Friday, July 17, 2009

Vitamin News: Vitamin D and Mental Health

There is a direct relationship between Vitamin D levels and mental ability. Studies show that low levels of Vitamin D are associated with poor cognitive performance while high levels of Vitamin D are linked to high scores on cognitive performance tests. Health experts now believe that the intake level of Vitamin D should be higher.

Vitamin D may support brain function by influencing brain proteins associated with learning, memory, motor control, and maternal and social behavior. It is also thought that Vitamin D supports increased levels of glutathione, which works as an antioxidant.

Vitamin D may also support mood. A study on Vitamin D in the form of Vitamin D3, inclusive of a group of people supplementing with 800 I.U. of Vitamin, D3, provided beneficial brain health benefits. Vitamin D3 is the more effective form of Vitamin D.

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Science Daily, Vitamin D Important in Brain Development and Function. April, 2008
Vitamin D and Depression, The Vitamin D Council
Vitamin D Deficiency may harm brain function: study. Reuter’s Feb 2009
Association between 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels and cognitive performance in middle-aged and older European men. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2009 Jul;80(7):722-9. Epub 2009 May 21.

Monday, July 13, 2009

AMA recommends Vitamin D testing

The American Medical News, a news publication for physicians published by the American Medical Association, is encouraging physicians to perform Vitamin D testing!

Natural Vitamin D intake from both dietary sources and sunlight could be a lot less than we think, thus increasing the risk of vitamin deficiency. Therefore, testing may be an important way of uncovering Vitamin D deficiencies.

Supplementing a healthy diet with additional vitamins can help protect against vitamin deficiencies and increase vitamin levels.

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Vitamin D3, also called cholecalciferol, is the best form of Vitamin D because it is the same form that the human body makes. However, due to the necessity of sunscreen to protect the skin from skin cancer and damaging burns, and the long winter months spent inside, our bodies may not be making enough.

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AMA meeting: Vitamin D checks urged. June 29th 2009, American Medical News

Thursday, July 9, 2009

New All-Natural Ways to Lower Your Cholesterol

It was recently reported on the news that a diet low in carbohydrates reduced cholesterol levels.

This diet may have been successful while others failed, because vegetable sources were used. Sometimes low carbohydrate diets can tend to be high in animal products which contribute to the intake of dietary cholesterol.

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Arch Intern Med 2009;169:1027,1046-1054.