vitamin

The focus of research on vitamins these days is how antioxidant supplements may play a role in reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease. Antioxidant supplements – E, C, and beta-carotene (a form of vitamin A) – have potential when it comes to health promotion. However, most data available about such health promoting properties of antioxidant […]

Have you ever waltzed into your friendly neighborhood Nutrition Store or frantically surfed the worldwide web searching for that elusive miracle pill, deluding yourself into believing that maybe, just maybe, it would somehow magically transform your so-called body into the next Brad Pitt or Angelina Jolie? Or perhaps you want pecks like Arnold. Or the […]

You may have heard from your grandma that eating carrots can improve you vision. That may not be exactly true, but carrots do contain something called provitamin A carotenoids. These are pigments in some plants that can be converted by the body into vitamin A, and vitamin A is important to your vision. Vitamin A […]

You may have heard of people who have to get vitamin B12 shots because of a condition called pernicious anemia. What is this, how is it different from other anemia, and what are the symptoms? Pernicious anemia is a deficiency of the B12 vitamin. Vitamins do not provide nutrition to the body on their own, […]

Probably the most talked about vitamin is Vitamin C. Most people associate it with orange juice, assume that it will help you stay healthier, and know little else about this famous and fascinating vitamin. The truth is that Vitamin C is necessary for all humans. Vital in the production of collagen, it also helps protect […]