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Vitamin D

Vitamin C protects against radiation damage

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.

Vitamin D Deficiency Linked To Autism

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.

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Supplementation with vitamin D associated with improved testosterone, erectile function among middle-aged men

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.

Vitamin D supplementation helps relieve chronic back pain

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.

High dose vitamin D significantly reduces sunburn redness and inflammation, study reveals

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.

New study reveals vitamin D dosage needed to reach optimal levels

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.

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Daily smoothie with vitamin D and omega-3 oils found to improve fertility in women

Regular consumption of fruit smoothies fortified with vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids may boost a woman’s likelihood of getting pregnant, a new study revealed. According to study, the drink contains the same omega-3 content as a portion of salmon and a single supplement dose of vitamin D. The study also revealed that participants were more likely to remember drinking the smoothie than taking fertility medications or following a healthy diet. The results suggest that the drink may help couples wanting to start a family.

New study reveals vitamin D dosage needed to reach optimal levels

Immune Defense Summit

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.

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Should 1000 IU be the new RDA for vitamin D?

Improved Dietary Guidelines for Vitamin D: Application of Individual Participant Data (IPD-Level Meta-Regression Analyses)

Vitamin D deficiency is generally accepted to be a blood level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D 25(OH)D less than 20 nanograms per milliliter (ng/mL) or 50 nanomoles per liter (nmol/L), a threshold supported by both the National Academies of Sciences and the Endocrine Society. As with other vitamins and minerals, government bodies have established recommendations for the dietary intake of vitamin D to prevent deficiency in the general population.

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The Sun is Not Your Enemy! Vitamin D is Necessary for Optimal Health

by Paul Fassa

Health Impact News

Vitamin D became an important topic within the past decade and a-half ago once it was realized that it is more important for promoting many other health factors than bone health and it helps prevent many diseases in addition to the highly publicized rickets.

The areas in addition to bone health that are addressed by vitamin D include:

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