Tagged: vitamin

A boy ate 150 gummy vitamins for breakfast

Health Risks from Excessive Vitamin A Because vitamin A is fat soluble, the body stores excess amounts, primarily in the liver, and these levels can accumulate. Although excess preformed vitamin A can have significant...

Do B vitamins really give you energy?

The claim that B vitamins are the go-to solution for low energy remains popular—but is just as misleading today as it has always been. That doesn’t stop dietary supplement manufacturers from loading up their...

Why consume micro-algae?

Algae are a vast, diverse group of organisms, among the most ancient life on Earth. They range from single-celled micro-algae to large forms such as seaweed and kelp. Nowadays, micro-algae are marketed as dietary...

Antioxidants and free radicals

Antioxidants are part of the complex world of biochemistry. In cells, oxygen is constantly involved in chemical reactions in which electrons are shifted around. To generate energy, our cells remove electrons from sugars, fatty...

Mushrooms and vitamin D

Mushrooms are the only vegetarian food that can make vitamin D. Actually, they contain a “pro-vitamin,” or precursor, called ergosterol that is converted into vitamin D when exposed to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radia­tion—similar...