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What does vitamin d do for the body?

What does vitamin d do for the body?

Active hormone: Hi. Vitamin D per se has no direct effect in the body. Vitamin D is 25-hydroxylated in the liver. 25-hydroxyvitamin D is converted to the active hormone, calcitriol, in a tightly regulated step in the kidneys. Calcitriol is the active agent. It regulates gene expression in target tissues (gut, bone, muscle, etc). Calcitriol helps with calcium homeostasis, bone & muscle health, balance, etc. ...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 does vitamin d do for your body? Is it necessary?

What does vitamin d do for your body? Is it necessary?

Vitamin D benefits: Vitamin D can help prevent heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, & even some cancers. Because many of us can't get enough from the sun, taking a supplement may be a good idea for some. Get your levels checked at your next check-up so you'll know if you need more. (Ref. bhg.com) ...Read more

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What does vitamin b do for your body? And what b vitamin is the best to take?

What does vitamin b do for your body? And what b vitamin is the best to take?

Energy catalysts: They can be compared with spark plugs that ignite gasoline. Your food has to be oxidized (burned) to release cellular energy. Every cell in the body/brain (particularly brain) requires all the vitamins (vital to life) and minerals.Without any of them we become sick and eventually die. ...Read more

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What does vitamin d do and how is it good for you?

What does vitamin d do and how is it good for you?

Calcium absorption: Vitamin d is necessary for absorption of calcium and phosphorus from the intestine, 2 important components of bone. It is necessary for maintenance of healthy bones. It may also have many other benefits such as fighting infections but this is controversial. ...Read more

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What does vitamin C do for the skin?

What does vitamin C do for the skin?

Vitamin C is a: good immune system booster. Perhaps you are thinking of Vitamin E, which helps w/skin dryness, as do many good fats and oils such as coconut oil and olive oil. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What does your body do with vitamin d if it doesn't absorb it?

What does your body do with vitamin d if it doesn't absorb it?

Excreted in urine ;: The government requirement for minimum levels of vit d is too low. This is the level you need to prevent rickets! you need to have your vitamin d level checked in your blood. When you replace vitamin d with supplements you need to take vitamin d3. Excess vit d that is not absorbed will go out in your stool and urine. ...Read more

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What can vitamin d do for you healthwise?

What can vitamin d do for you healthwise?

Essential for body: Vitamins are essential for the proper functioning of our body and we are deficient in any of these, than it can cause certain biseases like beriberi, ricketts, anemia, blindness , scurvy and many other conditions so if you are not getting enogh vitamins in your diet than you supplement with multivitamin tablets thhey are very important for maintainance of health. ...Read more

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WHAT DOES THE VIT D2 1.25MG DO FOR MY BODY AND TO MY BODY WHAT DOES IT HELP IT DO PLEASE?

WHAT DOES THE VIT D2 1.25MG DO FOR MY BODY AND TO MY BODY WHAT DOES IT HELP IT DO PLEASE?

Calcium/bone: regulation. ability of the gut to take it in from diet, ability of the bones and kidney to hold onto it. without it .. very thin bones. ...Read more

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How to know what is benefit vitamin E supplement to our body n skin?

How to know what is benefit vitamin E supplement to our body n skin?

Protects..: From photo-aging, also this effects is much better applying oil to the skin. Also a skin softener! ...Read more

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What does calcium or vitamin d do for bone health?

What does calcium or vitamin d do for bone health?

Calcium/Vit D3: You need sunlight to convert cholesterol in your skin to vit d3 which your body uses to bring calcium into the bones. Not enough calcium and your bones become brittle, not enough d3 and you get 'soft' bones/rickets which can lead to fractures. If you are low then take d3 wait one hour then eat 2 non fat yogurts 2x/day. Each yogurt gives 800mg of calcium. ...Read more

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What does vitamin b17 do for your health?

What does vitamin b17 do for your health?

It's fake: B17 is a fictitious vitamin. It was the basis of the most vicious of all cancer scams -- laetrile -- which created over 100 new millionaires during the 1970s. Everything you read about it being beneficial to your health is a cynical lie. Please be discerning, Anton. Don't reward these people's deceiving you with even a small amount of your honestly-earned money. ...Read more

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How does iron and vitamin d deficiency affect my body. What can I do. Besides supliments. To bring my levels up?

Eat foods: With iron, get daily 15 minutes of sun for the vitamin d, otherwise, the supplements are the way to go. Iron and vitamin d are essential for the body, many diseases and consequences when these 2 are low, sorry for brevity but limited space here to reply. ...Read more

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What do vitamin d and calcium do in the body?

What do vitamin d and calcium do in the body?

Bone health & more: Vitamin D & calcium are involved in bone health eg prevention of rickets & osteoporosis - check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/health-tip/art-20048544. The heart, muscles & nerves also need calcium to function properly - check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/calcium-supplements/art-20047097 ...Read more

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What might I do to get vitamin d and what is true about the sun?

What might I do to get vitamin d and what is true about the sun?

Healthy diet: The flesh of fatty fish (such as salmon, tuna, and mackerel) and fish liver oils are among the best sources. Small amounts of vitamin d are found in beef liver, cheese, and egg yolks. Some mushrooms provide vitamin d2 in variable amounts. Ready-to-eat breakfast cereals often contain added vitamin d, as do some brands of orange juice, yogurt, margarine and other food products. ...Read more

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What does vitamin a do for our skin and body?

What does vitamin a do for our skin and body?

Skin tone, eyesight: Vitamin a is essential for healthy eyes and skin. It exists naturally in liver, butter, lean meat, and eggs; and its precursor, beta-carotene, is in colorful vegetables such as carrots, sweet potatoes and spinach. So if you eat a healthy diet, you're getting plenty and don't need supplements. Also, too much vitamin a can cause liver & other health problems - also birth defects if you're pregnant. ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between vitamin C and vitamin E for your skin?

I want to know what is the difference between vitamin C and vitamin E for your skin?

Skin and vitamins: Vit e applied topically can cause an allergic contact dermatitis. Vit e was believed to improve scar appearance but it can actually worsen scar appearance, so no topical vit e. Vit c topically may help lighten dark spots slightly, but not significantly and can have some limited antiaging properties. The hype is bigger than the benefits unfortunately. Getting enough of both in diet is important. ...Read more

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How do I know exactly what does vitamin d do and how is it good for you?

Absorbs calcium: Vitamin d helps in the absorption of calcium in the GI tract, to build strong bones throughout the body. Without it, you develop rickets, weak bones with possibilities of fractures. ...Read more

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What does the thyroid do for your body anyway?

What does the thyroid do for your body anyway?

Sets metabolism: Thyroid hormone controls the basal rate at which your body functions. Too much leads to racing thoughts, tremor, high body temp, many bowel movements, feeling of being hot, insomnia, weight loss despite great appetite. Too little leads to the opposite. ...Read more

Dr. Linda DiMeglio
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Calcitriol (Definition)

Calcitriol is a metabolic agent which is a kind of ...Read more