Vitamin D Benefits

New study reveals vitamin D dosage needed to reach optimal levels

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(NaturalHealth365) When it comes to vitamin D, naturopaths, conventional medical doctors, dietitians and researchers all seem to agree. Not only is the “sunshine vitamin” indispensable for strong bones and teeth, immune system function and heart health, but it also can help prevent serious diseases, including cancer. But, when it comes to recommendations for vitamin D supplementation, confusion and contradiction reign. ... Read More »

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Sunscreen reduces vitamin D3 production by 99 percent, study reports

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(NaturalHealth365) For over two decades, we have been warned about the ‘dangers of sun exposure.’  Yet, while a sunburn can indeed have negative health effects, the truth is that the sun is our best source for vitamin D – particularly vitamin D3.  Unfortunately, sunscreen products – as low as SPF 15 – actually block the production of crucial vitamin D3 ... Read More »

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Vitamin D deficiency linked to increased risk of muscle injury

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(NaturalHealth365) Awareness of the potent health effects of vitamin D has been on the rise in recent years. Getting sufficient vitamin D is linked with a healthy immune system response, faster healing times and stronger bones, while vitamin D deficiency is linked with a higher risk for cancer, dementia, MS and a range of other health issues. While vitamin D ... Read More »

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Vitamin D proven to protect against respiratory infections

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(NaturalHealth365) Adequate vitamin D levels are critical to immune system health and a range of other health areas.  In fact, science clearly suggests that maintaining proper levels can help us to avoid dementias like, Alzheimer’s disease and cancer. This essential vitamin is best produced by exposing the body to the sun and can help to keep our muscles and bones ... Read More »

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Vitamin D deficiency reduces breast cancer survival

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(NaturalHealth365) The benefits of vitamin D have been connected with an ability to help prevent cancer for years now.  Now, new research is substantiating that high vitamin D levels greatly improve breast cancer survival rate.  Note: Vitamin D blood levels of at least 40 ng/mL or higher have been linked to cancer prevention and lower mortality risk. In fact, astudy ... Read More »

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Low vitamin D levels linked with compromised immune function

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(NaturalHealth365) Vaccines and pharmaceuticals are touted as the solution to illness and chronic conditions. However, the truth is that a healthy immune system is foundational to all aspects of health. Of all the vitamins and nutrients for improved immune system health, vitamin D is one of the most crucial. Adequate vitamin D blood levels are key to ongoing immune system ... Read More »

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Low vitamin D levels linked to Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease

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(NaturalHealth365) Getting enough vitamin D is crucial to numerous health functions, while low vitamin D stresses the immune system and raises the risk of illness. Research has shown that vitamin D supplementation brings a range of vitamin D benefits including disease prevention. Studies have confirmed that major illnesses like Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis can be prevented by ... Read More »

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Your vitamin D level is directly linked to cancer prevention

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(NaturalHealth365) Vitamin D benefits have been linked with cancer prevention for years now, and the data keeps coming in. A recent study of pooled data has concluded that a vitamin D level of 40 ng/mL or higher is associated with significantly lowered risk of cancer. Invasive cancers are far less likely to strike when the vitamin D level is optimal. ... Read More »

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Low vitamin D levels reveal risk of a heart attack and stroke

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(NaturalHealth365) A recent study is now showing strong evidence of a link between lack of vitamin D and poor cardiovascular health. The study results show that low vitamin D levels have been linked with a higher risk of having a heart attack, stroke or heart failure, among other health issues. The results come from an innovative study conducted by the ... Read More »

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Vitamin D deficiency substantially increases the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia

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(NaturalHealth365) Dementia is one of today’s biggest health challenges for older adults. There are currently 44 million cases around the world, and this number is expected to triple by the year 2050. An estimated billion persons around the world now have low vitamin D levels, which has been linked to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.  In fact, a major study has ... Read More »

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9 reasons you need to be supplementing with vitamin D

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(NaturalHealth365) If you are relying on a multivitamin supplement to meet your need for vitamin D, think again. A quick glance at package labels shows most popular multivitamin supplements do not even come close to providing the amount of vitamin D necessary to achieve maximum health benefits and reduce the risk of disease. Most readily available commercial multivitamins contain only ... Read More »

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Research news: Sunbathing decreases risk of premature death

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(NaturalHealth365) We’ve all heard the warnings about sunbathing and getting too much sun exposure, but recent scientific research gives us good reason to rethink any fear-based concerns about the sun. A major study done by Swedish researchers at the Karolinska Institute has found that persons who avoid the sun altogether actually have a higher risk of skin melanomas. They also ... Read More »

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