#VitaminD do you get enough????

How many of us today really eat right so that we get all the needed vitamins and minerals from the foods we eat???  Ok I confess I do not.  As hard as we all try it is just sometimes impossible to do this.

With last month being my “31 Days of Pink” series breast health is extremely important to me.  My mother had breast cancer and my Paternal Grand mother had breast cancer as well as a Great Aunt.

In my research about preventing Breast Cancer a new development has been buzzing int he medical community….

The link between breast cancer and #VitaminD.

From the NatureMade web site this is what they have to say:

  • Vitamin D is a nutrient that supports the absorption of calcium, it also gives a boost to breast, colon and prostate health, and contributes to the maintenance of a healthy mood. On top of that, more than 500 studies support its role in immune health.

    The family of fat-soluble D vitamins has two forms: vitamin D2 and vitamin D3. Both boast properties beneficial to our bone, tooth, muscular and immune health, and being deficient can cause symptoms like low mood, energy and heart health. There is an important difference between the two forms of vitamin D, however. While D3 can be manufactured naturally by humans when skin is exposed to sunlight, D2 is found only in plants and is not as effective in maintaining adequate levels of vitamin D in your body. Therefore, be sure to choose D3 (also known as cholecalciferol) when choosing a supplement.

    For healthy adults, a common recommendation is 1000 IU per day of vitamin D3 . Even children could use more than they’re currently getting, with the American Academy of Pediatrics recommending 400 IU per day of vitamin D3 taken with food for children. Your health professional can help you decide if a higher dosage is needed.

    To learn more about how to support and protect your immune health with vitamin D and additional nutrients, visit our Immune Health Center.

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

And here is a short Video:

 

I came across this article on WebMD I found it very informative.  Here is just a small portion of the article.

Women with low vitamin D levels may have an increased risk for the most aggressive breast cancers, new research suggests.

Several earlier studies have suggested a link between low vitamin D levels and breast cancer risk. But the new study is among the first to examine vitamin D insufficiency and poor prognosis.

Researchers from the University of Rochester Medical Center examined vitamin D levels in 155 breast cancer patients in the months before or after they had surgery to treat their disease.

They found suboptimal vitamin D levels to be highly predictive of the presence of biological markers associated with more aggressive tumors.

It is a long article but I encourage you to take the time to read the full article.

http://www.webmd.com/breast-cancer/news/20110429/low-vitamin-d-linked-to-aggressive-breast-cancer

 

Well with all this knowlede I set out to my Local Walmart to purchase my Nature Made #VitaminD

You can view my shopping trip here or click on the Google+ Social Media icon in the upper right corner!

So I purchase my bottle of #VitaminD for breast health!!  Have you purchased your #VitaminD?????

I am starting my #VitaminD regime today will you join me?????

 

“This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. #CBias

as always all opinions are my own”

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