This is the amount you need to prevent rickets

This is the amount you need to prevent rickets

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Overall, 7.6 million, or nine percent, of US children were vitamin D deficient, and another canada goose factory outlet 50.8 million, or 61 percent, had insufficient levels of this important vitamin in their blood.

The average blood level of vitamin D was 25 ng/dl for Caucasians and 16 ng/dl for African Americans. The optimal level is 45 ng/dl and requires about 3000 4000 IU a day of vitamin D3 10 times current recommendations. If our whole population achieved a minimum level of 45 ng/dl, we would have 400,000 fewer premature deaths per year. There would be a reduction of cancer by 35 percent, type 2 diabetes by 33 percent and all causes canada goose outlet store of mortality by seven percent. (iv)

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Over the last five years, canada goose outlet sale I have tested almost every patient in my practice for vitamin D deficiency, and I have been shocked by the results. What’s even more amazing is what happens when my patients’ vitamin D status reaches optimal levels. Having witnessed these changes, goose outlet canada there’s no doubt in my mind: vitamin D is an incredible asset to your health.

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Vitamin D has a dramatic impact on the health and function of your cells. It reduces cellular growth (which promotes cancer) and improves cell differentiation (which puts cells into an anti cancer state). That makes vitamin D one of the most potent cancer inhibitors and explains why vitamin D deficiency has been linked to colon, prostate, breast and ovarian cancer.

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It canada goose outlet shop acts on a cellular docking station called a receptor that then sends messages to our genes. That’s how vitamin D controls so many different functions like preventing cancer, reducing inflammation, boosting mood, easing muscle aches and fibromyalgia and building bones.

Vitamin D also helps prevent the flu and colds and infections. In an observational study of Finnish soldiers, those with 25 hydroxyvitamin D levels higher than 16 ng/mL (40 nmol/L) had fewer respiratory infections canada goose jacket outlet than those with lower levels.(v) More recently, in a double blind randomized controlled trial involving school girls, supplementation with 1200 IU/d of vitamin D3 during the wintertime significantly reduced influenza A infections.(vi)

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canada goose store Your body makes vitamin D when it’s exposed to sunlight. In fact, 80 to 100 percent of the vitamin D we need comes from the sun. The sun exposure that makes our skin a bit red (called 1 minimum erythemal dose) produces the equivalent of 10,000 to 25,000 international units (IU) of vitamin D in our bodies. canada goose store

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Overuse of sunscreen is one reason. While these product help protect against skin cancer they also block a whopping 97 percent of your body’s vitamin D production.

If you live in a northern climate, you’re not getting enough sun (and therefore vitamin D), especially during winter. And you’re probably not eating enough of the few natural dietary sources of vitamin D: fatty wild fish like mackerel, herring and cod liver oil or porcini mushrooms.

canada goose black friday sale In addition, aging skin produces less vitamin D the average 70 year old person creates only 25 percent of the vitamin D that a 20 year old does. Skin color makes a difference, too. People with dark skin also produce less vitamin D. And I’ve seen very severe deficiencies in Orthodox Jews and Muslims who keep themselves covered all the time. canada goose black friday sale

With all these causes of vitamin D deficiency, you canada goose outlet store uk can see why supplementing with enough of this vitamin is so important. Unfortunately, you aren’t really being told the right amount of vitamin D to take.

cheap canada goose uk The government recommends 200 to 600 IU of vitamin a day. This is the amount you need to prevent rickets, a disease caused by vitamin D deficiency. But the real question is: How much vitamin D do we need for OPTIMAL health? canada goose outlet nyc How much do we need to prevent autoimmune diseases, high blood pressure, fibromyalgia, chronic muscle pain,(vii) depression, osteoporosis and even cancer? cheap canada goose uk

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Recent research by vitamin D pioneer Dr. Michael Holick, Professor of canada goose outlet uk Medicine, Physiology, and Dermatology at Boston University School of Medicine, recommends intakes of up to 2,000 IU a day or enough to keep blood levels of 25 hydroxy vitamin D at between 75 to 125 nmol/L (nanomoles per liter).(viii) That may sound high, but it’s still safe: Lifeguards have levels of 250 nmol/L without toxicity.

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buy canada goose jacket Don’t be scared that amounts that high canada goose outlet canada are toxic: One study of healthy young men receiving 10,000 IU of vitamin D for 20 weeks showed no toxicity.(ix) buy canada goose jacket

You might have seen a recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association that shows that a single high dose of 500,000 Units of vitamin D3 (one year’s worth of vitamin D) increased the risk of falls and fractures in elderly woman.(x) Does this mean that vitamin D doesn’t prevent fractures or falls? Absolutely not!

The design and logic of the study were completely wrong. As a friend once said, “The well meaning are often ill doing.”

buy canada goose jacket cheap Imagine a study that gave people a year’s worth of vitamin A, or iron (both are nutrients that are stored in the body like vitamin D) in one dose. The vitamin A would cause immediate liver failure and death. In fact, the way the Inuit used to kill explorers in the Arctic official canada goose outlet was to feed them polar bear liver, which gave them toxic doses of vitamin A. A year’s worth of iron in one dose would cause severe intestinal problems and iron poisoning buy canada goose jacket cheap.

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