cancers by 50%! Middle aged and elderly people with high levels of vitamin D could reduce their chances of developing heart disease or diabetes by 43%! And if you’re worried about something like the Swine Flu, take vitamin D because it’s one of the best ways of enhancing your immune system!
Vitamin D deficiency is a growing epidemic across the world and is contributing to many chronic debilitating diseases. New studies show that about 85% of the U.S. population…100 million of us…are deficient in vitamin D. Most people don’t know what their body levels are unless they get a blood test. Everyone should get a blood drop test that The Nature’s Garden actually provides called “Vitamin D/25 Hydroxy Level” to check their vitamin D levels and aim for above 50. If your levels are above 50, you are good…if you’re between 30-50, you need to use supplements…if you’re below 30, you are deficient and it is imperative that you supplement. More than likely, you are deficient because that is what the statistics show. It is very hard to consume enough vitamin D through our diets. Most will come from the sun and it is the best way to get vitamin D, but most people don’t get enough sun. You need to be in the sun between 10am and 2pm every day during the spring and summer for 15 minutes, which would provide roughly 10,000 IUs. Put sun block lotion on the face and hands while exposing as much skin on the body as possible. If there is already enough vitamin D in your body, your body has a failsafe regarding sun/skin vit D synthesis so you will not synthesis any vitamin D above what your body needs.
Because it is so hard to get adequate ideal sun exposure every day, we recommend you take supplements of at least 1000 IU a day, with 5000 IU being more ideal. You can purchase these supplements here at The Nature's Garden. Although these recommendations may put you closer to the ballpark of what most people likely need, it is impossible to make a blanket recommendation that will cover everyone’s needs. The ONLY way to determine how much you might need is by testing your blood level of vitamin D. Even though fat soluble vitamins can become toxic in really high doses for long periods of time, vitamin D has less risk because our bodies have adapted over time to handle the different amounts of sun exposure humans can be subjected to. If you consume 50 times the amount of water you should drink a day, you’ll die faster than if you consume 50 times more vitamin D than you should take a day. So it’s not a dangerous vitamin and it’s naturally found in the body.