Vitamin D Deficiency, Professor Haney, Creighton University discussed on KDWN

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For 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 to 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 used 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 get that adults need five thousand units a day again those just tuning in i mentioned earlier you know i go through the health food store look at multivitamins most of them at best at four hundred i use looking at the the vitamin d that you can buy by itself as a standalone vitamin most 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 a study 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 to 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 the pool we've always known about is calcium in bone and we've taken enough item in data halfway fill up that calcium in bone pool but all the.

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