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October 24, 2020
How Genes Influence Your Vitamin D Requirements

The sun has always been the most important source of energy for all living beings in the world. The sun makes life possible. Your body needs sunlight to stay healthy. Sunlight is the major source of vitamin D for human beings.  Vitamin D is a kind of fat-soluble vitamin needed by all living beings. This […]

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April 17, 2017
Know Your Genes: GC - “Vitamin D Gene”

The Group Specific Component globulin (GC) gene is associated with the synthesis of Group Specific Component globulin (GC), also called the Vitamin D Binding Protein (VDBP), which binds to vitamin D and its plasma metabolites, transporting them to the target tissue. This protein is synthesized by the hepatic parenchymal cells and then secreted into the […]

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September 27, 2016
What do genes tell us about vitamin D requirements?

Vitamin D and health Vitamin D is a hot topic these days. We get it from the sun, fortified milk, butter, ghee, soybeans, soy milk, cheese, eggs and certain types of fish and mushrooms. It’s usually credited with promoting bone strength and overall health. And vitamin D deficiency has been linked to many chronic diseases, […]

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