Resolving this Deficiency Will Reverse Many Health Issues
Although it is well known that Vitamin D is important the government’s recommended level of daily intake is woefully lacking to prevent almost all health issues associated with Vitamin D and there are many.
Additionally there are several factors I will discuss which exacerbate this deficiency.
The United State Recommended Daily (RDA) intake is 600 IU until 70 years old and 800 IU after 70. Critical research nevertheless recommends 10,000 IU of vitamin D3 for optimal health and illness prevention.
It is known that optimal D3 levels endow you with good bone health and significantly lowers the risk of cancer, heart disease, lung disease, Alzheimer’s, Multiple Sclerosis, depression and many other illnesses and diseases.
It is agreed that the minimum blood vitamin D3 levels to lower or prevent your chance to get colorectal cancer is 30nmol/L but that levels of Vitamin D3 in the blood should be 60 to 100 nmol/L for optimal health. Increasing your blood levels by 25 nmol/L decreases the risk of getting colorectal cancer by as much as 31%.
International studies (National Cancer Institute and Harvard) has shown that Vitamin D3 helps normal cells fight cancer cells.
One of the ways to increase Vitamin D3 levels in the body is with sunlight exposure. That is why Vitamin D3 levels increase in the summer but decrease in the Northern Hemisphere as shorter day light approaches and we receive less direct sunlight.
John Hopkins performed a study with 6300 male and female subjects which showed Vitamin D3 levels directly correlated with the risk of lung disease including Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Interstitial Lung Disease and asthma. The more deficient the Vitamin D levels in the blood the greater the risk of lung disease.
Factors Lowering Vitamin D Blood Levels
As I mentioned above there are other factors that decrease Vitamin D blood levels (which decreases ability to fight and prevent illness) other than deficient sunlight exposure and inadequate Vitamin D food and supplement intake:
1) Consuming the wrong form of Vitamin D- Vitamin D2 is not well assimilated and utilized by the body while D3 directly interacts with the gut microbiome before absorption. Your gut microbiome greatly increases Vitamin D3 blood levels.
2) Low Fat Diets- Since Vitamin D is fat soluble fats are necessary to be taken with Vitamin D3 for best absorption to increase blood levels of D3. Multivitamins with Vitamin D3 don’t have healthy fats to assist D3 absorption and as such are useless to increase Vitamin D3.
3) Health conditions affecting the Gastrointestinal Tract- Absorption of Vitamin D3 requires a healthy Gastrointestinal tract. Kidney and liver diseases, celiac, Crohn’s and cystic fibrosis all negatively impact Vitamin D3 absorption.
4) Obesity – Fat cells soak up Vitamin D preventing critical Vitamin D3 from reaching the cells in the rest of the body. Decreasing sugar and processed carbohydrates will decrease fat cells and increase Vitamin D3 absorption.
5) Statins for Cholesterol – Artificially decreasing cholesterol and decreasing the body’s ability to absorb and use Vitamin D3 as well as critical K2 and Coenzyme Q10. Other drugs that decrease Vitamin D3 are anticonvulsants, steroids, antivirals and anti immune drugs.
How to Increase Vitamin D3
- Check blood levels twice a year. The blood test is called 25- hydroxy Vitamin D
- Supplement with 10,000 IU Vitamin D3 per day. Use liquid D3 and the carotenoid astaxanthin
If you are not inclined to take supplements Vitamin D3 is not the one to compromise. Its positive health effects are widespread throughout the many systems of the body.
Enjoy the Journey,
Vital 100 Wellness Team