The Secrets Behind Vitamin D and Heart Health

There’s certain things we need to do more as we get older. Eat better, sleep more, and drink less are all common (and common sense) ways that our bodies need to adapt to combat the aging process. There’s now evidence to suggest that there’s a secret heart healthy vitamin that we’re literally bombarded by every time we walk outside: that’s …

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The relationship between vitamin D and Diabetes

Diabetes is increasing worldwide. An estimated 370 million people suffer from this chronic condition globally.  It is a life-long illness that occurs when the body is unable to effectively regulate the amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood. There are two types: Type 1 and Type 2. The relationship between sun exposure and developing diabetes is connected to vitamin D …

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Does Your Race Affect Your Vitamin D Level?

We already know that our skin color has a big impact on how the sun affects us. Light-skinned people, for example, tend to tan better (or worse, depending on who you’re asking) than darker-skinned people. At the same time, light-skinned people also tend to develop skin cancer more than their darker-skinned counterparts. It seems like that’s not the only thing …

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How to optimize your Vitamin D tests

The best way to establish your vitamin D levels is to take a blood test. There are several forms of vitamin D, and popular opinion suggests that the best test to take is the 25(OH)D blood test, which stands for 25-hydroxyvitamin D. 1 You can take this test either at your doctor’s or purchase an in-home testing kit 2. Both ways produce …

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Key Foods That Can Help Combat Vitamin D Deficiency

Vital to our health and wellbeing, Vitamin D is often called the sunshine vitamin. This is because sunlight is the best way to get this essential nutrient. Not a problem if you live in the Caribbean. But, if you’re in the northern hemisphere, getting enough sun exposure to produce the levels of vitamin D your body needs, can be a …

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Empowering Users to Overcome the Hardships of Cold Weather and Vitamin D Deficiencies

For years society has been warned about the dangers of overexposure to sunlight. Only recently has it emerged that underexposure can also lead to serious health problems. SolTech Plus (SolTech+) took a deep dive into this topic and is working with the scientific community on lab and medical research to better understand the importance that the sun plays on health. …

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Getting Efficient Vitamin D in the Fall

Fall is basically here and that means the autumn leaves start to change into red, yellow, and brown and fall off the trees. Night time arrives faster which means the shorter days, there’s less sunlight, and colder weather. Kissing summer goodbye is hard enough but also finding the right amount of vitamin D your body needs during this time is …

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