Anemia: Folate or Vitamin B-12
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Anemia: is it Folate or Vitamin B-12? Part 2

What is Anemia? Part 2 Anemia caused by Vitamin B-12 and/or Folate Deficiency. Even though iron deficiency anemia (part 1) is the number one nutrient deficiency in the U.S among children and women of childbearing age, there are other types…
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Anemia: is it Iron, Folate or Vitamin B-12? Part 1

What is Anemia? Part 1 Have you ever wondered what anemia is, exactly? Or, what is iron-deficiency anemia, if that's what your doctor diagnosed you with? The world of nutrition seems like it should be so simple, just eat a good diet with…
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Are you D-ficient? Why Vitamin D is so important!

Vitamin D, known as the sunshine vitamin, is vitally important for your health. Some of the many health benefits of Vitamin D include: • Protection against bone thinning, which is a common reason older adults are more vulnerable to bone…

The ABC’s of Vitamins: Biotin for Good Blood Sugar Control

Biotin, also known as Vitamin B7, is a water-soluble vitamin that is important for the breakdown of carbohydrates, fats and proteins. It is vital for cell growth and also helps maintain steady blood sugar levels. In fact, some studies have…

The ABC’s of Vitamins: Pyridoxine for a Healthy Heart & Mouth

Pyridoxine, also known as vitamin B6, is a water-soluble vitamin that helps keep nerve tissue healthy and functioning well. It also plays a role in keeping skin and red blood cells healthy, and assists in the metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates…

The ABC’s of Vitamins: Niacin for Energy and a Healthy Tongue

Niacin, or vitamin B3, is a water-soluble vitamin that helps cells use oxygen and helps release energy from the food you eat, similar to the role of other B vitamins. Niacin helps maintain healthy skin and keeps your tongue healthy. It also…

The ABC’s of Vitamins: Riboflavin for Healthy Skin and Eyes

  Riboflavin, or vitamin B2, is a water-soluble vitamin that helps cells use oxygen and helps release energy from the foods you eat. Riboflavin is important for healthy eyes and vision, and it  helps keep the skin around your mouth…

The ABC’s of Vitamins: Thiamin for Nerves and Digestion

Thiamin, or vitamin B1, is a water-soluble vitamin important for healthy nerves, appetite and proper digestion. Thiamin helps you utilize energy from the foods you eat. Thiamin is found in the bran and germ of whole grains. Polishing,…

The ABC’s of Vitamins: Vitamin A and Beta Carotene

Vitamin A is important for good eyesight, healthy skin and and a strong immune system. Vitamin A also plays a role in growth and healthy reproduction. Because vitamin A comes in two forms, the term is sometimes used interchangeably with…