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Heart failure more likely in elderly with low vitamin D levels, study shows

September 15, 2017

A study published in European Journal of Heart Failure reported that the risk of heart failure was more than twelve times higher in elderly vitamin D deficient participants than those with an adequate level.

These results support findings from a previous study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, which found an association between vitamin D supplementation and reducing the risk of heart failure.

This research presents even more evidence in the importance of having optimal vitamin D levels, with the researchers expressing the need for supplementation.

Public Health England advised in a revolutionary announcement in 2016 that everyone should take a vitamin D supplement in autumn and winter to support healthy bones and muscles. More specifically, the Government suggests that ‘at risk’ groups, which includes the elderly, should take a vitamin D supplement all year round.

It’s estimated that 10 million people in the UK and one in eight over-50’s in Ireland suffer from low vitamin D levels.

Deficiency can be corrected by using a simple daily vitamin D oral spray that bypasses the digestive system and guarantees absorption.

Multiple trials have found that oral vitamin sprays elevate serum vitamin D levels on average 2.5 times more effectively than traditional tablets and capsules.

Vitamin D deficiency in adults is known to exacerbate muscle weakness, common cancers and cardiovascular diseases.

A pilot study by BetterYou and City Assays (part of Sandwell and Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust) successfully demonstrated how a high dose oral spray of vitamin D can dramatically increase vitamin D levels and resolve insufficiency/deficiency (below 50 nmol/L or 20ng/ml) to an optimal level (100-150nmol/L or 40-60ng/ml).

BetterYou’s oral vitamin sprays offer guaranteed absorption which traditional tablets and capsules (which all rely upon an increasingly inefficient digestive system) simply can’t. An oral spray doesn’t need water or food to take and is easy to use on the go.

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