Vitamin D And Health All Natural Supplements
Vitamin D main funtion is to maintain normal blood levels of calcium and phosphorus. Also aids in the absorption of calcium, helping to form and maintain strong teeth and bones. Insufficient sunlight exposure,less than 20 minutes per day, are associated with both osteoporosis and a greater evidence of hip fractures. Arthritis's disease is also associated with an increased risk of hip fractures. Arthritis and its associated symptoms occur because of breakdown of cartilage in the joints.Just like bone health, it is also needed to maintain healthy cartilage,and healthy teeth. Clinical studies now show that a deficiency of VitaminD associated with four of the most common cancers,Breast cancers, Prostate,Colon and Skin. In fact, it was shown that this deficiency is likely to be a major factor for the development of type one Diabetes in children. Low levels of this Super VitaminD may increase the risk of calcium build-up in the arteries, a significant component of atherosclerotic plaque. Atherosclerotic plaque build up in blood vessels can lead to a heart attack or stroke. Also may play a role in the development of high blood pressure in those with kidney disease and/or hyperparathyroidism. Multiple Sclerosis and other autoimmune diseases such as Sjogren's Syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, thyroiditis and Crohn's disease have all been linked with low vitamin levels. Obesity has also been linked to Vitamin deficiency. Other problems associated with low deficiency,are Infertility, PMS,Fatigue, Depression and Seasonal Affective Disorder. Steroids, like prednisone, are often prescribed to reduce inflammation from a variety of medical problems. These medicines may be essential for a person's medical treatment, but they have potential side effects, including decreased calcium absorption. There is some evidence that steroids may also impair vitamin D metabolism, further contributing to the loss of bone and development of osteoporosis associated with steroid medications. High caffeine intake may accelerate bone loss. A study found that elderly postmenopausal women who consumed more than 300 milligrams per day of caffeine, which is equivalent to approximately 18 oz of caffeinated coffee lost more bone in the spine than women who consumed less than 300 milligrams per day. However, there is also evidence that increasing calcium intake can counteract any potential negative effect that caffeine may have on bone loss. Exposure to sunlight is an important source of vitamin D. Ultraviolet (UV) rays from sunlight trigger vitamin D synthesis in the skin. Many populations through out the world are exposed to quite suboptimal levels of sunlight, especially during the winter months. Though vitamin D is naturally found in salt water fish such as herring, salmon, sardines, and fish liver oils, our typical diet is very low in vitamin D. Since the 1930's foods such as milk, margarine, butter, cereals and chocolate mixes have been fortified with synthetic forms of the vitamin. In addition to geographical and seasonal factors, ultraviolet light from the sun may also be blocked by air pollution. The tendency to wear clothes, to live in cities where tall buildings block adequate sunlight from reaching the ground, to live indoors, to use synthetic sunscreens that block ultraviolet rays, all contribute to the inability of the skin to biosynthesize sufficient amounts of vitamin D.
Vitamin D…The"Sunshine Vitamin
Vitamin D-3... 5,000 iu
Assure Proper Daily Levels of Essential Vitamin D, Known as the "Sunshine Vitamin"…
Formulated With Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) 2000 IU
The National Osteoporosis Foundation recommends getting sufficient Calcium and Vitamin D on a daily basis as a key step in maintaining healthy bones and to help protect against osteoporosis.
Vitamin Power's Vitamin D supplements are available in a variety of potencies, each formulated with the form of Vitamin D3 preferred by nutritional healthcare experts known as Cholecalciferol.
Formulated for your good health without added caffeine, corn, gluten, milk or egg derivatives, sodium, soy, starch, sugar, wheat or yeast; No artificial colorings, flavorings or preservatives added.