Most people know that the sun benefits their health by providing vitamin D – the skin produces it when it is exposed to sunlight – but not everyone knows what those benefits are
Vitamin D is a critical nutrient that is essential for good health, there’s little doubt about that.
When scientists set out to find out whether calcium supplements could help reduce the chances of a person developing colon polyps, they were very surprised when they discovered the opposite effect.
The link between obesity and increased insulin levels is a well-established indicator of diabetes.
On March 11, 2011, a meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan caused the release of radioactive material into the environment. Experts predicted that cancer rates would rise as a result; sadly, this has proven to be true. We, at NaturalHealth365, can only hope that this news about vitamin C can get to the people that need it the most.
A lack of vitamin D—the ‘sunshine vitamin’—seems to play a key part in the development of autism.
Women who are given vitamin D supplements during the first trimester of their pregnancy are far less likely to have a child who has the condition, say researchers.
The vitamin seems to be essential for healthy brain development when the baby is in the womb, say researchers from the University of Queensland.
January 23 2017. A study reported on January 11, 2017 in The Aging Male found improvements in testosterone levels, erectile function and indicators of metabolic syndrome among men who received vitamin D over a one year period. “Given that patients with low total testosterone often have low vitamin D levels, collectively, research suggests a relationship between low vitamin D and low total testosterone, and increased risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus,” note Ondor Canguven of Hamad General Hospital in Doha, Qatar and colleagues.
testosteroneJanuary 30 2017. A clinical trial reported in the January 2017 issue of Pain Physician uncovered a benefit for supplementing with vitamin D among individuals with chronic lower back pain. The condition is the second most common pain complaint after headache and can be notoriously resistant to treatment.
vitamin-d-and-sunburn-news(NaturalHealth365) Although direct sunlight is an important source of beneficial vitamin D, excessive exposure can result in painful sunburn. And sunburn is by no means a rare occurrence, even with growing public awareness of the dangers.
In fact, according to the CDC, over a third of American adults report having suffered a sunburn within the past year. Now, with “sunburn season” upon us, a fascinating new study attests to the ability of high doses of vitamin D to ease sunburn by significantly reducing redness, swelling and inflammation.
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. Fortunately, a new study provides valuable information about just how much vitamin D to take in order to reach optimal levels. Keep reading to learn more.