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Vitamin D from Mushrooms, Sun, or Supplements?

Michael Greger MD | August 1, 2013 | Health

Read More: bioavailability, Institute of Medicine, mushrooms, sun, vitamin D, vitamin D2, vitamin D3, vitamin deficiency, vitamin recommendations, vitamin requirements, wool

Years ago, it was shown that vitamin D isn't just the sunshine vitamin for us, but for mushrooms as well. You take some mushrooms, put them under a sun lamp for an hour, and they'll make vitamin D just......

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Vitamin D: Shedding some light on the new recommendations

Michael Greger MD | December 15, 2011 | Health

Read More: American Endocrine Society, bone health, Institute of Medicine, vitamin D

Earlier this year, the U.S. Institute of Medicine upped their official vitamin D recommendation for most adults from 200 to 600 IU a day. Where did they get the original number, why did they triple it, and why are......

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Vitamin D: the Good, the Necessary, and the Toxic

Janice Stanger, PhD | January 23, 2011 | Health

Read More: Institute of Medicine, sunshine, supplements, vitamin D, whole foods

This Misnamed Essential Can Accumulate to Dangerous Levels To understand how to get enough vitamin D without poisoning yourself with too much, first you need to realize that this essential is not a vitamin at all. By definition, a vitamin......