Vitamin D3 is undoubtedly the most important vitamin worth taking by everyone for health preservation. The populace in general lacks sufficiency in vitamin D3, this deficiency is one of the primary causes of most common illnesses. Fortunately, as a preventative and often a remedy it is remarkably cheap and accessible, making it generally affordable to all. Why is vitamin D3 so important and how is it possible that almost everyone suffers from severe insufficiency?
Historically, many research studies focused on the relationship between diseases and vitamin D3 levels in the body and have determined its function and effectiveness. Its essential role in the development and maintenance of bones and teeth, among other processes, has been understood long ago. The occurrence of cancer, cardiovascular and neurological diseases as well as diabetes is significantly lower in people and populations with higher levels of vitamin D.
Humans originated in the equatorial areas, where our predecessors were exposed to lots of sunshine on a daily basis. Thus, a large amount of D3 was produced in our skin. It takes 2 or 3 days for D3 to be transferred from the skin to the body, but today we wash it off our skin every day. Our ancestors did not use soap, shower gel or hot water, which is important as these products wash away D3, while sunscreens inhibit its production. Consequentially, our ancestors had high levels of D3, and we are genetically adapted to these levels. I has been scientifically proven that the lack of it impacts negatively on our general health. We are simply not built to function adequately with lower levels of vitamin D3. Thus, the risk of exposure to the so-called new civilizational diseases can be significantly decreased once balanced Vitamin D3 levels are achieved, especially with regard to cancer. Concurrently, D3 may greatly assist in preventing the development of upper respiratory tract and influenza infections, as it is probably one of the best immune-boosting substances available.
The vitamin D status of your body can be measured from blood tests at a low cost. This test should measure the level of 25-OH-cholecalciferol in particular. According to research and expert opinion, the ideal and adequate levels fall between 100 and 175 nmol/L (= 40-70 ng/ml), with many professionals claiming that even higher values are harmless. Historic data indicates that unfortunately, most people have values much lower than the minimum healthy level. It is practically impossible to achieve the sufficient levels because of our normal hygiene rituals compounded by inadequate exposure to sunshine. Studies performed in 2007 on windsurfers in Hawaii, concluded that the majority had a vitamin D deficiency, even after an average
of 22 hours per week exposed to the sun, without the use
of sunscreen, wearing normal swimming shorts.
Normal food consumption cannot provide sufficient amounts of D3 even with food diets rich in D3 (e.g., fish, fish oils, liver, fortified cereals etc.) the downside to enriched diets as described is that these contain even higher levels of vitamin A, which has more acute side effects contrasting to D3.
Luckily, taking a D3 supplement is an easy and cheap way to increase the D3 level in your body assist in reaching the optimal, 100-175 nmol/L (40-70 ng/ml) range.
Process and availability
In this instance there are 3 kinds of supplement processes:
1. Vitamin D2 extracted from fungi treated with UV-B lamps - practically meaning it is “sunbathed” -, which
is not suitable as studies do not support the positive effects of taking vitamin D2, even though part of it is transformed into vitamin D3.
2. “Sunbathed” sheep wool wax (lanolin), vitamin D3 is produced, similarly to the fat in our skin when exposed
to UV-B. Thus, D3 extracted from lanolin is therefore more natural, as it is produced through the same process as when we are sunbathing.
3. The third kind is called vegan vitamin D3, produced by “feeding” genetically modified bacteria with derivatives of petroleum...
Overdosing of vitamin D3 is rare. The harmful consequences of a possible overdose (abnormally high levels of blood calcium and calcium depositions) can be prevented by
taking in vitamin K1 and particularly vitamin K2, and as vitamin K also promotes the effects of D3, it is worth taking vitamin K1 and K2 in addition.
By achieving the aforementioned optimal level of vitamin D3, the risk of almost every common disease can be significantly reduced. In tandem, those suffering historic ailments often experience relief or easement and their prognosis greatly improved.
Due to D3 having a wide range of positive effects, it is impossible to list all of them here, but the most important, clinically confirmed ones are the following:
Prevention of Tumor diseases
One possible cause for cancer is the lack of vitamin D3. Several studies demonstrated that the risk of developing cancer and the level of vitamin D3 is inversely related. Many studies reflect that the occurrence of the most common cancers could be reduced meaningfully, by as much as
a third of the present number if everyone took vitamin D3 supplements. Many physicians consider elevating D3 blood levels to 100 ng/ml as an important factor in cancer treatment.
General immune system boosting and Flu prevention
With optimal levels of D3, one is less prone to acquiring Flu and other infections; even if you are affected, the effects of the illness are often milder and recovery quicker. After infectious symptoms appear, it is proved to be effective to take 50 thousands IU vitamin D3 three times, every 12 hours, e.g., in the morning, in the evening, and in the next morning (after the third, reduce the dose to the original recommended maintenance dose, 5-10 thousands IU).
It helps to “bolster” the immune system, thus, it can be very helpful in autoimmune conditions, for example cases of multiple sclerosis or inflammatory bowel diseases.
It can prevent and ameliorate both diabetes type I and type II.
D3 greatly helps in lowering blood pressure, assists in preventing stroke and metabolic syndrome and their associated effects, thereby; consequentially reducing the occurrence of cardiac death. It greatly enhances protection against cardiovascular diseases.
It helps to prevent and ease autism, Schizophrenia, Epilepsy, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease.
It prevents and relieves the symptoms of depression, which is not surprising as sunbathing is known to have a similar effect, partly due to its D3-level increasing effects.
Fertility and female conditions
It can enhance the fertility both in men and women. It increases the levels of Testosterone in men. It is also effective in case of Endometriosis, PCOS and Preeclampsia, and it decreases the occurrence of pregnancy-related Insulin
resistance and pre-term birth.
Respiratory tract diseases
Besides influenza, D3 is also useful in preventing and treating TBC, Asthma, COPD and other respiratory conditions.
Our product contains natural vitamin D3 extracted from “sunbathed” sheep wool wax, dissolved in USDA Organic - certified extra virgin olive oil, stabilized with a natural vitamin E complex. It does not contain any other additives, and due to being dissolved in oil, it has an excellent absorption rate.
It is best to take the product during the first meal of the day. Drop the liquid onto a spoon or directly in your mouth. It can be dropped on food as well. It is not recommended to mix it into a drink as the oil will float on the surface and part of it could adhere to the edge of the glass and be wasted. To achieve the optimal level of D3 (50-70 ng/ml), 5-10 thousands IU that is recommended: 5-10 drops should be taken per day. Over 60 years of age, 10-20 thousands IU, that is, 10-20 drops should be taken. For children, we recommend 1000 IU, that is, 1 drop per 7 kg of body weight. It is worth getting your D3 levels checked from time to time, and increasing/decreasing the daily dose according to the results.
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