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The Synthesis of Vitamin D in the Skin and the Vitamin D Winter

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  Written by Chris Masterjohn    Updated 15 December 2011 When sunlight of the ultraviolet-B (UVB) wavelength strikes the skin, it is absorbed by 7-dehydrocholesterol, a steroid and precursor to cholesterol, splitting open one of its carbon rings and thus converting it into the secosteroid previtamin D3. While 7-dehydrocholesterol is tucked tightly within the lipids of skin cell membranes, previtamin D3 is an unstable compound that over a brief period of time converts into vitamin D3, causing it to be released from the cell membrane.12 Vitamin D3 then travels into the blood where it binds to vitamin D-binding protein (DBP).16 Eventually, it is delivered...

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Cod Liver Oil - What is Cod Liver Oil? - The #1 Superfood

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Cod Liver Oil: The Number One Superfood Health Topics - Cod Liver Oil by Krispin Sullivan Cod liver oil is very good for you, more than you ever knew. Doctor Price was right, as usual. Research studies ranging from 1918-2001 give cod liver oil an A+ rating. This marvelous golden oil contains large amounts of elongated omega-3 fatty acids, preformed vitamin A and the sunlight vitamin D, essential nutrients that are hard to obtain in sufficient amounts in the modern diet. Samples may also naturally contain small amounts of the important bone- and blood-maintainer vitamin K. There is hardly a disease in the...

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The Yin and Yang of Cod Liver Oil

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By Leslie McGee No one believes me, but it just flies off the shelf. Cod liver oil, that is. Once my clients recover from their initial horror at my suggestion to take cod liver oil, and then try it for a month, they are always back for more. My training is in Chinese medicine, and although cod liver oil has its roots in Scandinavia; we can look at any food or supplement through the prism of Chinese medicine theory. As I have learned more about the research on cod liver oil, its traditional uses, and my own clinical experience, I have...

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