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What Does Vitamin D3 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
What does milk do for your body? Why do ppl use the phase "milk does a body good" does it give you a nice body shape? And what are the benefits milk?
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
Generally speaking, how much of all vitamins specifically does my body need daily and how of the vitamins does my body absorb?
Depends on person.: It varies between individuals depending on the health of one's digestive system, which requires adequate stomach acid, small intestine enzymes, and good bacteria (e.g., acidophilus) in gut. Consider a nutritional test where nutrient concentrations are measured at cellular level (e.g., spectracell). Check rda for minimum requirements. Use professional sources for best quality products and results. ...Read more
Almost nothing: Thimerosal has been around for decades keeping multi-dose vaccines safe until used. The epa randomly assigned a risk level for mercury exposure so as new vaccines were developed, the thimerosal was removed from most vaccines by the spring of 2001(now in inject-able flu).Suggestions that it causes autism have been disproven. A breast fed infant acquires more in bm than was ever present in the vacs. ...Read more
How to know if my digestive system works properly? I mean does it save essential vitamins for my body? And what are the symptoms if it does not?
Stable weight is ok: If you are not losing weight quickly then your digestive system is probably fine. If you were losing weight, having lots of blood in your stool/bowel movements, or constant diarrhea, that would be the sign of more serious digestive problems. Vitamin deficiency is rare if you are eating plenty of fruits and vegetables. Those symptoms are highly variable and would need labs to test to confirm. ...Read more
Vitamin A Role: I commend you for your desire to have good Health. Vitamin A maintains health of Retina in our eyes and helps vision in dim light. It may slow declining retinal function in people with Retinitis Pigmentosa.. It helps in growth and health of skin and mucous membranes. It promotes normal development of teeth and bones It plays a role in healthy immune system. Indeed it plays vital role in our body. ...Read more
How long does it take for vitamins to get out of your system like iron, zinc or D3 that you take daily?
Quite variable: Only one of the things you mentioned, d3, is a vitamin; the others are minerals. B vitamins and vit. C are water-soluble; other than B12 they are not stored in your system and leave within several hours. The fat-soluble vitamins a, d, e & k can stay for several weeks, as can minerals- for example iron can be stored for several months. ...Read more
What does vitmin D3 do to help people with ms? So many people with MS swear by D3 - how does it actually help?Also what is the difference between vit d and d3?
Evidence is strong: Vitamin d-3 does clearly affect the immune system, and numerous studies have shown that higher levels protect against relapses, MRI lesions and ultimate disability. In fact, higher levels of vitamin d can help prevent ms in studies of military personnel. The potency of d-3 is about 2-3 times that of d-2. Most ms pts do well on 5000-10000 units daily. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Urine: B vitamins are passed through your kidneys. If you take too much, you generally pee it right out. It doesn't really get stored in your body. ...Read more
Can plants provide every vitamin and mineral the human body needs? If not, how do vegetarians do it?
Vision, : Vision is the primary use of the body for vitamin a although there are a few other functions for which it is essential especially skin health. Usa diets almost always contain adequate amounts of vitamin a so supplementation is rarely necessary. There are no side effects from the usual supplement doses. ...Read more
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What to do if i read that the immune system can rid the body of HPV on its own, how long does that 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's the best thing you can do to boost your immune system . I have hypothyroidism and allergies does that mean that my immune is system is low ?
Sort of: Many people are looking for some "magic pill" to "boost their immune system". There is no such pill. However, there is a way to boost your immune system, live a healthy lifestyle. Proper diet, proper sleep- wake cycles, healthy environment, proper exercise are the foundation of good health and good immune health. Any problems with your thyroid gland will affect your immune system health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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