Category: Vitamins

Close the Vitamin Gap

In a German study of 1,079 older adults, 52 percent were low in vitamin D and 27 percent were low in vitamin B12. What may help?  Foods high in vitamin D (salmon, sardines, canned tuna, fortified dairy) plus a few minutes of...

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When You May Actually Need a Supplement

A vast majority of us can get all the vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients we need from food. A large orange provides all the vitamin C the average person requires each day, for example, and a small carrot has more than a...

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Avoid Sex Vitamins

There’s no good evidence that sexual enhancement supplement ingredients, such as horny goat weed, L-arginine, maca, and red ginseng, are effective, according to a review by Wake Forest School of Medicine. In addition, some...

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Don’t Overdo Vitamin D

Contrary to expectations, a high monthly dose of vitamin D may make older people no stronger, and instead make them more likely to fall, than a lower monthly dose. Swiss and U.S. scientists randomly assigned 200 people aged 70...

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Vitamin D

Why we need it: Vitamin D helps us absorb calcium. People with low levels of D in their blood lose bone more rapidly as they age and a more likely to fracture a bone. Vitamin D can also help build muscle, which may lower the...

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Vitamin D & Fractures

Low vitamin D levels may increase the risk of bone fractures during menopause. Researchers studied 1,756 menopausal women (their average age was 49) from five cities who had participated in the Study of Women’s Health...

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Vitamin D

Vitamin D does much more than strengthen your bones. It may protect against colon cancer, autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis, and heart disease. Source:  From the doctors at Harvard Medical School 2015

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The Details On D

How much D do you need? The Institute of Medicine recommends 600 daily IU for adults up to age 70 and 800 IU at 71  and older.  Consumer Reports chief medical advisor, Marvin M. Lipman, M.D. recommends 800 to 1,000 daily IU, and...

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Vitamin B-12 Deficiency Symptoms

Fatigue, weakness and paleness due to anemia Tingling or “Pins and needles” in the feet and later in the hands (due to irreversible nerve damage) Loss of sensation in the feet and legs, then hands Muscle weakness...

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