Vitamin D Articles

The Guarantee of Vitamin D

…fear of sunlight, it’s becoming necessary to supplement our diets with vitamin D. But in the natural scheme of things, our bodies can manufacture enough vitamin D when given regular exposure to sunlight. Obesity Decreased vitamin D levels result in less production and secretion of the hormone leptin…

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Natural Treatments for Cold and Flu

…optimally. Typically, vitamin D levels begin to drop during the winter months as our exposure to the sun also decreases. I feel one of the best things you can do to strengthen your immune system this time of year is for you and everyone in your family to supplement with vitamin D. Adults should be taking…

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Nutrients for Preventing the Common Cold and Flu

…burden on your immune system. Healthy probiotic bacteria help to neutralize the unhealthy byproducts of bad bacteria. They also produce B vitamins and vitamin K, which are powerful antioxidants and an excellent line of defense for your body. Back to Top Epicor Epicor is based on the yeast Saccharomyces…

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Brighten Your Day, Brighten Your Mood

…hours. A dosage of 5,000 IU of vitamin D3 per day is recommended if you totally avoid the sun. (With just 20 to 30 minutes of sun exposure, your body can produce as much as 20,000 IU.) To ensure you have adequate levels of vitamin D, you can: take higher doses of vitamin D3 (and have your doctor monitor…

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Control Your Blood Sugar Without Drugs

…:65–70) (Diabetes Care 03;26:3215–3218) Vitamin D A series of studies have shown that vitamin D levels are connected to insulin sensitivity and blood glucose levels. In a recent study, researchers at the University of California found that low vitamin D levels resulted in insulin resistance and improper…

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Beating Metabolic Syndrome

…:65–70) (Diabetes Care 03;26:3215–3218) * Vitamin D—A series of studies have shown that vitamin D levels are connected to insulin sensitivity and blood glucose levels. In a recent study, researchers at the University of California found that low vitamin D levels resulted in insulin resistance and…

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Multivitamin Dosage Recommendations

…ingredients (and how much of each) should be in your daily vitamin Ingredient Recommended Amount Vitamin A (as beta carotene, retinyl palmitate) 10,000 IU Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid, mineral ascorbates) 1,000 mg Vitamin D (as cholecalciferol) 1,000 IU Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopheryl succinate,mixed tocopherols…

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Recommendations for Healthy Vision

…enhanced greatly when taken with vitamin C) * Vitamin E (natural): 400 IU twice daily * Vitamin A: 500-1,500 IU daily * Lutein: 12 mg daily * Zeaxanthin: 600 mcg daily * Selenium: 200-250 mcg daily * Carrot Powder (root): 50 mg * Zinc: 15 to 60 mg daily * Vitamins B1 and B2 (natural): 25 mg each daily…

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Recommendations for Healthy Blood Sugar

…hours, but you do need to be outside, since exposure to sunlight through windows will not activate the formation of vitamin D. Also, make sure you're getting at least 400 IU of vitamin D a day. This is especially important if you spend most of your time indoors or have a history of low sunlight exposure…

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When Should You Take Your Vitamins?

vitamins and minerals should be taken before meals, after meals, and between meals. However, due to the vast number of combination vitamins, use this as a general guide only. Before Meals * Multivitamin or multimineral formula * Digestive aide for the gallbladder * Vitamin B complex * Individual B vitamins

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The Power of Antioxidants

…inflammation as the body responds to the assault. Under ordinary circumstances, your body has the means to manage the process. Substances such as vitamins A, C, and E, selenium, and glutathione all act to step in and absorb these free radicals. (At this point I should mention the obvious: Antioxidants…

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Natural and Inexpensive Smoking Cessation Tools

…However, there are some natural and inexpensive methods to try if you’re trying to quit. Vitamin C Spray One smoking cessation tactic you should try is ascorbic acid spray, which is simply powdered vitamin C mixed with water in a spray bottle. Research shows this technique can reduce the cravings…

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Lowering Blood Pressure With Targeted Nutrients

Lowering Blood Pressure With Targeted Nutrients--> Learn which vitamins and minerals can support a natural blood pressure–lowering program A diagnosis of high blood pressure doesn't have to mean years of prescription medications. Targeted nutrients, along with blood pressure–lowering diet changes…

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Recovering from an Addiction to Alcohol

…deficiencies in most of the water-soluble vitamins (C and the Bs) and minerals, due in part to the diuretic effects of alcohol. A high-dose vitamin B-complex is an essential base nutrient. I would recommend additional niacin in the range of 2 to 3 grams daily. Buffered vitamin C can be spread out through the day…

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Estrogen Dominance and Obesity: A Clear Connection

…tissue is also the main source for aromatase, the enzyme that converts testosterone to estrogen. Aromatase levels go up if you are deficient in vitamin D, zinc, selenium, and magnesium. Alcohol also increases aromatase and has routinely been linked to low testosterone and high estrogen levels. Certain…

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Beneficial Bacteria for Digestive & Overall Health

…the events I'll describe are related to estrogen, a similar process occurs with many other hormones, as well as folic acid, vitamin B12, bile acids, cholesterol, and vitamin D.) As much as 60 percent of the estrogen circulating in the blood is picked up by the liver and "deactivated." It is then dumped…

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More Items For Your Emergency Preparedness Kit

…others is sardines. Sardines are not only non-perishable—they are also a healthy “meal in a can.” They are a good source of omega-3 oils, vitamin D, and calcium. By now, everyone is aware of the benefits to the heart and circulatory system associated with omega-3 oil consumption. In addition to…

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