The uS And Canadian governments asked the institute of medicine (IOM) which calls itself the advisor to the nation on health to come out with its incorrect recommendation for vitamin d levels at 400 IU per day. The IOM now says that all north Americans receive enough vitamin d from the sun and diet. It also says there are incorrect and conflicting reports on whether vitamin d protects us from cancer and other diseases. Lets set this record straight, there is overwhelming evidence that vitamin d3 lowers or chances to develop cancer and other diseases. A 4 year study conducted by researchers on over 27,000 patients at inter-mountain medical center in salt lake city found that those with the lowest vitamin d3 levels were 43 percent more likely to develop coronary artery disease than those with normal levels. In addition vitamin d3 is known to help lower the risk of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and help prevent auto immune disorders, such as MS And rheumatoid arthritis. Best of all, all this is done naturally and without side effects. Vitamin D3 does not do these things at current suggested levels of 400 iU Daily levels, but rather between 2000-5000 IU Daily levels are recommended. The archives of internal medicine found that 75 percent of Americans do not get enough vitamin D3 to help prevent heart disease, cancer, and type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
It is irresponsible to recommend eating fortified foods to bolster our vitamin d intake, such as fortified milk with the inferior synthetic form of vitamin D2. The same holds true for breakfast cereals, yogurt and margarine. Vitamin D3 form is best for our uses. You may already know the benefits of vitamin d and calcium in building strong bones and avoiding skeletal diseases, such as rickets and osteoporosis. The IOM report, missed a good opportunity to spread the good news of higher vitamin D3 level benefits
in summary, the best way of getting our vitamin d levels up, get sunlight on exposed skin for 10-15 minutes per day, in fact just 20 minutes can provide up to 10,000 iU For light skin people. Also eat foods rich in vitamin d3 such as herring, sardines, anchovies, wild Atlantic salmon, and meat from grass fed cows. Cod liver oil is also excellent to obtain our vitamin d naturally, and finally, take vitamin D3 supplements. Our health is in our hands, the evidence is strong, and good science backs it up. Heart disease, cancer and type 2 diabetes go a long way in preventing and reducing their bad effects on our health and happiness.