“More than 50% of the UK's adult population have insufficient vitamin D levels, and 16% have a severe deficiency during winter and spring.”
Here are 3 ways this essential vitamin supports your pelvic floor:
1. Help With Weight Loss
In a recent trial, higher levels of vitamin D were shown to increase loss of abdominal fat. That's the hard-to-rid-of 'fat around the middle' that is detrimental to your pelvic floor and your health. Vitamin D deficiency was also linked directly with obesity.
Carrying extra weight on your pelvic floor causes extra strain which results in your pelvic floor weakening. Leaving you vulnerable to a number of pelvic floor disorders.
2. Relief from Period Pains
As part of a clinical study, a group of 40 women suffering with period pain were given either a single dose of vitamin D five days before the start of their period or a placebo. After 2 months the women taking vitamin D decreased their pain scores by 41%. In comparison, there was no pain decrease in the placebo group.
The vitamin D group also noted they did not need anti-inflammatory drugs during their period. This is compared to 40% in the placebo group who needed medication at least once. What a great alternative to dangerous painkillers!
3. Lower Risk of Suffering with a Pelvic Floor Disorder
The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey found that 23% of the women surveyed with significantly lower than average levels reported at least one pelvic floor disorder and/or urinary incontinence, irrespective of their age.
Surely pelvic floor problems can't be solved that easily? Researchers found that the likelihood of adult incontinence was significantly reduced in women aged 50 and older with vitamin D levels 30 ng/mL or higher.
Health professionals recommend that any supplement be taken with care. Ideally you should test your Vitamin D levels first to see if you have a deficiency before using high doses. A good multivitamin with added Vitamin D could be the answer to helping your pelvic floor, diet and period pains! For an easy way to get your daily allowance, try SunVit-D3 1000IU Vitamin D3 Supplement.
It's clinically proven! See the clinical evidence here:
Wow! Does that mean I don't have to Kegel ever again?
Not exactly; kegel exercises should be like brushing your teeth - something you do twice daily without fail! Your best chance of keeping a strong and healthy pelvic floor for life is to do both. Combine your daily vitamin tablet with a quick workout using your Kegel8 Ultra 20 Electronic Pelvic Toner and you'll have nothing to worry about!