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What is the meaning when a nutrient is considered essential?

What is the meaning when a nutrient is considered essential?

Nutrients: An essential nutrient is a nutrient that the body needs, but cannot manufacture in an adequate amount. The body has many chemical reactions that occur and often these reactions require the nutrients in some manner. Deficiencies of these nutrients can lead to serious illness. Some examples include: vitamin c (scurvy); vitamin d (rickets); thiamine (beriberi); Niacin (pellagra). ...Read more

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Is the niacin considered as an essential nutrient?

Is the niacin considered as an essential nutrient?

Yes: Niacin, also known as vitamin b3, is a nutrient required by the body that cannot be produced in volumes sufficient for healthy functioning and so must be supplemented through the diet. Thus, it is considered an essential nutrient. ...Read more

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What are the 9 essential nutrients needed ?

What are the 9 essential nutrients needed ?

Essential amino acid: 9 essential Amino Acids which your body can’t make itself: histidine isoleucine leucine lysine methionine phenylalanine threonine tryptophan valine. ...Read more

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What are the nutrients essential for hair growth? Is iron one of them?

What are the nutrients essential for hair growth? Is iron one of them?

Hair is 97% protein…: ; 3% omega-3 fatty acids. Zinc, iron, ; copper are essential to healthy hair as are vitamins a (beta carotene), b5 (pantothenic acid), biotin, c, d, ; e. So well-balanced diet with adequate protein, vitamins, ; minerals are needed for healthy hair. Avoid smoking; get adequate sleep; if still problems, have doc check for hormonal issues. Webmd.Com/beauty/hair-styling/top-10-foods-for-healthy-hair. ...Read more

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I read somewhere that sperm contains the essential nutrients(incl protein), so does excessive ejaculation(masturbation) deplete these nutrients?

I read somewhere that sperm contains the essential nutrients(incl protein), so does excessive ejaculation(masturbation) deplete these nutrients?

Easily replaced: Your spit and or other body secretions also contain protein and are replenished with normal feeding activity. Masterbation is a normal part of human sexuality. If it becomes excessive it can draw you away from social activities where you could develop more as a person. That would be more important than the trivial amount of nutrients in ejaculate. ...Read more

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Why is it necessary to give vitamin D supplements to my breastfed baby? Doesn’t human milk have all the essential nutrients for babies?

Why is it necessary to give vitamin D supplements to my breastfed baby?  Doesn’t human milk have all the essential nutrients for babies?

Yes: Human breast milk indeed is nutritionally complete - provided the mother is complete - if the mother has an adequate blood level of vitamin d so will her milk. Simply put - if she is a breastfeeding lifeguard who doesn't use sunscreen - her milk is perfect. If she stays inside - an oral supplement of at least 5000iu will provide adequate levels in her milk. ...Read more

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Is it true that fluoride is considered a nutrient or a supplement?

Is it true that fluoride is considered a nutrient or a supplement?

Fluoride: Here is a good resource on Fluoride and our body: http://www.Drweil.Com/drw/u/art02876/fluoride.Html. ...Read more

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