Nutrition

Vitamin D

Vitamin D  may prevent some cancers, diabetes and heart disease.  New evidence suggests that vitamin D plays a role in an adult’s immune system and may help prevent infections and autoimmune diseases. Conclusive evidence on the amounts required to prevent disease is not available yet, but it suggests that vitamin D is helpful.

Vitamin D is a known antioxidant Suspected to be effective in fighting a variety of cancers including colon, breast, and prostate.

Vitamin D is  is suspected to be effective in fighting numerous diseases including multiple sclerosis, Type 1 diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis.

Vitamin D is essential for absorption of calcium and phosphorus in the body, which helps to maintain bone strength. Without vitamin D you can not absorb calcium. Vitamin D may help prevent several serious diseases, and it keeps your bones strong and healthy. Vitamin D not only prevents the bone-softening disease rickets, but treats it. Adequate vitamin D throughout childhood may also reduce the risk of the bone-thinning disease, osteoporosis.

Vitamin D Benefits

Vitamin D has been shown to be essential for the body to absorb calcium and phosphorus. Two critical elements for maintaining bone strength, Vitamin D is necessary for them to be utilized by the body. Until now, the most common ways to get enough vitamin D were through exposure to the sun or eating foods high in natural vitamin D such as fish oil or with supplements like in milk. With increased concern over long term exposure to the sun, there is increasing concern over a critical deficiency of vitamin D in infants and adults.

Now Monterey Mushrooms offers a safer and more nutritious alternative.  Whenever you buy Monterey’s sliced mushrooms with Vitamin D, you will be assured of getting a minimum of 100% of the Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) as established by the FDA.  Mushrooms react to sunlight in the same way as humans and produce a totally natural form of vitamin D.  As such they are totally safe and good for you. A single 3 ounce serving will provide at least 100% of the RDI with no fat and no cholesterol.

Vitamin D has been linked to quite a few other health benefits in addition to bone health. Recent research has shown vitamin D to be associated with a healthy heart.  Early studies have also shown a possible link between low levels of  vitamin D and cancers such as colon, breast, pancreatic, and lung. One article even called vitamin D the “possible nutrient of the decade”. Read more…

Monterey Mushrooms has spent over a year developing its Vitamin D mushroom through a collaborative research program with the USDA.  There have also been several publications put out by the USDA as well as jointly with Monterey concerning the development of vitamin D within mushrooms. Read more…

Many studies have also suggested that infants and adolescents need far more Vitamin D than is currently recommended. There has been a lot of discussion at the FDA about increasing the RDI from its current level of 400 up to 1,000 IU’s per day.

Click here for more Vitamin D Facts on our fact sheet.

Some other articles that may be of interest relative to vitamin D are listed in our News section.