Lack of Sun Exposure Leads to Vitamin D Deficiency

Vitamin D is important for immune system health, and we get it from the sun. That’s why some scientists argue that protecting yourself from UV rays is detrimental to your health. For the last 30 years or so, dermatologists, health officials, beauty experts and companies have shunned the sun. They’ve told us to avoid it… Read more »

IBS – Benefits of Vitamin D

A new study from the University of Sheffield has found that vitamin D supplements could help to ease painful Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) symptoms.  In the United States, it is estimated that 10 to 15 percent of the adult population suffers from IBS symptoms, yet only 5 to 7 percent of adults have been diagnosed with the disease. IBS is… Read more »

Knowledge: Signs of D Deficiency

You know there are many benefits of vitamin D – strong bones, improved mood and according to recent research, more efficient weight loss. But the symptoms of a deficiency in this critical vitamin are lesser known and you should be aware.  Here are eight signs of vitamin D deficiency: HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE – Believe it or… Read more »

Stress – Vitamin D Deficiency

If you’re stressed and not getting enough sleep, go get your vitamin D levels checked.  There is new research suggesting a significant correlation between excessive daytime sleepiness and vitamin D deficiency. It is well known that vitamin D is a primary regulator of calcium and phosphorous, helping to protect bone density.  However, more recently scientists… Read more »

Low Vitamin D Levels Increases Breast Cancer Risk

Research suggests that women with low levels of vitamin D have a higher risk of developing breast cancer. Vitamin D may play a role in controlling normal breast cell growth and may be able to stop breast cancer cells from growing. You likely know that vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium, which is essential… Read more »

The Sunshine Vitamin

According to the Vitamin D Council, for a number of reasons, many people aren’t getting enough of the “sunshine vitamin.”  You may not be getting enough of this vital nutrient if: You don’t get enough sunlight. Time spent with bare skin exposed to the sun used to be enough. However, most people spend the majority… Read more »

Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Increased Belly Fat

New research warns that people who carry much of their excess fat around their waist are at risk of vitamin D deficiency. The finding highlights another damaging health effect of obesity. Low vitamin D levels have been linked to poor bone health, as well as increased risk for respiratory infection, autoimmune disorders and heart disease…. Read more »

Vitamin D and Lung Disease

According to a new study analysis, lower than normal levels of vitamin D in the blood were linked to increased risk of early interstitial lung disease. Reviewing medical information gathered on more than 6,000 adults over a 10-year period, Johns Hopkins researchers have found that lower than normal blood levels of vitamin D were linked… Read more »

Vitamin D Protects Against Colorectal Cancer

If you needed another good reason to play in the sun this summer, a new study has uncovered evidence that vitamin D can help protect against colorectal cancer. Previous studies looking at the link between vitamin D levels and colorectal cancer were inconclusive. However, this new study, led by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public… Read more »

Research on Vitamin D3 for Allergy Symptoms

Researchers at the Children’s National Medical Center recently found that children who suffered from asthma and seasonal allergies were 20 times more likely to be vitamin D deficient than children who didn’t suffer. Likewise, other recent study results demonstrated that vitamin D3 supplementation may alleviate seasonal allergy symptoms as well as treat chronic hives. According… Read more »