Definition The 25-hydroxy vitamin D test is the most accurate way to measure how much vitamin D is in your body. In the kidney, 25-hydroxy vitamin D changes into an active form of the vitamin. The active form of vitamin D helps control calcium and phosphate levels in the body. This article discusses the blood test used to measure the amount of 25-hydroxy vitamin D. Alternative Names 25-OH vitamin D test; Calcidiol 25-hydroxycholecalciferol test How the test is performed Blood is typically drawn from a vein, usually from the inside of the elbow or the back of the hand. The site is cleaned with germ-killing medicine (antiseptic). The health care provider wraps an elastic band around the upper arm to apply pressure to the area and make the vein swell with blood. Next, the health care provider gently inserts a needle into the vein. The blood collects into an airtight vial or tube attached to the needle. The elastic band is removed from your arm. Once the blood has been collected, the needle is rem...
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
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