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Questions tagged [micronutrients]

Questions about micronutrients - substances necessary for normal metabolism, growth and development, and regulation of cell functions, but needed only in very small amounts. Vitamins (such as A, B group, C, E, K etc.) and trace minerals (such as zinc, selenimum etc.) are micronutrients.

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Is exceeding the US RDA for vitamin C dangerous?

When I travel I take vitamin C supplements. The product I use has 1000 mg of vitamin C. When traveling I take multiple doses every day. This way exceeds the US RDA of 90 mg for adult males. Is it bad ...
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Supplements: When and how to take them to maximize absorption

I switched to a vegetarian diet a while back, and I am now taking a few supplements consisting of common minerals, vitamins and omega-3's as a compliment to my regular diet. When should I take the ...
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Taking Supplements - space out my Vitamin A? And the others?

Each day I take a multi-vitamin and a cod liver oil tablet (along with creatine and L-Glutamine). Both of these tablets claim to contain 100% RDA (Recommended Daily Amount) of Vitamin A. I take these ...
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Is it possible to reverse the skin cell damage caused by sunlight by taking appropriate vitamins?

Of course it is said that vitamins C and E are good for skin, but I would like to know if it is actually possible to reverse any of the skin cell damage i.e. sunburn, skin aging, melanoma caused by ...
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Where do RDI (recommended daily intake) values come from?

We are told to follow the RDI for a variety of nutrients. This is repeated over and over by teachers, guides, nutritionists, medical doctors and so on. However, when asked, no one can provide me with ...
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Optimum / limit daily dose of Vitamin C?

The National Institutes of Health's Office of Dietary Supplements states that the recommended daily amount of Vitamin C for an adult male is 90 mg. The highest recommended dose is 120 mg for ...
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Understanding google's nutrition chart

When I googled "Chikpea", it shows following chart on right: It says: *Per cent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your ...
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