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Want Healthier Bones? Increase your Vitamin D!

Want Healthier Bones? Increase your Vitamin D!

Our bones are our body’s protector. They provide structure and shield our organs from harm.  Our bones are also where we store our calcium. When they detect our body needs calcium they release it into our bloodstream.  The amounts of calcium and vitamin D you intake into your body directly affect how much calcium your bones will store.

It makes sense that a recent study showed how significant Vitamin D is in maintaining good bone health.

This 2019 study consisted of 1,348 Australian women aged 70 to 85 (a population more prone to osteoporosis and bone fractures). The results showed that bone mineral density (a measure of bone quality) was higher with increased Vitamin D levels.  In addition to this, as the participants’ Vitamin D levels increased, their risk of fracture related hospitalization decreased.

If you don’t know your Vitamin D levels and you’re worried about your bone health, you can purchase a testing kit here.

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Vitamin D and Your Allergies

"Vitamin D And Your Allergies"

 

If you feel like you always have a runny nose and watery eyes, you might be suffering from allergic rhinitis (also known as hay fever).  Hay fever is caused by dust mites, pollen, or pet dander allergens and can be triggered both indoors and outdoors. Hay fever affects between 10% and 30% of the worldwide population.

Since hay fever is so widespread, shouldn’t there be a way to prevent it?

A recent study shows that there is!

German researchers studied 80 adults with both hay fever and Vitamin D deficiencies. The researchers blindly administered 40 adults with allergy medication, and the other 40 adults with allergy medication and Vitamin D. The adults who received just the allergy medication showed an 8% reduction in allergy symptoms after 8 weekly treatments. The adults who received the medication in addition to the Vitamin D showed an astounding 29% reduction in allergy symptoms.

If you suffer from seasonal allergies, raising your Vitamin D levels through supplements or our Vitamin D Sunlamp can be an effective preventative measure for the symptoms of hay fever.

If you’d like to test your Vitamin D levels, you can purchase a testing kit here.

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Can Higher Vitamin D Levels Better Your Mental Health?

Vitamin D is proven to help you build strong bones, but can it help you build a strong mind?

Studies say yes!

43.8 million American adults experience mental illness in a given year, and chances are you or a loved one are a part of that group.

A 2017 study measured the emotional health, self-perceived mental health, self-perceived general health, and self-perceived stress of more than 7,500 Canadians. The end result of the study was a positive association between good mental health and high Vitamin D levels.

If you’re ever wondering why we’re so passionate about Vitamin D, this is why!

If you’re wondering what your Vitamin D levels are but want to avoid a trip to the doctor, you can purchase a Vitamin D test here!

If you want to raise or maintain your Vitamin D levels, our Sperti Vitamin D Lamp can help the natural way!

 

Four charts portraying the positive association between high Vitamin D levels and good mental health
This chart was created by Grassroots Health to visualize the positive association of high Vitamin D levels and good mental health.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Vitamin D’s Effect on Teeth

While Vitamin D is important for your body’s overall health, you may not know that it can have an impact on your teeth as well. One of the most important things that Vitamin D does is help your body absorb calcium. Without calcium, we can develop weak or brittle bones which can eventually lead to more dangerous health problems. Since teeth are composed with calcium, they could also become weak and decay without Vitamin D.

Keeping your Vitamin D levels high is the key to a bright and healthy smile. Not only is it crucial for adults but children as well. Someone may believe that since a child will eventually lose their baby teeth, it is not as important to keep them strong but that is not the case. When a child develops weak or damaged teeth, they can gradually get shift and cause damage to the gums and nerves. If a child does not take care of their teeth, it can lead to permanent damage to their mouth as an adult.

While it may seem silly, Vitamin D is actually crucial factor in maintaining a healthy body, smile and life.