Virtually All Disease Could Be Linked To A Vitamin D3 Deficiency!
It’s All About Vitamin D3 Dosage…
Vitamin D3 Plays Several Key Roles In The Maintenance Of Healthy Organs, Immune System And Other Body Systems
by Greg Montoya
Researchers are discovering amazing new benefits from Vitamin D3. Many consider it to be even more important than Vitamin C! It works like a hormone rather than a vitamin. More importantly, it needs to be replaced daily to avoid a Vitamin D3 deficiency.
Here’s some great BENEFIT examples:
- Vitamin D3 helps regulate calcium concentrations in the blood. Since it works more like a hormone, its active form, calcitriol, acts with the parathyroid hormone(PTH). If the calcium level is low, this would trigger the secretion of PTH. This would stimulate the conversion of vitamin D3 to calcitriol. Calcitriol would then act to increase calcium absorption in the intestines. Also, calcium resorption in the kidneys stimulates calcium release from the bones.
- It helps maintain healthy blood phosphorus levels. Low levels of vitamin D3 can result in an overactive parathyroid gland. Also with inadequate phosphorus in the body, bones cannot undergo normal mineralization.
- Vitamin D3 benefits the immune system since the T-cells or immune cells have receptors for vitamin D3. It acts by boosting phagocytosis, the bodily functions to combat tumors, modulate neuromuscular and immune functions and reduce inflammation.
- This supplement is also responsible for maintaining normal cell growth and function. It may be an important element to the prevention and treatment of cancer. Vitamin D3 plays a role in regulating the growth and function of brain cells.
- Research studies suggest that vitamin D3 plays many roles. Such as, providing protection against osteoporosis, hypertension, cancer, type 1 diabetes, psoriasis and numerous autoimmune diseases. All because of its anti-inflammatory effect.
One of the fat-soluble vitamins, vitamin D, constitutes two major forms. These are vitamin D2 (Ergocalciferol) and vitamin D3 or (Cholecalciferol). Vitamin D2 is synthesized by plants and Vitamin D3 is synthesized by the body. Vitamin D is naturally present in a number of food sources and dietary supplements. Also, it’s manufactured with the aid of sun exposure. It’s produced within the body when ultraviolet-B or UVB rays from sunlight reach the skin. The liver and the kidney eventually help to convert vitamin D to an active hormone form.
Deficiency Conditions to be aware of…
There may be certain underlying causes of vitamin D deficiency. It can result from:
- Inadequate vitamin D intake together with inadequate sun exposure
- Certain disorders that compromise vitamin D absorption
- Conditions that can impair the conversion of vitamin D metabolites such as kidney or liver diseases or hereditary disorders.
Look at These Serious Effects…
Insufficient vitamin D3 intake can have serious effects on the bones, which can make them thin, brittle or deformed. Vitamin D3 deficiency often results in conditions like:
- Rickets which is common in children and is characterized by delayed growth and deformity of long bones.
- Osteomalacia, which occurs in adults and results in thinning of the bones. Signs of proximal weakness and bone fragility are familiar characteristics.
- Osteoporosis which is a condition wherein the bone mineral density is reduced and bone fragility is increased.
Lack of vitamin D3 is also linked to increased susceptibility of several chronic diseases like:
- High blood pressure
- Periodontal disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Chronic pain
- Affective disorders
- Peripheral arterial disease
- And a number of autoimmune diseases such as type-1 diabetes
Adults & Infants, Know the Deficiency Symptoms so…
Signs of vitamin D deficiency include muscle aches, myopathy or muscle weakness and bone pain. These symptoms can occur at any age. Pregnant mothers who have vitamin D deficiency can also cause fetal deficiency.
In younger infants, rickets can produce a condition called craniotabes or softening of the skull. In older babies, rickets can impede or delay sitting and crawling and the closure of the fontanels; bossing of the infants’ skull and presence of costochondral thickening. Referred to as ‘rachitic rosary’. Children with rickets aged 1-4 years old experience epiphyseal cartilage enlargements on the long bones and delayed walking. Older children and adolescents can experience pain upon walking and in worst cases it can result in ‘bowlegs’ or ‘knock-knees’.
Tetany that is caused by hypocalcemia goes along with vitamin D deficiency in infants and adults. This condition can lead to many symptoms. For example, loss of feeling in the lip or tongue areas and the fingers, facial spasms, and at worst, seizures.
Everyday Vitamin D Food Sources You Can Use For…
Only a few food sources contain vitamin D. Best sources of vitamin D are fish meat and fish liver oils. There are small amounts of vitamin D, in the form of vitamin D3, found in dairy products like cheese and egg as well as beef and liver. Some types of mushrooms also contain varying amounts of vitamin D2.
Common sources of vitamin D include the following:
- Cod liver oil
- Fish like salmon, mackerel, tuna, sardines
- Milk including non-fat, reduced fat, whole or vitamin D fortified
- Beef liver
- Swiss cheese
Why The Need For Increased Amounts?
Since obtaining sufficient amounts of vitamin D in the diet can be quite difficult, many people now consume vitamin D fortified foods in order to maintain a healthy dose of the vitamin. There are some groups however who need increased amounts of vitamin D:
- Infants who are breastfed because vitamin D can’t be supplied by breast milk alone.
- Older people due to the fact that synthesis of vitamin D decreases with age and the ability of the kidney to convert vitamin D diminishes.
- Limited sun exposure especially those living in northern latitudes, those wearing robes or head covers or those with occupations that prevent them from having sun exposure.
- Dark skin individuals which have more skin pigments like melanin reduce the ability of the skin to produce vitamin D.
- The population with fat malabsorption conditions such as Crohn’s disease, cystic fibrosis, liver and celiac disease or patients who have undergone surgical removal of any part of the stomach or intestine.
- Obese people have an increased amount of subcutaneous fat which can snatch more of the vitamin D and somehow alter its release in the circulation.
Check out possible Interaction of Vitamin D with Prescribed Drugs
Vitamin D supplements have the tendency to react with certain types of prescription medications. These include the following:
- Steroids or corticosteroid medications like prednisone which can cause decreased calcium absorption and also damage the vitamin D metabolism process.
- Weight-loss medications such as orlistat and cholesterol-lowering drugs like cholestyramine also decrease the absorption of vitamin D and other fat-soluble vitamins.
- Phenobarbital and phenytoin increases vitamin D metabolism and decreases calcium absorption.
What Is The Best Anti-Aging Type Supplement?
One of the leading questions that comes up today in the areas of anti-aging, health and nutrition is “What is the best anti-aging type supplement to help build and strengthen the bones as well as support overall health and well-being?” Without question, we believe Ageless Impact’s SunD is the superior vitamin D3 supplement to accomplish this objective!
SunD’s formula starts with a whopping 4,000 IU’s per serving of Vitamin D3. Years ago Vitamin D3 deficiencies were virtually unheard of as most spent plenty of time outside getting our daily dose of Vitamin D3 from the sun (from just 20 minutes of continuous sun exposure). Unfortunately, the medical community has so “over-scared” people about sun exposure that many Americans don’t get even the bare minimum amount of Vitamin D3, much less the amount in SunD (2,000% of the recommended Daily Value!).
Vitamin D3 Is So Much More Than Just a “Bone Builder”!
In addition to the large volume of research supporting the restorative power of Vitamin D3 to stimulate bone cells and enhancing the uptake of calcium into the bones, emerging research touts the positive impact in boosting immunity, hormone regulation, brain health, metabolism, diabetes prevention, cancer prevention and even cardiovascular health. (Could you ask for anything more?)
Not All Vitamin D3 Supplements Are Equal!
To take things to a much higher support level, we’ve included 4,000 micrograms per serving of Vitamin K2 (3,333% of the recommended Daily Value!). Vitamin K2 helps “sweep” calcium out of our arteries and tissues, then deposits it where hardening makes sense – your bones. Nearly all healthy adults in America reportedly have undiagnosed vitamin K deficiency. The beauty of adding K2 is it is the most bioactive and absorbable of the K vitamins.
The final ingredient that makes this formula so powerful and complete is Strontium. It’s important to note that the Strontium in SunD has literally no relationship to the Strontium 90 that causes radioactive damage. Strontium is a common element naturally found in our bones.
Studies demonstrate that Strontium in its various forms is well tolerated and completely safe. It has a unique method of action, which provides a dual activity in your bones. Strontium both inhibits bone resorption (the process breaking down bone and releasing the mineral that results in the transfer of calcium from bone fluid to the blood) and simultaneously stimulating bone growth. No other natural substance or drug is known to provide this dual effect.
It’s our belief that if you are going to take a Vitamin D-3 supplement, you should consider one that also contains Vitamin K-2 and Strontium as both of these work synergistically with D-3 to help put calcium where it needs to be… On the bones!
We also believe that an optimal daily dose should be as follows: Vitamin D-3 / 4,000 IU twice daily in conjunction with 2,000 mcg of K-2 and 1,300mg of Strontium combined with each dose. This powerful 1-2-3 punch will greatly assist those interested in maintaining healthy bones and overall well being as you grow older. One without the other is not near as effective as the synergistic effect of combining them together.
Ageless Impact’s NEW SunD formula fits this bill. This unique combination of ingredients is what separates SunD from the rest!
The last word…
Given the critical role played by Vitamin D, especially D3, in addressing a host of diseases… and in the maintenance of your healthy organs, immune system, and other body systems…
It’s important to select the best sources of Vitamin D:
- Naturally from the Sun
- From food sources
- As well as from supplements
And in the proper dosages, to MAXIMIZE your Ageless Impact BENEFITS!