Do you take a vitamin D3 supplement?
If not, you should.
This supplement is so important that it is the only vitamin my Oncologist has strongly urged me to take. She checks my levels a couple of times a year & makes sure she asks me at every visit if I am faithfully taking it. Once I understood why, I am so thankful she does!
A meta-analysis of five studies published in the March 2014 issue of Anticancer Research found that patients diagnosed with breast cancer who had high vitamin D levels were twice as likely to survive compared to women with low levels.
Vitamin D has a number of anticancer effects, including the promotion of cancer cell death, known as apoptosis, and the inhibition of angiogenesis (the growth of blood vessels that feed a tumor).
According to Dr. Garland, Professor at the San Diego School of Medicine:
“As long as vitamin D receptors were present, tumor growth was prevented and kept from expanding its blood supply. Vitamin D receptors are not lost until a tumor is very advanced. This is the reason for better survival in patients whose vitamin D blood levels are high.”
From Dr. Mercola’s site:
The researchers urge physicians to make vitamin D monitoring and optimization part of standard breast cancer care, and recommend that breast cancer patients should restore their vitamin D levels to a normal range of 30-80 ng/ml. According to the featured findings, you need at least 30 ng/ml of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) to prevent cancer from spreading. That said, other research suggests you’d be better off with levels as high as 80 ng/ml.
Um…HELLO! Thank goodness my Oncologist is up on the latest research and takes such good care of me. I finally have my levels up to about 70 ng/ml. It took over a year of taking 10,000 IU’s of Vitamin D3 to get my levels up. Now that I am at a level she is comfortable with, she has me taking 5,000 IU’s a day to maintain my Vitamin D3 level.
So…you don’t have an Oncologist? That is AMAZING news for that means you have not been touched by cancer, but please keep reading as supplementation of vitamin D is important for most of the population!
Did you know 75% of people are deficient in Vitamin D? It is true. Unless you are a sun worshipper with most of your skin regularly exposed to the sun at least 15-20 minutes a day, then you are probably part of that 75%.
Symptoms of Low Vitamin D3 Levels:
What are the symptoms of low Vitamin D levels?
- Fatigue & low energy
- Trouble sleeping or trouble staying awake
- A weak immune system, with more infections and colds
- Weak bones
- Poor dental health & excess tooth decay
Vitamin D3 almost seems too good to be true, as it is also extremely important for:
- Heart Health
- Prostate Health
- Breast Health
- Colon Health
So have I convinced you to take this very important supplement?
If so, I must share with you a brand that is now my favorite.
Why Vita Optimum Vitamin D3 Softgels Rock:
Vita Optimum Vitamin D3 Softgels are by far my new fav. Here is why:
~It comes in 5,000 IU’s. This is the dose I am using to maintain my levels and it is SO convenient to take just one small soft gel. Before finding Vita Optimum, I was taking 5-10 soft gels of 1,000 IU’s and it was a handful!
~The very reasonably priced bottle contains 360 soft gels. That is a years worth of Vitamin D3 in ONE bottle. You all know I’m all about living simply and efficiently, so this makes me very happy. Buy once, ship once. One bottle, less waste.
~It comes nestled in an easy-to-swallow, small soft gel, filled with ORGANIC Extra Virgin Olive oil. This was a huge selling point for me. I’m quite over supplements that come swimming in genetically modified soybean oil! Yep. Over it.
~Speaking of genetically modified, Vita Optimum Vitamin D3 soft gels are GMO Free.
~They are made in the good ol’ USA, in facilities that pass FDA regulations and are 3rd-party tested.
~They DO NOT contain: artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, sweeteners, starch, yeast, peanuts, soy, milk, lactose, egg, wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish, and tree nuts. Whew! What more can we ask for?
~Last but not least, Vita Optimum offers a 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed and a No Questions Asked Refund Policy. There is no expiration on this offer, which means that any time you or I feel the product does not deliver what we expect, we can ask for a refund. I know for me, after trying the product, this will not be necessary…but impressive just the same.