“The UK Government is to launch an official review into ways to boost vitamin D levels among the population that could include dietary supplements and fortifying food and drinks.” [Source: nutraingredients.com]
The announcement of this UK government review reflects the fact that there is a growing mountain of evidence to support the important roles played by vitamin D in the prevention and control of diseases.
A lack of vitamin D has been linked to an increased risk of diabetes, metabolic syndrome, depression, miscarriage, schizophrenia, multiple sclerosis, COVID-19, and many other health problems. Research suggests it could also triple the risk of an early death.
Recent studies have shown vitamin D supplements to be helpful in protecting against asthma attacks, improving eczema symptoms, improving inflammation in type-2 diabetes, cutting migraine attacks, reducing the risk of complications in pregnancy, reducing the risk of autoimmune disease, increasing survival in breast cancer patients, as well as reducing the overall risk of dying from cancer and cutting the risk of death from COVID-19.
To learn more about the importance of vitamin D, including how its D3 form has been found to be twice as effective as the D2 form in raising blood levels of vitamin D, read this article on our website.