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What Vitamins Do What For Your Body
Varies: Fat soluble vitamins a, d, e and k are stored in body fat and stay longer and can cause toxicity. All other vitamins are water soluble and removed rapidly. ...Read more
You don't!: First, there is a new field of science and nutrition called "nutrogenomics." some people need more or less than the mdr for vitamins and minerals based on there genes. Start of my taking a good daily such as centrum. You may want to consult with a nutritionist! and eat your veggies! ...Read more
Unfortunately: There is no way to do this at present. Blood levels of vitamins do not give us the answer either. ...Read more
You're right: Everybody needs a small amount of a few dozen chemical elements ("minerals") and about a dozen little organic molecules. Apart from vitamin d and iron, it is very hard to avoid getting plenty of these in a reasonable diet in the developed world. We see real vitamin deficiencies in child abuse, alcoholics on benders, and crackpot diets. A year's worth of vitamin/mineral pills should cost <$10. ...Read more
Eat right: Avoiding recreational drugs, smoking, fast foods is a good start. A diet of vegetables, fruits, chicken, fish, limiting red meat to 1-2times week should be good enough to supply the needed nutrients you need. Exercise daily for at least 30 minutes, and getting enough rest (8 hours) nightly are also important items. ...Read more
From whole foods: There is no comparison between digesting your vitamins in their natural state from whole foods than in supplement form. No comparison as whole foods are far nutritionally superior and better digested and processed by your gut bacteria. Also, much healthier as surrounded by co-factors and other synergistic nutrients. ...Read more
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