The importance of Vitamin D was stated also in his recent Heart Health Report. “New research is linking Vitamin D deficiency to a whole host of ailments, including some types of cancers, multiple sclerosis and even heart disease.
Vitamin D deficiency is also associated with major heart risk factors, including obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes.
Normal Vitamin D lab values are 50-100 ng/mL.
However, I recommend a level of 70-100ng/mL for my patients.
Levels should never go below 30ng/ml; those below 20ng/mL indicate serious deficiency.
Dr.Crandall also noted improvements with patients who were fatigued, had high cholesterol numbers and depressed when their Vitamin D levels reached the optimal level. Best of all, he sees improvements with cardiac markers.
The only way to know you are deficient in Vitamin D is to have your blood tested then you and your doctor will know where to go from there.
Another blood test Dr. Crandall recommends is the ADVANCED LIPID TEST.
“Have you ever heard of someone who suffered a heart attack, and yet he or she had a total cholesterol level that was in the “normal” range?