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What is vitamin d for in the body and is it the most important vitamin?

What is vitamin d for in the body and is it the most important vitamin?

Help to build strong: Bone, your body uses vitamin d as a vehicle to help absorb the calcium you take in from food. Proper levels of calcium promote strong, dense bones. If your vitamin d levels are low, you are at risk for fractures and osteoporosis. ...Read more

Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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What is vitamin a used for in the body?

What is vitamin a used for in the body?

The "eyes" have it: In the eye, vitamin a is involved in the prevention of abnormalities of development of the cornea and conjunctiva; and phototransduction. Without getting into too much detail, vitamin a is required for the synthesis of rhodopsin and iodopsin in rods and cones of the retina, so light can be transmitted to the central nervous system, which allows you to see. ...Read more

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Is vitamin E really good for the skin?

Is vitamin E really good for the skin?

Waste of money: It is already present in most foods. Supplements are not useful ; may increase risk of prostate cancer. Application to the skin is the same as any other oily substance. ...Read more

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What are the best sources for vitamin a through e in terms of diet and supplements?

What are the best sources for vitamin a through e in terms of diet and supplements?

See below: A through e covers them all. They don't give us nearly enough room here to answer this so i will refer you to this excellent web site where you can find good info on the best food sources for every vitamin, as well as minerals: http://whfoods.Org/essential-nutrients/ for supplements see http://www.Multivitaminguide.Org/ for independent ratings of 101 different brands of mulitivitamins & comment:. ...Read more

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What is the benefit of vitamin E in skin care?

What is the benefit of vitamin E in skin care?

Antioxidant: Vitamin e has strong antioxidant properties and is most effective when applied topically. I suggest combining vitamin e with a good quality vitamin c product to help repair damage caused by free radicals. ...Read more

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What is vitamin C good for in winter?

What is vitamin C good for in winter?

Vitamin c: Vitamin c, like all vitamins, are needed for existence. The best sources of all nutrients are from regular foot intake with a balanced diet using healthy food sources. Vitamin c is involved in multiple biochemical reactions in the human body. ...Read more

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Is selenium supplement good as for antioxidant purposes in our body. And what is the recommended dose for 24y male and is it good for liver .Nash?

Is selenium supplement good as  for antioxidant purposes in our body.  And what is the recommended dose for 24y male and is it good for liver .Nash?

I wouldn't advise it: Thirty years of work on antioxidants has made it pretty clear that they don't prevent disease or improve longevity, despite all the theoretical reasons that they are supposed to. There's one reference in an obscure journal in 2005 to selenium having been tried for nash and on the evidence it was a dismal failure -- if it worked, the research piranhas would be all over it. It's your choice. ...Read more

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What is the tolerable upper intake level of vitamin E for a 75-year-old woman?

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What is the tolerable upper intake level of vitamin E for a 75-year-old woman?

Age not gender: Tolerable upper intake is defined by age, not gender. Check out http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/vitamins/vitamin-E & https://www.consumerlab.com/rdas/. Don't forget that there are several forms of vitamin E so answer varies even more. ...Read more

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What is the recommended dosage of Vitamin C for children aged 7/8 with the weight in the high 70's/low 80's? It is for immune system health.

What is the recommended dosage of Vitamin C for children aged 7/8 with the weight in the high 70's/low 80's? It is for immune system health.

Vit C: Vit C is water soluble, which means the body will use only what it needs. The amount recommended, RDA, varies depending upon patient age as well as the purpose for taking the vitamin. So for a 7/8 year old the RDA is 25 mg and the UL (upper limit) safe to give is 650 mg daily. For anti cancer, cold, & antioxidant benefits the recommendations start at 200 mg daily, See PMD. ...Read more

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What is the best source for information about how much of a vitamin is in a food?

What is the best source for information about how much of a vitamin is in a food?

Self nutrition data: http://nutritiondata.self.com/ is one of the best sites for overall unbiased nutritional statistics. ...Read more

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What is the best way to increase the level of vitamin K in the diet of a vegetarian?

What is the best way to increase the level of vitamin K in the diet of a vegetarian?

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

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What is the best type of vitamin to take for a 22-year-old female?

What is the best type of vitamin to take for a 22-year-old female?

Prenatal vitamins: If you are going to take a vitamin, it might as well be one with folate (folic acid)..... Truth be told, if you eat a good diet you don't need one until you become pregnant. ...Read more

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Where can I buy vitamins name glutathione? What are the benefits of it and is it the best vitamins for skin?

Where can I buy vitamins name glutathione? What are the benefits of it and is it the best vitamins for skin?

Antioxidant: Raising glutathione levels through direct supplementation of glutathione is difficult. Research suggests that glutathione taken orally is not well absorbed across the gastrointestinal tract. If you really want to buy some, you can get it at whole foods stores, vitamin stores or over the internet. ...Read more

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What are the good benefits of l-carnitine redox fat in my body? Is it safe? What is the best time to take? What are the side effects? And bad effects?

What are the good benefits of l-carnitine redox fat in my body? Is it safe? What is the best time to take? What are the side effects? And bad effects?

Not really known: That sounds like an advertised product with claims of helping muscles, athletics, or overall health. One should ask her doctor if the product is a real medication, approved by the fda for treating anything. If the product is not a real medicine that has undergone years of testing and research then one cannot tell for sure if it works or not, and one also cannot know what its side effects might be. ...Read more

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What is the name of a good energy supplement?

What is the name of a good energy supplement?

Proven vs unproven: By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or procedure that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. The problem is that many alternative practices, herbs etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work. They therefore remain "alternative". Be careful and watch your wallet ...Read more

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What is the best brand and name of a prenatal vitamin for extreme hair growth?

What is the best brand and name of a prenatal vitamin for extreme hair growth?

No such thing: Extreme hair growth during pregnancy is certainly unusual and not a typical complaint. It might be a hormonal effect, and i will predict that this will change back to normal several months after you deliver. Just take a normal prenatal vitamin as there are none that will affect hair growth one way or the other. ...Read more

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What is the best time for sun-exposure in patient with vitamin D deficiency?

What is the best time for sun-exposure in patient with vitamin D deficiency?

Supplements are best: Though sun exposure will potentially help the body create vitamin D, the newest research suggests that sunlight is inadequate for vitamin D synthesis in most regions of the world and for people of darker complexions this is an even greater problem. With modern vitamin D supplements, there really is no reason to rely on sunlight alone to get vitamin D levels up. Skin cancer risk is another reason. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the purpose of vitamin C in today's diet?

Can you tell me what is the purpose of vitamin C in today's diet?

Essential vitamin: Vitamin c is required by our bodies as we do not make it with our biochemistry. However, with our 1st world diet, deficiency would be extremely rare. There has been hype about mega amounts of vit c as a supplement to ward off colds and other illnesses. This has not been borne out by any proper testing. Products such as 'emergenc' are a waste of money. ...Read more

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What is vitamin d good for in women?

What is vitamin d good for in women?

Two main benefits: Cardio-vascular effects bone effects but also anti-depressive effects. ...Read more

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What is the best multi vitamin for men in their 40s?

What is the best multi vitamin for men in their 40s?

once a day with min: Any once a day with minerals like centrum or one a day, as long as you have a balance diet. ...Read more

Dr. Alfredo Sadun
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