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IMPORTANT HEALTH BULLETIN
By Yuri Elkaim, BPHE, CK, RHN
What if everything you've ever been told about vitamin D was false? Could it be true that food and even supplement companies have withheld the truth from you so that they can profit at your expense?
Well, the answer is yes.
Even your doctor has been duped and fooled.
What I'm about to share with you could very well be the most important message you've ever read about vitamin D, and this message should not be taken lightly because the sunshine vitamin is arguably the most important vitamin you didn't even know you were lacking.
After all, vitamin D is well known for its importance in keeping your bones, teeth, arteries, and immune system strong and healthy. It’s so important to your health that flu epidemics during the winter are now linked to LOW vitamin D levels due to a lack of sun exposure more than any other factor. This makes sense because the sun's UV rays trigger robust vitamin D production in the skin, which then has profound effects on your immunity.
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According to the findings from a 2010 randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, children taking only 1200 IUs, or international units, of vitamin D3 were shown to be 42% less likely to come down with the flu
Likewise, according to a nine-year study published in the Annals of Epidemiology in 2009, cancer rates are lowest in countries situated around the equator, where sun exposure is constant all year long. Hundreds of other studies have now conclusively proven vitamin D’s cancer-fighting powers.
Needless to say, vitamin D is very important to your good health, but due to our sedentary, indoor lifestyles and poor nutrition, vitamin D has quickly become one of the most deficient nutrients in our bodies, including yours.
In fact, it's now been shown that...
40% of U.S. Adults Are Deficient in Vitamin D
My name is Yuri Elkaim, and for the past 13 years, I’ve made it my mission to uncover the truth about what makes us healthy and why it’s so hard for millions of people to do so in spite of all the health and nutrition information we now have at our fingertips.
Interesting, isn’t it, considering that 35% of U.S. adults take a multivitamin, according to the latest research out of Harvard.
So, are we simply peeing away our money by taking ineffective supplements?
As a registered holistic nutritionist, high-performance health coach, and having helped more than 70 thousand people to better health, I’ve quickly uncovered that most people are not where they wanna be healthwise for two major reasons: information overload and confusion.
I’m sure you’ve experienced this in some area of health, considering all the conflicting advice and recommendations from all those experts and web sites out there, and nowhere has this been more evident than what we’ve been told about vitamin D.
My goal is to reduce that confusion and give you some much-needed clarity. If it’s okay with you, in this short video I wanna share some shocking findings that will greatly empower you to make smarter decisions about vitamin D. Smarter decisions that will save you from flushing hundreds of dollars down the drain, and smarter decisions that will actually give you the health-boosting benefits you would expect from vitamin D.
How Vitamin D Works
Let's start off with an understanding of how vitamin D is created. When your skin is exposed to UVB radiation from the sun, it begins the process of vitamin D production, beginning with provitamin D3, previtamin D3, and then vitamin D3, also known as cholecalciferol.
Vitamin D3 is then sent to your liver, where it is modified and semiactivated into what’s called 25-hydroxy vitamin D.
This is the major circulating form of vitamin D that your doctor should be measuring in your blood to determine your vitamin D status.
The optimal amount of 25-hydroxy vitamin D in the blood should be between 55 and 80 ng/ml. However, in order for it to become active, 25-hydroxy vitamin D must then go to the kidneys, where it is then modified to its active form, or 125-dihydroxy vitamin D.
Now, in this activated form, it’s able to tell your intestines to absorb calcium from your diet to ensure adequate blood calcium levels and to keep your bones healthy and strong.
However, a few obstacles can prevent all of this from happening.
First, if your liver is diseased or overloaded with toxins or if you have kidney disease, you won’t be able to convert vitamin D properly.
Second, if your intestines are damaged due to stress, poor diet, IBS, or other and are not able to absorb fat properly, you won’t be able to absorb vitamin D, since it’s fat-soluble, which increases your chances of becoming deficient in vitamin D.
And since vitamin D plays a critical role in calcium absorption, poor vitamin D absorption limits your body’s ability to use calcium from your diet.
In a vitamin D-deficient state, only 10-15% of dietary calcium is absorbed from the food you eat.
It’s no wonder that so many people are suffering from bone problems like osteoporosis, and no amount of milk or calcium supplements is gonna fix the problem unless this vitamin D issue is solved first.
Here's Something Else to Remember,
Especially if You're Overweight...
Since vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin, some of it gets trapped inside your body’s fat stores. Research from Dr. Holick, a leading expert in vitamin D, reveals that obese people required double the amount of vitamin D as non-obese people to show optimal levels in the blood.
So, how much vitamin D do you really need?
The current RDA, or recommended dietary allowance, is just 600 IUs per day. The Canadian Cancer society is a little bit more generous by recommending 1000 IUs per day. But neither of those recommendations are nearly good enough to raise your blood level of 25-hydroxy vitamin D.
Each 100 IU of vitamin D ingested daily produces a 1 ng/ml increase in 25-hydroxy vitamin D.
What that means to you is this: If the optimal blood level of vitamin D is 55 to 80 ng/ml, you would need anywhere from 5500 to 8000 IUs of vitamin D per day.
And even though vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin, which means that at very high doses, it can be stored in the body and could potentially lead to toxicity, research in the area of bone health, heart disease, cancer, and flu prevention has shown that up to 10,000 IUs of vitamin D per day is completely safe.
With that said, why is the RDA still just 600 IUs per day? Beats me.
Part of the challenge with vitamin D is that it’s very tough to get from food. In fact, the best food sources are very rare in almost everyone’s diet: eel, swordfish, sockeye salmon, shitake mushrooms, and cod liver oil are the only significant food sources of vitamin D, and of those, cod liver oil might be the most accessible, but you’d still require about 11 teaspoons per day to get just over 5000 IUs of vitamin D.
Doable, maybe; tasty, not so much.
What Are Your Best Options for Getting Enough Vitamin D?
Truly, your best option is to get fully exposed sunlight several times per week. This means no sunscreen because SPF of just 8 reduces your skin’s ability to make vitamin D by a whopping 95%.
Research in the Journal of American Academia Dertmatologica estimated that getting the equivalent of 1000 IUs dose of vitamin D requires exposing your face, hands, and arms to full sunlight at noon for just 6 to 15 minutes in Miami or 9 to 19 minutes in Boston during the summer. If you have darker skin, then you would need a little bit more time in the sun.
And the good news is that about 20 minutes in the sun without sunscreen is not going to lead to sunburn for most people, so you really have nothing to fret. Once you’ve had your bare sun exposure, then you can put on your clothes, lather on the sunscreen, or simply go inside. I can’t emphasize this enough.
Getting natural sunlight isn’t just important for your vitamin D, it improves your mood, which is also linked to vitamin D status and seamlessly ensures that you spend more time outdoors, helping you become a little bit more active.
And then there’s the question of supplementation, which where you and most people have been taken for a ride by supplement companies.
See for yourself…
Recently, a third-party testing site called ConsumerLab.com evaluated the content and quality of 20 vitamin D-containing supplements. Of those 20 products, 8 failed getting approved because they did not contain the amount of vitamin D stipulated on the label, and even others were contaminated with lead.
Vitamin D Supplementation is Tricky...
…and you really need to know which ones are worth your investment.
In my household I use sublingual vitamin D3 drops for both myself and my kids. Each drop contains about 600 IUs of D3, so I have a good estimate of exactly how much we’re really getting. Regardless of where you get your vitamin D, just be sure to take it with food, especially fat, since that improves its absorption into your body.
And don't be fooled into believing all vitamin D is the same, because it’s not. A long time ago vitamin D was first isolated from the irradiation of a specific component in fungus called ergosterol. This vitamin became known as D1.
However, scientists quickly uncovered that vitamin D1 had little antirachitic effect. In other words, this first synthetic vitamin D did not act the same as natural vitamin D in keeping your bones strong and healthy.
At that time it was also assumed that the vitamin D made in the skin during exposure to sunlight was vitamin D2; that, too, is false, as scientists later learned that human skin actually produces vitamin D3, as we saw earlier.
We've learned a lot over the past 50 years about vitamin D and how it’s synthesized in the body, yet unbelievably large amounts of misinformation still corrupts the judgment of millions of well-intentioned people, maybe even you.
But It's Not Your Fault - You've Simply Been Misinformed
Here’s another example and one that’s quite important to understand…
You’ve probably seen countless foods throughout your grocery-store aisles—like milks, cereals, and even orange juice—now boasting that they’re fortified with vitamin D.
Several years ago food companies caught wind that vitamin D has many important health benefits, so they’ve found ways to fool you into believing that their fortified foods can actually confer the same benefits as natural vitamin D itself.
But here’s the thing:Almost every single food product that’s fortified with vitamin D is fortified with its least beneficial and synthetic form, vitamin D2, also known as ergocalciferol.
It’s been conclusively shown that vitamin D2 is far less effective than D3 and almost negligible compared to natural vitamin D in supporting your bones and teeth and keeping your immune in tiptop shape to fend off the flu and most disease.
Why, then, would food companies rely on this weaker, synthetic form as one of their ingredients?
Because it’s CHEAPER.
It’s no surprise that big food companies have one agenda and one agenda only: their bottom line.
They don’t care about your health, and don’t be fooled into thinking that they do. If they actually cared, they wouldn’t cut corners looking for the cheapest possible synthetic ingredients to fill their products.
The WHOLE Truth About Vitamin D
Vitamin D is not a synthetic isolate. It exists as a combination of substances, including vitamin D3, with supporting metabolites, much like the winning synergy created by a sports team all working together versus a team of just individual talents.
Nonfood vitamin analogs—D1, D2, D3, D4, and D5—are isolates without the supporting metabolites. They are the star players who, alone, will never amount to anything without the support of the whole team.
For example, vitamin D1 alone has little effect on bone health. D2 is a synthetic form and is made by bombarding ergosterol with electrons and is then recovered by solvent extraction. As with nutrient, really, these synthetic isolates are far less effective compared with naturally occurring, whole vitamin D.
An older study in the Journal of Biological Chemistry found that "natural vitamin D"—is about 100 times more potent in protecting children from rickets than irradiated ergosterol or vitamin D2."
Get your vitamin D from fully exposed, sunscreen-free sun for 15 to 20 minutes three times per week, and, if needed, use a good-quality vitamin D3 supplement like D drops or a whole vitamin D like cod liver oil.
Following this simple advice will do more good for your health than you can imagine. It will help your body stay healthy during flu season, protect your bones from going weak and brittle, help to keep your heart and cardiovascular system in good health, and even lower your risk of developing cancer.