Daily Vitamin D supplementation ‘heals damaged hearts’

With so many people struggling with heart disease throughout the world, its only natural that a lot of effort goes into fighting against it. But few new things seem to actually work against the condition, but sometimes the only reason we can’t seem to find a new solution is because we’re looking in the wrong place.

According to a team of researchers from the University of Leeds, School of Medicine, heart function is improved through Vitamin D3.

It is no secret how important we at Halal Treatments consider Vitamin D to be, especially officially and independently fully certified (ingredients, processes and facilities) Halal Vitamin D. This new study further increases the importance of using Vitamin D supplements to ensure you body remains healthy.

Heart failure, which can lead to shortness of breath and exhaustion, affects about 900,000 people in the UK and more than 23 million worldwide.

Vitamin D levels are boosted by exposing the skin to sunlight. It is often lacking in heart failure patients because they tend to be older and less likely to engage in outdoor activities. Researchers studied 160 patients being treated for heart failure using a variety of proven drug treatments and pacemakers. Participants who took a vitamin D3 supplement daily for one year experienced an improvement in heart function not seen in those given a dummy pill.

Lead scientist Dr Klaus Witte, from the School of Medicine at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, said: “This is a significant breakthrough for patients. It is the first evidence that Vitamin D3 can improve heart function of people with heart muscle weakness, known as heart failure. These findings could make a significant difference to the care of heart failure patients.”

Because it is dangerous to spend too much time in the sun and the fact a lot of us work inside such as in offices, we do not get enough Vitamin D which is why it is essential to take Vitamin D supplements, that have been certified Halal, such as Pro D3 and SunVit D3 as they offer the purest form of Vitamin D intake.

 

Find out more on the research at – Vitamin D3 Heart Function by University of Leeds

The Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine and Pork Gelatine

The nasal spray flu vaccine is given as a single dose of nasal spray squirted up each nostril. Not only is it needle-free (a big advantage for children), the nasal spray works even better than the injected flu vaccine with fewer side effects.

It’s quick and painless and will mean your child is less likely to become ill if they come into contact with the flu virus. Its brand name is Fluenz Tetra.

The nasal spray flu vaccine is also for children aged two to 18 who are “at risk” from flu, such as children with long-term health conditions. Some of these children will be offered two doses of the vaccine.

The injectable flu vaccine will continue to be offered to those aged 65 and over, pregnant women, carers and adults and babies (aged six months to two years) with a long-term medical condition. The injectable version does not contain pork gelatine.

The nasal spray flu vaccine for the 2014/2015 campaign in the UK, contains a highly refined pork gelatine content. Would you accept this as a practicing Muslim?

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Disclaimer: The aim of this article is to increase awareness of the term ‘Halal’ in relation to medication and to direct towards further sources of information. It is acknowledged that some of the religious concepts are subjective to individuals’ religious belief systems, which are known to vary considerably. Whilst this article may support in providing information, individuals remain responsible for verifying that their treatment is compliant with their own religious belief systems.