- cardiovascular disease
- cognitive impairments
- severe asthma and rickets in children
- and up to 17 different types of cancer
- diabetes (both type 1 & 2)
- glucose intolerance
- and multiple sclerosis
Explanation of the Pandemic of Vitamin D Deficiency
A recent study out of the Journal of Preventative Medicine and Public Health stated…
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Importance of Vitamin D Supplementation
- adequate sun exposure,
- eating wild fish, eggs, non-pasteurized milk
- and supplementation with Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) of up to 10,000 IU’s per day
How Much Should My Family Be Taking?
This has lead the authors to make recommendations of:
- 1000 IU for children <1 year on enriched formula and
- 1500 IU for breastfed children older than 6 months
- 3000 IU for children >1 year of age
- 10, 000 IU for young adults and thereafter
The study authors believe actions are urgently needed to protect the global population from vitamin D deficiency.
NEW RECOMMENDATIONS FOR VITAMIN D
All-disease (autoimmune diseases, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, cancer) mortality risk is reduced to 1.0 with serum vitamin D levels ≥100 nmol/L.
So, proper dosage of Vit D for adults is 10,000 IU/day…
… except for individuals with vitamin D hypersensitivity.
There is no evidence of adverse effects associated with vitamin D levels <140 nmol/L.
This leaves a considerable margin of safety for efforts to raise the population-wide concentration to around 100 nmol/L.
Of course, these recommended doses can be individualized based on…
- Sun exposure habits
- Latitude of the country (Canadians require higher doses)
Recommendations can also be adjusted as people who are obese, the elderly, and dark-skinned people require higher doses.