October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month - a time to honor those who have been touched by this disease, raise awareness of prevention measures and early detection, and raise funds for research to further the fight against breast cancer. In the United States alone, breast cancer is the second most diagnosed cancer in women, with over 3.8 million people being diagnosed.
When it comes to breast cancer, early detection is key. This can be done through self-examinations of the breasts and regular doctors’ visits, especially if you're over the age of 50 or if you have a higher-than-average risk of cancer based on family history. There are also preventative measures you can take to help reduce your risk of developing breast cancer. These include staying active and maintaining a healthy body weight, limiting alcohol consumption, and eating a diet rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, including Vitamin D.
Vitamin D is well-known for its benefits in helping with bone health support and muscular health, as well as immune support and nervous system function. Studies have also shown that women who are low in Vitamin D may have a higher risk of developing breast cancer.
Unlike other vitamins, your body can manufacture Vitamin D when you are exposed to direct sunlight. However, it can be hard to obtain enough sun exposure for adequate Vitamin D levels during the cold winter months. It's even harder for those who avoid direct sunlight and regularly wear sunscreen (both great strategies for reducing the risk of sun cancer). Vitamin D can also be acquired through diet, but it can be hard to get enough through food sources alone, especially in those who avoid foods like mushrooms and fatty fish, which are high in the vitamin.
Vitamin D3 is a powerful supplement that can combat Vitamin D deficiency and can support overall breast health. You can find D3 in various forms, including the following supplements offered by Futerebiotics:
This D3 supplement provides 2000 IU of Vitamin D3 in an easy to swallow softgel, helping to support bone health, colon health, muscle support, immunity, and breast health. When taken regularly, this supplement of D3 can boost your Vitamin D without the risks associated with prolonged sun exposure.
For a bigger boost of Vitamin D3, this powerful supplement offers the same form of Vitamin D we get from the sun, in a USDA certified organic formula. With 10,000 IU of Vitamin D3 per tablet, it can help replenish your body's Vitamin D levels when taken regularly.
This formula takes advantage of the synergistic effects of both Vitamin K2 and D3. When taken together, they help calcium to be properly utilized and absorbed by the bones vs being deposited in the arteries. This is why the combination of D3 and K2 help promote cardiovascular health. Vitamin K2 can also help increase bioavailability and boost the effects of D3, including breast health support.
Our Hair, Skin, and Nails formula is designed for just that - to protect and support the production of healthy hair, skin, and nails. You'll not only look better, but this supplement is also loaded with essential vitamins and nutrients to promote overall health and wellness, including Vitamin D3.
For a vitamin that will help fill in nutritional gaps and set you on a path to wellness, a multivitamin is a great choice. This option is formulated specifically for women and contains a wide range of vitamins like D3 to help promote a healthy lifestyle.
Find out more about Vitamin D3 supplements and browse our products here.
When it comes to breast health, in addition to lifestyle changes and incorporating a D3 regimen, it is important to attend regular doctor's visits, get regular mammograms as recommended by your doctor, and perform self-examinations each month. Learn what your normal breasts feel like and take note of any changes. Look for symptoms such as lumps, thickness, discharge (if not breastfeeding), unusual changes in size or shape, unusual nipple changes, dry and peeling skin, rashes on the breast, skin lesions, and dimpling of the skin. These can all be signs of breast cancer that will need further evaluation by your doctor.
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