The Exciting News About Vitamin D

There’s so much important research and information being published on Vitamin D that we’ve had to set a “Google Alert” just to keep track of everything! Every day there are more and more articles being published on the importance of Vitamin D in our daily diets. Here’s just a sample of some of the most recent articles we’ve come across.

Elderly need more ‘sun vitamin’
BBC News – UK
Sun exposure helps the skin make vitamin D – a vitamin older people are generally deficient in due to their lifestyles and natural aging processes…
Read more of this article at:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8043297.stm

Study links vitamin D to improved performance
The Coloradoan – Fort Collins, CO, USA
Most of us would be wise to apply this consideration toward vitamin D, a controversial vitamin that has recently been in the news…
Read more of this article at:
http://www.coloradoan.com/article/20090516/COLUMNISTS60/90515063/1024

Vitamin D: A “Legal” Performance Enhancing Substance?
Food Consumer – Lisle, IL, USA
Vitamin D, or the “sunshine” vitamin as some call it, seems to serve as a type of natural “steroid” in that it improves musculoskeletal performance…
Read more of this article at:
http://www.foodconsumer.org/newsite/Nutrition/Vitamins/270520090700_vitamin_d_a_legal_performance_enhancing_substance.html

Vitamin D good for brains and lungs, say new studies
Nutra-Ingredients-USA.com
Increased intakes of the sunshine vitamin may slow age-related losses in mental function, and ease breathing in asthma sufferers, according to two new studies…
Read more of this article at:
http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Vitamin-D-good-for-brains-and-lungs-say-new-studies

If you have any second thoughts on the importance of Vitamin D in your diet, set up a “Google Alert” and see for yourself. The results, in just one day will astound you.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers’ Had A Secret Weapon… FISH OIL!

I recently read an article featured in the Feb 2nd edition of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette indicating the Super Bowl Champion Pittsburgh Steelers had a secret weapon, and it wasn’t just Super Bowl MVP Santonio Holmes.  Their secret weapon?  Fish Oil!

As it turns out, 36 members of the Pittsburgh Steelers took part in a 2 year, double blind clinical study on the benefits of highly refined Omega-3 fish oil.  20 players were given healthy doses of Omega-3 Fish Oil and 16 were given a placebo.

The results of the study were impressive and included:

  • Omega-3 Fish Oil Supports Healthy “good” cholesterol levels (LDL).
  • Omega-3 Fish Oil supports healthy triglyceride levels already within the normal range.
  • Highly refined, ultra pure Omega-3 supplementation is recommended “not only during their active NFL careers, but throughout their retirement as well.”

So, the next time you think about whether it’s worth it for you to take your Omega-3s every day, think about the Pittsburgh Steelers and their accomplishments.  They were the only team with active players featured in the Fish Oil study and they won the Super Bowl.   Note they used “highly refined” fish oil, which indicates it was an ultra pure, super concentrated form, just like we provide at Purity Products. If it’s good for them, you can bet it’s good for you!

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