A diet fortified with vitamin D can help promote healthy weight loss and lower body fat percentage, a new clinical study has found.
A trial was conducted over a period of three months among 125 overweight and obese Southeast European Caucasians with vitamin D deficiency or insufficiency.
Participants were prescribed vitamin D3 supplementation 3000 IU/d oral spray, or placebo, alongside a low-calorie diet program 600 kcal less than each individual’s total energy expenditure.
The report states that the group prescribed vitamin D saw significant improvements in serum 25(OH)D levels and greater reductions in body weight, BMI and body fat percentage in all subjects. individuals in this group.
The BetterYou-supported study found that with the prevalence of low vitamin D becoming a serious global health concern at all ages, even in areas exposed to sunlight throughout the year, the study highlights the importance of vitamin D supplementation.
Andrew Thomas, Founder and CEO of BetterYou, said: “According to the results of this study, vitamin D3 supplementation of 3000 IU/d in combination with a diet program over a period of 12 weeks can significantly improve weight loss. and reduce fat percentage.”
“The NHS recommends all UK adults take a daily vitamin D supplement during the autumn and winter months of at least 10 micrograms a day, but our results show vitamin D deficiencies across the world – even countries exposed to the sun throughout the year, proving its importance in maintaining a healthy lifestyle day after day.
“If current trends continue, up to 58% of the world’s adult population will be overweight or obese by 2030, making it crucial and incredibly exciting to uncover a link between vitamin D supplementation and its beneficial impact on obesity-related disorders.