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    Re: Vitamin C

    Vitamin C is important, but not so much for the warding off of respiratory viral infection. The main benefit that it would confer hard runners is that it is key to the absorbtion of iron.
    The main reason we get colds and flus in the winter is because we tend to become vitamin D deficient in winter....we don't get enough from the sun. Personally, i take a 1000mg capsule of Cod Liver Oil every day to mitigate this. You can also just get Vitamin D supplement pills, but then you don't get the other benefits of fish oil.
    Vitamin D's role in the body is only just being discovered. As well as helping us absorb calcium (important for bone strength), it is a key aid to our immune system. It helps in the prevention of Cardio-Vascular disease, improves the elasticity of blood vessels, is vital to the way our body deals with sugars/carbs (D deficiency is associated with diabetes and obesity)...there's much more.
    Fell runners who spend a good deal of time in the sun during the summer (without sunscreen) will likely have decent D levels. In the winter months, it's essential to supplement through dietry sources.

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    Re: Vitamin C

    Which foods are high in vit D?
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    Re: Vitamin C

    Quote Originally Posted by Grouse View Post
    Which foods are high in vit D?
    The richest source is oily fish, in particular cod liver oil. Dairy products contain smaller amounts. Fortified breakfast cereals contain some, but not nearly enough.

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    Re: Vitamin C

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    Which foods are high in vit D?
    Beef liver (with a nice Chianti):sneaky:

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    No, dear I had not any previous experience about high doses of vitamin C. Vitamin C is very essential for our our skin and hair also. I like vitamin C containing foods.

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    High doses of Vitamin C reduce the effect that training has on muscle development.

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    Quote Originally Posted by manothemoors View Post
    The richest source is oily fish, in particular cod liver oil. Dairy products contain smaller amounts. Fortified breakfast cereals contain some, but not nearly enough.
    Fish oil derived from the flesh of the fish is much higher in vitamin D than cod liver oil. Cod liver oil also has the disadvantage that it is extremely high in vitamin A, so that if you take too much of it you risk an overdose of that. Too much vitamin A is lethal. Quite a lot of people have died through eating polar bear liver, which is enormously high in vitamin A.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexandra View Post
    Quite a lot of people have died through eating polar bear liver, which is enormously high in vitamin A.
    I was offered it once at a party. If you cut it with seal liver you can tolerate small doses (enough for a few canapes).
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