Why nutriburst’s Vitamin D and Calcium is such a Winning Combination
Why Nutriburst’s Vitamin D and Calcium is such a Winning Combination
By Jenny Tschiesche BSc(Hons) Dip(ION) FdSc BANT
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that supports the proper absorption and utilisation of calcium. According to Harvard Medical School*, if the body does not get sufficient vitamin D, it can only absorb 10-15% of dietary calcium, compared with 30-40% with sufficient vitamin D.
Meanwhile, calcium is an important mineral for building strong teeth and bones but is also needed for regulating muscle contractions (that includes the muscles around your heart) and ensuring blood clots normally.
Vitamin D is therefore critical for healthy teeth and bones, but also for regulating muscle contractions and normal clotting.
nutriburst’s Healthy Muscles and Bones gummy contains both vitamin D and calcium. This is a combination of nutrients that can help to address numerous areas of health:
Vitamin D and Calcium facilitate production of the hormone calcitriol (known as the "active vitamin D") which prevents the body from taking calcium from its stores in the bones. By preventing this process bones retain their calcium stores and the reformation of strong, new bone can continue.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
Whilst those suffering from PCOS are more likely to experience a vitamin D deficiency**, some studies also show both vitamin D and calcium deficiencies in PCOS sufferers***. Therefore, a combined vitamin D and calcium supplement could benefit women who suffer from this condition.
People taking a daily calcium and vitamin D supplement are able to lose more weight than subjects taking a placebo supplement****. It is thought that the calcium and vitamin D has an appetite-suppressing effect.
Vitamin D deficiency is common
Many people in the UK are deficient in vitamin D due to a combination of lower levels of sunshine, because the body synthesises vitamin D from direct sunlight, and relatively low consumption of vitamin D food sources. According to Patient, about one in five adults and around one in five children in the UK have low vitamin D levels. Some estimates are even higher with up to 91% of the population having sub-optimal levels *****. Pigmentation can reduce vitamin D production in the skin by over 90% so non-white populations are at particular risk. Vitamin D deficiency is also more likely as we age and if spending large periods of time indoors.
nutriburst’s Healthy Muscles and Bones gummies provide 2000iu vitamin D per daily dose. This is combined with 84mg calcium. nutriburst’s flavoursome sugar-free gummy supplement is an enjoyable way to ensure your vitamin D and calcium needs are being addressed alongside a healthy diet and lifestyle.
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