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Vitamins

21st Century impact on vitamin D status

21st Century impact on vitamin D status

Strictly speaking, vitamin D isn’t a vitamin at all. It’s more of a hormone, produced in skin cells exposed to UVB rays of sunlight. The form that’s produced in skin cells is metabolized to an active form by the liver and kidneys. Not just for 

Vitamin C deficiency in the 21st Century?

Vitamin C deficiency in the 21st Century?

I recently listened to a webinar about nutrition for surgery patients. The speaker — a fellow Registered Dietitian Nutritionist — has years of experience evaluating surgical patients’ nutritional status. This evaluation is important, because several nutrients are essential for wound healing. Successful recovery from surgery 

Should you be taking vitamin C?

Should you be taking vitamin C?

In this time of increased concern about immunity, our thoughts turn to … megadoses of vitamin C? True, vitamin C — ascorbic acid — does play a critical role in immune function. Can megadoses boost immunity? Until around 1970, vitamin C was just another vitamin,