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Vitamin D and the Immune System | D2 & D3

Vitamin D is a family of fat-soluble vitamins naturally present in many foods. Some people call it the “sunshine vitamin” because the body produces this compound when the skin is exposed directly to the sun. Humans typically consume two types of vitamin D: D2 and D3. Vitamin D3 comes from animal-sourced foods and D2 is man-made, for the most part. Both types are available as over-the-counter supplements, but studies suggest that vitamin D3 might be better for improving vitamin D...
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Millions Potentially at Risk of B-12 Deficiency

Literally, millions of people taking acid blocking drugs on a regular basis for dealing with their symptoms of acid-reflux (GERD – gastroesophageal reflux disease) run the risk of becoming B-12 deficient, which can result in troublesome side-effects. (Nerve damage/dysfunction, weakness, fatigue, anemia, memory loss, depression and dementia, just to name a few). The 2 most popular kinds of these drugs as either PPI’s (proton pump inhibitors, i.e. Prilosec, Prevacid, Nexium) and H-2 receptor antagonists, (i.e. Tagamet, Pepcid, Xantac).  Though through...
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