Vitamin D and it's Significant Role in the Body
Vitamin D has long been known to support bone health but new studies are revealing impacts such as increased muscle strength in preteen girls and improved cognitive function in the elderly. Vitamin D also has roles in the nervous and reproductive system and in muscle contraction. Given the significance of the role of Vitamin D, it is not surprising to see that experts are requesting a closer look at the current intakes and recommendations. Currently the Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) for Vitamin D ranges from 200-600 IU per day depending on the age and gender of the individual. The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) commented that the current daily recommended intakes (DRI's) are based on Vitamin D deficiency diseases such as rickets and osteomalacia and are outdated, especially in the light of new research findings about the role of Vitamin D in health.
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Vitamin D and Calcium Supplementation Reduces Cancer Risk
A four year double-blind, placebo-controlled trial set out to determine the efficacy of calcium alone and calcium plus vitamin D in reducing incident cancer risk of all types in humans. When all was said and done the study concluded that improving calcium and vitamin D nutritional status substantially reduces all-cancer risk in postmenopausal women. Additional research would help to confirm these findings. For more information go to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Volume 85, Issue 6, June 2007. Click here for more information.
Special Bulletin: The Glucarate Report
Virtual Health Info presents a special bulletin regarding how D-Glucarate helps remove toxins and carcinogens from the body. This report includes an interview with Dr. Thomas Slaga, the Executive Vice President for Research and the Chair of the Center for Cancer Causation and Prevention at the AMC Cancer Research Center in Denver, Colorado. Click here to view this bulletin.
Cancer Center Supports Calcium D-Glucarate
The AMC Cancer Research Center, based in Denver, has announced its support of the ingredient Calcium D-Glucarate as a detoxifying agent. Thomas Slaga, Ph.D., the president of AMC Cancer Research Center, said in a release that "calcium D-glucarate is a very beneficial step towards detoxification."
Source: Natural Products Industry Insider, October 16, 2000.