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What Is Vitamin E Good 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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
Self nutrition data: http://nutritiondata.self.com/ is one of the best sites for overall unbiased nutritional statistics. ...Read more
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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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