Excess vitamin D causes excess calcium to be absorbed in the bones, and excess calcium leads to hypercalcemia
Which vitamins are common antioxidants?oAoCoEoCarotene What are free radicals? What do antioxidants do to them?oFree radicals: when an electron is not bound together with another electron oWhen electrons are not in pairs, antioxidants will provide an electron to the singleelectron to bond with oAntioxidants convert free radicals into more stable species which are less likely to cause damage oFree radicals does cause damage to our cells and cause oxidation in out body oAntioxidants provide the healthy cell without free radicals What is orthomolecular medicine? How much vitamin C do these people need ? Who was the first proponent of vitamin C as orthomolecular medicine?oOrthomolecular medicine: believe that there is no such thing as small amount in vitamins and that vitamins can do more than prevent deficiency disease oThey believe that 10,000 mg is required of vitamin C ( instead of 90mg) oLinus Pauling - believed optimum amounts of vitamin C can cure a cold Does vitamin C help in common cold? Is there a causative relationship between cold weather and coldsoVitamin C doesn't cure a cold, they help the symptoms less aggressiveoThere is no relationship between cold weather and colds Can we make our own vitamin C ? What other animals can't make their own vitamin C?oHumans do not produce our own vitamin CoMammals can't either What is cholesterol and what is it a risk factor in ? What is HDL and LDL cholesterol ? What is oxidized LDL cholesterol? HDL: good cholesterol LDL: Bad cholesterol
Oxidized LDL: ugly cholesterol – when the LDL converts to plaque – product inflammation in the arteries that supply your blood to your organ dad other tissues oRisk factor: Heart attack, cardiovascular disease What does vitamin C prevent the conversion of? Why is the converted product bad ?oVitamin C is an antioxidant which prevents cholesterol from becoming oxidized-plague oConverted product is bad because it will clog the arteries which can lead to a heart attack Nitrites – nitrosamines : cancer causing chemicals Vitamin C prevents the conversion of Nitrites into Nitrosamines in the diet What else does Vitamin C help with ? oBed soars What is the most common side effect of Vitamin C? How does it affect nutrient absorption?oActs as a preservative oVitamin C increases the absorption of Iron (Fe)What happens when the body absorbs too much iron?Excess Iron: Hemochromatosis (genetic)ocaused by excessive intake of iron due to iron potsoBody absorbs abnormal amounts of ironoStored in the heart, liver, pancreas & joints – damagesofound in Heme: associates and transport O2What test can Vitamin C effect?oUrine/Blood Glucose testWhat is Vitamin A important for? Why can too much be a problem?
oImportant forGrowth, Reproduction, Immune System & VisionoVitamin A is a retinoidoImportant in night visionofound inmilk, carrotsofat soluble; accumulates in liveroConcerns that children get too much Vitamin AWhat is a precursor of Vitamin A? Who taking beta carotene/Vitamin A was most at risk for developing cancer? Why?
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