March 20, 2018

Why Vitamin D is so important

Most people don't get enough Vitamin D, so supplements are in order.  Have your Vitamin D levels checked when you next have your yearly physical.

How Vitamin D can repair and prevent the damage caused by diabetes and high blood pressure

Heart disease is defined as any disorder affecting the organ or blood vessels and is the leading cause of death in adults in the US; resulting in one in four fatalities.  Vitamin D, also called the sunshine supplement, stimulates the production of nitric acid, which is involved in regulating blood flow and preventing the formation of blood clots, according to the first study of its kind. It also reduces 'internal stress' in the cardiovascular system, which could avoid heart-related incidents, the research adds.

The findings were published in the journal Nanomedicine.  Study author Dr Tadeusz Malinski from Ohio University, said: 'There are not many, if any, known systems which can be used to restore cardiovascular cells which are already damaged, and vitamin D can do it.

Vitamin D is an 'inexpensive solution' to drugs as scientists discover the sunshine supplement repairs and prevents damage to the heart caused by diabetes and high blood pressure.  This is a very inexpensive solution to repair the cardiovascular system. We don't have to develop a new drug. We already have it.'

Vitamin D could help millions of people with irritable bowel syndrome

A new study from the University of Sheffield found high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in IBS patients – regardless of their ethnicity.  Their findings suggest supplements may help to ease symptoms which can include abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhoea and constipation. Vitamin D was shown to have the most benefit on quality of life in IBS. Low vitamin D status has already been associated with the risk of colorectal cancer and has been implicated in inflammatory bowel disease.

Vitamin D helps body get benefits of calcium

Your need for calcium gets a lot of attention, but your body can't use it without its partner, vitamin D, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Most adults need 1,000 milligrams of calcium each day. Recommendations for vitamin D range from the current recommended daily allowance of 600 International Units (IUs), all the way up to 4,000 IUs to best support bone health.  Vitamin D is added to milk, but it isn't found naturally in many foods other than egg yolks and shiitake mushrooms.
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