Category Archives: Vitamin D

How Much Vitamin D Do You Need and How Can You Get It?

With all this interest in vitamin D, you want to be sure that you have enough in your blood. If not, you want to make sure that you build up your level to the right amount. So what is the right amount? Continue reading

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Vitamin D Benefits: Sorting Through The Hype

Lately it seems as though every other article in newspapers and magazines describes a new benefit for vitamin D. Could any substance in your body really be so critical? What is the truth and what is a myth? Continue reading

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Vitamin D and Osteoporosis: Protecting Your Bones

Osteoporosis is the gradual loss of bone that occurs in both women and men as they get older, but accelerates in women once they reach the menopause, the time when periods are lost. Vitamin D has a very important role in the building up and preservation of bone. Continue reading

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Vitamin D Overdose: Taking Too Much Is Hard To Do

One of the fears that people who need supplements of vitamin D describe is the danger of a vitamin D overdose. Continue reading

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Sources of Vitamin D: Should I Stay Out of the Sun?

The sun is accused of causing skin cancer, wrinkles and even malignant melanoma. The sun provides us with vitamin D, essential to our body. Continue reading

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Vitamin D Sources: Not Enough Vitamin D in Food

The foods that contain the most vitamin D, like cod liver oil and wild salmon, just don’t have enough to get you up to those levels unless you are a baby or a toddler. Continue reading

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Vitamin D is a Hormone, Not a Vitamin

A vitamin is something you need in tiny amounts that you must get from an external source. You make large quantities of your own vitamin D after just a few minutes in the summer sun. A hormone is a chemical that you make in one organ that travels through the blood stream and has its effect on distant organs. Continue reading

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