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  • Daily Source of Vitamin B12
    Daily Source of Vitamin B12
    Fortified foods such as some breakfast cereals and types of nutritional yeast can provide another cholesterol-free source of vitamin B12.
  • Cheapest Source of Vitamin B12
    Cheapest Source of Vitamin B12
    Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) supplementation can cost as little as $2 a year.
  • Safest Source of B12
    Safest Source of B12
    Since foods are effectively a package deal, what is the best way to get vitamin B12 (cobalamin)?
  • Vitamin B12 Recommendation Change
    Vitamin B12 Recommendation Change
    Based on two biomarkers of functional vitamin B12 (cobalamin) status, B12 recommendations formulated more than a half century ago may need to be updated.
  • Resolving the Vitamin D-Bate
    Resolving the Vitamin D-Bate
    Why the current vitamin D recommendations may be too low, other expert recommendations may be too high, and 2000 international units a day may be just right.
  • How the Institute of Medicine Arrived at Their Vitamin D Recommendation
    How the Institute of Medicine Arrived at Their Vitamin D Recommendation
    The latest revision of the official vitamin D recommendations were based on the body's reaction to protect bone health, but what about the other three dozen affected organs?
  • The Difficulty of Arriving at a Vitamin D Recommendation
    The Difficulty of Arriving at a Vitamin D Recommendation
    People respond differently to the same level of vitamin D supplementation, making it difficult to formulate one-size-fits-all guidelines.
  • Vitamin D Supplements May Be Necessary
    Vitamin D Supplements May Be Necessary
    To reach the circulating (25-hydroxy) vitamin D levels associated with the lowest overall mortality, one may need to take supplements, given data suggesting suboptimal production from sun even under...
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