Health Benefits from Vitamin A, C and D

September 12, 2010

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BNK July 5, 2011 at 3:13 pm

Yeah…so it is ok to be out in the sun, some…Sounds like vit D is one of the best vitamins to get!

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LLM July 5, 2011 at 11:58 am

These videos were very beneficial, I did not know about the carrots helping you see see at night. I knew that you absorb some vitamin d from the sun but everyone is always talking about how bad it it for your body. I gree with moderation that the sun can help your body as far as getting vitamin d.

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smb July 5, 2011 at 10:07 am

Vitamin C we get in such colorful foods. I am glad we don’t have just black & white. We can be healthy & bright & colorful. Vitamin A broccoli! fantastic. Cancer runs in my family. Good info.

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DMC 4 June 30, 2011 at 9:16 pm

I dint know about the sunblock but it is nice to know that now i will have to remember that for my redheaded little boy

i also didnt know women needed more then men ethier i enjoy the tib bit of information that these videos give you

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GYF June 30, 2011 at 2:52 pm

I always knew that carrots helped with your eye sight, but I wasn’t sure if it was a myth or not. I’m glad to know that it is true, and I will definitely be eating more carrots!

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GYF June 30, 2011 at 2:52 pm

I always knew that carrots helped with your eye sight, but I wasn’t sure if it was a myth or not. I’m glad to know that it is true, and I will definitely be eating more carrots!

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GYF June 30, 2011 at 2:52 pm

I always knew that carrots helped with your eye sight, but I wasn’t sure if it was a myth or not. I’m glad to know that it is true, and I will definitely be eating more carrots!

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bst June 30, 2011 at 12:46 am

Well i really like the video about vitamin D i was always told if you have a cold take vitamin C and i dont use sunscreen ever. I will definitel be taking more vitamin D.

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LAF2 June 29, 2011 at 11:20 pm

I thought it was interesting that sunblock blocks the vutamin D from you.So you think your getting Vitamin D and your not.

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JM2 July 7, 2011 at 9:08 am

Yeah, irritating to say the least. You think you are doing the smart thing and it ends up you are making things worse.

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aak2 June 28, 2011 at 11:06 am

I really enjoyed the video on vitman D. People grip at me all the time for not using sun screen when I go lay out and spend long periods of time outside. I’ll have to show that video to my mom. It does make sense though that vitamin helps fight off infections and diseases. I rarely get sick. I love being out in the sun! Thats crazy that government recommends that low of a dose for vitamin D. Maybe that is one of the reason God created the sun. To keep us healthy. The video about vitamin A was interesting too. I have heard that carrots help with your eye sight. I think I should eat more.

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MAO June 27, 2011 at 9:33 pm

These videos were great, but very disturbing. I would like to say I can’t believe our government would lie to us but actually I can. I have always been a very protective parent and made my kids wear sunscreen all the time and now I learn that it actually allows the UVA rays which cause cancer and blocks the UVB which is needed to process Vitamin D. I also had no idea that if you have darker skin your body naturally screens out more of the UVB rays that make Vitamin D.

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TNS-2 June 23, 2011 at 9:01 am

As far as the first video goes, I knew that Vitamin A found in carrotts helped vision. The second video regarding Vitamin C suprised me because I was unaware that this vitamin was not stored in the body and needed to be replinished everyday. I also didnt know that women needed less vitamins than men. In the third video, I was completely blown away. I did not know that there was such a controversy over this vitamin. I was not aware that Vitamin D did so many things to benefit our health and I also didnt know that it was so hard to come by.

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JM2 July 7, 2011 at 9:10 am

The controversy over D was surprising to me as well. Why cancer researchers wouldn’t be open to any and all possibilities is odd to me.

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HMH2 June 22, 2011 at 9:10 pm

I liked all of the facts on the health benefits of Vitamin A, C, and D. I think it’s interesting how when you slice a carrot it resembles the body organ that it can help (the eye) – amazing how God designed that. Also, it’s good to hear some that you don’t have to avoid the sun altogether. I think that the sun in moderation is healthy for not only our body, but our mind and spirit.

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TNS-2 June 23, 2011 at 9:03 am

I agree, it is definitely a relief to know that you do benefit from being in the sun even if for only a short period of time. It seems as though that is one of the only healthy ways to get the Vitamin D that we all need.

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aak2 June 28, 2011 at 11:11 am

I completely agree that the sun is healthy for our mind and spirit. Being out in the sun always puts me in a better mood. I really do crave being out in the sun. I didn’t realize how God made these foods and the sun to keep us healthy. It really is amazing. Vitamin D from the sun to fight of diseases and vitmain A to help our vison!

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LLM July 5, 2011 at 11:56 am

i agree with younabout the sun, to a certain degree I think the sun is good for your body. All though you feel drained after the sun exposure you are getting some of the vitamins you need.

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lfletcher2 June 22, 2011 at 6:57 pm

I found it very interesting how vitamin A,C,and D is important to us. That vitamin A help our eyes to adjust to the light changes. Vitamin C is not stored in the bosy so it has to get replenished daily. Vitamin D the less sun we have the more cancer, flu, and autism occurs.

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MRC2 M Cottrell June 22, 2011 at 4:52 pm

Wow, the video on the vitamin a was very interesting. I always thought carrots and the other yellow vegetable contained vitamin A. I did not know they actually did not. Your body converts the beta-carotene into the vitamin A that our bodies need for good eye sight. As a small child I remember my mother telling me that I should eat a lot of carrots because they had a lot of Vitamin A in them. She always told me that if I did eat a lot of carrots, I would get eagle eyes. She meant the carrots would make my eyes see way better. Now I can tell my mom that yes carrots are good for your eyes but they do not actually contain vitamin A.

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BLisenbey October 4, 2011 at 5:10 pm

That is so cute that your mom told you that carrots would give you eagle eyes. I like that idea to get kids to eat their vegetables. it is interesting that they really dont contain the actual Vitamin in them but their ingredients convert to that in the end.

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wjh2 June 22, 2011 at 11:01 am

I think it is very interesting that sunblock is blocking vitamin D. You think you are getting enough when you are in the sun but if you have sunblock on it is doing you no good.

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HMH2 June 22, 2011 at 9:11 pm

I thought that was interesting as well. It seems like the sun would be beneficial if taken in moderation.

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LAF2 June 29, 2011 at 11:21 pm

I know so why don’t the government tell you that.

smb July 5, 2011 at 10:05 am

I think the whole thing brings a balance. Hard at work then a little time in the sun. Didn’t realize sunblock was blocking vitamin D. Never used it much. Helps mental health to get out in sun.

lfletcher2 June 25, 2011 at 5:48 pm

I also thought that was very interesting.

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lmp2 June 22, 2011 at 1:20 am

first an foremost i am surprised that with the knowledge that these scientist are giving the government they still will not up the recommended dosage of vitamin d. it makes no sense to sell a killer such as tobacco and refuse to inform people what they need to keep them healthy. our government is so backwards. but i thought it was interesting how the the disease rates were higher the father you were from the equator. i wonder if you take a daily vitamin could you still take an extra 3500 units of vd?

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C-W March 4, 2011 at 4:38 pm

i didnt know that vitamin A allowed your eyes to adjust to light change.
i have always known that vitamin C was in citrus, but not that it was in all fruits and vegitables. i also didn’t know that vitatmin was that important. i have heard of extreme cases when it was absent causing riquetes, but never really heard of its benefits.

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E-A February 17, 2011 at 3:08 pm

Taken vitamins has always been a difficult thing for me.I’ve never taken vitamins. I thought I could get my daily vitamin requirements through my diet.And i know my diet is not vitamin filled…lol. Now that I know I’m not eating right, I know I’m not getting enough good nutrients into my system; I need to add vitamin supplements.
E.A

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lmp2 June 22, 2011 at 1:22 am

i have started to take vitamins the past few months and i can tell you just by taking that one pill a day i feel so much better. give it about two weeks and you will see a big different.

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MIA February 16, 2011 at 12:01 am

It seems odd that there is 200mg difference in male and female diets. Men are larger and looks like u would need way more than 1000mg for a balanced diet.M-S

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R-E February 10, 2011 at 7:12 pm

SG-

I was raised in a house that was a bunch of vitamin freaks, so I knew how important that they were. But sure did not know that the liver was a storage for vitamins. Mom always told us to eat our carrots or we would have to wear glasses, and for many years I thought that was just an old wise tale, but science says it is true.

RE

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R-E February 10, 2011 at 7:10 pm

it is amazing how the body and vitiams actually work together to make our body more healthy. I really did not relize that the liver stored so many vitiams for our bodies

RE

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S-G February 9, 2011 at 6:28 pm

I had no idea that Vitamin D was so beneficial. It is good to know that sunscreen actually blocks it instead of UV rays that cause cancer.

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bst June 30, 2011 at 12:49 am

I also agree that it is good to know about sunscreen. I also beleive God rather than our Government.

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C-S February 9, 2011 at 11:48 am

I had heard that about Vitamin D earlier this year and that it may protect against flu. I Can not take the flu shot, so I have increased my Vitamin D intake, and So far no flu!!! Vitamin D is an awesome vitamin!!!

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J-W February 7, 2011 at 5:06 pm

Thats nifty! I didn’t know that Vitamin A did all of that!
I also didn’t know that Vitamin A contained antioxidants 😛

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Madge C November 30, 2010 at 3:09 pm

Many vitamines for so many things…kinda like the Ipgone…you need it….we got a suppliment for thst…..haha

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Glen L October 13, 2010 at 10:43 pm

I always was told from a early age that karots were good for your eyes, but i didn’t know why. I have found out threw these videos that vitamin a is good for you in many different ways in that it is good for your eyes and your skin. These videos are helpful sources in learning about vitamin a.

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Holly Bean October 8, 2010 at 6:25 pm

I did not realize there were so many different kinds of vitamins and that they do so may different things. I didnt no how many different things vitamin D does. I dont usually eat a very healthy diet, so i should probably take supplements. I really like these videos because they are so full of information. I did not realize how many vitamins are in certain foods.

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Tyler B October 8, 2010 at 12:59 am

I did not realize on how much vitamins i miss out on by not taking supplements when i was in high school i took an energy supplement for football and track but i stopped after graduation.

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Lacey H. October 7, 2010 at 6:36 pm

So my sister is always telling me that I need to put sun block on so that I wouldn’t get skin cancer and all along it has been blocking the good rays and not the bad. Thats crazy I knew that milk didn’t give you enough vitamin D but I like being outside so I don’t have to worry about that vitamin.

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Salvador V. October 1, 2010 at 7:38 pm

I liked the last video the most. I had no idea vitamin D was that significant. Because of the video I do believe I will start taking vitamin D supplements. I would not mind if it boosts my athletic abilities.

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Laken Teague October 1, 2010 at 1:49 pm

The only time in my life I know that I have taken vitamins is when I was younger and I had the gummies and lately I was taking prenatal vitamins to make my hair grow. I didn’t realize how much nutrients I was missing out on by not taking vitamins. I am going to start taking a vitamin supplements everyday.

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Salvador V. October 1, 2010 at 7:41 pm

I didn’t know prenatal vitamins supported hair growth. That’s interesting.

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D Beard September 29, 2010 at 7:23 pm

Vitamin D is interesting. I recently found out I had a vitamin D definacy. I was always tired and sluggish. I was given pills. I took the pills for a week and seen a huge different. Than I learned you can get it from the sun. So I would just sit outside for a couple of mintues a day and seen the same results. Its interesting what the body needs.

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Glen L September 23, 2010 at 9:55 pm

I didn’t know how important vitamins were to the body. I didn’t know that they could help you see better and lower the risk of cancer. I also get plenty of sun so i should be good there.

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MIA February 15, 2011 at 11:59 pm

I dont like them either. I should try to eat more of them. That way I can have a better eye site when I am older. If u look and try it isnt that hard to get the correct 800mg for a balanced diet. M-S

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Madge C September 23, 2010 at 12:45 am

iidid not know that Vitamine A is a anti-toxient and that carrots have the betacarrotine–which converts–to vitamine A in our bodies. I like that Vitamine C is found in all fruits and vegetables. I will be upping my intake of vitamine D ASAP. It will come down to how much it costs as opposed to how great my intake will be but, to me some beats none anyday.

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devin r September 22, 2010 at 11:06 pm

Who knew vitamin D was so important? You hear about getting your recommended vitamin C and calcium, but not vitamin D. It regulates cells and organs?? Like everything, it has its downside too. And duh, the sun causes cancer. Everything causes cancer.

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vera, A September 18, 2010 at 10:58 pm

i actually clarified a misconception today.al along i have been thinking that carrots contain vitamin A and its very goos for the eyes.thanks to this video.now i know the right thing.

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Taylor B September 17, 2010 at 10:33 pm

I’ve never taken vitamins. I thought I could get my daily vitamin requirements through my diet. Now that I know I’m not eating right, I know I’m not getting enough good nutrients into my system; I need to add vitamin supplements.

I need to add vitamin D supplements. I think the doctor in California is on to something that makes sense. It would be great if increased amounts of vitamin D really did help fight off colds, flu, and colon cancer as he suggests and as the data from his patients suggests. I’m like many of you, I thought that drinking milk give my body enough vitamin D. I’m going to start taking vitamin D supplements before our flu season hits. I hope it works.

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Jessi R. September 16, 2010 at 11:24 am

I found the last video about Vitamin D to be very interesting and informative. I never had any idea how important this vitamin is until now. The fact that it can help prevent so many diseases and especially lower the risk for cancer by 60% was enough to make me immediatly make a choice to begin taking vitamin D supplements to ensure I am getting plenty of this vitamin, especially with winter coming up.

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vera, A September 18, 2010 at 11:02 pm

Yes, jessi,by doing alot of things for the body i just think vitamin D is a miracle vitamin.its a good choice to begin taking the supplements.but i wonder what may result as an effect of vitamin D toxicity.

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Krysten A September 15, 2010 at 11:13 pm

I like carrots as well, but not enough to eat them all the time…i rarely eat them.

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sarina m. September 19, 2010 at 12:44 pm

same here but i know that they are good for you and we should eat more

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MAO June 27, 2011 at 9:12 pm

I like carrots, but I have to have ranch to dip them in, I think I will start eating them a little more since I have pretty bad eyesight. I probably can’t repair the damage but at least prevent anymore, I have a hard time seeing at night when I am driving.

TRH July 6, 2011 at 12:55 am

Me to, I do like carrots and cantelope. I eat the baby carrots. I guess i will also need to start eating more. I did not know women needs 800mg a day.

Krysten A September 15, 2010 at 11:12 pm

i didn’t know you had to have 75 mg of vitamin C for women and over 100 if your nursing. I should definitely take in more vitamin C daily. I love fruits but not so much veggies :( and i definitely did not know about the sun block either and it’s shocking. I always thought that the more sunscreen you put on, the better.

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Lauren D September 15, 2010 at 7:54 pm

Okay so we all know that vitamins are good for you. The video about Vitamin D got to me though. Its just another one of those things you think your doing right and someone wants to tell you that it’s wrong, or vice versa. There are so many different opinions from “experts”, but you still don’t know which advice to believe. I think that unless every single person in the world is studied accurately that there is know way of knowing if vitamin D will help you or not. Everyone is different and everyone’s body reacts differently to different things. I think that there is healthy and then there is just taking it to a whole different level. Get it from here or don’t get it from there. Either way we have to live and there is nothing that is going to keep us healthy and alive forever.

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Ashley M September 15, 2010 at 7:25 pm

I never knew how much vitiamns made such a difference with our everyday lives. I always knew it was good for us but, never knew how important it is. For example, Vitiamn A contributes to how our eyes adjust to light changes and benifits our skin healthy and mucous membranes moust. Women need about 800 micrograms, and men need about 1000.
Vitiamn C is criticle for our skin, because it blocks damage. It also helps with the growth and repair(collagen). Strawberries and broccilli both contain Vitiamn C, along with orange juice of course. Vitiamn C is water soluble so it is not stored in the body. It is very important for consumption. Women need about 75 mg, pregnant women and men need about 90 mg. Women that are breast feeding need more about 120mg.
Vitiamn D regualtes cells, systems, and organs. It helps our immune system, strengthen teeth, athletic performance and reduction in cancer. Without Vitiamn D we are at high risk of cancer, stroke, heart diease and etc. We need all of these vitiamns to maintain a healthy body and life.

I love all of the new things I am learning from these video’s. They truly make a difference.

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Lindsey E September 15, 2010 at 3:07 pm

I have a terrible time seeing when I drive at night, I rarely eat vegetables. I guess I had forgotten hearing my whole life that carrots make you see better. I need to start eating more vitamin A. It seems like there are alot of women I know that say they have a hard time seeing at night when they drive.

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Lauren D September 15, 2010 at 7:57 pm

I absolutely love carrots and can eat them in any way. I do have really good vision. My brother is blind as a bat and is terrible at driving in the dark. Now I know why, and thats because he always snuck his carrots onto my plate.

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Taylor B September 17, 2010 at 11:01 pm

I have 20-20 vision but it’s not because of the beta-carotene my body gets from eating carrots and sweet potatoes. These two veggies are not in my diet. Guess I better look for other ways to get my vitamin A.

Lacey H. October 7, 2010 at 6:38 pm

I don’t mind carrots but I don’t normally have it in my diet but if it’s in something that I am eating well then I don’t complain because I know they are good for me and my eyes.

Marcie G September 15, 2010 at 3:04 pm

These videos are very informative about Vitiamins didnt realize the different ones. But, its really hard for me to eat cause i dont like much of the vegetables that have some of these vitimans. So i have to take vitiman suppelments.

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Donnie H. September 14, 2010 at 9:08 pm

Believe science or not believe science is a major issue because the theories do not work for everyone. I can see from the video that the major way to get vitamin D is in the suppliments and to my surprise milk does not make a huge difference. If that finding is true then I believe that someone has received a kick back to put that information out there. I feel great most of the time and as I get older I will have to look at what will help me maintain my youthfulness and good looks.

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Donnie H. September 14, 2010 at 8:55 pm

I am not a fan of the sun because I get too much when I am doing yard work. To know that I am getting healthy makes me feel a little better. I have curved my eating habits a lot and I do eat a lot of fruits and vegetables raw and cooked. My vision is actually very good and I hope with so much extra reading and looking at computer screens don’t harm it. I am enjoying getting healthy.

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Debora M September 14, 2010 at 10:46 am

I know that being in the sun just a few minutes a day makes me feel better. I am for sure going to start taking Vitamin D supplements. I love broccoli, maybe when I get low on Vitamin A, because I don’t eat right, I start craving broccoli and cantaloupe. I am definitely going to try and do better for my eyes sake because the older I get the worse my eyes get.

As far as the sunblock, I sure didn’t know that it was blocking the wrong thing. That could explain when I put it on my little ones they would blister more than when I didn’t put it on them.

I love these videos, they are so informative. I have learned so much.

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Lindsey E September 15, 2010 at 3:09 pm

I did not know that about sun block either. I love being in the sun! It really makes you feel so much better especially after a long and cold winter.

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J-H March 4, 2011 at 12:14 pm

I agree with you on the vitamin D do they make the sunblock that will just block UVA rays instead of the UVB. I really found that last video very imformative/.

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Terrie H September 14, 2010 at 6:40 am

I love me some carrots and Cantaloupe.
Amazing. Vitamin D. I have always tried to sit in the sun for 10 minutes a day to get my vitamin D. Now I learn it is not necessary. I think i will still sit out there anyway. There is something soothing about it.
Now the sunblock thing got me. I put it on and reapply when out for long periods of time. Am I understanding correctly that it has no benefit other than stopping you from burning? That alone is a plus.

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MRC2 M Cottrell June 22, 2011 at 5:06 pm

What the video showed was that the sunscreen only blocks the UVB rays which supplies our bodies with the Vitamin D and lets the UVA rays through, which causes cancer. So yeah it keeps you from burning but you are still going to be more susceptible to cancer from sun exposure. The only reason I apply sun block is to keep myself from getting cancer. Now this video has opened my eyes. But you know I should of suspected that from our government anyway. The government needs a way to keep the population down so they don’t tell us these things. Oh they know about it all right! So many Americans are dying every day because the government is withholding information from us, and cures.

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sarina m. September 13, 2010 at 5:38 pm

why is that men need a 1000 mircograms and woman need 800 mircograms of vitamin

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sarina m. September 13, 2010 at 5:51 pm

vitamin A

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J-W February 7, 2011 at 5:05 pm

1000 micrograms of Vitamin A converts to 1 milligram!
So, 800 micrograms of Vitamin A converts to .8 milligram!

So little can do so much!

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