April 9 Puritan’s Pride Sale – 5 for 2, 10% Off, Free Shipping

If you’re shopping for vitamins and nutritional supplements, you might like to know Puritan’s Pride is offering an additional 10% off plus free shipping on April 9. This is above and beyond its “buy 2 get 3 free” pricing, but for one day only. Now would be a great time to click on over to Puritan’s Pride, enter your order, and then during check-out be sure to enter the coupon code TAPSSD5 to get the additional savings.

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70% of US Children Have Low Vitamin D Levels

Vitamin D deficiency, typical of very low levels that cause rickets and severe bone degeneration and weakness problems were found it about 9% of children. Insufficient levels of vitamin D were found in another 61%. These levels are associated with a wide variety of health problems including type 1 and 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, depression, autism, multiple sclerosis, tuberculosis, cancer and many other health problems.

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Multiple Sclerosis Risk Linked to Vitamin D Deficiency

In recent years, multiple studies have shown there is a link between vitamin D deficiency and contracting multiple sclerosis (MS). MS is an autoimmune disorder that results in the body attacking the myelin sheath that protects nerve cells. Worldwide, more than 2.5 million people have MS. Vitamin D is created by the body due to exposure to sunlight. Epidemiological studies have shown that the higher the latitude, the higher the risk for MS. Higher latitudes receive less intense sunlight and often people spend more time indoors in cold weather, so it is not surprising that vitamin D production by the body is lower in these locations.

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