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Do You Get Enough Vitamin D, E & K?

From the Show: Mindful Medicine
Summary: Vitamins are not just products taking up space in your health food stores, they are key essentials to living a healthy life.
Air Date: 5/7/14
Duration: 10
Host: Holly Lucille, ND, RN
Guest Bio: Ray Doustdar, CEO Buiced INC
Ray Ray Doustdar is the CEO of BUICED Inc., and the creator of the all new BUICED Liquid Multivitamin, as well as the curator of Everyday Juicer, a website dedicated to helping people add fresh vegetable juicing to their daily lifestyle.

Through fresh vegetable juicing, Ray was able to bring down his cholesterol from 234 to 168 (down 28%) by incorporating juicing into his daily lifestyle.

During this time, he discovered that although the leafy greens are packed with phyto-nutrients, they lack many essential vitamins and minerals.

He tried taking vitamins in pill form after each juice, but they upset his stomach. Then Ray learned liquid vitamins are more readily available for easy absorption, so he decided to solve his own problem and created BUICED to "boost his juice."
Do You Get Enough Vitamin D, E & K?
How many times have you been told to take your vitamins? As a kid, you may have taken them blindly; but as an adult, it's important to educate yourself on why you need vitamins and what purpose they serve for your health.

Vitamins are essential nutrients that allow your body to grow and develop while also protecting your body's systems. Most vitamins cannot be made within your body and must be provided through food or supplements.

You may remember how important vitamins A, B and C are, but what about your D, E and K vitamins?

Vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin, is a group of fat-soluble secosteroids, which enhance intestinal absorption of calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphate and zinc.

Vitamin E is also a fat-soluble antioxidant nutrient that is essential for strong immunity, healthy skin and eyes. Vitamin E protects your body against free radicals and boosts your immune system.

Vitamin K belongs to a group of structurally similar fat-soluble vitamins that the human body needs for post-translational modification of certain proteins. Vitamin K is known as the clotting vitamin, because without it, blood would not clot.

Everyday Juicer, Ray Doustdar joins Dr. Holly to discuss the importance of obtaining your D, E and K vitamins.