Vitamin D

Though the dietary guidelines are food-based, research demonstrates that many Americans continue to fall short of their nutrient requirements through food consumption alone, the Council for Responsible Nutrition argued.

CRN says 2015 dietary guidelines should include supplements

By Maggie Hennessy

The Council for Responsible Nutrition urged the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) to adopt a new posture on dietary supplements in the next round of federal dietary guidelines, encouraging the use of multivitamins and supplements as a low-cost,...

One vitamin to rule them all? Gollum’s D deficiency dilemma

By Shane STARLING

It wasn’t just crafty hobbits that enabled the dark forces of Middle Earth to be defeated in science fantasy godfather JRR Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings – they were also vitamin D deficient, scientists have discovered.

Review questions vitamin D for reducing chronic disease risk

Review questions vitamin D for reducing chronic disease risk

By Stephen DANIELLS

Low vitamin D levels may be a consequence of ill health and not the cause of chronic disease, says a new review, but industry groups have responded that supplementation is vital for bone health and should not be dismissed.

Vitamin D alone may have little bone benefit: Study

Vitamin D alone may have little bone benefit: Study

By Nathan Gray

Supplementation of vitamin D3 alone 'does little' to protect bone health in postmenopausal women, however  vitamin D3 with calcium and calcium alone have noticeable benefits, say researchers.

Low vitamin D levels may speed up bone aging

Low vitamin D levels may speed up bone aging

By Stephen DANIELLS

Vitamin D deficiency may not only reduce bone density, but also detrimentally affect bone quality, and speed up the aging of human bone, says a new study.

“As a pioneer in research and innovation on products that work naturally through the microbiome to impact health outcomes, we are very encouraged about the potential for these vitamin D findings for public health.” - Ryan Jones, CEO, Micropharma

Probiotic may boost vitamin D levels: First human data

By Stephen DANIELLS

Daily supplements of probiotic strain Lactobacillus reuteri NCIMB 30242 may boost circulating vitamin D levels in the blood by 25%, say results of a post-hoc analysis of a published randomized controlled trial.

Are vitamin D levels linked to mental health?

Are vitamin D levels linked to mental health?

By Stephen Daniells

Low levels of vitamin D may be associated with an increased risk of depression in mid-life, says a new study from University College London in the UK.

Vitamins celebrate centenary with EU health claim gifts

Vitamins: A Centenary of essential nutrients

Birthday gifts: Vitamins celebrate centenary with EU health claim wins

By Shane Starling

2012 is turning out to be a very good year for the vitamins sector. Aside from the feel good factor of the essential nutrients turning 100, vitamins have also won a bag of health claims in the European Union to go with those already existing in other...

Study calls for maternal vitamin D supplementation

Study calls for maternal vitamin D supplementation

New data that ‘strongly implicates’ maternal levels of vitamin D with the risk of multiple sclerosis (MS) in children means there is now a strong case for supplementation of pregnant women in countries where sunlight levels are low between October and...

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