Some Facts About Vitamin D
Jan 5, 2018 // By:admin // No Comment
Recently, it seems that more and more people take high levels of vitamin D supplements. This fact makes me surprised, because in my consistant opinion, it was one of those vitamins since it is not water soluble could be toxic in doses at high level, so it must be carefull to take them. It is the reason why I carried out some research on this issue.
While it is still true that this vitamin is not water soluble and can be toxic in doses that are too high, recent research has changed significantly the amounts that are being recommended by the medical community. And it is now commonly believed that a large percentage of the population is actually deficient.
Vitamin D is a substance that is made is made naturally by your body when exposed to sunlight. Therein lies the problem. With our culture of office workers many people do not get the amount of sunlight needed to produce the amount of the vitamin their bodies need. This problem is even more pronounced in northern climates. However, even people who are outside a lot and getting plenty of sunshine may still be deficient because of the common practice of wearing sunscreen to protect the skin from damaging rays.
Recent studies among Americans have consistently shown that vitamin D deficiency is widespread. Most studies reported 40 to 80 percent of study participants had deficient levels in their blood. And studies of people with chronic musculoskeletal and low back pain showed 80 to 93% of study participants were deficient. If you are taking a multi vitamin with D in it you may think you are getting enough, but most multivitamin supplements have 400-800 IU of this vitamin and apparently, that is just not enough. Research published by Robert Heaney and his colleagues in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (January 2003) showed the requirement for vitamin D in adult men to be between 3,000-5,000 IU per day.
Low levels of Vitamin D have been associated with increased risk of: cancers (including breast cancer and prostate cancer), many autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and type-1 diabetes, high blood pressure, poly-cystic ovary syndrome, migraine headaches, chronic musculoskeletal pain such as fibromyalgia, and insulin resistance. In addition studies have shown that vitamin D helps alleviate depression and enhance feeling of well-being and overall health, sociability, and ability to deal with stress. It has also been shown to have anti-inflammatory benefits.
The nice thing is that Vitamin D supplements are inexpensive, and easy to take. You can have a simple blood test to measure your levels. This simple step of adding this nutrient to your diet could have wonderful far reaching benefits for your health and quality of life.
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Kristine Clemenger, Holistic Health Practitioner