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Our “Bullet Proof” Vitamin D Strategy
80% Of Us Are Vitamin D Deficient, And Most Of What We Hear Or Read Is Incorrect…
This Is What We Really Need To Know!
First and foremost, having the correct Vitamin D3 strategy is in our essential Top 10 strategies for maximizing your health and preventing disease. The following is only a brief overview of what we think you need to know, but it’s far more than what most people have ever been told!
Second, it is not always practical to get your vitamin D from sunshine, and quite difficult to get adequate amounts from your diet. So for many people, a vitamin D supplement is essential to ensure that adequate levels are always available in your bloodstream.
Third, be cautious of cheap supplements, even from your local health food store, for the following reason
- Many contain hidden synthetic chemicals and preservatives
- Many have a dosage level that is far too low
- Many are pill or table based – we only recommend liquid options (see below for our recommendation)
You may be surprised to learn just how important a role vitamin D plays in your health. Said another way, if you knew what we knew… there is no way you would let another year go by without implementing this health strategy on a daily basis!
Why Do We Absolutely Need Vitamin D?
- Helps prevent a growing list of chronic diseases, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, osteoporosis, breast cancer, colon cancer, and ovarian cancer.
- Helps regulate the immune system (even more than vitamin C does)
- Helps our body absorb and utilize vitamins and minerals
- Helps keep our bones and teeth strong and healthy
- Helps regulate the growth and activity of our cells
- Helps reduce inflammation, swelling and pain
- Even helps facilitate weight loss
Daily Recommended Allowance?
Like with many things, it depends on who you ask. But, this is our advice… and, it’s pretty spot on!
In both our house and in our health clinic, it looks like this:
- 5,000 IU per day for maintenance
- 10,000 IU per day if feeling “sick”
What We Like and Where We Get It
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This is what we take daily, and it’s the only kind we endorse. You can get it for only $16.99 per bottle. Of course there are cheaper options, but we advise against it. You can click the image on this page to order online. We recommend you buy 4-6 bottles and store them in your fridge.
More Information About Vitamin D And Why You Should Be Taking It
Vitamin D and Weight Loss?
Vitamin D, or the sunshine vitamin, was recently featured in over 3,000 independent clinical studies conducted all over the world in last year alone. After the medical results were tallied and evaluated, Vitamin D is now the superstar in the weight loss supplement industry.
Vitamin D, a natural hormone produced by the body when exposed to sunlight or acquired through diet and supplementation, was shown to play a critical role in increasing the metabolic energy of fat cells for faster weight loss benefits.
While still early in its literature, the new scientific research on Vitamin D revealed its natural ability to make fat cells become more metabolically active for quicker weight loss and better toxic waste elimination.
In light of the new clinical data being presented on Vitamin D for weight loss, it has already been known to help support a healthy bone structure and aid in several health challenges like:
- targets belly fat first
- turns body into fat burning mode instead of fat storing mode
- high blood pressure
- helps form stronger bones to fight osteoporosis
- helps protect against different cancers
- boosts natural immune system
- reduces inflammation & joint stiffness
- helps regulate leptin, the “I’m full” hormone
Vitamin D Boosts Your Immunity?
This is perhaps the #1 reason why we take it… to improve immune system function!
Active vitamin D is a potent immune system modulator. There is plenty of scientific evidence that vitamin D has several different effects on immune system function that may enhance your immunity and inhibit the development of autoimmunity.
More Amazing Reasons To Love Vitamin D
Vitamin D Maintains Your Calcium Balance?
Maintenance of blood calcium levels within a narrow range is vital for normal functioning of the nervous system, as well as for bone growth, and maintenance of bone density. Vitamin D is essential for the efficient utilization of calcium by the body.
Vitamin D Aids in Cell Differentiation?
Cellular differentiation results in the specialization of cells for specific functions in your body. In general, differentiation of cells leads to a decrease in proliferation. While cellular proliferation is essential for growth and wound healing, uncontrolled proliferation of cells with certain mutations may lead to diseases like cancer. The active form of vitamin D inhibits proliferation and stimulates the differentiation of cells.
Vitamin D and Diabetes?
The active form of vitamin D plays a role in insulin secretion under conditions of increased insulin demand. Research suggests that insufficient vitamin D levels may have an adverse effect on insulin secretion and glucose tolerance in type 2 diabetes.
Vitamin D and Osteoporosis?
People think osteoporosis is all about calcium. So, we pump people full of calcium and tell them to drink their milk. Think again!
We believe people are vitamin D deficient and not able to utilize calcium properly. Maybe the calcium supplement the doctor recommends has enough calcium, but does it have enough vitamin D?!?
A little more on that…
Osteoporosis is most often associated with inadequate calcium intake. However, a deficiency of vitamin D also contributes to osteoporosis by reducing calcium absorption. While rickets and osteomalacia are extreme examples of vitamin D deficiency, osteoporosis is an example of a long-term effect of vitamin D insufficiency.
Adequate storage levels of vitamin D help keep bones strong and may help prevent osteoporosis in older adults, in those who have difficulty walking and exercising, in post-menopausal women, and in individuals on chronic steroid therapy. Vitamin D deficiency, which is often seen in post-menopausal women and older Americans, has been associated with greater incidence of hip fractures. In a review of women with osteoporosis hospitalized for hip fractures, 50 percent were found to have signs of vitamin D deficiency.
Vitamin D and Cancer?
Laboratory, animal, and some preliminary human studies suggest that vitamin D may be protective against some cancers. Several studies suggest that a higher dietary intake of vitamin D correlates with lower incidence of cancer. In fact, for over 60 years researchers have observed that greater sun exposure reduces cancer deaths.
The inverse relationship between higher vitamin D levels in blood and lower cancer risk in humans is best documented for colon and colorectal cancers. Vitamin D emerged as a protective factor in a study of over 3,000 adults who underwent a colonoscopy to look for polyps or lesions in the colon. There was a significantly lower risk of advanced cancerous lesions among those with the highest vitamin D intake.
Vitamin D and Breast Cancer?
Dietary calcium and vitamin D were found to lower breast cancer risk in a cancer prevention study reported by researchers from the American Cancer Society (ACS).
Vitamin D and Depression?
Vitamin D3 deficiency is common in older adults and has been implicated in psychiatric and neurologic disorders. For example, in one study of 80 older adults (40 with mild Alzheimer’s disease and 40 nondemented persons), Vitamin D3 deficiency was associated with low mood and with impairment on two of four measures of cognitive performance.
Vitamin D and Back Pain?
Has been linked to Vitamin D3 deficiency in a number of studies. One of the newest studies explored the role that low Vitamin D3 levels play in the development of chronic low back pain in women. Sixty female patients in Egypt complaining of low back pain lasting more than three months were studied.
Researchers measured levels of Vitamin D3 in the women with low back pain and compared those levels to those of 20 matched healthy controls. The study revealed that patients with low back pain had significantly lower Vitamin D3 levels than controls.