Vitamin News

Vitamin D is important for good health – Tallahassee.com

Monday, August 07, 2017

Mark Mahoney(Photo: Mark Mahoney)   Research over the past decade has suggested that Vitamin D deficiency is increasingly common in this country.  A national sample of almost 19,000 individuals found that between 1988 and 2004 the proportion of Americans with less than adequate levels of vitamin D in their blood fell from 45 percent to 23 percent over this period. Traditional thinking was that vitamin D was mainly necessary for…

John Oliver calls Stephen Miller a ‘vitamin D-deficient minion’ and other nice things – Los Angeles Times

Monday, August 07, 2017

In the battle of CNN reporter Jim Acosta versus White House advisor Stephen Miller, let it be known that John Oliver is firmly Team Acosta.  Or, to be more accurate, he’s really, really anti-Miller. On Sunday’s episode of “Last Week Tonight,” the comedian devoted several minutes to skewering the Duke graduate, noting his resemblance to a “vitamin D-deficient minion.”  Miller was in the news this week following a heated exchange with Acosta, who…

Vitamin D supplement use associated with lower risk of breast cancer – ProHealth

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Reprinted with the kind permission of Life Extension. July 24 2017. The July 2017 issue of Environmental Health Perspectives published the finding of researchers at the National Institutes of Health of a lower risk of breast cancer over five years of follow-up in association with higher levels of serum vitamin D or vitamin D supplementation. The current investigation included participants in the Sister Study, which enrolled women with no history of breast cancer…

Sun Exposure, Vitamin D, and Sailing – Scuttlebutt Sailing News

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Tweet Sailing Performance Training, a global fitness company which provides services for sailors, shares this report on why sun exposure is vital to your health and performance. The nature of our sport requires that we work, train, commute, compete, and socialize in the outdoors. Of all the outdoor sports, we likely have one of the highest exposure times to the sun consistently through the year than any other. What does…

Are You Consuming the Right Kind of Vitamin D? – Vital Updates

Friday, July 28, 2017

Not all vitamin D is created equal. That’s what a new study found, and the results may have significant implications for public health strategies seeking to boost levels of the important vitamin. The study, appearing in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found that food supplements containing one type of the vitamin – D3 – were far more effective at raising vitamin levels in the body compared to supplements…

Stress relief through mind-body interventions; the ABCs of vitamin D – The Garden City Telegram

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Q: Lately my blood pressure has been really high, so I started taking medication, which seems to be working. But I think the cause is stress, since my diet is good and I work out regularly. What else can I do to lower my blood pressure and maybe even stop taking the meds? — Kevin H., Davenport, La. A: Just recognizing that you need to take…

This Type of Vitamin D Is Twice as Effective as the One You’re Taking – Reader’s Digest

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Kavun Halyna/Shutterstock Vitamin D is key to maintaining bones, building muscle, repairing nerves, and supporting your immune system in the fight against cancer. But it’s easy to fall short on this vital nutrient if you live more than 37 degrees latitude north or south of the equator, since your body needs sunlight to manufacture D. (In the United States, imagine a line that runs from San Francisco through St. Louis,…

This Type of Vitamin D Is Twice as Effective as the One You’re Taking – Reader’s Digest

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Kavun Halyna/Shutterstock Vitamin D is key to maintaining bones, building muscle, repairing nerves, and supporting your immune system in the fight against cancer. But it’s easy to fall short on this vital nutrient if you live more than 37 degrees latitude north or south of the equator, since your body needs sunlight to manufacture D. (In the United States, imagine a line that runs from San Francisco through St. Louis,…

This Type of Vitamin D Is Twice as Effective as the One You’re Taking – Reader’s Digest

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Kavun Halyna/Shutterstock Vitamin D is key to maintaining bones, building muscle, repairing nerves, and supporting your immune system in the fight against cancer. But it’s easy to fall short on this vital nutrient if you live more than 37 degrees latitude north or south of the equator, since your body needs sunlight to manufacture D. (In the United States, imagine a line that runs from San Francisco through St. Louis,…

This Type of Vitamin D Is Twice as Effective as the One You’re Taking – Reader’s Digest

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Kavun Halyna/Shutterstock Vitamin D is key to maintaining bones, building muscle, repairing nerves, and supporting your immune system in the fight against cancer. But it’s easy to fall short on this vital nutrient if you live more than 37 degrees latitude north or south of the equator, since your body needs sunlight to manufacture D. (In the United States, imagine a line that runs from San Francisco through St. Louis,…

This Type of Vitamin D Is Twice as Effective as the One You’re Taking – Reader’s Digest

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Kavun Halyna/Shutterstock Vitamin D is key to maintaining bones, building muscle, repairing nerves, and supporting your immune system in the fight against cancer. But it’s easy to fall short on this vital nutrient if you live more than 37 degrees latitude north or south of the equator, since your body needs sunlight to manufacture D. (In the United States, imagine a line that runs from San Francisco through St. Louis,…

This Type of Vitamin D Is Twice as Effective as the One You’re Taking – Reader’s Digest

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Kavun Halyna/Shutterstock Vitamin D is key to maintaining bones, building muscle, repairing nerves, and supporting your immune system in the fight against cancer. But it’s easy to fall short on this vital nutrient if you live more than 37 degrees latitude north or south of the equator, since your body needs sunlight to manufacture D. (In the United States, imagine a line that runs from San Francisco through St. Louis,…

This Type of Vitamin D Is Twice as Effective as the One You’re Taking – Reader’s Digest

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Kavun Halyna/Shutterstock Vitamin D is key to maintaining bones, building muscle, repairing nerves, and supporting your immune system in the fight against cancer. But it’s easy to fall short on this vital nutrient if you live more than 37 degrees latitude north or south of the equator, since your body needs sunlight to manufacture D. (In the United States, imagine a line that runs from San Francisco through St. Louis,…

This Type of Vitamin D Is Twice as Effective as the One You’re Taking – Reader’s Digest

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Kavun Halyna/Shutterstock Vitamin D is key to maintaining bones, building muscle, repairing nerves, and supporting your immune system in the fight against cancer. But it’s easy to fall short on this vital nutrient if you live more than 37 degrees latitude north or south of the equator, since your body needs sunlight to manufacture D. (In the United States, imagine a line that runs from San Francisco through St. Louis,…

Low vitamin D may affect recovery of injured corneas – News Medical – News-Medical.net

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Injury or disease in combination with too little vitamin D can be bad for the window to your eyes. The three-layer, transparent cornea at the front of the eyes focuses the light coming in. But its prominent position also puts it at risk for injury from an errant mascara wand or over-prodding finger or a car accident. Scientists exploring the role of vitamin D…

How much vitamin D do you need? | Health, Medicine and Fitness … – Santa Maria Times (subscription)

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

How much vitamin D do you need? Finding a happy medium does not have to be tricky. 

Vitamin D may help reduce redness, swelling from sunburn – WISH-TV

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS Ind. (WISH) – Summer is here, and with it comes the severe sunburns. Not only are they painful, but it also increases the risk of cancers like melanoma down the road. However, a new study says high doses of vitamin D may be the answer to prevent the redness and swelling that comes with sunburn. Doctors say there really is no substitute for wearing sunscreen or protective clothing but…

This Pill Could Ease Your Next Sunburn (It’s Not Aspirin!) – Reader’s Digest

Friday, July 21, 2017

Alonafoto/ShutterstockVitamin D is called the sunshine vitamin because your body needs sunlight to synthesize this vital nutrient. It’s essential for healthy bones and joints, boosts mood, and may protect against autoimmune disorders, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. But wait—there’s more: New research suggests the sunshine vitamin can help prevent sunburn. Could this be yet another reason to take vitamin D supplements? Researchers from Case Western Reserve University gave 20 volunteers a small…

This Pill Could Ease Your Next Sunburn (It’s Not Aspirin!) – Reader’s Digest

Friday, July 21, 2017

Alonafoto/ShutterstockVitamin D is called the sunshine vitamin because your body needs sunlight to synthesize this vital nutrient. It’s essential for healthy bones and joints, boosts mood, and may protect against autoimmune disorders, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. But wait—there’s more: New research suggests the sunshine vitamin can help prevent sunburn. Could this be yet another reason to take vitamin D supplements? Researchers from Case Western Reserve University gave 20 volunteers a small…