The Truth About Vitamin D
*******“Researchers have discovered that many people, even young people,are significantly deficient in vitamin D.******* Why is that? Because the recommended daily allowance is far too low, and people have been avoiding sun exposure based on recommendations from dermatology experts and government agencies.
Vitamin D doesn’t just affect bone health but all tissue and organs in the body, including the brain and heart, as well as supporting immune function and protecting against cancer.
“Studies using rat models of Parkinson’s disease have shown that vitamin D3 can protect the brain against damage from inflammation.”
*******”There is evidence that vitamin D3 can prevent multiple sclerosis.”*******
******* “A number of studies have shown that vitamin D3 deficiency increases a person’s risk of major depression, which is especially prevalent among the elderly.”*******
*******”People with high levels of vitamin D have lower incidences of breast, colon, ovarian, and prostate cancer, and a significantly lower risk of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, the fastest growing type of cancer in young adults.”
D.K. There is so much research validating the benefits of vitamin D. It is an inexpensive supplement and so beneficial. Please have your vitamin D level checked by a blood draw. I always ask for my vitamin D number so I can track it. I don’t want to be in the low normal range , rather in the optimal range.
What is the optimal range?
Dr. Blaylock says, “for optimal health, D3 blood level should be between 70 and 100 ng/mL.”
“If your vitamin level falls between 40 ng/mL, you’ll need a dose of more than 2,000 IU per day to bring it back to normal. More severe deficiencies may require 5,000 to 10,000 a day to return vitamin D level to optimal levels.”