Friday, April 26, 2013

Probiotics increase vitamin D levels

It only makes sense...improved gut function enhances nutrient absorption. In a study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, researchers demonstrated that vitamin D levels increased in response to oral probiotic supplementation. A full 25% increase in vitamin D was observed after supplementing with oral probiotics for only 9 weeks.

If you want to learn more about the importance of gut health and how probiotics can benefit your health, check out Ray Medina's blog at Syonitx. Ray has a great handle on this subject.

Jones, M.L. et al. 2013. Oral supplementation with probiotic L. reuteri NCIMB 30242 increases mean circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D: a post-hoc analysis of a randomized controlled trial. J Clin Endocrinol Metab April 22 [Epub ahead of print].
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