Friday, 27 October 2017 | Editor
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.
Thursday, 17 August 2017 | Editor
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Wednesday, 10 May 2017 | Editor
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.
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 | Editor
Tuesday, 6 September 2016 | Editor
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.
Wednesday, 24 August 2016 | Editor
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.
Monday, 1 August 2016 | Editor
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.
Tuesday, 22 March 2016 | Editor
Vitamin D deficiency is associated with an increased risk of developing age related macular degeneration according to new study findings
Sunday, 13 March 2016 | Editor
Vitamin D supplementation is being recommended for all children under the age of 5 as well as all pregnant and breastfeeding women as the number of cases of rickets has quadrupled in the past 15 years.
Rickets is a vitamin D deficiency disease resulting in softening of the bones which can lead to fractures and deformity.
Friday, 11 March 2016 | Editor
A new review of 195 studies involving more than 168,000 participants in 44 countries has found that 37.3% of us are deficient in vitamin D – and that Europeans are more deficient than North Americans.
The study compared measurements of 25(OH)D, or calcidiol, in blood samples, which is deemed to be the most effective measurement of vitamin D status. Levels of below 50nmol/l were considered to be deficient.
Calcidiol is the pre-hormone form of vitamin D, and is directly related to calcium absorption. This is why vitamin D is often recommended for those with osteoporosis, rickets and other conditions where bones need to be strengthened.