Great news if you suffer from kidney stones: You can start taking vitamin D supplements again.
This after a study published in the American Journal of Public Health, finally put the myth that taking vitamin D increases your risk for kidney stones to rest.
After following on more than 2,000 adults of all ages for 19 months, researchers found that only 13 people reported having a kidney stone during that time, reveals thenews.com.
Proof that vitamin D is not to blame.
So what does cause kidney stones?
According to the study, there are a variety of factors that lead to kidney stone development. These, says medicinenet.com, include:
Of these three, weight is the most important risk factor. As a higher body-mass index (BMI) was found to be highly influential risk factor in developing kidney stones.
Luckily, vitamin D – the once-shunned vitamin for kidney sufferers – can help. This because your body needs it to substantially reduce the risk of many diseases, including breast and colorectal cancer.
So there you have it. Add vitamin D back into your supplement. And don’t forget to take magnesium oxide and vitamin B6 too. According to Nutrition & Healing’s Dr Jonathan Wright, this powerful combination can reduce your kidney stone development by as much as 92%.