Vitamin D

According to the USPSTF, further research is needed to determine whether daily supplementation with low doses of vit D and calcium can reduce fracture incidence in postmenopausal women or older men

CRN: USPSTF report does not change expert view re. calcium benefits

By Elaine Watson

UPDATED - A new report suggesting there is not enough evidence to conclude that supplementation with calcium and vitamin D can help prevent cancer and osteoporotic fractures in adults "does a great disservice to Americans, especially postmenopausal...

Vitamin D: High levels of vitamin D may have risks too - says study

Vitamin D: Is there such a thing as too much?

By Nathan GRAY

Very high levels of vitamin D could be associated with similar risks as very low levels, according to new research that questions the notion that ‘you can never get too much vitamin D’.

Is vitamin D3 more effective than D2?

Is vitamin D3 more effective than D2?

By Stephen Daniells

Vitamin D3 is more effective at increasing blood levels of the sunshine vitamin than the D2 form, says the first-ever systematic review and meta-analysis comparing the effectiveness of the vitamin D forms.

AIDP: Gelatin-free encapsulation is a growing trend

AIDP: Gelatin-free encapsulation is a growing trend

By Elaine Watson

Initial interest in AIDP’s new clean-label, gelatin-free enVantec micro-encapsulation technology has been in vitamin D3 tablets, but the real potential lies in beverages, says the firm.

Vitamin D may reduce stress fracture risk in girls

Vitamin D may reduce stress fracture risk in girls

By Stephen Daniells

Increased intakes of vitamin D may reduce the risk of stress fracture in adolescent girls, says a new study that adds to the potential health benefits of the sunshine vitamin.

Vitamin D may shrink fibroid tumors: NIH rat study

Vitamin D may shrink fibroid tumors: NIH rat study

Uterine fibroids, the most common non-cancerous tumors in women of childbearing age, may be shrunk by vitamin D, suggests new data from a rat study funded by the National Institutes of Health.

High-dose vitamin D may alleviate menstrual cramps: Study

High-dose vitamin D may alleviate menstrual cramps: Study

By Nathan Gray

Women who experience painful menstrual cramps could find relief from high-dose vitamin D3, according to new research – which suggests the dietary supplement could provide an alternative to painkilling drugs that are currently used.

Vitamin D3 may cut fat mass, boost heart health markers

Vitamin D3 may cut fat mass, boost heart health markers

By Stephen Daniells

Daily supplements of vitamin D3 may improve certain markers of heart health like HDL cholesterol, and lead to significant reductions in body fat mass in overweight and obese people, says a new study.

Vitamin D again shows anti-diabetic activity

Vitamin D again shows anti-diabetic activity

By Stephen Daniells

Increased blood levels of vitamin D may reduce the risk of developing diabetes, suggests data from Spain that adds to a growing both of science supporting the anti-diabetic potential of the sunshine vitamin.

Global nutraceutical ingredient market worth €18.5bn in 2015

Global nutraceutical ingredient market worth €18.5bn in 2015

Demand for nutraceutical ingredients like botanicals, vitamins, minerals and omega-3s will grow 7.2% annually until at least 2015 to be worth €18.5 billion with newer markets like Mexico and South Korea helping drive growth in the sector, according to...

Vitamin D supplements recommended for people with fair skin

Vitamin D supplements recommended for people with fair skin

By Nathan Gray

People with very pale skin may require vitamin D supplements because they are unable to spend enough time in the sun to make the amount of vitamin D the body needs while also avoiding sunburn, according to new research.

Tufts-Harvard study builds vitamin D's anti-diabetes potential

Tufts-Harvard study builds vitamin D's anti-diabetes potential

By Stephen Daniells

Daily supplements of vitamin D may boost the function of the cells in the pancreas that produce insulin, says a new study from Boston-based researchers that supports the potential role of the vitamin for pre-diabetics.

Supplements may bridge the gap... or fortify more foods...

Food insufficient for Canadian vitamin D intakes

By Stephen Daniells

Vitamin D fortified foods are not enough to ensure an adequate intake of the vitamin, and one-quarter of Canadians are not meeting the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA), says a new study.

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