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Women Who Lost 15% or More of Body Weight Tripled D Levels

Obesity increases health risks in a variety of ways – aggravating inflammation, taxing joints and heart, increasing blood pressure and bathing internal organs with fat-related toxins. Science is uncovering another threat posed by excess adipose tissue: Fat traps vitamin D, lowering levels required for the functioning of nearly every cell in the body.Fortunately, new research shows that dropping at least 15% of body weight raises vitamin D by liberating it from fat tissue.

A recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition looked at what happened to blood levels of vitamin D when overweight and obese women went on various exercise and diet regimens.The 439 post-menopausal women were drawn from Seattle — representing a northern region with increased risk of D deficiency due to lower sun exposure.Those who lost a little weight — 10 pounds, or about 5% of body weight — enjoyed an 8% lift in vitamin D levels, while those who lost 15% or more increased their vitamin D levels by a whopping 35%! Observes study author Anne McTiernan, M.D., Ph.D.: “[T]he relationship between weight loss and blood vitamin D is not linear but goes up dramatically with more weight loss.”As we move into the shorter days of autumn, remember that everyone — regardless of weight status — can increase their vitamin D with our all-natural Portobello Mushroom Powder. Unlike vitamin D supplements made from wool grease, fish liver or yeast, this powder is perfect for every diet, including raw and vegan.Just a teaspoon gives you 150% vitamin D, and can hide in smoothies, soups, dressings, side dishes and even desserts.Watch our video interview with Dr. James Dowd, author of The Vitamin D Cure, to learn more about this vital nutrient — or order your copy of our Vitamin D booklet here..

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