Vitamin D | Are Your Levels Dangerously Low?

Vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, is an important nutrient. A low level of this important vitamin may increase risk of cancer, high blood pressure, depression, bone loss (osteoporosis), cardiovascular disease, diabetes, infections and auto-immune diseases (arthritis, thyroid disease, lupus, multiple sclerosis to name a few). Here is a compelling video in which journalist Diane Sawyer interviews Dr. Mehmet Oz.  Learn why the color of your skin influences Vitamin D levels.

The only way to know if you are getting enough Vitamin D is to get your blood levels measured.  Blood levels of Vitamin D for optimum health are between 55-80 ng/ml. “Normal” levels are considered to be a level above 30 ng/ml, but this is not the “optimum” level, but the level at which rickets, a Vitamin D deficiency disease  that results in bone deformity, is not a risk. Most of us are not concerned about rickets..but in HEALTH.

Dr. Michael F. Holick is a world authority on Vitamin D. His website is full of reliable information from one the primary researchers of this important nutrient.

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