For years, vitamin D was the Rodney Dangerfield of the nutrition world: It got no respect.
Vitamin D was viewed as a nutrient necessary in children to prevent rickets, a small quantity necessary to prevent osteopenia (bone-thinning) in adults. Mothers forced foul-tasting cod liver oil on their children. End of story.
But today anyone engaged in Web-based health conversations or reading the newspapers can't help but stumble across many of the unexpected and wonderful new observations surrounding vitamin D: reduction in risk for colon, breast, and prostate cancer; improvement in bone density and improvement in arthritis; reduction in heart attack risk; reductions in falls and fractures; improved memory and clarity of thinking; reduction of blood sugar; reduction in blood pressure, and on and on.
I can personally attest to most of these effects, now that I have helped about 1000 patients replace vitamin D.
But a very common question from people: "How much vita...
Generic Name: MULTIVITAMINS (INCLUDES PRENATAL VITAMINS) -
ORAL Vitamin A-Vitamin C-Vit E-Min Oral Uses
This medication is a multivitamin product used to treat or
prevent vitamin deficiency due to poor diet, certain illnesses, or during
pregnancy. Vitamins are important building blocks of the body and help keep you
in good health.
How To Use Vitamin A-Vitamin C-Vit E-Min Oral
Take this medication by mouth, usually once daily or as
directed. Follow all directions on the product package, or take as directed by
your doctor. Do not take more than the recommended dosage. If you are uncertain
about any of the information, consult your doctor or
Take this medication regularly in order to get the most
benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each
Generic Name: EMOLLIENTS - TOPICAL Vitamin E-Vitamins A & D Top Uses
This medication has 2 types of ingredients (emollient,
keratolytic) that work together to treat or prevent dry, rough, scaly, itchy
skin (e.g., eczema, keratosis, xerosis). Dry skin is caused by a loss of water
in the upper layer of the skin. Emollients are substances that soften and
moisturize the skin and decrease itching and flaking. Emollients/moisturizers
work by forming an oily layer on the top of the skin that traps water in the
skin. Petrolatum, lanolin, mineral oil, and dimethicone are common
Lactic acid, salicylic acid, and urea are keratolytics.
They increase moisture in the skin by softening/dissolving the horny substance
(keratin) holding the top layer of skin cells together. This helps the dead
skin cells fall off and helps the skin keep more water in. Higher strengths of
urea are used to treat corns, callous, and some nail problems (e.g., ...
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