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Form of Vitamin D 0

Form of Vitamin D

The way vitamin D is made, stored, and utilized in our bodies is unique. That dreaded but marvelous substance, cholesterol, forms the base of a derivative that resides in the fat cells just under...

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Some foods don’t mix with drugs

Think of your stomach as one big test tube. Maybe you drop in a vitamin or herbal supplement each morning. Maybe a cholesterol-lowering statin or a blood-pressure drug. Perhaps an infection-fighting antibiotic or allergy-relieving...

Folate and Cancer 0

Folate and Cancer

Focus on Folate One of the biggest breakthroughs in vitamin research was when researchers discovered that a woman with a deficiency in folate, a B vitamin, was at an increased risk of having a...

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Vitamins

Vitamins are substances found in food that are essential to children’s normal growth and development and to all people’s lifelong health. There are 13 vitamins that your body needs. They are vitamins A, C,...

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Vitamin B

The B vitamin family comprises eight water-soluble nutrients that are essential for functions and processes throughout the body. Most of us probably take the B vitamins for granted, but if we understood how important...

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Multivitamins and Minerals

Manganese Manganese has received a lot of attention for its role in bone and joint health. Most multivitamins provide only a few milligrams of manganese – enough to satisfy the minimum requirements – but...

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What Should My Multivitamin Contain?

There are no perfect answers about what an ideal multivitamin should contain. Whether you’re a man, woman or child will help determine the product that’s best for you, as will your age, your dietary...

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Twelve Important Antioxidants

With so many antioxidants available in health food stores, choosing the right supplements may seem impossible, but it’s not. For starters, consider the following 12 antioxidants, which are readily available in health food stores...

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Ester-C

Ester-C is a patented combination of vitamin C (as calcium ascorbate) along with various metabolites of vitamin C, such as threonate and aldonic acid. Ester_C is clamined to be better absorbed and utilized compared...

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Prevention of cancer

Population-based (epidemiological) studies have clearly demonstrated that a diet high in beta-carotene is protective against a variety of cancers. The evidence is much stronger for beta-carotene than for vitamin A, presumably because beta-carotene exerts...

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A New Standard For Your Life

Ask yourself the following questions: Does your commitment to health – for yourself and for those you care about – extend to studying all product labels to identify those containing synthetic ingredients? Will you...

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Therapeutic Uses of Vitamins

From the discovery of vitamins in 1911 through the 1950s, nearly all doctors based their diagnoses of vitamin deficiencies on readily observable symptoms, such as the hemorrhaging caused by scurvy or the paralysis caused...

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The Discovery of Vitamins

The discoveries of the effective vitamins have upon human health developed further around 1905 when an English doctor, William Fletcher, experimented on asylum inmates in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Beriberi was a nutritional deficiency disease...

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Vitamins and Minerals Supplementation

Science studies have highlighted a range of health benefits from vitamin and mineral supplementation. Low levels of vitamin B5 have been linked to symptoms of arthritis, and vitamin B3 (niacin) has been shown to...

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Vitamin E

In 1922, University of California researchers Hebert Evans and Katherine Bishop discovered vitamin E in green leafy vegetables. Experiments in that year showed that rates reared exclusively on while milk grew normally but were...