Vitamins and Minerals:
Vitamins and Minerals Supplements with Domina Pharmaceuticals:
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Sterovit (Oral drops)
Ergocalciferol 0.5mg/ml (one drop contains 400 IU)
Fer-Drops (Oral drops)
Elemental iron 25mg/ml (as ferrous sulfate)
Calcitrat-D (Chewable Tablets)
Calcium citrate 1190mg (equivalent to 250mg calcium)
Multi-Mineral (Chewable Tablets)
Calcium Citrate 1000mg (equivalent to 210mg elemental calcium)
1- Vitamin D
What is vitamin D?
There are two basic types of vitamin D. Ergosterol (vitamin D in plants), and cholesterol (vitamin D in humans). When ultraviolet light hits the cells of our skin, one form of cholesterol found in our skin cells can be converted into cholecalciferol, a form of vitamin D3.
What can high-vitamin D supplements do for you?
What events can indicate a need for more supplements rich in vitamin D?
What factors might contribute to a deficiency of vitamin D?
Vitamin D may play a role in the prevention and/or treatment of the following health conditions:
Atherosclerosis, breast cancer, colon cancer, ovarian cancer, depression, epilepsy, hypertension, inflammatory bowel disease, kidney disease, liver disease, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, periodontal disease, preeclampsia, psoriasis, tinnitus, ulcerative colitis.
What foods provide vitamin D?
Excellent sources: salmon.
Very good sources: shrimp and vitamin-D fortified milk.
Good food sources: cod and eggs.
Adequate intake levels for vitamin D (per day). The recommendations are as follows:
What is calcium?
One of the most abundant minerals in the human body, calcium accounts for approximately 1.5% of total body weight. Bones and teeth house 99% of the calcium in the body, while the remaining 1% is distributed in other areas.
What can high-calcium supplements do for you?
What events can indicate a need for more high-calcium supplements?
What factors might contribute to a deficiency of calcium?
Hypochlorhydria, a condition characterized by insufficient secretion of stomach acid, affects many people and is especially common in the elderly. Lack of stomach acid impairs the absorption of calcium and may lead to poor calcium status.
Adequate intake of vitamin D is necessary for the absorption and utilization of calcium. As a result, vitamin D deficiency, or impaired conversion of the inactive to the active form of vitamin D (which takes place in the liver and kidneys), may also lead to a poor calcium status.
Calcium may play a role in the prevention and/or treatment of the following health conditions:
What foods provide calcium?
Excellent sources: spinach, turnip greens, mustard greens and collard greens.
Very good sources: blackstrap molasses, Swiss chard, yogurt, kale, mozzarella cheese, cow's milk, and goat's milk, basil, thyme, dill seed, cinnamon, and peppermint leaves.
Good sources: romaine lettuce, celery, broccoli, sesame seeds, fennel, cabbage, summer squash, green beans, garlic, tofu, Brussel sprouts, oranges, asparagus, crimini mushrooms, oregano, rosemary, parsley, kombu, and kelp.
Adequate intake levels for calcium (per day). The recommendations are as follows:
What is magnesium?
Inside our bodies, magnesium is found mostly in our bones (60-65%), but also in our muscles (25%), and in other cell types and body fluids. Like all minerals, magnesium cannot be made in our body and must therefore be plentiful in our diet in order for us to remain healthy.
It has the ability to relax our muscles. Our nerves also depend upon magnesium to avoid becoming overexcited, and this aspect of magnesium links this mineral to maintenance of healthy blood pressure.
What can high-magnesium supplements do for you?
What events can indicate a need for more high-magnesium supplements?
What factors might contribute to a deficiency of magnesium?
In addition to poor dietary intake, problems in the digestive tract are the most common cause of magnesium deficiency. These digestive tract problems include malabsorption, diarrhea, and ulcerative colitis. Many kinds of physical stresses can contribute to magnesium deficiency, including cold stress, physical trauma, and surgery. Kidney disease and alcoholism can also contribute to a deficiency of this mineral.
Magnesium may play a role in the prevention and/or treatment of the following health conditions:
Alcoholism, Angina pectoris, Arrhythmia, Asthma, Autism, Chronic fatigue, Congenital heart disease, Congestive heart failure, Coronary artery disease, Diabetes, Eclampsia, Epilepsy, Glaucoma, Heart attack, HIV/AIDS, Hypertension, Hypertriglyceridemia, Inflammatory bowel disease, Migraine, Multiple sclerosis, Osteoporosis, Peptic ulcers, PMS, Pre-eclampsia, Raynaud's syndrome, Systemic lupus erythematosus
What foods provide magnesium?
Excellent sources: Swiss chard and spinach.
Very good sources: mustard greens, summer squash, broccoli, blackstrap molasses, halibut, turnip greens, pumpkin seeds and peppermint.
Good sources: cucumber, green beans, celery, kale and a variety of seeds, including sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, and flax seeds.
Adequate intake levels for magnesium (per day). The recommendations are as follows:
What is zinc?
Zinc is a micromineral needed in the diet on a daily basis, but only in very small amounts (50 milligrams or less).
What can high-zinc supplements do for you?
What events can indicate a need for more high-zinc supplements?
What factors might contribute to a deficiency of zinc?
In addition to dietary deficiency, problems in the digestive tract can contribute to zinc deficiency. These problems include irritable and inflammatory bowel disorders, as well as insufficient output by the pancreas that prevents proper digestion of food.
Loss of zinc through chronic diarrhea or profuse sweating (as might occur with heavy physical labor or athletic training) can also contribute to deficiency of this mineral.
Zinc may play a role in the prevention and/or treatment of the following health conditions:
Acne, alcoholism, alopecia, alzheimer's disease, anorexia nervosa, atopic dermatitis, benign prostatic hypertrophy, cervical dysplasia, common cold, crohn's disease, diabetes, epilepsy, graves' disease, herpes simplex, HIV/AIDS, infertility (male), inflammatory bowel diseases, influenza, macular degeneration, osteoarthritis, PMS, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, seborrheic dermatitis, senile cataracts.
What foods provide zinc?
Very good sources: Calf's liver, crimini mushrooms and spinach.
Good sources: sea vegetables, basil, thyme, spinach, pumpkin seeds, yeast, beef, and lamb, beef, lamb, summer squash, asparagus, venison, chard, collard greens, miso, shrimp, maple syrup, broccoli, peas, yogurt, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds and mustard greens.
Adequate intake levels for zinc (per day). The recommendations are as follows: