More confusing fake science news about Vitamin D. This time from the BBC in this article: ‘Vitamin D Supplements ‘Advised for Everyone.’
To be clear:
On dark winter days we get zero Vitamin D3 and studies show supplementing can help prevent flu or colds – YES, we do need MORE Vitamin D3.
Fake science says that we only need to supplement 400iu Vitamin D per day but since the sun delivers 10,000iu – Taking 20,000iu – 400,000iu per day HAS to be fake.
Vitamin D tablets or when it is added to foods are synthetic and should be avoided.
The best source of Vitamin D3 is from the sun and this delivers 10-20,000 (IU) per day.
The next best food source is cod liver oil delivering 5000iu per 100mg and a portion of oily fish delivers 500iu.
Vitamin D3 NEEDS Vitamin K2 as this is an important co-factor of D3 for maximum effectiveness.
Only Vitamin D3-K2 Spray contains natural Vitamin D3 in a sublingual form for better absorption.
I personally take 10-15,000iu of Vitamin D3 per day even in the summer, which is why I never get colds and flu. Another good reason to take it is and of course the main reason – for cancer prevention.
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Benefits Of Vitamin D3
The effectiveness ratings for Vitamin D are as follows:
- Treating conditions that cause weak and painful bones (osteomalacia).
- Low levels of phosphate in the blood (familial hypophosphatemia).
- Low levels of phosphate in the blood due to a disease called Fanconi syndrome.
- Psoriasis (with a specialized prescription-only form of vitamin D).
- Low blood calcium levels because of a low parathyroid thyroid hormone levels.
- Helping prevent low calcium and bone loss (renal osteodystrophy) in people with kidney failure.
Likely effective for:
- Treating osteoporosis (weak bones). Taking a specific form of vitamin D called cholecalciferol (vitamin D3) along with calcium seems to help prevent bone loss and bone breaks. Preventing falls in older people. Researchers noticed that people who don’t have enough vitamin D tend to fall more often than other people. They found that taking a vitamin D supplement reduces the risk of falling by up to 22%. Higher doses of vitamin D are more effective than lower doses. One study found that taking 800 IU of vitamin D reduced the risk of falling, but lower doses didn’t.
- Also, vitamin D, in combination with calcium, but not calcium alone, may prevent falls by decreasing body sway and blood pressure. This combination prevents more falls in women than men.
- Reducing bone loss in people taking drugs called corticosteroids.
Possibly effective for:
- Reducing the risk of multiple sclerosis (MS). Studies show taking vitamin D seems to reduce women’s risk of getting MS by up to 40%. Taking at least 400 IU per day, the amount typically found in a multivitamin supplement, seems to work the best.
- Preventing cancer. Some research shows that people who take a high-dose vitamin D supplement plus calcium might have a lower chance of developing cancer of any type.
- Weight loss. Women taking calcium plus vitamin D are more likely to lose weight and maintain their weight. But this benefit is mainly in women who didn’t get enough calcium before they started taking supplements.
- Flu. Some research in school aged children show that taking a vitamin D supplement during winter might reduce the chance of getting seasonal flu.
- Reducing the risk of rheumatoid arthritis in older women.
- Reducing bone loss in women with a condition called hyperparathyroidism.
- Preventing tooth loss in the elderly.
Yours in Good Health,
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