You MUST take Vitamin D to prevent inflammation if you use sunscreen, are overweight or have dark skin pigmentation. In the name of vanity and in order to prevent melanoma, many of us have been brainwashed in applying sunscreen at the very thought of light; resulting in vitamin D deficiency being more common than ever.
Not being deficient does not mean sufficient!
Controversy rages over what constitutes “deficiency” versus “sufficiency”. Alternatively, optimal therapeutic levels may be appropriate for various health concerns.
Guidelines for prevention of rickets, for example, may be inadequate for prevention or reversal of osteoporosis.
Did you know that low levels of vitamin D have been linked to following health issues:
What are the top 3 food sources with highest vitamin D IU per serving?
How much Vitamin D do you need?Vitamin D is available in two forms: D2 (ergocalciferol) and D3 (cholecalciferol). Studies have shown D3 to be more than three times as effective as Vitamin D2 in raising serum 25(OH)D concentrations and maintaining those levels for a longer time, and its metabolites seem to have superior affinity for vitamin D-binding proteins in plasma. Eric Braverman, MD, recommends that everyone looking for anti-aging and to simply ensure optimal health takes a supplement containing 50,000 IU 1 x weekly in addition to supplementing daily with 5000 IU. High-dosage Vitamin D3 supplements are available at Total Health Nutrients.
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Eric R. Braverman, M.D.
Dr. Braverman is a Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Brandeis University and NYU Medical School, did brain research at Harvard Medical School, and trained at an affiliate of Yale Medical School. He is acknowledged worldwide as an expert in brain-based diagnosis and treatment, and he lectures to and trains doctors in anti-aging medicine.