vitamin d council

What’s the Right Vitamin D Level?

We know we need vitamin D: It contributes to healthy muscles and bones and also plays a role in our mental well-being. In fact, new research from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Aging (TILDA) at Trinity associates vitamin D deficiency with a substantially increased risk of depression—more than 75 percent—over … Read More

Calcium-Rich Foods: Tasty Choices Are Easy to Find

In late 2016, Johns Hopkins Medicine released the results of a 10-year study that questioned the value of calcium supplement pills as sources of calcium. The findings prompted those with calcium deficiency symptoms to reach instead for calcium-rich foods. The study found that taking supplements as sources of calcium may … Read More

Vitamin D3 Benefits Those Fighting Colds and Flus

When it comes to fighting colds and flu and boosting immune strength in general, studies shows vitamin D3 trumps the benefits of vitamin C. But are you getting enough vitamin D from sunlight and diet alone? Studies link vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) with increased immunity to illness. One study showed subjects … Read More

Could Your Vitamin D Be Harming You?

Vitamin D is an important nutrient that is often prescribed to treat osteoporosis symptoms. Consuming vitamin D has a plethora of health benefits and can even help prevent cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis.[1]  But, it is not so widely known that there are actually two major forms of … Read More

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