Healthy Hips with Vitamin D!
Japanese scientists discovered that a deficiency of vitamin D in elderly patients disabled by stroke may add to their risk of suffering a hip fracture. A new report printed in the July issue of Stroke stated that stroke patients have a two to four times higher risk of breaking a hip than do individuals with no stroke history. A diet deficient in vitamin D can lead to softer bones due to lack of mineral absorption, notably calcium, the scientists said. For two years, researchers studied 236 stroke patients past their 64th birthday, and found that the vitamin D-deficient group suffered 7.1 times more fractures than those who had sufficient levels of vitamin D.
GNLD knows the importance of vitamin D to calcium absorption, and has formulated many of our products to deliver this important nutrient. Three great ways to get vitamin D in your diet are GNLD's Formula IV, the capsule form of Chelated Cal-Mag, and Cod Liver Oil. If you're concerned about weakening bones, turn to GNLD for your supplementation needs!