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20 Foods That Are High in Vitamin A

Dr. Atli Arnarson Nutrients

Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that plays an essential role in maintaining vision, body growth, immune function and reproductive health. Getting adequate amounts of vitamin A from your diet should prevent the symptoms of deficiency, which include hair loss, skin problems, dry eyes, night blindness and increased susceptibility to infections. Deficiency is a leading […]

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Can Vitamin D Help You Lose Weight?

Rachael Link, MS, RD Nutrients Weight Loss

Vitamin D is an important micronutrient with major health benefits, including improved immunity and stronger bones. There is also mounting evidence that it could help you lose weight. This article takes an in-depth look at vitamin D’s effects on weight loss. What Is Vitamin D? Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that you can get […]

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Is Vitamin D Harmful Without Vitamin K?

Dr. Atli Arnarson Nutrients

Getting adequate amounts of vitamin D and vitamin K is essential for your health. But some sources claim that supplementing with vitamin D is harmful if you are low in vitamin K. So what’s the truth? This article looks into the science behind those claims. What Are Vitamins D and K? Vitamin D and vitamin […]

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6 Side Effects of Too Much Vitamin D

Franziska Spritzler, RD, CDE Nutrients

Vitamin D is extremely important for good health. As a hormone, it plays several roles in keeping your body’s cells healthy and functioning the way they should. Most people don’t get enough vitamin D, so supplements are common. However, it’s also possible — although rare — for this vitamin to build up and reach toxic […]

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The Fat-Soluble Vitamins: A, D, E and K

Dr. Atli Arnarson Nutrients

Vitamins can be classified based on their solubility. Most are water-soluble, meaning they dissolve in water. In contrast, the fat-soluble vitamins are similar to oil and do not dissolve in water. Fat-soluble vitamins are most abundant in high-fat foods and are much better absorbed into your bloodstream when you eat them with fat. There are […]

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