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Vitamin D in the news: Vitamin D deficiency linked to heart attack and stroke risk

Vitamin D seems to be in the news on a daily basis at the moment and it’s hardly surprising. New research is being published all of the time demonstrating its potential health benefits on many fronts.

One recent such report is that low Vitamin D levels can be a marker for increased risk of heart attack or stroke.

Research carried out on 4,200 people aged 52 to 76 found that measuring Vitamin D levels (total and bioavailable) provided the best way of predicting harmful cardiovascular events.

With Vitamin D doses being debated worldwide, it surely cannot be long before the European Nutritional Reference Value (EU NRV, previously known as ‘RDA’) for Vitamin D is increased from the present 200iu (5mcg), which is universally believed to be way too low.

A worrying proportion of the global population is deficient in Vitamin D, and Doctors are recommending that many individuals take doses significantly higher than 200iu per day.

In 2013 we launched Vitashine Vegan Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol). This 100% plant-source of Vitamin D3 is available in oral spray and tablet formats in a variety of doses.

 

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