Vitamins

Vitamin D

According to the National Health Service, Vitamin D helps regulate the amount of calcium and phosphate in the body. These nutrients are needed to keep bones, teeth and muscles healthy.A lack of vitamin D can lead to bone pain caused by a condition called osteomalacia in adults. Adults need 10 micrograms of vitamin D a …

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Osteoporosis

When we think of maintaining bone health as we get older, one topic is mentioned more than any other: Osteoporosis And in terms of preventive measures, three things get regular mention:• Calcium• Vitamin D• Exercise The Mayo Clinic has this to say about osteoporosis:Bone is living tissue that is constantly being broken down and replaced. …

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Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12

I was a bit startled to read that vegans can end up deficient in vitamin B12. There’s little or no B12 in a plant-based diet, so vegans have to get it some other way. Some breakfast cereals have it added in small quantities, but the only serious option is to take a supplement. Medical advice …

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