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

Everyone should take some form of Vitamin D

United Kingdom government officials are proposing plans whereby everyone should consider taking Vitamin D supplements to counter the lack of sunshine in the UK.

The Scientific Advisory Committee draft guidelines on Nutrition suggest, from the age of one, 10 microgram pills be taken to ensure people get enough. The plans are now being consulted on until 23 September 2015.

Current advice is only at risk groups – including pregnant women, under fives and over 65s and those with darker skin – should take Vitamin D supplements. The risk of getting too much Vitamin D is considered to be extremely low.

The news comes after the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), which advises the NHS on treatments, suggested Vitamin D should be given more widely to counter a hidden epidemics of deficiency. National surverys suggest that around a fifth of adults and 8 to 24% of children may have low Vitamin D status.

People get most of their Vitamin D from the action of sunlight on their skin. However, from mid-October to the beginning of April in the UK there is no ambient ultraviolet sunlight of the appropriate wavelength. The amount of Vitamin D in food is also of a concern as there is very little amounts,if any, in food, unlike many of the the other Vitamins.

The low level of sunlight during winter months means people in the UK are at risk.

The NICE guidelines called for more supplements that are available and suitable and certified for those who are most at-risk.