Thursday, February 16, 2012

Misguided Concerns about Overdosing with Vitamin D

The popular press recently reported on a study that supposedly warned about a slight increase in the incidence of atrial fibrillation for patients with very high levels of vitamin D. The Alliance for Natural Health-USA has clarified this minor concern. In fact the study just confirmed what we have known for a long time. Levels of 25 [OH] vitamin D3 of less than 30 mg/ml are clearly deficient, optimal levels are 60-100 ng/ml, and possible side effects are of concern the more above 100 ng/ml the blood levels go. Yes, it is a good idea to get a blood test. To achieve toxicity, however, according to the Vitamin D Council, most reports suggest that a consistent level of at least 40,000iu a day over time has been required. The benefits of vitamin D include treatment of viruses and osteoporosis and prevention of heart disease, cancer, autoimmunity, and other illnesses. Please do not let the gullible press response to anti-supplement campaigns distract you from the multiple benefits you can achieve from optimal nutrition. See www.anh-usa,org/truth-about-vit-d-study/(click here)

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