I’ve been looking around for the best source of Vitamin D outside of good sunshine. I even asked Dr. Gabriel Cousens when I saw him last month, “What about Vitamin D?”. I found a one-of-a-kind, live-source vitamin D3 product that he also uses for his patients. It’s very affordable at $10 a bottle, and it will last you months.
1 Drop = 2000 IU
Why Vitamin D?
Vitamin D is actually not a vitamin at all but a potent neuro-regulatory steroidal hormone, shown to influence about 10 percent of all the genes in your body. Vitamin D delivers cardiovascular and immune system support and also aids in calcium absorption for healthy bones and teeth.
How Much Do I Need?
Recent studies propose ideal Vitamin D3 intake should be 2000 IU or more daily. One drop a day of this serum meets the recommendation. If you know your levels of Vitamin D are low, take 5000 IU daily until your numbers improve, and then take 2000 IU daily. Retesting blood levels of Vitamin D every 3-6 months may be necessary to establish your supplementation needs over time. Ideally your blood level of 25 OH D (also called 25-hydroxyvitamin D) should be between 50 and 60ng/ml.
If your Vitamin D levels are not in the optimal range (50-60 ng/ml) there are a couple more things you can do to raise them:
- Get some sun exposure on a sunny day; after you’ve showered and without sunscreen (just don’t get burned!)
- Consider the use of a safe tanning bed where the X-rays and electromagnetic field emissions have been removed
How Do I Get Tested?
Ask your Medical Doctor to test you, if you have insurance it will likely be covered. Make sure you use the correct test though as there are two vitamin D tests — 1,25(OH)D and 25(OH)D. The correct test is 25(OH)D, also called 25-hydroxyvitamin D. This is the best marker of overall Vitamin D status, and is most strongly associated with overall health.
Vitamin D’s Impact
A wide variety of diseases are related to D deficiency, including:
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