Boost Your Immune System – The Power of Vitamin D 12/07/10

It is estimated that at least 30% and as much as 80% of Americans are Vitamin D deficient.  One recent study proved this deficiency is not just a problem for older adults as we have been led to believe.

In Maine, young girls 9 – 11 years old had their Vitamin D status evaluated.  The study showed that nearly 50% were deficient during the winter months and almost 20% remained deficient all year round.

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Vitamin D Used to Treat or Improve a Variety of Conditions.

Vitamin D is a powerful immune booster that stimulates immune cells like macrophages.  Vitamin D protects us against colds and the flu and is active against certain bacteria like tuberculosis mycobacteria.  In fact years ago before antibiotics people with Tuberculosis where sent out into the country for the “Nature Cure”.  Sanitoriums and Solarium began to spring up across the country because many people with Tuberculosis benefited from the sunlight.

Vitamin D has also been shown to protect against all forms of cancer.  A recent study found that while sun exposure is related to a higher increase incidence of malignant melanoma it is associated with a higher survival rate in cancer patients.

Most people are familiar with the fact that calcium needs Vitamin D in order to be absorbed from the intestines.  As a result of this Vitamin D is essential for bone health.  Vitamin D also helps regulate blood pressure due to its effect on renin / angiotensin production in the kidneys.

Vitamin D provides relief in the treatment of certain skin diseases such as psoriasis.  In fact many people with certain hyperproliferative skin disorders experience remarkable improvements when they use ultraviolet light on the part of the skin that is affected.

Immune Boost - Sick Girl with Cold and FluVitamin D is a critical micro nutrient that is found in our bodies.  Every cell in the human body has a receptor for Vitamin D.  Vitamin D can be made from the sunlight hitting our skin (Vitamin D3) or it can be consumed from dietary plant sources (Vitamin D2).    While Vitamin D is the major form found in the blood both forms are eventually converted in the kidneys to the metabolically active from 1,25 dihydroxyvitamin D.

Remember that we can not make our own Vitamin D and must get it from either the sun or dietary sources.    The latter (diet) is actually not a very good source.  While many plants and animals have high levels of vitamin D often times many of the nutrients are removed from the food before we consume them during processing, refining, and storage.  Even how the food is grown or raised can affect its nutritional value.

For example:  Wild caught salmon is high in Vitamin D; however farm raised salmon (which are fed food pellets) have only about 10% of the vitamin D as their wild caught counterparts.


So What Should Your Vitamin D Levels Be and How Can You Check Them?

Well you can go to your physician and ask for a Vitamin D level.  Some insurance companies may not without some form of bone issues.

You can also check your Vitamin D level by ordering the ZRT Vitamin D Blood Spot (finger prick) test.


Vitamin D Blood Level (ng/ml) Associated intakes an effects
1 Amount blood level is raised by 100 IU intake
1 – 20 Deficiency
21 – 29 Insufficient
30 – 150 Sufficient, reached by 50,000 IU weekly for 8 weeks
50 Reduces risk of breast cancer by 50% (vs 20 ng /ml)
150 – 200 Onset of toxicity

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How Much Vitamin D is Too Much?

Daily Intake Associated intakes an effects
100 IU Prevents rickets, frank nutritional disease – amount found in 1 glass of milk, or fortified orange juice
200 IU Adequate intake per RDA before 1997
400 IU Adequate intake per RDA after 1997 – Reduces the risk of rheumatoid arthritis in women by 50%
1000 IU Reduces risk of cancer (breast, colorectal, ovarian, prostate) by 50%
2000 IU Reduces the risk of Type 1 diabetes by 80% and reduces upper respiratory tract infections by 90 in the elderly
30,000 IU Minimum to develop toxicity over several months / years


Adequate Vitamin D levels are a must for optimal health and the majority of us, just aren’t there. Healthy sun exposure combined with Vitamin D supplementation we can all Look Better, Feel Better, and Be Better.

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