Dallas Alternative Nutritional Supplement Source Tim Wallace of Dallas Health Helpers, cites research on the need for vitamin D and calcium supplementation.
More and more research is proving the importance of vitamin d and calcium in maintaining good health.Â The following demonstrates that in increasing one’s blood levels of these nutrients through supplementation is a wise choice.
In a Canadian study, calcium and vitamin d can have an enhancedÂ positive effect on weight loss and its effects on cholesterol levels.Â A 15 week study showed an increase in HDL Cholesterol(the good one) and a lowered amount of LDL cholesterol(the undesirable one) in the women studied who took 1200 mg. of calcium and 400 i. u. of vitamin DÂ vs. the women who had lower levels of vitamin D and calcium in their blood streams.
In a follow up womens health study, premenaupausal women who took more vitamin D and calcium had a reduced risk of breast cancer.
Creighton University showed that women who were given 1100 I.U. of vitamin DÂ and 1400 to 1500 mg. of calcium had a 60% lower overall risk of cancer than the placebo group.
Higher than RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) amounts of vitamin D are being studied as a way to reduce the risk of colon and rectal cancer and the results are looking very postive.
Deficiencies of Vitamin D and Calcium may be contributing to the increased incidence of type 2 diabetes.Â A Tufts University review shows that supplementing with vitamin d and calcium may help to control blood sugar levels which could help to control the development of type 2 diabetes.
Vitamin D deficiencies have also been associated with cardiovascular disease.Â This was reported by researchers at Harvard Medical School in Circulation, a publication of the American Heart Association.Â Participants in the study with low vitamin D levels showed a higher rate of incidences of cardiovascular events in the 5 year follow up period.Â This higher rate associated with vitamin D deficiency was very evident in those with high blood pressure.
In the Creighton University study, it was also found that very active women who took increased levels of vitamin D and calcium over a period of 8 weeks showed a decreased number of stress fractures over the next TWO YEARS than those who were given a placebo.Â This is of particular interest to young athletes and it is important to note that the effects of 8 weeks of supplementation were evident for 2 years.
Dallas Alternative Nutritional Supplement Source is about being healthy without drugs or synthetics.Â Â Call 214.871.9596 or email us to learn more about vitality, health and vitamin D and calcium supplementation.