Vitamins and Supplements
Is it true that eating prawns shortly after taking vitamin C will cause arsenic acid to form in the body and create a potentially fatal situation?
No, it's not true. It's an urban legend that has been going around the internet and is not based in fact. See the related link below for a site that talks about the history of this fake email.
Asked in English Language
Which event would most likely result in arsenic poisoning in the US today?
Asked in Science, Vitamins and Supplements
What happens if you have too much vitamins?
Is vitamin D water soluble?
No, it is not. No, vitamin D is one of the oil-soluble vitamins, and it is not water soluble. The two forms [of several others having or potentially having vitamin D activity] that are normally found in mammals are vitamin D2 - ergocalciferol - and vitamin D3 - cholecalciferol. These compounds may be regarded as steroids in which the B ring has been ruptured. Steroids are formed from Cholesterols that are most definitely H2O non-soluble.
Asked in Health, Conditions and Diseases, Nutrition
Write a list of conditions that result from under-nutrition or from an excess of nutrients?
Overnutrition: Obesity Undernutrition: * Anemia (iron deficiency) * Beriberi (lack of Thiamine, vitamin B1) * Scurvy (lack of Vitamin C) * Rickets (lack of Vitamin D, or calcium, or sunlight to form cholecalciferol) * Night blindness (lack of Vitamin A as retinol) * Pellagra (lack of niacin, vitamin B3) Excess intake of vitamins or minerals : * Vitamin A poisoning (usually from animal liver or supplements) * Vitamin C poisoning (diarrhea and kidney pain) * Iron Overdose (potentially fatal, from overuse of supplements)
What vitamins will get rid of headaches?
There is no guarantee any vitamin or medicine will get rid of a headache. Much depends on the type of headache experienced. Vitamins currently in use to prevent or treat headaches include: *B2 (Riboflavin) *Niacin *Folic Acid *B12 *D3 It should be noted that any vitamin deficiency can potentially cause or trigger headache, so many people find that taking a multivitamin helps their situation. Take care not to overdo, as over-supplementation can also cause serious problems including headache.
What are the different kinds of vitamins?
* Vitamin A * Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) * Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) * Vitamin B3 (Niacin) * Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) * Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) * Vitamin B7 (Biotin); also known as Vitamin H * Vitamin B9 (Folic acid); also known as Vitamin M * Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin) * Vitamin C * Vitamin D * Vitamin E * Vitamin K