The populace in general lacks sufficiency in vitamin D3, this deficiency might be one of the primary causes of most common illnesses. Fortunately, as a preventative and often a remedy it is remarkably cheap and accessible, making it generally affordable to all. Why is vitamin D3 so important and how is it possible that many suffer from severe insufficiency?
Historically, many research studies focused on the relationship between diseases and vitamin D3 levels in the body and have determined its function and effectiveness. Its essential role in the development and maintenance of bones and teeth, among other processes, has been understood long ago. The occurrence of cancer, cardiovascular and neurological diseases, as well as diabetes, is significantly lower in people and populations with higher levels of vitamin D.
Humans originated in the equatorial areas, where our predecessors were exposed to lots of sunshine on a daily basis. Thus, a large amount of vitamin D3 was produced in our skin. It takes 2 or 3 days for vitamin D3 to be transferred from the skin to the body, but today we wash it off our skin every day. Our ancestors did not use soap, shower gel or hot water, which is important as these products wash away vitamin D3, while sunscreens inhibit its production. Consequentially, our ancestors had high levels of Vitamin D3, and we are genetically adapted to these levels. I have been scientifically proven that the lack of it impacts negatively on our general health. We are simply not built to function adequately with lower levels of vitamin D3. Thus, the risk of exposure to the so-called new civilizational diseases might be significantly decreased once balanced Vitamin D3 levels are achieved, especially with regard to cancer. Concurrently, vitamin D3 may greatly assist in preventing the development of upper respiratory tract and influenza infections, as it is probably one of the best immune-boosting substances available.
The vitamin D status of your body can be measured from blood tests at a low cost. This test should measure the level of 25-OH-cholecalciferol in particular. According to research and expert opinion, the ideal and adequate levels fall between 100 and 175 nmol/L (= 40-70 ng/ml), with many professionals claiming that even higher values are harmless. Historic data indicates that unfortunately, most people have values much lower than the minimum healthy level. It is practically impossible to achieve sufficient levels because of our normal hygiene rituals compounded by inadequate exposure to sunshine. Studies performed in 2007 on windsurfers in Hawaii, concluded that the majority had a vitamin D deficiency, even after an average of 22 hours per week exposed to the sun, without the use of sunscreen, wearing normal swimming shorts.
Normal food consumption cannot provide sufficient amounts of vitamin D3 even with food diets rich in vitamin D3 (e.g., fish, fish oils, liver, fortified cereals etc.) the downside to enriched diets as described is that these contain even higher levels of vitamin A, which might have more acute side effects contrasting to vitamin D3.
Luckily, taking vitamin d3 supplement is an easy and cheap way to increase the vitamin D3 level in your body assist in reaching the optimal, 100-175 nmol/L (40-70 ng/ml) range.
Process and availability
In this instance there are 3 kinds of supplement processes:
1. Vitamin D2 extracted from fungi treated with UV-B lamps - practically meaning it is “sunbathed” -, which is not suitable as studies do not support the positive effects of taking vitamin D2, even though part of it is transformed into vitamin D3.
2. “Sunbathed” sheep wool wax (lanolin), vitamin D3 is produced, similarly to the fat in our skin when exposed to UV-B. Thus, vitamin D3 extracted from lanolin is, therefore, more natural, as it is produced through the same process as when we are sunbathing.
3. The third kind is called vegan vitamin D3, produced by “feeding” genetically modified bacteria with derivatives of petroleum...
Overdosing of vitamin D3 is rare. The harmful consequences of a possible overdose (abnormally high levels of blood calcium and calcium depositions) can be prevented by
taking in vitamin K1 and particularly vitamin K2, and as vitamin K also promotes the effects of vitamin D3, it is worth taking vitamin K1 and K2 in addition.
By achieving the aforementioned optimal level of vitamin D3, the risk of almost every common disease might be significantly reduced. In tandem, those suffering historic ailments might experience relief or easement and their prognosis greatly improved.
Due to vitamin D3 having a wide range of positive effects, it is impossible to list all of them here, but the most important, clinically confirmed ones are the following:
Vitamin D3 benefits:
Prevention of Tumor diseases
One possible cause of cancer is the lack of vitamin D3. Several studies demonstrated that the risk of developing cancer and the level of vitamin D3 is inversely related. Many studies reflect that the occurrence of the most common cancers might be reduced meaningfully, by as much as a third of the present number if everyone took vitamin D3 supplements. Many physicians consider elevating vitamin D3 blood levels to 100 ng/ml might be an important factor in cancer treatment.
General immune system boosting and Flu prevention
With optimal levels of D3, might be less prone to acquiring Flu and other infections; even if you are affected, the effects of the illness are often milder and recovery quicker. After infectious symptoms appear, it is proved to might be effective to take 50 thousand IU vitamin D3 three times, every 12 hours, e.g., in the morning, in the evening, and in the next morning (after the third, reduce the dose to the original recommended maintenance dose, 4 thousand IU).
It might help to “bolster” the immune system, thus, it can be very helpful in autoimmune conditions, for example, cases of multiple sclerosis or inflammatory bowel diseases.
It might prevent and ameliorate both diabetes type I and type II.
D3 might greatly help in lowering blood pressure, assists in preventing stroke and metabolic syndrome and their associated effects, thereby; consequentially reducing the occurrence of cardiac death. It might greatly enhance protection against cardiovascular diseases.
It might help to prevent and ease autism, Schizophrenia, Epilepsy, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease.
It might prevent and relieves the symptoms of depression, which is not surprising as sunbathing is known to have a similar effect, partly due to its D3-level increasing effects.
Fertility and female conditions
It might enhance fertility both in men and women. It may increase the levels of testosterone in men. It also might be effective in case of Endometriosis, PCOS and Preeclampsia, and it may decrease the occurrence of pregnancy-related Inslin resistance and pre-term birth.
Respiratory tract diseases
Besides influenza, D3 might be also useful in preventing and treating TBC, Asthma, COPD and other respiratory conditions.
Our product contains natural vitamin D3 extracted from “sunbathed” sheep wool wax, dissolved in USDA Organic - certified extra virgin olive oil, stabilized with a natural vitamin E complex. It does not contain any other additives, and due to being dissolved in oil, it has an excellent absorption rate.
How much vitamin d3 should I take daily?
The official recommendation for adults: maximum dose 4000IU
for children: from 1 month up to 1000IU, from 1 year to 6 years 2000IU, from 6 years to 14 years 3000IU, and 4000IU from 14 years of age.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. DO NOT EXCEED RECOMMENDED DOSE.
If you are undergoing treatment for a medical condition or if you are pregnant or lactating, please consult your medical practitioner before introducing supplementary foods to your normal routine. The dietary supplement should not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet or a healthy lifestyle. Store tightly closed in a cool and dry place.
- Book: Gábor Szendi Sunshine vitamin - Lies, myths and facts (2012, Jaffa Publishing, Hungary)