Vitamin D Supplements

Vitamin D deficiency in diet or due to lack of sun exposure has become a worldwide issue in the elderly and remains common in children and adults. Deficiency results in impaired bone mineralization and bone damage which leads to bone-softening diseases (or rickets when it occurs in children)

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Thursday, 10 October 2019  |  Editor
Vitamin D - New Research Round-Up

As daylight hours diminish and temperatures start to fall, a nutritionist’s thoughts will naturally turn to vitamin D; the darker nights are a vital cue to add in a daily supplement. Vitamin D Isn't usually supplied by diet.

Unlike most other essential nutrients, vitamin D isn’t typically supplied by a healthy balanced diet – the main source of vitamin D is bare skin contact with sunshine, and when sunlight is scarce and skin is hidden under woolly layers, deficiency risk really starts to soar.

The long term public health impact of low vitamin D is of significant concern, especially since we now know that vitamin D acts not only on the skeletal system but on almost every other body system too; vitamin D receptors have been identified in nearly all tissue types throughout the body.  In simple terms this means that we cannot rule out vitamin D’s involvement in any aspect of health.

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Wednesday, 5 June 2019  |  Editor
Vitamin D could help cancer patients live longer.

Taking vitamin D supplements reduces the risk of dying from cancer by 13%, an overview of research suggests. 

In another study in Madrid, a study of prostate cancer patients found that those taking vitamin D supplements with statins were no less than 38% less likely to die of the disease than those taking neither. Of course, it is known that statins can reduce the energy released from food that is needed by major organs and as a result many are starting to take CoQ10 to rectify this.

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Thursday, 22 March 2018  |  Editor
Vitamin D: The facts

Vitamin D is fast becoming known as a ‘super-nutrient’. No longer just an important nutrient for healthy bones, research is now finding that low vitamin D may be linked to a wide range of health problems, including some of the most common chronic conditions of modern times. What does vitamin D do, where does it come from, why so many people are deficient, how to know if you are and what from you should take.

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Friday, 27 October 2017  |  Editor
Combat Winter Blues, Colds and Flu with Vitamin D

As we are now approaching winter where our exposure to sunlight will be very limited, it is important to ensure that our vitamin D levels are kept within optimum levels. This is particularly important as vitamin D can enhance our immune response against various infections which are more common during winter such as tuberculosis, influenza and viral upper respiratory tract infections. It is also supportive of mental health conditions such as Seasonal Affective Disorders (SAD) and depression, whereby vitamin D supplementation portrayed effectiveness in reducing depressive symptoms in SAD patients. It is suggested that vitamin D may enhance serotonin production hence its mood-enhancing effects. Due to the Western diet and an indoor lifestyle, it is becoming harder for us to maintain adequate levels of vitamin D in our body.

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Thursday, 17 August 2017  |  Editor
Great new children supplement from BioCare - Red Berry Melts

A unique all-in-one formula that children will love to take every day! It contains 3 billion multi-strain live bacteria powder, along with 300iu of vitamin D which contributes to the normal function of the immune system in children and is suitable for daily use, all year round. 

The individual stick sachets contain well-studied live bacteria strains Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG and Bifidobacterium lactis, specifically selected for their clinical evidence and stability and are guaranteed 3 billion potency per sachet until the end of shelf life - with no need for refrigeration. 

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Wednesday, 10 May 2017  |  Editor
Study shows vitamin D deficiency can increase likelihood of diabetes.

According to news originating from Cambridge, United Kingdom, vitamin D deficiency has been linked to the onset of diabetes. This article summarises how Vitamin D Helps maintain the normal release of insulin.

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Tuesday, 1 November 2016  |  Editor
The days are getting shorter- time to top up your vitamin D
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Tuesday, 6 September 2016  |  Editor
Vitamin D can help treat severe asthma

A daily dose of Vitamin D halves the risk of severe asthma attacks, a new study has shown.

Asthma patients who suffer from severe attacks, or exacerbations, were at a lower risk of having an attack and less likely to need hospital treatment if they had been taking regular doses of vitamin D, trials carried out by a Cochrane Review showed. They were also less likely to need treatment with steroid tablets.
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Wednesday, 24 August 2016  |  Editor
January to March babies at risk of learning problems

Babies who do not get enough vitamin D in the womb can end up with learning difficulties 

Babies conceived between January and March are more likely to have learning difficulties because their mothers did not get enough vitamin D in pregnancy, a new study suggests.

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Monday, 1 August 2016  |  Editor
Vitamin D Supplements advised for everyone

Everyone should consider taking vitamin D supplements in autumn and winter, public health advice for the UK recommends. The advice comes as a government-commissioned report sets the recommended levels at 10 micrograms of the vitamin a day.

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