With increased media exposure and all the new science that is emerging around what this vitamin does for our health, consumer demand for quality D3 products is now unprecedented.
Cottonwood, AZ (PRWEB) November 10, 2010
Vitamin D3 has been making health and nutrition headlines for some time, with interest now reaching an all-time high. This October alone, both Time Magazine and Oprah’s publication, O Magazine, ran features on the “sunshine vitamin,” reporting on the American Academy of Pediatrics’ pledge to double the recommended intake of vitamin D3 and the many health benefits of the vitamin that O Magazine is calling “Super D,” respectively. (1, 2)
“The health benefits of vitamin D3 have remained relatively unknown by the general public, until recently,” says Michael Lee, Product Development Director for Nutri-Health Supplements. “But with increased media exposure and all the new science that is emerging around what this vitamin does for our health, consumer demand for quality D3 products is now unprecedented.”
“Vitamin D3 is essential for many cellular processes in the body,” says Lee. “Just a few of these processes include supporting calcium absorption and retention, supporting immune health through blood cell formation, and promoting healthy cell differentiation. The body needs Vitamin D3 to effectively absorb calcium. Vitamin D3 plays a vital role in the calcium cycle to support bone strength for healthy aging.”
Are We Getting Enough D?
Recent surveys and studies are finding that a growing number of Americans may have insufficient levels of vitamin D3. A comparison of two national health and nutrition surveys revealed a significant decrease in mean serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (vitamin D levels) across all age groups, sexes and ethnicities, suggesting that more Americans may be low on vitamin D3 than ever before. (3)
Vitamin D3 is only available in small amounts in certain foods. The human body does not naturally produce vitamin D3 without direct sun exposure to the skin, meaning no sunblocks or shaded exposure. Experts recommend between 15-20 minutes of sun exposure on an adequate amount of exposed skin, 3-4 times a week, to help supplement the body.
“Unfortunately, a lot of us do not get this kind of sun exposure,” says Trish Mahon, Nutri-Health President. “For decades we’ve been warned against the dangers of sun exposure and have been applying sun blocks and remaining indoors or in shaded areas to avoid UV rays. Add this to the fact that certain areas of the country and the world do not receive regular sunshine, particularly during winter months, and you have a significant health challenge.”
Vitamin D3 Plus Prebiotics for Long-Term Health
Nutri-Health Supplements has developed its unique Monster D-5000 formula with 5,000IU of vitamin D3 per serving and added scFOS® prebiotics, a synergistic ingredient that supports a beneficial flora balance in the large intestine.
The vitamin D3 in this formula supports heart, bone, joint, immune, cellular, and muscle health as well as a healthy mood, while the scFOS® works to support healthy Bifidobacteria levels in the digestive tract.
“scFOS® is a very special prebiotic,” says Michael Lee, “that selectively ‘feeds’ the beneficial bacteria in the large intestine, or colon. The digestive and immune systems both rely on this healthy bacterial balance to remain functional. scFOS® supports this process, and so makes an excellent partner with vitamin D3 in supporting whole health.”
Unlike other formulas, Monster D-5000 contains no inactive ingredients, or “fillers,” and is blended with only the highest quality nutrients such as premium Swiss-sourced vitamin D3.
For more information on Nutri-Health’s Monster D-5000, visit http://www.nutri-health.com.
Monster D-5,000 provides a high level of vitamin D to help meet changing health needs. Nutri-Health recommends that anyone consuming more than 2,000IU of vitamin D per day monitor their 25-hydroxyvitamin D serum levels with their health care provider.
(1) Kids Aren’t Getting Enough Vitamin D. Time Magazine. October 13, 2010.
(2) Super D. O Magazine. October, 2010.
(3) Ginde, et al. Demographic Differences and Trends of Vitamin D Insufficiency in the US Population, 1988-2004. Arch Intern Med. 2009