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Vitamin c

vitamin C

(Science: biochemistry) A water soluble vitamin crucial for the maintenance of connective tissue, wound healing and scar formation. Deficiency is known as scurvy.

symptoms include dry skin, bleeding and swollen gums, bone pains, dental cavities and mouth sores. A vitamin found in fresh fruits (especially citrus fruits) and vegetables; prevents scurvy.


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Re: Vitamin D absorption for different skin types

This seems to be an area that is just beginning to draw research interest. Darker skin evolved in high light-exposure populations to protect deeper skin layers from UV damage, but tones lightened in pops with lower exposure, to allow enough UV to reach the D-generating skin tissues. Dark-skinned peo...

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by Darby
Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:39 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Vitamin D absorption for different skin types
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Vitamin D absorption for different skin types

Earlier i was reading an article and which mentioned how people with lighter skin synthesise vitamin D from the sun more easily than people with darker skin tones. I tried to look into this but i couldn't find an answer so i thought somewhere like here would be a good ...

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by Piggis
Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:29 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Vitamin D absorption for different skin types
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Humans Natural Habitat/Optimal Environment

... quantity of non-salty water - something they presumably lack whilst at sea. Your craving for citrus fruits may reflect your body's desire for vitamin C or some other compound, but once this is sated your craving my disappear. My personal take on the "natural" diet is that ancient ...

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by Babybel56
Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:04 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Humans Natural Habitat/Optimal Environment
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DNA changes?

Dear Lina, Many things can alter your physical appearance-environmental changes, your diet, vitamin deficiencies, almost anything, really. I don't think that your DNA can change; it just replicates. Are there any things that you have changed in your diet or environment? -EF

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by efralin
Sat Feb 15, 2014 5:54 pm
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: DNA changes?
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Extended sleeping

... have several short nights in a row, but I recover in one longer night...1-2 months of lack of sun can cause depression or bad mood, but not likely vitamin D deficiency. Diet-related causes of fatigue include low blood levels of potassium, iron and proteins, for example, but you would really need ...

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by boron
Sat Nov 09, 2013 4:08 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Extended sleeping
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