Vitamin D Articles

The Guarantee of Vitamin D

…receiving adequate amounts of vitamin D. If you’re concerned about losing weight or have the above problems, there would certainly be no harm in opening the shades and turning up the lights at mealtime. You Don’t Need the Government’s Permission to Increase Your Vitamin D When you look at the increasing…

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Nutrients that Support the Treatment of Osteoporosis

vitamin D, it can improve BMD in the neck of the femur, as well as the spinal vertebra and hip structure. The above study suggests that a dose of 680 mg of strontium daily seems to give the best results. Calcium (1,200–1,500 mg per day) and other supportive minerals, such as magnesium, and vitamins

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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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The Key to Solving a Thousand Problems

…production, it helps stimulate the formation of antibodies. They provide a natural form of vaccination. 4. Aid in the formation of certain vitamins like vitamin K, which helps in blood clotting and formation of new bone. 5. Aid in the production of the enzyme lactase.This is the enzyme necessary to digest…

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Six Nutrients to Help Control Blood Sugar

…: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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4 Steps to Healthy Eyes

…of vitamin C (which helps to "recycle" glutathione). As far as your diet goes, increase your intake of glutathione-rich cruciferous vegetables, such as Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, kale, bok choy, cress, mustard, horseradish, turnips, rutabagas and kohlrabi. Other vitamins and minerals…

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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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Nutrients for Overall Heart Health

…the oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood and inhibits platelet clotting. Finally, magnesium is critical to getting potassium into cells. * Niacin (vitamin B3) — 50 mg. Niacin has been shown to reduce total cholesterol levels while raising HDL levels. * Quercetin — 50–100 mg. This bioflavonoid helps…

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What Is Cholesterol, and Should I Be Concerned About It?

…would lose four to five gallons of water per day through evaporation, instead of the usual 10 to 14 ounces. * Produce vitamin D. Cholesterol is an essential ingredient for making vitamin D. By itself, cholesterol is only a problem in the body when it becomes oxidized. When cholesterol becomes oxidized,…

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Natural Atherosclerosis Solutions

…Natto has a high vitamin K content, which may impede the effectiveness of warfarin. (It is not uncommon for doctors to tell their patients who are on warfarin to avoid other vitamin K–rich foods such as cabbage and the green algae chlorella.) Nattokinase supplements have had the vitamin K removed, but…

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My Natural Treatments and Remedies for Gallstones

…however, some natural remedies you can try to both treat and prevent the formation of gallstones. * Gallbladder Flush * High-Energy Shock Waves * Vitamin C * Exercise to Reduce Risk Gallbladder Flush To ensure a free flow of bile, both into and out of the gallbladder, you should clean this organ out…

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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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