What’s the “correct” vitamin D dose ?
by Dr. Alan Kadish NMD
A recently published study concluded that there is no benefits from taking vitamin D and your bone health. This obviously flies in the face of what most patients have been told for years. Their findings may hold some truth, but in a limited fashion. The approach to vitamin D should be based on an overall health perspective, not on fractures, falls, and bone density health exclusively. Let’s look at the rest of the story.
Pro-Hormone or Vitamin ?:
There is a large and expanding body of evidence that vitamin D should be reclassified as a pro-hormone due to it’s many bodily effects. I agree with Dr. Gallagher from the Guardian article that newer studies, now taking place, will answer the many additional questions for a number of disorders and that vitamin D is far from a cure all.
You should check you levels and consider supplementation if:
You live far away from the equator:
Use sunscreens or cosmetics with sunscreens year round:
Spend most of your time indoors:
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