Vitamin D deficiency is common in the United States and worldwide. It is known to be important in bone mineral metabolism, but now we have information that it does much more.
Vitamins are generally known to be responsible for a single disease, and appropriate supplementation should correct the disease. A hormone, which vitamin D is, goes to distant tissues and makes multiple metabolic improvements. ThatĎs vitamin Dís job.
Your levels of vitamin D should be much higher than previously thought. Certainly much higher than noted on the milk carton or vitamin pills in the local drug store. Here is the story for today.
Eight hundred to a thousand IUís are needed in general but as we age we need much more. I like liquid formulations best because as you age D is more difficult to absorb. It is probably best to consume that thousand IU daily for consistency in improving all the things Vitamin D will do for you. Here are some examples:
Hip Fractures and Non-Vertebral Fractures
Fewer Falls for Seniors
Current laboratory evidence shows that vitamin D signals the cells in these areas to become mature, stop growing, and eventually die off. In contrast, cancer cells rapidly divide and are immortal.
Other metabolic disorders that may benefit include type 1 diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, possibly type 2 diabetes, and multiple sclerosis.
The Immune System
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If that isnít enough, it is generally noted that there is a distinct improvement in well being and energy, often in the first week. All these improvements were reported in Endocrine News, a publication of the Endocrine Society in the August/September issue 2005 beginning on page 10.
Itís remarkable what you can do for yourself when you couple reliable information about health into action for your life. Itís not just good itís thrilling. Itís the way life is supposed to be.