I’m a bit fired up today, so be prepared.
Modern medicine has done a complete bloody disservice to untold numbers of people over the last 100 years or so.
Why would that be?
Well, it’s not because of a shortage of medications—all you need to do is watch TV in the US for 30 minutes and you’ll see at least 3-4 drug commercials. There are plenty to choose from.
We’re not lacking in new tests to run or advances in surgeries either.
Where modern medicine has fallen on its face is in the area of nutrition—specifically, how diet and nutrient deficiencies are a leading underlying cause of virtually ALL diseases and conditions.
For example, a doctor will be quick to prescribe statins or beta blockers, but how about first considering an Omega-3 fatty acid deficiency and its role in inflammation, elevated cholesterol and high blood pressure?
Dangerous antidepressants are given out like candy, yet why aren’t we looking at Vitamin B12 levels (and other nutrients) in people who are depressed? That should be step ONE!
Or instead of prescribing laxatives for constipation, how about good old magnesium?
I contend that there are innumerable people who are on medications and/or have undergone unnecessary procedures just because their healthcare practitioner failed to consider nutrition when prescribing treatment.
And this is especially true when you’re talking about Vitamin D deficiency.
Here’s what I mean:
It’s a Superstar!
All 2,000 of the vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients in existence are helpful in their own way…but Vitamin D is a Superstar that deserves special recognition.
Not only does it enhance your health in many ways but being low in it can make you sick or even kill you!
Vitamin D—way beyond strong bones!
When most people think of vitamin D they think “strong bones” but that’s just the beginning.
Vitamin D does help to regulate the level of calcium in your blood and in doing so, supports healthy bones (and prevents osteoporosis too!).
But it’s also important for the bones in your mouth—your TEETH!
Studies have shown that in men and women over 50, a lack of vitamin D is associated with increased risk of periodontal (gum) disease.
Vitamin D helps regulate your immune system activity by “taming” excessive, inflammatory immune responses—such as those seen in autoimmune conditions like Crohn’s, colitis, multiple sclerosis, lupus, Type 1 diabetes, psoriasis and Graves’ disease.
It’s also helpful for allergies and asthma, which are other forms of inflammatory immune reactions.
Plus it also helps your immune system protect you against viruses, particularly the flu and COVID.
Researchers have long been intrigued about vitamin D’s role in preventing cancer, since people who live in southern latitudes (where they get more sun exposure so their bodies can make vitamin D) have lower levels of cancers.
They were on to something and here’s why.
Vitamin D plays an important role in your cell activity—helping to regulate cell multiplication and cell death.
By definition cancer is out-of-control, excessive cell multiplication, along with a slowing down in cell death. That’s how tumors form and take over surrounding tissues—they multiply like rabbits and don’t die off.
But vitamin D’s action to encourage proper cell activity shines through here--studies have found that vitamin D acts to decrease the growth of cancer cells AND to stimulate the death of those deadly cells!
Protection against Type 2 diabetes
The role of vitamin D in regulating your blood calcium goes way beyond your bones.
Calcium plays a major role in your body’s ability to control glucose and insulin levels, so having adequate blood calcium (which depends on having enough vitamin D) is important to prevent Type 2 diabetes.
In addition, vitamin D also encourages proper pancreatic function. Since your pancreas produces insulin, vitamin D also indirectly supports healthy blood glucose levels.
Heart disease prevention
Several studies have been conducted linking low levels of vitamin D to an increased risk of heart disease including heart attack, peripheral artery disease, congestive heart failure and atherosclerosis.
This is yet another example of vitamin D’s anti-inflammatory efforts in action!
Inflammation in your arteries is the main underlying factor behind high blood pressure, arterial damage, atherosclerosis and ultimately heart disease. So vitamin D and its anti-inflammatory actions can help protect against our #1 killer.
Protection against depression
Vitamin D is vital for strong mental health.
Many people with depression have reported a significant improvement in their symptoms with Vitamin D supplementation.
Why do so many have so little?
Unfortunately, vitamin D deficiency is extraordinarily common, especially in the northern hemisphere where people have less exposure to sunlight –so their bodies can’t always make enough vitamin D.
And even if you are exposed to regular sunlight, if you wear sunscreen, that blocks your body’s vitamin D production.
Also, as we get older our skin doesn’t make as much vitamin D in response to sun exposure. At the same time, our kidneys become less efficient at converting vitamin D into the form used by the body as we age.
Plus food sources of vitamin D are very limited, so your diet often doesn’t give you nearly what you need.
So chances are excellent you’re coming up short!
It’s easy to make sure you have enough!
Hopefully, you’ve gotten the idea that vitamin D is not something you want to be low in!
To help ensure you have health-supporting levels of this nutritional Superstar, it’s wise to supplement with an outstanding product like Optimum DK Formula with FruiteX-B.
In addition to getting an impressive 5,000 IUs of vitamin D3 in each capsule, you’ll also get the added benefit of vitamins K1 (500 mcg) and K2 (50 mcg).
Like vitamin D, vitamin K also provides bone support. Several studies have shown that vitamin K supplementation was associated with a reduced risk of fractures. It also helps prevent atherosclerosis by keeping calcium out of your artery linings where it can cause damage.
But that’s not all.
Because Optimum DK Formula with FruiteX-B goes beyond other vitamin D supplements by including the mineral boron, which further supports strong bone, immune and cardiovascular health.
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To your health,