Not a true vitamin but rather a pricey health supplement that is composed largely of salt water (plus some germanium, a trace element dangerous to health).
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charged the manufacturer of Vitamin O with fraud for touting it as a cure for cancer and heart disease. The FTC said advertisements for “Vitamin O” in national newspapers and on the Internet claimed it could treat or prevent serious diseases like cancer, heart disease and lung disease by enriching the bloodstream with supplemental oxygen. On May 2, 2000 it was announced that the manufacturers agreed to pay $375,000 to settle charges they made false health claims.
- Vitamin P
An old name for substances now known as bioflavinoids. They are no longer considered to be vitamins by the strict definition of that word.
- Vitamin requirements, infant
Vitamins are organic substances that are essential in minute quantities for the proper growth, maintenance, and functioning of the baby. Vitamins must be obtained from food because the body cannot produce them. The exception is vitamin D, which can be produced by the skin when it is exposed to the sun. There are four fat-soluble […]
- Vitamin therapy
The use of vitamins to prevent or cure disease. Many physicians are now recognizing the beneficial uses of anti-oxidant and other vitamins for a wide variety of conditions, often as a complementary therapy to accompany medication or other treatments. One variant on this theme, megavitamin therapy, is still rather controversial. Always consult your doctor before […]
An essential factor in the formation of blood clotting factors. Deficiency can lead to abnormal bleeding.
A condition in which the skin turns white due to the loss of pigment from the melanocytes, cells that produce the pigment melanin that gives the skin color. In vitiligo, the melanocytes are destroyed, leaving depigmented patches of skin. The hair that grows in areas affected by vitiligo may also turn white. The skin is […]