Vitamin D3 is a Hot Topic

Why it takes mainstream medicine and the media so long to come around to natural solutions I don’t know, but I am always glad when they do. An article just appeared in one of our major newspapers, titled “Vitamin D is a hot topic with medical researchers, it may have untapped potential in preventing disease, aiding memory”. I know I have mentioned Vitamin D3 before but there was new information in this article that I thought was worth mentioning. It  suggested that:

“Vitamin D has shown promise in reducing the risk of, among other things diabetes, pancreatic cancer, breast cancer and cardiovascular disease, and that it also seems to improve infertility, weight control and memory”!

It went on to say that:

“There is a consensus that everyone might benefit from higher Vitamin D levels. We all know that Vitamin D is critical to bone and muscle health by improving calcium absorption in the intestines and the way calcium is regulated in the bones. More recent research shows that receptors for it are found in almost every organ and tissue system in the body, suggesting that deficiencies may impact many types of cell functions”.

It continued that we don’t spend the necessary time in the sun and when we do we wear sunscreen (which is important most of the time). However, because of that  and for those over 50, dark-skinned people, and higher -latitude dwellers, we all have trouble getting enough from sun.  It concluded with the statement that:

“The July issue of the Annals of Epidemiology, devoted to Vitamin D research, links the vitamin to lower risks of cancers of the breast, colon, ovary and prostate. Five studies on colorectal cancer and breast cancer, taken together, showed that people with levels higher than 34 ng/ml to 52 ng/ml had a 50% reduced cancer risk”.

I think all that information is very significant, if you agree you might want to check out at your local pharmacy or health food store a pharmaceutical strength Vitamin D3 and when September starts you might want to buy it and start taking it as well.

Just some more things to think about.


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