Skip to comments.Is OJ as good a source of vitamin D as supplements?
Posted on 05/08/2010 4:18:11 PM PDT by decimon
A glass of orange juice may not only help the vitamin pill go down. A new study suggests that fortified varieties can also help the body's vitamin D levels go up - just as effectively as the supplement itself.
The finding could bring a welcome addition to a very short list of sources for vitamin D, which is thought to help fend off an array of health problems including brittle bones, diabetes, and cancer.
"A lot of people don't drink milk," which has been fortified with vitamin D since the 1930s, "but they do drink OJ in the morning," the study's study author, Dr. Michael Holick, of the Boston University School of Medicine, told Reuters Health.
Simply adding a vitamin to a food does not guarantee its absorption in the body. In fact, since vitamin D dissolves in fat but not water, there was concern that only fatty foods such as milk could be used.
But preliminary research several years ago by Holick and his team suggested that orange juice - not known for its fat content -- might be an effective way to deliver the vitamin. This prompted Minute Maid and Tropicana to begin adding it, along with calcium, to some of their products. (A division of Coca-Cola, which owns Minute Maid, funded Holick's study.)
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I don’t know what you would get from squeezing him, does he have any money left?
Best source of Vitamin D is sunshine. It’s free and fun to get the full dose.
Diabetics do not drink any orange juice. It is never good for you. Eat oranges but never drink orange juice.
Vitamin D absorption needs some sort of fat, so OJ may not work.
Supplement-wise gelcaps are pretty good, the capsules with powder don’t work so well.
“Diabetics do not drink any orange juice. It is never good for you.”
I’m diabetic and I never heard that!
“Is OJ as good a source of vitamin D as supplements?”
No, he’s still looking forthe “real killers”
course, it could be the new bourbon I have been drinking in the evening ;-)
If people want supplements to their diet they should just buy them instead of having people sneak them in as additives to various foods. What happens if your over-consumption of a certain food gives you an overdose of some added vitamins or minerals?
An 8 ounce glass of milk provides 30% of you daily requirements of calcium, 25% of you vitamin D and Phosphorus requirements, 10% of you vitamin A requirements, and 4% of your vitiman C requirements. Plus, it provides body-building protein.
Why the put vitamin D and calcium in OJ, I’ll never understand.
Don’t drink OJ. OJ will kill you.
The sun is the best source, if you can tolerate it.
Can’t get it in the winter time in most of the country. Certainly not in N. California this past winter.
It will make your head pop off.
Well come to Arizona, you can get it 364 1/2 days a year. If you don’t mind associating with a bunch of “racists” *wink*
Me too. I drink it, and of course we with this medical challenge do. All within the carbohydrates we plan into our day. It’s a great way to raise a low blood sugar too (as you well know).
Hey does this peeve you a bit as it does myself,,,when I see that really fat guy, is it Walter Brimley(?) you know that old fat guy, on ads for a diabetic supply home delivery company? Now he’s a great guy I am sure, but to pick a morbidly obese guy as a spokesman and have him say “and be sure to check your blood sugar...” irks me. I say “Hey how ‘bout you lose a hundred pounds before you preach to me, Chubby?”. I don’t know it just bugs me.
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