Are Vitamin C Pills Good For You?

Are Vitamin C Pills Good For You?

“Are Vitamin C Pills Good for You?” Last year we learned that vitamin A and vitamin E supplements weren’t just a waste of money, but we were actually paying to live, on average, a shorter life— whereas vitamin D supplements were shown to increase our lifespan. Let’s keep filling in the alphabet: vitamin C. Did …

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Eating Better to Look Better

Eating Better to Look Better

[Music] inadequate fruit and vegetable consumption may kill millions around the globe every year so the public health community is not beyond appealing to vanity health is intimately linked with attractiveness how do you tell if someone’s healthy you look for that golden glow that comes from the carotenoids in fruits and vegetables found to …

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Will You Live Longer if You Take Vitamin D Supplements?

Will You Live Longer if You Take Vitamin D Supplements?

“Will You Live Longer if You Take Vitamin D Supplements?” In 1822, a Polish physician was the first to publish that sunlight could cure the vitamin D deficiency disease: rickets. His work was ignored by mainstream medicine for a century, not coming into widespread use until the 20th century, when wire cages were affixed to …

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Dietary Supplement Snake Oil

Dietary Supplement Snake Oil

“Dietary Supplement Snake Oil” An editorial was recently published decrying much of the multibillion dollar marketing of dietary supplements in North America as misleading, deceptive — even predatory. After examining hundreds of sales claims made when supplements are being marketed over the years, the author concluded: “Dishonesty or wild exaggerations are frequent occurrences in the …

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Vitamin Supplements are a Waste of Money

Vitamin Supplements are a Waste of Money

Welcome to Impact Factor, your weekly morsel of commentary on a new medical study, I’m Perry Wilson. This week – how do you tell what a nephrologist thinks of vitamins? Don’t worry, they’ll let you know. Yes nephrons like me are fond of telling people that taking vitamins give you expensive pee, but it’s nice …

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Is Vitamin D3 Better Than D2?

Is Vitamin D3 Better Than D2?

years ago was shown that vitamin D isn’t just the sunshine environment for us but for mushrooms as well you take some shiitakes for example put them under a sunlamp for an hour and they make vitamin D just like we do lounging at the pool now most mushrooms you buy the store don’t have …

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Do Vitamin D Supplements Help with Diabetes, Weight Loss, and Blood Pressure?

Do Vitamin D Supplements Help with Diabetes, Weight Loss, and Blood Pressure?

“Do Vitamin D Supplements Help with Diabetes, Weight Loss, and Blood Pressure?” My last in-depth video series on vitamin D was done more than 4 years ago, as in 15,950 papers ago. I had a lot of catching up to do. Review articles like this continue to be published, touting vitamin D as a veritable …

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The Optimal Dose of Vitamin D Based on Natural Levels

The Optimal Dose of Vitamin D Based on Natural Levels

“The Optimal Dose of Vitamin D Based on Natural Levels” If everyone took 2,000 units of vitamin D a day, it could shift the curve from average blood levels in the mid-50’s to about a 110, which some estimate could add years to our life expectancy. Data derived from randomized clinical trials have convinced some …

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Science: Vitamins and Supplements Don’t Work

Science: Vitamins and Supplements Don’t Work

Welcome to Impact Factor, your weekly dose of commentary on a new medical study, I’m Dr. F. Perry Wilson. Thirty billion dollars. That’s how much Americans spend every year on vitamins and supplements, and according to the most comprehensive analysis of their effects, most of that money is being wasted. The “umbrella review”, appearing in …

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Vitamin Supplements Worth Taking

Vitamin Supplements Worth Taking

“Vitamin Supplements Worth Taking” In terms of longevity, there’s one last supplement to consider: Vitamin D. Who votes shorter life? Who votes the same life expectancy? Longer life? Vitamin D seems to be the only supplement that can actually make us live longer. Before we start the next round, I want to note the two …

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