Category Vitamin D

Vitamin D: Why its so hot – and why you probably need more of it |

Think of Vitamin D as the shy child, always upstaged by its siblings.Vitamin C has claimed most of the attention for years, relinquishing the spotlight only when the B vitamins clamored for recognition. Even Vitamin E made a grab at the spotlight.Lately, however, people are starting to notice Vitamin D. A flood of new studies […]

Mushrooms: Delicious and healthy food

Mushrooms are the only grown food that contains natural vitamin D, which aids in bone strengthening. Combined with calcium that is also found in mushrooms, they can help with joint pain and Osteoporosis. They also contain Beta-glucans, which help to stimulate the immune system and increase allergy resistance, and are found in many Shiitake and […]

What is excess vitamin D? | Web MD

What are the potential harms of excess vitamin D supplements? Very high doses of vitamin D can cause extremely high levels of calcium in your blood, which can lead to heart rhythm problems, kidney stones and damage, and severe muscle weakness. This calcium excess usually happens if you take 40,000 IU per day for a […]

Vitamin D deficiency plagues Saudis | Arab News

Al-Daggrey said the importance of vitamin D lies in its ability to absorb calcium and phosphorus, which are nutrients that play a prominent role in protecting human bones and the strength of muscles, as well help fight diseases such as colon cancer, breast cancer, heart disease, Type I diabetes, and the common flu. Many Saudis […]

Is there a link between vitamin D and female hair loss? | Vitamin D Council

Telogen effluvium (TE) and female pattern hair loss (FPHL) is hair loss that often occurs in young women. In fact, it occurs in up to 30% of women, often with devastating psychological consequences. Treatment options to stop progression and stimulate hair regrowth include several medications, but hair transplantation needs to be considered in more advanced […]

Vitamin D Deficiency May Cause Hair Loss –

If you’re removing more hair from the drain than usual, you may want to take a closer look at your diet: Having low levels of vitamin D and iron could be playing a role in your thinning locks. Researchers at Cairo University found that women who were experiencing hair loss also had lower levels of […]

Mayo Clinic Finds Insufficient Vitamin D Levels in CLL Patients Linked to Cancer Progression and Death

In the Mayo Clinic study, published online in the journal Blood, the researchers found that patients with insufficient levels of vitamin D when their leukemia was diagnosed progressed much faster and were about twice as likely to die as were patients with adequate levels of vitamin D. They also found solid trends: increasing vitamin D […]

Leukemia and vitamin D | Vitamin D Council

Vitamin D levels The Harvard Health Professionals Follow-up Study noted a direct link between vitamin D and leukemia rate. People in the highest vitamin D group had a 56% reduction in leukemia compared to those in the lowest group. However, only 82 people developed leukemia, which is a small sample size. via Leukemia and vitamin […]

Vitamin D – The brain & Ageing

Vitamin D is known as the sunshine vitamin because it is made in your skin in response to sunlight. In a country like Australia you might expect vitamin D deficiency to be extremely rare…but you would be wrong. Vitamin D deficiency is incredibly common, particularly among the older people. Now a new study has found […]

Vitamin D Reduces Pain in Women With Diabetes, Depression

Consuming a diet rich in vitamin D fortified food and beverages helps decrease pain in women with type 2 diabetes and depression, according to a study conducted at Loyola University Chicago and presented at a research conference at Loyola\’s Health Sciences Campus. Type 2 diabetes is associated with depression and pain; however, few studies have […]