Signs of a vitamin K deficiency include easily bruising.

Vitamin K Signs of Deficiency, Overdose, Toxicity

Signs of Vitamin K Deficiency Similarly to vitamin E, the prevalence of foods high in vitamin K makes a deficiency in healthy adults rare. Most people get all the health benefits of vitamin K through their regular diet. Many foods that are a widely consumed contain significant amounts of vitamin K1 and our bodies produce […]

The primary health benefit of vitamin K is in its role in aiding blood clotting.

Vitamin K Benefits and Function

Benefits of Vitamin K Vitamin K has relatively fewer roles in bodily processes than many other nutrients. However, the roles it does play are essential for health. Additionally, recent research is finding that vitamin K may have more benefits and functions than previously thought. Vitamin K’s most important health benefits include: Vitamin K’s most important […]

Foods high in vitamin K include green, leafy vegetables.

Vitamin K Dietary Sources and Daily Requirements

Good Dietary Sources of Vitamin K There are many foods that are excellent dietary sources of Vitamin K. Several vegetables are particularly rich sources of vitamin K, and can provide more than your daily requirement in one serving. Many of the foods that are high in vitamin K are also some of the most healthy […]

A deficiency of biotin (vitamin B7) can cause various symptoms, including seborrheic dermatitis.

Vitamin B7 (Biotin) Signs of Deficiency, Overdose, Toxicity

Signs of Vitamin B7 (Biotin) Deficiency The body’s biotin (vitamin B7) requirements are small and dietary sources of biotin are many and varied. Small quantities of the nutrient are also produced in the intestines by bacteria. These factors make the occurrence of a deficiency of biotin rare. However, there are some genetic disorders which increase the […]

Vitamin B7 (biotin) has many important health benefits.

Vitamin B7 (Biotin) Benefits and Function

Benefits of Vitamin B7 (Biotin) Vitamin B7 is also known as biotin (or vitamin H). Biotin’s main function is to help the body to convert fat, protein, and carbs into energy. However, vitamin B7 has many other health benefits and uses. Some of biotin’s most important benefits include: Biotin is often taken as a dietary supplement […]

There are many foods that are high in biotin (vitamin B7).

Vitamin B7 (Biotin) Dietary Sources and Daily Requirements

Good Dietary Sources of Vitamin B7 (Biotin) Vitamin B7 exists in two different forms. Free biotin is generally found in plant-based foods. This type of biotin is easily absorbed and readily used by the body. Protein-bound biotin is more often found in animal-based foods and bacteria. This type of biotin is bonded to protein, and […]

Signs of a vitamin E deficiency include nervous system disorders.

Vitamin E (Tocopherol) Signs of Deficiency, Overdose, Toxicity

Signs of Vitamin E (Tocopherol) Deficiency Vitamin E (Tocopherol) is a nutrient that is abundantly available in foods that are widely available and consumed, including oils and grains. This prevalence of dietary sources of vitamin E results in a low rate of occurrence of a dietary deficiency of vitamin E. However, a deficiency of vitamin […]

As an antioxidant, vitamin E has many health benefits.

Vitamin E (Tocopherol) Benefits and Function

Benefits of Vitamin E (Tocopherol) Vitamin E (tocopherol) is an important nutrient that is considered to be the most powerful, fat-soluble antioxidant used by the body. Antioxidants are compounds that serve to protect body cells, tissues, and organs from damage caused by free radicals through oxidation. Cellular damage caused by free-radicals is thought to contribute to […]

Oils are some of the best dietary sources of vitamin E (tocopherol).

Vitamin E (Tocopherol) Dietary Sources and Daily Requirements

Good Dietary Sources of Vitamin E (Tocopherol) There are a wide variety of foods that are high in vitamin E. Because there are so many regularly consumed foods that contain vitamin E, getting adequate amounts of this nutrient is generally quite easy. However, to make sure that you are getting enough of this important nutrient […]

A vitamin D deficiency may occur if one doesn't get enough exposure to sunlight.

Vitamin D (Calciferol) Signs of Deficiency, Overdose, Toxicity

Signs of Vitamin D (Calciferol) Deficiency Humans have evolved to obtain most of our vitamin D from exposure to sunlight. Before contemporary times, people used to spend much more time, on average, outside in the sunlight. This made vitamin D deficiency a rather rare occurrence. However, in modern society, we tend to spend far less […]