June 16, 2021

Lonnie Listonsmith

Experienced Health Expert

Vitamin

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This newspaper’s publisher, Leonard Woolsey, recently sent me an inquiry from a reader asking that I write on the topic of vitamins and supplements. Apparently, his wife takes a number of these over-the-counter products while he doesn’t take any. He wondered if he should.

My answer is, “It depends.”

Vitamins and dietary supplements are used for a broad variety of reasons but mainly for deficiency, prevention and therapy.

If you’re deficient in a certain vitamin, for example vitamin C, you need supplemental amounts in your diet or from a pill form to avoid the effects of the deficiency, which is

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But B12 and D3 are different, for two reasons. First, you can’t really get them from plants. And second, as we get older, we begin to develop difficulty absorbing them in their natural form.

Understanding B12

This vitamin plays an essential role in nerve function; a shortfall of B12 is associated with depression, dementia and decreased cognitive function, as well as anemia.

Unless you’re a vegan, getting enough dietary B12 isn’t a problem, because burgers, steaks, chicken, eggs, dairy and other animal products are rich in it. But as we get older, our ability to absorb B12 is hindered by

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With health becoming a more and more prevalent topic every day, everyone wants to know what the best thing to put into their body really is. Almost all of us want to be healthier for longer and live joyous, vibrant lives full of energy. With research diving into healthy lifestyles at a peak, scientists are discovering that a balance between additional supplements and food is the secret to an entirely balanced diet. So, what can accessories add to your diet that food can’t? The most important: Vitamin C.

Vitamin C can be found in fruits and veggies such as oranges,

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Vitamin D can be found in the blood in two forms: bound to a protein or free-floating. The free-floating form is the one that matters most when talking about innate immunity.

ExploreWhy you might want to take a vitamin D supplement right now

The study, which was published on June 1 in the journal PLOS Medicine, by researchers at McGill University in Quebec, Canada, focused on genetic variants that are linked to increased vitamin D levels.

The researchers compared genetic variant data from 14,000 people who had COVID-19 with that of more than 1.2 people who didn’t.

They

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By Storyhub

Vitamin C is one of the most important micronutrients for boosting your immune system. It helps repair the damaged tissues in your body and strengthens your system enough to fight invading organisms.

Vitamin C is a strong antioxidant. It prevents oxidative stress and cellular damage by free radicals in the body. By preventing cellular damage, vitamin C reduces the risk of cancer and diseases of several organs in your body, and also slows the aging process.

Studies have shown that Vitamin C also decreases the length of cold and flu symptoms by days, even though it may

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You’ve probably heard by now that vitamin D is good for you, and maybe you’ve even thought about taking a supplement in hopes of maximizing your vitamin D benefits. (After all, vitamin D is one of the most Googled dietary supplements, according to research in the journal Nutrients.)

Vitamin D has long been best known for its ability to strengthen bones and more recently has also been linked to several additional health benefits, especially in the COVID-19 era. But sometimes these rumors about vitamin D benefits are inaccurate. When it comes to vitamins and your health, it can be

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