Vitamin D3 is SO important for overall health, and optimizing your health. It also happens to be one of the least expensive supplements you can take for your health, that has SO many benefits!
Here’s yet ANOTHER REASON why Vitamin D is so important!!
An analysis of data concerning nearly 900 middle-aged adults, half of whom had coronary heart disease (CAD), indicates that CAD patients are more likely to have low or deficient vitamin D levels in comparison to individuals without a history of heart disease. The findings suggest that maintaining healthy vitamin D levels may protect against CAD. Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine, January 2019
Since the majority of Americans are deficient in Vitamin D levels, it is something almost everyone should be taking daily (it’s one of the 3 supplements Dr. Pettke takes, daily).
Your blood values should be above 50 at a minimum (even though many labs say above 35 is “normal”). However, ideally they should be above 70.
General Dosing Guidelines:
1,000 IU’s of Vit D3 per 40 lbs. of body weight, taken DAILY (a 200 lb. person would take 5,000 IU’s/day).
If you need to increase your blood levels, or take therapeutically for another reason, consider doubling the dosage. Vitamin D Council, and other organizations, state that an individual can absorb about 20,000 IU’s max per day. More than this, your body can’t process/absorb.
A couple of things when choosing a Vitamin D supplement:
- Make sure it is Vitamin D3, NOT Vitamin D2. Vitamin D2 is the synthetic version, which your body will not absorb as well as the natural form (D3).
- Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin. Meaning it has to have fat to be absorbed. Which is why when you look at an ingredients list on the supplement, there is always some type of fat listed as well. Most brands on the market use soybean oil. It’s because it is cheap. It is also not good for your health (it is an Omega 6 fatty acid, and more pro-inflammatory). Here is a video that touches on this subject briefly, and the importance of healthy fats.
“So what type of fat do I want in my Vitamin D supplement?”
Glad you asked! 😉
Look for a Vitamin D3 supplement that has a carrier oil of: olive oil, coconut oil, or flax seed oil.
What To Do Next:
Go to your local health food store, find yourself a good quality Vitamin D3, and begin taking it DAILY as part of your healthy regimen!