Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Vitamin D: calciferol

Vitamin D (along with A, E and K) is a fat-soluble vitamin; that means that there must be some fat in your food for this vitamin to be absorbed. Vitamin D has synergy with calcium, phosphorous and magnesium.

Vitamin D promotes:
  • Calcification of teeth and bones.
  • Calcium absorption by the blood.
  • Healthy eyelashes
  • Influences absorption of phosphorous.
  • Is said to inhibit breast cancer, and is thought to be useful in the treatment of prostate cancer.
Sources of Vitamin D:
  • Fish oils
  • Flax seed oil
  • Green vegetables
  • Egg yolk
  • Yeast
  • Fortified milk
  • Sunlight
Deficiency symptoms:
  • Rickets
  • Dental cavities
  • Osteoporosis
  • Arthritis
  • Excessive sweating
(Of course these symptoms may result from something other than Vit.D deficiency. Don't immediately reach for a supplement! Always check with your doctor before taking supplements of any kind. An excess of any vitamin can have unpleasant side effects.)



B. Grow said...

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Sphinx said...

There are many different varieties of green tea available these days. Each type varies according to growing conditions, time of harvesting and the type of processing used. Indeed, some evidence does exist showing the health benefits you mention.
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