There is one very important vitamin you and your loved ones should take on a daily basis to prevent these and numerous other diseases. Are you taking it?
A recent study found breast cancer patients with vitamin D levels of 30ng were twice as likely to survive cancer compared to women with lower vitamin D levels (17ng). Previous research has shown vitamin D levels of at least 50ng is associated with a 50 percent lower risk of breast cancer.
Vitamin D has a number of cancer-fighting mechanisms. Two of these include promoting cancer cell death and stopping the growth of new blood vessels that feed tumor growth.
Recent research has also found vitamin D along with calcium can reduce cholesterol in post- menopausal women.
Vitamin D deficiency has also been associated with autism. Vitamin D activates three very important brain chemicals that affect brain structure and brain wiring which affects social behavior.
How Much Vitamin D Should You Be Taking?
Most health experts agree your vitamin D level should be between 50-80ng. In order to get your vitamin D into this ideal range, most children need to take 1,000-5,000IU/day, teenagers 5,000IU/day and adults 5,000-10,000IU/day. We recommend you ask your medical doctor to test your vitamin D levels on routine blood tests to make sure you are taking the right amount of vitamin D to be in the ideal range.
Besides supplementation, the best and least expensive source of vitamin D is from sun exposure. We can only get it from the sun in certain months of the year and there is a way to get vitamin D from the sun safely.
Vitamin D is one of the most important vitamins that can prevent breast cancer, maintain normal cholesterol, prevent autism, and treat and prevent many other diseases. If you are not taking vitamin D, it is very important you begin doing so for health promotion and disease prevention.