What is one of the cheapest and easiest interventions in medicine that would save lives and money? Optimizing Vitamin D levels with nutritional enzyme therapy.
Over the years with human evolution, we have moved from being outside and all but naked to clothed and indoors. With this evolution we have steadily reduced our levels of one of the most important hormones in our body, one that has health promoting and disease preventing properties, vitamin D. Vitamin D is a hormone, not a vitamin, and every cell has vitamin D receptors for 1, 25-dihydroxy vitamin D. Calcitriol happens in the kidneys from vitamin D-3 and it circulates in the body to maintain calcitriol levels. If the body has enough calcitriol then it moves to the next level, which is where all the real benefits begin. For example, we can help prevent up to 60% of cancers just by keeping our vitamin D levels high enough.
Vitamin D deficiency can affect everyone. There are very few foods with vitamin D, making deficiency more likely. Some foods that contain vitamin D are fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel, tuna, cod liver oil, and others items such as eggs.
There are many diseases associated with vitamin D deficiency. In children: rickets, obesity, depression, cancer, increased growing pains, and possibly ADD. In adults: hyperthyroidism, osteopenia, osteoporosis, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, cardio vascular disease, colorectal cancer, renal cancer, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, autoimmune disorders, type 2 diabetes, fractures, periodontal issues, depression, and more. Nutritional enzyme therapy helps manage your vitamin D levels.
7 Myths and Truths about Vitamin D:
Myth – Vitamin D is a vitamin.
Truth– Vitamin D is a hormone derived from cholesterol. Vitamin D receptors have direct effects on the adrenal, bone, brain, breast, cancer, colon, endothelium, hair follicle, intestines, kidney, liver, lung, muscle, ovary, parathyroid, pituitary, prostate, skin, stomach, testis, thyroid, uterus, and so much more.
Myth – Being outside provides enough vitamin D.
Truth– Most people can’t get enough vitamin D from sun exposure. Our ancestors spent all their time in the sun fishing, farming, and hunting. With today’s society, more people are indoors, which equals less exposure to the sun and less production of vitamin D. Now add clothes and sunscreen, which inhibit the absorption of vitamin D and, well, you get the point.
Myth – Recommended daily allowance (RDA) of 1,000 IU is adequate.
Truth– Taking the RDA 1,000 IU will lower your Vitamin D levels. 1,000 IU will only raise a person’s level by 10 nmol/l. The recommended level is 60 to 85 nmol/l.
Myth – Vitamin D2 supplement is a food.
Truth– Vitamin D2 (in food) is 1/3 as effective as naturally occurring vitamin D3. Most foods have vitamin D2 added.
Myth – Vitamin D reference range of 20-35 is effective.
Truth– The current reference range for vitamin D is 20-100. Levels of 25 or less may increase the risk of disease. Optimal effective range is 65-85.
Myth – All vitamin D is the same.
Truth– Vitamin D3 is the preferred source. Vitamin D2 is derived from plants.
Myth – Vitamin D is nontoxic.
Truth– Too much vitamin D can cause hyper-calcification, which should be monitored.