The Magic of Vitamin D3
“Low serum levels of vitamin D could be predictive of a higher risk for premenopausal breast cancer”, according to new research by Professor Cedric Garland of UC San Diego
Vitamin D3 has antioxidant properties and prevents the body from developing degenerative diseases, like cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, by absorbing toxic free radicals in the body.
Wounds in the skin need vitamin D3 to prevent infection and help in the healing process
Vitamin D3 protects against type I diabetes. If children are given vitamin D3 supplements, it reduces the risk of developing diabetes later.
D3 supplements act as an immunity booster when sunlight is not available.
The daily recommended dosage of vitamin D3 varies according to the amount of sun you are exposed to. Some doctors suggest that people in northern climates who do not have as much exposure add supplements to their diet. Any amount between 1000iu to 10,000iu should be safe.
Toxicity becomes an issue when upper intake levels are reached on a consistent basis. For most people, these levels are around 100,000 IU per day.
Vitamin D3 is a hormone, there are consequences that come with high intake levels that should be taken seriously
Vitamin D3 is stored in fat cells and not excreted like most other vitamins. However for intake to reach toxic levels, it is generally a gradual process and not a one-time event.
Symptoms of Vitamin D Overdose
• Nervousness and irritability, nausea, vomiting,
• Loss of appetite and accompanying weight loss. Sufferers may also
• Dehydration and experience increased thirst and
• Severe headaches.
• Itchy skin, fatigue and weakness.
Vitamin D3 should be taken with food, a dose of 5000iu is reasonable during winter months dropping to 1000 in summer