Many people have Vit. D deficiency and never know it until being diagnosed by a doctor. Vit. D deficiency is more common then people realize. Considered the “sun vitamin” people think just that by sitting out in the sun for 20 minutes and having a few glasses of milk they will get all the vitamin D needed. But just that’s not the case. Studies show that over 50% of the population has vit. d deficiency.
Vit. D deficiency can easily go undetected in adults. In one study, published in 2003 in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings, researchers in Minneapolis tested vitamin D levels in patients suffering from chronic, non-specific, musculoskeletal pain: 93 percent of them turned out to be vitamin D deficient—a condition very likely related to their symptoms. And of the East Africans, African Americans, and Hispanics in the study, 100 percent were vitamin D deficient.
There are ways to handle Vit. D deficiency
- Allow yourself limited, unprotected sun exposure – the early morning and late afternoon (no more then 15 minutes for light skinned individuals, 40 minutes for darker skin)
- Eat a diet rich in whole foods – Nutrient-dense, fatty fish like mackerel and sardines are good sources of vitamin D. Egg yolks, fortified organic milk and other dairy products, and some organ meats (like liver) are also reasonably good natural sources of vitamin D.
- Supplement your diet with with vitamin D3 at 1000-2000 IU daily.
- Check with your healthcare professional about vitamin D testing – If you think you may be suffering from vit. D deficiency, get a blood test and ask for the results. The optimal value of 50-70 ng/mL
How do we get the right amount of vitamin D3? Well for me I don’t rely on the sun. Even though I don’t shy away from it, I’m not always willing or have the time to spend outside. I do eat dairy, but not sure I’m getting the right amount of vitamin D3. So I get mine through supplements. What my husband and I take is called Master Formula II and MoRE – Molecular Repair Essentials; with these two formulas we get about 2,800 IU of vitamin D3
Here is a quote from us in a recent press release we did.
“Another thing is vit d deficiency. There is much false data regarding vitamin D – the ‘sun vitamin’. We need some 50 times what the government says we need. What we actually need is called Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol). The benefits of this substance are vast. It effects obesity, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, kidney stones and the list goes on and on. Our population is very deficient in this nutrient which explains why many get colds, flu and other unfortunate conditions. Vit D deficiency is addressed by proper orthomolecular nutrition and the required D3 is in the formulas that I have mentioned.
Vit. D deficiency can cause many health problems. Just to list a few:
- Infants are having seizures as a direct result of not getting enough vitamin D
- Congnitive functioning problems
- Heart Attacks
- High Blood Pressure
But you can take control of vit. D deficiency by increasing your intake of vitamin d with supplements. This is how vitamin D3 helps:
- Reversal of advanced coronary disease
- Reversal of advanced lung disease
- Cure of multiple sclerosis
- Cure of amotrophic lateral sclerosis
- Regression of rheumatoid arthritis
- Improvement in allergies
- Control of many cancers
- Reversal of osteoporosis
- Prevention of influenza
- Cure of depression & other mental disorders
Vit. D deficiency is a big problem in the US and elsewere, but it is something that can be handled. By taking good supplements and getting outdoors we can handle vit. d deficiency. My husband and I take MoRE and Master Formula II daily. By doing so we will not be getting Vit. D deficiency and the health problems that come with it.
I’ll close with two quotes:
“We estimate that vit. D deficiency is the most common medical condition in the world.”~ Dr. Michael F. Holick, Vitamin D expert.
“Vit. D deficiency is an unrecognized, emerging cardiovascular risk factor, which should be screened for and treated. Vit. D deficiency is easy to assess, and supplementation is simple, safe, and inexpensive.“~ James H. O’Keefe MD, cardiologist and Director of Preventive Cardiology, Mid America Heart Institute, Kansas City, Missouri.