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Vitamin D Deficiency can be Fatal. Don‘t Blame the Sun.

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Know your D’s:

Vitamin D is a group of fat-soluble secosteroids responsible for enhancing intestinal absorption of calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphate and zinc. In humans, the most important compounds in this group are vitamin D3 (also known as cholecalciferol) and vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol). The body can also synthesize vitamin D3 in the skin, from cholesterol, when sun exposure is adequate hence it’s also called the “sunshine vitamin”.

Health Risks of Vitamin D deficiency:

Only recently has medical science woken up to the importance of this Vitamin on the health of our body especially the bones and the immune system. Most problems associated with immunity can be traced back to the deficiency of this vitamin. If you have consistent bone pain and muscle weakness get your vitamin D levels checked. Low blood levels of the vitamin can lead to:

  • Increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease
  • Cognitive impairment in older adults
  • Severe asthma in children
  • Cancer

Vitamin D can also help prevent and treat Type1 and Type 2 Diabetes, Hypertension or high blood pressure, Glucose intolerance, and Multiple Sclerosis.

Ways to check your Vitamin D levels:

A blood test is the only way to measure the amount of vitamin D in your blood. The blood test you need is called a 25-hydroxy or 25(OH)D blood test.

Different organizations in the United States recommend different ideal vitamin D levels. The Vitamin D Council suggests that a range of 20 ng/ml to 50 ng/ml, is the ideal level to aim for. A level less than 12 ng/mL indicates vitamin D deficiency.

 

In this educative video, Dr. Eric Berg DC explains the underlying real reasons why many people are showing low in their vitamin D levels. It’s not just a lack of sun light.

Cristina Jurach

Cristina Jurach is nutritionist and Ayurvedic practitioner. She is a leader in the natural health community and consults athletes, executives and most of all parents of children on the benefits of complementary therapies for health and prevention.

Cristina Jurach

Cristina Jurach is nutritionist and Ayurvedic practitioner. She is a leader in the natural health community and consults athletes, executives and most of all parents of children on the benefits of complementary therapies for health and prevention.

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Roxanne Kinder
Roxanne Kinder 5pts

I see in this artical d levels should be higher than thy state , 50 to 70 for the best health.I take 7000 a day. Separate from my other vitamins...some of my vitamins have d 3 in them.it's good.autoimmune diseases come from a low d level. If u have ms and take extra d when it in a flare it helps u get better faster..

Prithvi Sehgal
Prithvi Sehgal 5pts

I'm suffering from vitamin D deficiency, tell me remedy.

FletcherRedash
FletcherRedash 5pts

I started taking vitamin D ..Dr said mine started at 18, now went up to 24. They said i need to still take 2000.daily for 8 weeks.. is this necessary ?

JenniferLFuchs
JenniferLFuchs 5pts

@FletcherRedash  your  Dr Should have Started you on  50,000 units of VitaminD2 for 8 weeks  Especially with your Levels being at 18. then at the 8 week Mark recheck levels and start on 5000-10,000 units of Vitamin D3 a day ... 

i only know this because my Endocrinologist did this for me, my Levels were at 10 . now after 9 months they are finally up to 20.16 almost 21!

Melba Hamilton
Melba Hamilton 5pts

just get 10 to15 min early morning sun and you can benefit your Vit D.

Ayurveda
Ayurveda 5pts

Totally understand that, Anne Child Thank you

Anne Child
Anne Child 5pts

I won't blame the sun, but the lack of it. Living in the UK for 10 years, after having lived in sunny South Africa all our lives, nearly killed both myself and my husband. We have now come back to SA and are both faring so much better, thanks to decent amounts of sunshine!

monirocks
monirocks 5pts

Hi there.  I did enjoy your video on Vitamin D and F.  Was wondering why u didn't mention anything about Sunscreen Lotions. It seems to me that over the past 20 yrs or so, the Dermatologists have been convincing us all to apply chemical sunscreens daily.  I believe this is part of the reason why people are now becoming Vit. D deficient.  What is your opinion on this subject??

Myrna Marie
Myrna Marie 5pts

Thank you for sharing!!! My dr told me mine was too low and needed to take vit D but I've been terrible at it:( I needed to hear this!

Becky Skariachen
Becky Skariachen 5pts

Can I get the medicine for Fatty Liver and for Liver detox and Kidney detox.... Thankyouuuu