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Brad Chase

"All of the products on progressivehealth.com are formulated with quality in mind. Our team of naturopathic physicians closely analyzed each formula to find the best balance of effective ingredients. I personally take Advecia for hair maintenance & Exomine for joint pain."

Brad Chase, President    

 

Vitamin D Health Benefits

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin found in certain foods. It is also formed in the skin as a result of direct exposure to sunlight. The liver and kidneys convert vitamin D from food sources or sunlight to an active form called calcitriol.

Vitamin D helps the body maintain healthy levels of calcium and phosphorus. The body can only absorb calcium, when vitamin D is present. Vitamin D is also needed to build and maintain healthy bones.

Vitamin D helps with many heath conditions.

 

Osteoporosis

Adequate amounts of vitamin D throughout one's life is necessary for preventing bone loss. Low levels of vitamin D and insufficient sunlight exposure are associated with osteoporosis. Vitamin D is needed to properly absorb calcium.

Calcium, together with vitamin D, can help heal bone fractures from osteoporosis and decrease the risk of future bone breaks.

 

Arthritis

Low intakes of vitamin D may be linked to an increased risk of arthritis of the hip in older women and to joint changes seen on x-rays of both men and women. Studies evaluating the use of vitamin D for osteoarthritis have found that it prevents the breakdown of cartilage.

 

High Blood Pressure

Scientific studies have suggested a link between low levels of vitamin D and high blood pressure.

Low levels of vitamin D may play role in the development of high blood pressure in those with kidney disease or an overactive parathyroid gland.

 

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

SAD is a form of depression that occurs during the winter months because of lack of sunlight. This condition is often treated with photo (light) therapy. A few studies suggest that the mood of those with SAD improves when taking vitamin D supplements.

Talk to your doctor about whether this is a safe and appropriate addition to your treatment regimen.

 

Diabetes

Research shows that supplementing infants and children with doses of 2000 IU per day of vitamin D and higher may protect against the development of type 1 diabetes.

 

Atherosclerosis

Low levels of vitamin D may increase the risk of calcium build up in the arteries, a significant component of atherosclerotic plaque. Atherosclerotic plaque build up in blood vessels can lead to a heart attack or stroke.

 

Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Scientists have observed that MS rates are significantly lower in areas that receive a lot of sunlight and where people eat a lot of fish.

Fish is a rich source of vitamin D. The studies have suggested that vitamin D from foods and sunlight may help protect against this condition. However, this does not mean that vitamin D supplements will help prevent or treat MS in people.

 

Dietary Sources

There are two dietary forms of vitamin D:

  • Cholecalciferol
  • Ergocalciferol

These are naturally found in foods and are added to milk. It is important to note that the milk used to make yogurt and cheese is usually not vitamin D fortified. Foods sources of vitamin D include:

  • Cod liver oil (best source)
  • Fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel, tuna, sardines, herring
  • Vitamin D-fortified milk and cereal
  • Eggs

 

Multivitamin for Women - Balance Point For Women

Our team of nutritional researchers has painstakingly developed a unique and comprehensive woman's formula. Gender-specific nutrition is what you deserve, and what your body requires to function at its most efficient levels. This formula delivers on that premise.

From anti-aging to hair health; skin and nail protection; nutrition for maintaining and increasing bone mineral density; Balance Point sets a new precedent for fulfilling a woman's nutritional needs.

A few ingredients in Balance Point for Women are:

  • Vitamin A - Vitamin A is important for promoting skin integrity and healing. It is also essential for immune function, epithelial cell health, and for night vision.
  • Vitamin C- One of the most well known nutrients for immunity, vitamin C also acts as a potent antioxidant, aids in tissue integrity and healing, as well as helping to reduce the occurrence of atherosclerosis and diabetes
  • Vitamin D- Vitamin D is an integral component in the development and maintenance of bone strength, and may help to prevent osteoporosis
  • Vitamin E- A potent antioxidant, vitamin E has been proven to be a safe vitamin when employed over long durations and may help to prevent atherosclerosis.
  • Vitamin K- Vitamin K plays a central role in blood clotting and can help prevent and treat osteoporosis.
  • B vitamins- B vitamins are vital for energy production, mood, proper function of the nervous system, macronutrient utilization, and immune function. Vitamins B6, B12 and folic acid participate in homocysteine metabolism, thus reducing the risk of atherosclerosis.
  • Calcium- Calcium is essential for bone health. This mineral may also reduce leg cramps, high serum lipid levels, certain kidney stones, and salt-sensitive hypertension.
  • Iodine- Iodine is essential for the normal function of the thyroid gland, and helps metabolize excess fat.

For a complete list of ingredients Click Here.

 

Multivitamin for Men - Balance Point for Men

Today, men of all ages are being pushed to the limit. Stressors such as work, kids, inadequate diet, family responsibilities, finances, etc., can all reek havoc on your body.

The end result of such stress is often a lack of energy, premature aging, a decrease in libido, and a host of other physiological problems.

Balance Point is a new, state of the art multivitamin formula made for exclusively for men. It can help men of all ages by supplying vital nutrients and other important functional nutrients not obtained from diet. We consider this formula a natural rejuvenator.

A few ingredients in Balance Point for Men are:

  • Vitamin A- Vitamin A is important for promoting skin integrity and healing. It is also essential for immune function, epithelial cell health, and night vision. If deficient in vitamin A, kidney stones and nutrient malabsorption are more likely to develop.
  • Vitamin C- One of the most well known nutrients for immunity, vitamin C also acts as a potent antioxidant, aids in tissue integrity and healing, as well as helping to reduce the occurrence of atherosclerosis and diabetes. Male infertility may also benefit from optimal amounts of vitamin C.
  • Vitamin D- Vitamin D is an integral component in the development and maintenance of bone strength, and may help to prevent osteoporosis. Vitamin D has also been shown to improve mood during the winter and helps improve symptoms of skin disorders like psoriasis and scleroderma.

    Supplementation with vitamin D can help improve symptoms in patients with bone metastases from prostate cancer and has even been shown to reduce the incidence of hip fractures in older adults.
  • Vitamin E- A potent antioxidant, vitamin E has been proven to be a safe vitamin when employed over long durations and may help to prevent atherosclerosis. It is also safeguards against platelet aggregation, stabilizes cell membranes, and can improve fertility in some men.
  • Vitamin K- Vitamin K plays a central role in blood clotting and can help prevent and treat osteoporosis.
  • B vitamins- B vitamins are vital for energy production, mood, proper function of the nervous system, macronutrient utilization, and immune function. Vitamins B6, B12 and folic acid participate in homocysteine metabolism, thus reducing the risk of atherosclerosis.
  • Calcium- Calcium is essential for bone health.

For a complete list of ingredients Click Here.