from multivitamins and minerals?

What are the health benefits from multivitamins and minerals?

Depends: I believe in taking vitamins and minerals that you need. When taking pharmaceutical grade vitamins (most common are fish oil, b's and d's) people feel better. If you are not getting a step up with vitamins within 3 weeks, they are not doing anything for you. Good vitamins will dissolve in vinegar within 15minutes so test yours out to see if they are any good. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of vitamin d for middle age?

What are the benefits of vitamin d for middle age?

Bone health: Vitamin d helps the body absorb calcium to keep the bones strong. Also, people who have low levels of vitamin d, may have symptoms such as fatigue. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of takin a vitamin E supplement?

What are the benefits of takin a vitamin E supplement?

Hardly any: Iti s not typically advised...As it isof doubtful value to humans. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of spinach?

What are the health benefits of spinach?

Spinach contains: antioxidants as well as vitamins A, B2, C & K, & magnesium, manganese, folate, (folic acid) iron, calcium & potassium. ...Read more

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What are the proven advantages of taking a vitamin C vitamin?

May be useful: Most vitamin supplements are not of much use for anyone who is eating a healthy diet. Vitamin c may be one of the few which is useful especially if you are not eating oranges and lemons regularly. It is a vitamin which helps build our immunity and has some evidence of benefit in preventing virus infections like common colds but the evidence is not very strong ...So there is an ongoing debate ...Read more

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What are the benefits of taking the vitamin kelp?

What are the benefits of taking the vitamin kelp?

Iodine: You are paying to eat dried green-brown seaweed. Kelp is not a vitamin, but it's got plenty of iodine in it, which is good especially if you life in a country where they don't iodize salt or you don't get iodine for whatever reason. Don't spend too much money on this or any other supplement; you're better off especially at your age building physical fitness. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of cacao?

What are the health benefits of cacao?

Glad you asked!: To get the benefits you need pure dark chocolate. Cacao contains phenylethylamine (amphetimine-like effect) theobromine(jitter-free stimulant that is toxic to domestic animals) epicatechin (antioxidant - strengthen cell membranes) and polyphenols-anti-inflammatory enzymes) so a positive effect on blood pressure, digestion and glucose metabolism. But high in calories, most candy bars won't do this. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the benefits of multivitamins?

Doctors, what are the benefits of multivitamins?

Benefits: If you have a tested vitamin deficiency, then specific supplements are helpful. However, despite the massive sales PR from vitamin makers, most Americans have very little need for multivitamins, and they are dangerous for some patients. The benefits are mostly for them with your money going out, with little return for you. Save your money and buy a gym membership for proven medical benefits. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits to the supplement astaxanthin?

What are the health benefits to the supplement astaxanthin?

Need More Data: Astaxanthin is a reddish pigment that occurs naturally in certain algae and causes the pink or red color in salmon, trout, lobster, shrimp, and other seafood. While astaxanthin is an antioxidant advocated by some for treating alzheimer's disease, parkinson's disease, stroke, high cholesterol, and age-related macular degeneration (amd) insufficient data exists to support using this supplement. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of bananas?

What are the health benefits of bananas?

Bananas: Banana is a good source of potassium. A medium sized banana has 3.1 grams of dietary fiber,0.4 grams of fat and no cholesterol. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of carrots?

See: https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/vegetable/carrots.html

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What are the health benefits of trekking?

What are the health benefits of trekking?

Trekking Nature: You can build stamina, work your muscles, increase your metabolic rate, stimulate yourself with the areobics as well as breathing in fresh air, basking in the nature around you and obtain sunshine. Pony trekking is also very fun. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of pineapple?

What are the health benefits of pineapple?

Digestive aid: Bromelains are enzymes that are obtained from the pineapple plant and used as an enzyme to aid in digestion. They act to help maintain homeostasis in inflammatory processes. I am unsure of the clinical evidence to support its use. ...Read more

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What are the benefits and drawbacks of taking high dosage vitamin d supplements?

What are the benefits and drawbacks of taking high dosage vitamin d supplements?

Correct D deficiency: The only benefit would be to correct vitamin d deficiency more rapidly. The danger of high doses would be high blood calcium which could lead to kidney stones and kidney failure. ...Read more

Dr. Linda DiMeglio
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