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ALTRUM Focus Newsletter Volume 12 Issue 1

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In this Issue:

  1. Vitamin D Plays Important Role in Health
  2. ALTRUM Online: January ALTRUM News — How to Make Changes Last in the New Year
 

Vitamin D Plays Important Role in Health

Vitamin D plays an important role in many areas of your health. It contributes to bone strength, heart health and disease prevention. It also plays an important role in the immune system.

One study found that insufficient levels of vitamin D3 have been reported in 36 percent of healthy adolescents and 57 percent of adults in the U.S. Other studies estimate that one billion people worldwide have insufficient vitamin D3 levels.

A major challenge to overcoming high rates of vitamin D deficiency is that it’s not easy to maintain sufficient levels of vitamin D with diet and lifestyle, according to Amy Myers, M.D.

Nicknamed the “sunshine vitamin,” the primary source of vitamin D is through sun exposure, which triggers a process on your skin that produces vitamin D.

However, busy lifestyles mean we’re spending fewer hours outside. On top of that, fear of skin cancer means wearing sunscreen during that limited sun exposure, which reduces the body’s ability to absorb vitamin D by more than 90 percent. Living farther north, where you receive fewer direct sun rays, or having darker skin, which absorbs less sunlight, further reduces your ability to produce vitamin D.

Not many foods are naturally rich in vitamin D. These foods include salmon, fish liver oil, organ meat, such as beef liver and egg yolks.

Vitamin D works as a kind of light switch in your body, turning on or off genes and processes that your body needs to maintain health. Active vitamin D is sent to many different areas of your body, including your bones, intestines, colon, brain and immune cells, which all have vitamin D receptors, according to Meyers. The active vitamin D binds with these receptors and promotes vitamin D responsive genes, essentially turning them on.

Sufficient levels of Vitamin D reduce your risk of infectious disease by strengthening your innate immune system, according to Myers. Vitamin D turns on key peptides in your immune system that trigger a strong anti-microbial response, allowing you to quickly and effectively fight off invaders before they can develop into a full-blown infection.

If you decide to take a vitamin D supplement, it should be vitamin D3, the form of the vitamin that is most beneficial to your body. Also, because vitamin D is fat-soluble, it should be taken with a meal for better absorption.

According to a report from WebMD, one study proved that people who take their vitamin D supplement with the largest meal of the day get as much as 50 percent better absorption.

 
 

Altrum NewsJanuary ALTRUM NEWS
How to Make Changes Last in the New Year

Most of us make New Year’s resolutions, determined to improve ourselves or our lives. Despite our good intentions, however, many of us fail to make the changes we can envision. The January issue brings you some tips for making progress toward your goals in 2018.

February is National Heart Month. Learn about the connection between your heart and your brain in the February issue.

 
 

ALTRUM Vitamin D3 Supports Your Health

ALTRUM Vitamin D3 is a unique combination of Vitamin D3 and organic fruits and greens. ALTRUM packs 2,000 IU of this fat-soluble nutrient in each capsule of ALTRUM Vitamin D3.

Vitamin D3 is known to help maintain healthy bones and teeth. It helps the body absorb calcium and supports immune health, nervous system function and cellular function.*

ALTRUM Vitamin D3 is enriched with organic greens, such as chlorella and spirulina that provide amino acids, beta carotene and antioxidants that help support overall health. ALTRUM Vitamin D3 also contains organic fruits – acai, amla, cranberry and raspberry – that contain powerful antioxidants that help protect the body from damage caused by free radicals.*

More Health Benefits of Vitamin D3

  • Helps maintain normal blood levels of calcium and phosphorus*

  • Helps protect against osteoporosis*

  • Helps maintain healthy blood pressure *

  • Helps support colon health*

ALTRUM Vitamin D3 contains no genetically modified ingredients (non-GMO), artificial colors, artificial flavors or preservatives. Keep out of the reach of children.

 

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.

Please check with your physician when using prescription medication in combination with food supplements.

ALTRUM News brings you the most recent information on ALTRUM nutritional supplements and how nutrition helps maintain youthful vigor, health and mobility — plus much more. 

 

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