vitamins

Dear Doctors: I’ve heard that a lot of people don’t get enough vitamin D in their diet. What about getting it from the sun? Is that too risky? Also, what happens if you don’t get enough?

Dear Reader: Vitamin D is a fat-soluble nutrient that our bodies require in order to [...]

By Ask the Doctors • October 7, 2020
You can now visit a salon or spa to receive an intravenous (IV) infusion of vitamins and minerals to help you look and feel your best. But, says Crystal Glassy, DO, MPH, a UCLA family medicine physician, “it would probably be safer, less expensive and take [...]
By uclahealth • November 19, 2018
From daily vitamins to bodybuilding products, it is important to realize that supplements are not regulated the same way as medicines by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). So consider the health benefits — and risks — before taking a dietary supplement. What are dietary supplements? Dietary [...]
By uclahealth • August 21, 2018
Dear Doctor: I’m almost 90 years old and always tired. I took two capsules of 2,000 mcg vitamin B12 the other night, and felt stronger and not as tired. Is it safe? My first thought is that you might have B12 [...]
By Ask the Doctors • August 15, 2018
Dear Doctor: I just turned 65, and even though I'm strong and healthy, my friends say I should be concerned about osteoporosis. What is it, and how do I know if I have it? Dear Reader: Osteoporosis, [...]
By Ask the Doctors • April 2, 2018
Vegetables, fruits and nuts are loaded with nutrition and vitamins. Because they are raw, none of the vitamins get lost during cooking. But are there raw foods we should avoid? The main concern with eating raw (uncooked or unpasteurized) foods is food poisoning. Pasteurization is a process that [...]
By uclahealth • March 12, 2018
Pharmacists do more than dispense pills. They are an important, but often under-utilized, part of your healthcare team. In honor of National Pharmacist Day on January 12, here are five ways your pharmacist can help support your health and well-being: 1. See the big picture. You may be [...]
By uclahealth • January 11, 2017