If you can get some sunshine – get it! Getting outside when the altitude of the sun is high enough will help you absorb some Vit. D. If you are housebound or totally skin covered, with clothing or sunscreen, then you need a good Vit D3 supplement. Considering the benefits of Vit. D for bones, immunity, mental outlook, cancer prevention…..why not add this to your daily health program?
Since posting this originally in December, 2009, there has been so much research on Vitamin. D3, I have been prompted to add onto this article, rather than have people email for the 9 page article, which you can still do.
March 2007 edition of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition lashed out at the conventional media for its inaccurate reporting of Vitamin D supplementation. Since then, continual research has shown that the majority of those living North of Tropic of Cancer and South of Tropic of Capricorn are deficient, especially during winter months.
When one considers the wide reaching benefits, which I summarize below, and the inexpensive availability of this supplement, the medical community is negligent in not promoting higher intake. Health Canada is even more negligent by lowering the limits available in supplements, despite the plethora of research indicating otherwise.
Benefits of a quality, absorbable Vitamin D3:
connection between Vitamin D3 and protection from cancer has been published since the 1940s, when doctors discovered that individuals at sunny latitudes had a reduced rate of deaths from cancer. Since then, studies have strongly suggested that Vitamin D3 deficiency is associated with an increased risk of developing many forms of cancer including breast, ovarian, prostate and colon cancer. Many people who are getting positive results with The Paw Paw Program for cancer, also add 4-10,000 units of Vit. D3 to their program.
including osteopenia, osteoporosis and osteomalacia and arthritis. 2015 research indicates that increased knee pain during winter months is not due to the cold as much as it is lowered levels of Vit. D.
Immune System Enhancement
Vitamin D3 deficiency has been linked to a host of other conditions such as high blood pressure, fibromyalgia, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and an increased risk of pre-eclampsia and insulin resistance during pregnancy. Low Vitamin D3 levels have been linked to an increased prevalence of early age-related macular degeneration.
A growing number of researchers who have widely studied Vitamin D3 are almost begging the general public to consume more of this important nutrient. Due to Vitamin D3’s high safety profile in doses up to 10,000 IU per day and because of the wide role it plays in our health, consuming 2,000 to 10,000 IU per day of this nutrient at times of the year when sunlight is scarce is a prudent way to improve overall health.
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More technical information and references are available to professionals or those who would like greater detail.