Vitamin D deficient people are three times more likely to die from any cause compared to those with normal levels.
Vitamin D levels are raised naturally through sun exposure, that is why it is known as the sunshine vitamin. It is also occurs naturally in a few foods — including some fish, fish liver oils, and egg yolks — and in fortified dairy and grain products. Vitamin D is needed for the metabolism of calcium and phosphorus in the body, which, in turn affects how calcium is deposited in the bones; thus it is considered essential for proper bone development and growth.
As WEbMd says: “Vitamin D is essential for strong bones because it helps the body use calcium from the diet. Traditionally, vitamin D deficiency has been associated with rickets, a disease in which the bone tissue doesn’t properly mineralize, leading to soft bones and skeletal deformities. But increasingly, research is revealing the importance of vitamin D in protecting against a host of health problems.”
What is Vitamin D deficiency?
Too little vitamin D can pose health risks:
- Increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease including hypertension, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathy
- Cognitive impairment in older adults
- Severe asthma in children
- Different forms of cancer
- Type1 and type 2 diabetes
- Glucose intolerance
- Multiple sclerosis
Why is Vitamin D important to stay healthy and stay alive?
A we saw, vitamin D deficiency is associated with several important cardiovascular-related diseases and diabetes, among many others, but researchers claim it is also a strong independent predictor of all-cause death, patients with lower levels of vitamin D are more likely to have week and diseased heart muscle – and were three times more likely to die from any cause compared to those with normal levels.
According to an article published by Dr. Mercola, studies proves very clearly that vitamin D works to radically decrease your risk of dying:
Correcting a vitamin D deficiency may cut your risk of dying by more than half, according to an analysis of more than 10,000 patients.
People with low levels of vitamin D were found to be more likely to have diabetes, high blood pressure, and diseased heart muscle — and were three times more likely to die from any cause compared to those with normal levels.
The optimal vitamin D level has been raised to 50-70 ng/ml, and when treating cancer or heart disease, as high as 70-100 ng/ml. Ask your physician for a 25(OH)D blood test to find out your level.
Vitamin D from sun exposure or a safe tanning bed is the BEST way to optimize your vitamin D levels, but as a last resort, a vitamin D3 supplement can be taken orally.
Research published by Grassroots Health from the D*Action study shows the average adult needs to take 8,000 IU’s of vitamin D per day in order to elevate their levels to the absolute minimum necessary for disease prevention.
“In conclusion, vitamin D deficiency was associated with a significant risk of cardiovascular disease and reduced survival. Vitamin D supplementation was significantly associated with better survival, specifically in patients with documented deficiency.”
Sunlight or a Tanning Bed are Your Best Choices for Optimizing Vitamin D
Vitamin D is FREE and available to your body through sun exposure. When sunshine is not available, a safe tanning bed or oral Vitamin D3 can be a powerful support, however sunlight is the best option because:
- It is more natural.
- Exposure to the sun also synthesizes high amounts of cholesterol sulfate, very important for your heart.
- There is no possibility of overdose when the source of vitamin D is sun exposure, our body was intelligently created with the ability to self-regulate production of Vitamin D and only makes what it needs
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