Vitamin D-3: A Vital Nutrient

Vitamin D-3, the functional form of vitamin D, is emerging as an extremely important nutrient with impressive abilities. Actually, it is not a vitamin, but a neurohormone. Our skin makes a large amount of vitamin D-3 when exposed to the direct rays of the sun. As few as 30 minutes of exposure can generate tens of thousands of units of this powerful vitamin.

Recent studies have shown that the traditionally-recommended dosage is far too low. The average person has been shown to need a minimum of 2,000 IU – 5,000 IU per day. Infants and young children need 1,000 IU each day, and older kids should get 2,000 IU per day. Adults, in many scientists’ opinions, should get a minimum of 5,000 IU per day.
   
Vitamin D-3 does a lot more than make strong bones. This incredible supplement stimulates a group of proteins called antimicrobial peptides, which have undergone extensive study recently.

Researchers have found that these antimicrobial peptides can inhibit or kill a number of viruses, bacteria and fungi. The more vitamin D-3 one has, the higher the level of these microbe-killing peptides one makes. This explains the observation that viral illnesses such as the flu are usually less severe in countries near the equator.

Many studies have shown that the elderly often have significant deficiencies of vitamin D, mainly because they stay indoors and avoid the sun by using sunscreen. More and more young people are becoming vitamin D-3 deficient because of the widespread use of sunscreen.

An Expert Opinion:

According to Dr. Russell Blaylock, M.D., neurosurgeon and research expert on vaccinations and supplements to support cardiovascular and neurological health: “Instead of forcing dangerous and ineffective vaccines on children and the elderly, we should be giving them more vitamin D-3 and sun exposure. The elderly have difficulty converting vitamin D in the skin into the functional vitamin D-3 form – so they need supplements…"

“…In my opinion, people with chronic inflammatory conditions should be on high doses of vitamin D-3. Studies show that 10,000 to 20,000 IU a day is safe for most people…"

“…Vitamin D-3 also plays a major role in protecting the heart against inflammatory damage, so it would benefit people with heart failure – the very group of people that vaccine proponents say should get yearly mercury-containing vaccines.”

The best vitamin D-3 is one that is fast-absorbing and delivers at least 5,000 IU per serving (usually a tablespoon). Liquid vitamin D can be mixed in water, with your favorite beverage, or in a smoothie.



In Summation:
When the flu season hits, it makes such good sense to make sure our storehouses of vitamin D-3 are replenished significantly. This, in and of itself, may be the best safeguard to prevent colds and flu, as well as an effective way to help quickly get well should you find yourself in the midst of this contagion.

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