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D-3 see vitamin D for descriptions of types of D

vitamin d3 stops obesity, diabetes,  high blood pressure, depression, psoriasis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, kidney stones, osteoporosis, bone loss, brain disease, alzheimer's cancer, rickets, blood pressure, cholesterol, heart disease, muscles weakness, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, asthma, pms, toot disease and immune function

We hear a lot about vitamin abc and e but very little about d. When I took the time to really look at d I found that it may be more powerful to the total function of the body than all the others. This really surprised me and I am still surprised.

It controls obesity, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, psoriasis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, kidney stones, osteoporosis, bone loss, brain disease, Alzheimer's, cancer (breast, prostate, colon), Rickets, blood pressure, cholesterol, heart, muscle weakness, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, bronchitis, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and tooth and gum disease and the immune system.

Report 1 below recommends 2000iu-5000iu/ day

 

D3 is best for the body because it is from animals and is the form made by the human body from sun light. Avoid D2 which is usually the version used by doctors in injections. see item 4 below.

D-3 deficiency results in obesity, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, psoriasis, Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, kidney stones, osteoporosis, bone loss, brain disease, Alzheimer's, cancer (breast, prostate, colon), Rickets, blood pressure, cholesterol, heart, obesity, muscle weakness, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, bronchitis, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and tooth and gum disease. It controls the immune system, improves mood, muscular function, facilitates absorbing calcium, increases brain function.

The benefits of D3 are astronomical and proven by scientist. Its regulation of body functions is so vital that one wonders why it is not receiving more attention. For example why are not those per scribing drugs for the above list of disease not telling us more about how D3 can help us. For example my doctor tested my blood and discovered I was low in D but did not tell me the difference in D2 and D3 or tell me how important increasing D3 was to my health, Neither did they tell me that the government's recommended dosage is way below what is actually needed. See reports below for what various reports recommend for dosages.

1. "D3 deficiency can result in Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Depression, Psoriasis, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Kidney Stones, Osteoporosis, & Neuro-degenerative disease including Alzheimer’s Disease. Eventually, Vitamin D deficiency may even lead to Cancer (especially breast, prostate, and colon cancers). Vitamin D3 is believed to play a role in controlling the immune system (possibly reducing one’s risk of cancer and autoimmune diseases), increasing neuro-muscular function and decreasing falls, improving mood, protecting the brain against toxic chemicals, and potentially reducing pain. Vitamin D3 is both a vitamin and a hormone. It acts as a vitamin when it binds with calcium for proper absorption. Humans cannot digest calcium without adequate amounts of Vitamin D3... If you have bone loss or osteoporosis, spend 20 minutes daily in the sunshine with 40% of your skin surface exposed. Morning sun is best; Don’t allow your skin to burn. Tanning Beds do not provide Vitamin D3. Eat foods high in Vitamin D3 including Cod liver oil, fortified milk, salmon, mackerel, & sardines, egg yolks, beef liver. If you take Vitamin D supplements make sure it is Vitamin D3 and not D2. Take Vitamin D3 supplements with food. I usually recommend Vitamin D3 2000iu-5000iu/ day depending on lab levels." http://www.pamelaegan.com/articles/vitamin-d3-2/

2. "Several forms of vitamin D exist. The two major forms are vitamin D2 or ergocalciferol, and vitamin D3 cholecalciferol. Vitamin D without a subscript refers to either D2 or D3 or both. These are known collectively as calciferol"

Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) is produced by ultraviolet irradiation (UV) of its precursor 7-dehydrocholesterol. This molecule occurs naturally in the skin of animals and in milk. Vitamin D3 can be made by exposure of the skin to UV, or by exposing milk directly to UV (one commercial method).

Vitamin D2 is a derivative of ergosterol, a membrane sterol named for the ergot fungus, which is produced by some organisms of phytoplankton, invertebrates, yeasts, and higher fungi such as mushrooms. The vitamin ergocalciferol (D2) is produced in all of these organisms from ergosterol, in response to UV irradiation. However, like all forms of vitamin D, it cannot be produced without UV irradiation. D2 is not produced by land plants or vertebrates, because they lack the precursor ergosterol.[89] The biological fate for producing 25(OH)D from vitamin D2 is expected to be the same as for 25(OH)D3,[90] although some controversy exists over whether or not D2 can fully substitute for vitamin D3 in the human diet.[91] [92]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitamin_D

3. "Dr. Andrew Weil, the physician well known for his integration of both mainstream and nutritional approaches, considers vitamin D3 a superior form. The compound, also known as cholecalciferol, exists naturally in fish oils and offal, and also represents the form manufactured in the skin after sunlight exposure. D3 boosts circulating levels of calcidiol several times more effectively than its D2 counterpart, and the elevations are sustained for a longer period." http://www.livestrong.com/article/298570-which-is-better-vitamin-d3-or-vitamin-d2/

4. Over The Counter "OTC Vitamin D (D3) More Effective Than Prescription Vitamin D (D2)" http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/237943.php

5. Mayo Clinic "The major biologic function of vitamin D is to maintain normal blood levels of calcium and phosphorus. Vitamin D aids in the absorption of calcium, helping to form and maintain strong bones. It is used, alone or in combination with calcium, to increase bone mineral density and decrease fractures. Recently, research also suggests that vitamin D may provide protection from osteoporosis, hypertension (high blood pressure), cancer, and several autoimmune diseases." http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/vitamin-d/NS_patient-vitamind

6. Web Med "Vitamin D is used for preventing and treating rickets, a disease that is caused by not having enough vitamin D (vitamin D deficiency). Vitamin D is also used for treating weak bones (osteoporosis), bone pain (osteomalacia), bone loss in people with a condition called hyperparathyroidism, and an inherited disease (osteogenesis imperfecta) in which the bones are especially brittle and easily broken. It is also used for preventing falls and fractures in people at risk for osteoporosis, and preventing low calcium and bone loss (renal osteodystrophy) in people with kidney failure. Vitamin D is used for conditions of the heart and blood vessels, including high blood pressure and high cholesterol. It is also used for diabetes, obesity, muscle weakness, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, bronchitis, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and tooth and gum disease. Some people use vitamin D for skin conditions including vitiligo, scleroderma, psoriasis, actinic keratosis, and lupus vulgaris. It is also used for boosting the immune system, preventing autoimmune diseases, and preventing cancer. Because vitamin D is involved in regulating the levels of minerals such as phosphorous and calcium, it is used for conditions caused by low levels of phosphorous (familial hypophosphatemia and Fanconi syndrome) and low levels of calcium (hypoparathyroidism and pseudohypoparathyroidism)." http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-929-VITAMIN%20D.aspx?activeIngredientId=929&activeIngredientName=VITAMIN%20D

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