Have you heard about Vitamin D before? I’m sure you have. It’s like the new Vitamin C.
I bet you even take a Vitamin D supplement on a regular basis, but do you really know whether you should be taking it or not? Is it supposed to help lower your blood pressure?
Let’s break it down and take a look at the latest research on Vitamin D’s role in high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and cholesterol.
At the end of the training, you’ll know exactly whether to take a Vitamin D supplement or to save money and skip it.
What you’ll learn in this workshop:
How Vitamin D works
Different forms of Vitamin D
Research behind the use of Vitamin D and high blood pressure, diabetes, or cholesterol
Drug interactions with Vitamin D supplementation
Dietary sources of Vitamin D
How to get your Vitamin D level when your doctor won’t order it or your insurance won’t pay for it
My professional pharmacist recommendation
Whether a Vitamin D supplement is for you
Need at least 600 IUs of dietary sources including fatty fish like salmon, trout, mackerel, tuna, etc. yes it can be from a can, farm raised, or wild caught.
Vitamin D’s primary role in the body is to increase the plasma concentrations of calcium by going to the small intestines to allow more calcium absorption from food and supplements. That’s why when you take calcium it usually has vitamin D in it so that it gets absorbed.
In vitamin D-sufficient people: 30% of calcium is absorbed from the diet – In vitamin D-deficient people: 10-15% of calcium is absorbed from the diet
There is NO evidence of health benefit from supplementation when you are not deficient.
NO evidence for Vitamin D lowering blood pressure, blood sugar, or cholesterol.
Start or continue a Vitamin D supplement only if you are deficient defined by a lab value of < 30 ng/ml.
Take Vitamin D 100O IUs daily with or without food to raise level and maintain a normal value > 30 ng/ml.
Supplements work best when they are ‘supplemental’ to the lifestyle changes that you’ve already made.
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Do you take Vitamin D? How much and what for? Is it working? Did you start based on your doctor’s recommendation? Was that decision made with or without a Vitamin D level? Let me know in the comments below.