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Vitamin D

Promising Research into Osteoporosis Prevention

Osteoporosis is a serious concern for Americans, and as more and more Baby Boomers reach the age of 80, the risk continues to increase. Calcium is a supplement that has been long relied upon to help keep bones healthy and strong, but several other nutrients are beginning to come to the forefront in recent scientific research and study, including vitamin D, vitamin K2, collagen and others.

Do you recommend bone building supplements and lifestyle changes to your older patients? Find out more about the promising new research and which supplements to consider recommending to your patients in this in-depth article read more…

Soak Up Vitamin D While You Still Can!

vitamind-heartAs summer begins its inevitable dwindle into cooler nights and shorter days, it’s easy to forget that the sun’s potency is in full swing well into the fall. As your mind wanders watching the kids play soccer, you may find yourself wondering, how much sun is too much?

Vitamin D is a unique nutrient, as it is formed in the skin by UV light. Most tissues in the body including brain, skin, breast, prostate and colon have Vitamin D receptors. Vitamin D deficiency is important for healthy bone metabolism, and decreased levels are associated with an increased risk of hypertension, read more…

Nordic Naturals Announces Baby’s Vitamin D3— The Official Baby’s Vitamin D of the American Pregnancy Association

 

gI_150096_BabyVitaminD3_05 BoxNordic Naturals is pleased to introduce a natural vitamin D3 just for infants. Baby’s Vitamin D3 is offered in the natural form of vitamin D (cholecalciferol) for optimal absorption, and comes in a carrier oil of certified organic extra virgin olive oil. Packaged in a convenient dropper bottle for easy application during breast-feeding or addition into food or drink, the product meets the American Academy of Pediatrics daily recommendation of 400 I.U. in just one drop. In addition, Baby’s Vitamin D3 contains no coloring, flavoring, GMOs, gluten, or milk derivatives in order to ensure that babies get only the read more…

New Economic Report Points to Additional Reasons to Supplement with Calcium and Vitamin D

Washington, D.C., December 9, 2014—With the new year and accompanying resolutions fast-approaching, women of all ages should consider recommitting to calcium and vitamin D supplements, particularly if they have concerns about osteoporosis. A new economic report, conducted by Frost & Sullivan through a grant from the Council for Responsible Nutrition Foundation (CRNF), showed that the utilization of calcium and vitamin D supplements in a population of women over the age of 55 with osteoporosis can provide significant individual and societal health care savings. This is because taking calcium and vitamin D at preventive intake levels can reduce the risk of read more…

Paint the town PINK!

Article provided courtesy of our content partners, Labrix Clinical Services.

pink_ribbonOctober is breast cancer awareness month and by now most of you have probably noticed a few more
pink posters, wrist bands and pink ribbons floating around than usual. Unfortunately, most of us don’t need to see
pink bumper stickers in traffic or pink shoes on our favorite running back to remind us of this
devastating disease, as its prevalence indicates that most people have known someone with such a
diagnosis. Last year, there were an estimated 230,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer in this
country and approximately read more…

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