by the Health Experts at Healthy Living Magazine
There’s no doubt that calcium and vitamin D go together—which is why every supplement user should strive to combine the two. Vitamin D, however, we are learning, has all sorts of healthy benefits, especially at this time of year. Indeed, according to a 2012 article in the Scandinavian Journal of Clinical & Laboratory Investigation, “The role of vitamin D in skeletal health is well established, but more recent findings have also linked vitamin D deficiency to a range of nonskeletal conditions such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, stroke and metabolic disorders including diabetes. Cognitive impairment and dementia must now be added to the list.”
Vitamin D is found in dietary sources such as eggs, fortified milk, fish, oysters and fortified cereals, and it is often referred to as the “sunshine” vitamin because as few as 10 minutes of exposure three times a week is thought to help our bodies produce vitamin D. For this reason, vitamin D intake is especially important in winter because people who are homebound or living in northern latitudes do not receive adequate sunshine exposure. Also, individuals who bundle up in winter with clothing that completely covers the body or those who use sunscreen all the time are at risk for vitamin D deficiency. Low levels of vitamin D are associated with compromised immune systems and depressive disorders, two things most people fight during the winter months, which gives us yet another reason to supplement with vitamin D.
NEW VITAMIN D RESEARCH
There is a wealth of information on vitamin D in medical journals, so we culled through it and found some of the most recent research on vitamin D and your health.
Research hot off the press, published in the October 25, 2012, online issue of the Journal of Neuroinflammation, shows the neuroprotective effects of vitamin D on age-related brain changes and cognitive function. “The age-related decline in learning and memory was ameliorated by the supplementation of vitamin D,” state researchers. Vitamin D also decreased beta-amyloid (plaque in the brain connected to cognitive impairment) burden.
A review of randomized, controlled studies on vitamin D supplementation and cancer appearing in Anticancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry in October 2012, found low levels with optimal intake.
THE PREMIUM VITAMIN D SUPPLEMENT
Coral LLC offers the top vitamin D supplements. Coral Complex is great for overall calcium and vitamin D needs. If you want to use a supplement emphasizing vitamin D, then Daily D is just the one for you. Daily D goes above and beyond; it contains both high-quality, potent vitamin D3, but it also contains coral minerals to help support your overall health. And as you may know, vitamin D plays an important role in calcium absorption.
Vitamin D3, or cholecalciferol, is arguably the preferred source of vitamin D. In fact, research published by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in May 2012 shows that vitamin D3 is more effective at raising serum levels than vitamin D2. The inclusion of coral not only provides 10 percent of the recommended dietary allowance, or RDA, for calcium, but it also doubles as the flowing agent, meaning no artificial fillers, flowing agents or excipients are used. Calcium from this eco-pure, above-sea source of coral supplies 74 trace minerals that contain essential cofactors for optimal absorption and use by the body. Daily D is delivered in a very small vegetable capsule and is easy to swallow unlike some of the things winter throws your way.
Daily D from Coral LLC is available at health food stores nationwide. To find a store in your area, call the company toll-free at 800-882-9577. We also urge you to visit the Coral LLC website at www.coralcalcium.com or www.coralllc.com for more information about Daily D and mineral-rich coral-based supplements.
Briones TL and Darwish H. Vitamin D mitigates age-related cognitive decline through the modulation of pro-inflammatory state and decrease in amyloid burden. J Neuroinflammation. 2012 Oct 25;9(1):244.
Lazzeroni M et al. Vitamin D supplementation and cancer: review of randomized controlled trials. Anticancer Agents Med Chem. 2012 Oct 12.
Tripkovic L et al. Comparison of vitamin D2 and vitamin D3 supplementation in raising serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D status: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Am J Clin Nutr. 2012 May 2.
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