Vitamin D Deficiency, Professor Haney, Creighton University discussed on Red Eye Radio


Smoking high blood pressure high triglycerides diabetes all the things known to contribute even after they control for that there was a strong effect of vitamin d and we don't have enough studies yet to say that you know if you have heart disease you should take vitamin d although many cardiologists prescribing it just on the basis of why not so the way these doctors are thinking is it looks like from the studies there's a tremendous risk associated with vitamin d deficiency we don't have all the studies we need and we're doing those studies now but it would be unethical to let people remain vitamin d deficient while we're conducting all the studies we need to the problem is that many doctors use antiquated reference ranges and so if you're levels thirty five they'll tell you that's okay it's not okay level needs to be fifty or higher and to get that adults need five thousand units today again for those tune yet i mentioned earlier you know i go through the health food store look at multivitamins most of them at best have four hundred i use when you're looking at the the vitamin d that you can buy by itself as a standalone vitamin most or four hundred i use i saw a couple that were thousand iu tablets but again that falls far short of that five thousand number and that's what you get with purity here why is that so important there's recently been studied by professor haney at creighton university that shows that when you get your level to fifty your body has enough for all the things that needs to do and it begins the store a little bit of the vitamin d so if your level is less than fifty your body is basically using up all the vitamin d as fast as you take it for all the things that need to think of vitamin d as a mountain spring with a pool at the top right the pool we've always known about is calcium in bone and we've taken enough vitamin data halfway fill up that calcium in bone pool but all the other pools below it the breast pool the colon pull the immune system pull all the other polls that are blowing have been basically dry since we've been out of the sun if you take five thousand units of vitamin d the upper pool overflows and starts filling in all the pools at the bottom teeth and gum the mood the cognition the pancreas so all these pool and there's enough leftover to store a little bit for a rainy day have a little bit of a surplus yeah but you don't do that.

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