Vitamins

Information and articles on and about natural vitamins.

Boost Your Immune System with Vitamin D

Naturopaths love Vitamin D because it supports a wide variety of functions in the body.  More recently, we are now finding out that Vitamin D can help support your immune system to prevent colds and

Top Minerals in Osteoporosis – Beyond Calcium

Osteoporosis is often blamed on low calcium intake but recent studies have shown that a number of other vitamins and minerals are equally important for healthy bone metabolism.

The naturopathic approach to improving bone health focuses

Magnesium. A Naturopath’s Favourite Mineral.

Magnesium is one of the minerals I prescribe most often in my naturopathic practice because it is so important for a wide variety of functions in the body.   While we tend to most commonly think

Iron and Vitamin B6 Deficiency Linked to Panic Attacks

A recent study out of Japan measured vitamin B6 and iron levels in 21 people with panic disorder and found both B6 and iron to be low compared to the control group. They also measured

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Vitamin K Enhances Bone Density Improvements in Postmenopausl Women

In a study involving postmenopausal women divided into 4 groups (1 control group plus 3 intervention groups all of whom attended biweekly sessions and received fortified dairy products containing calcium and vitamin D3; in 2

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Maternal Vitamin D Status and Diabetes in Offspring

A recent case-control study in Norway looked at whether lower Vitamin D levels in mothers during pregnancy were associated with an increased risk of childhood-onset type 1 diabetes. They saw a trend toward a higher

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Vitamin B5 May Help Lower Cholesterol

Researchers recently found that supplementation with vitamin B5 significantly lowered Total Cholesterol (TC) and LDL Cholesterol (LDL-C) over and above the effects of diet changes alone. The trial lasted 4 months and required the participants

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Vitamin D Supplementation May Improve Glycemic Control in Type I Diabetes

A prospective study was recently published that followed 80 people with Type I Diabetes and low vitamin D levels. The patients were given Vitamin D3 daily for 12 weeks. At the end of the intervention,

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Vitamin D3 Your secret weapon in flu prevention

Did you know that taking Vitamin D3 on a regular basis can help improve your body’s ability to ward off influenza?
First things first – What is Vitamin D?
Vitamin D is actually not a vitamin –

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