Most People Are Vitamin D Deficient
by Dean Wilding
(Lindon, Utah, USA)
Enjoying an Alaskan Cruise
Most of the population is very deficient in vitamin D. My wife and I put this to the test. We have both been taking a well balanced, bio-available nutritional supplement for the last 5 years.
About 2 months ago she started taking 5000 I.U. of Vitamin D3. I was exposed to the sun for long periods of time this fall. After a month we had our blood levels checked for Vitamin D (25-hydroxy). Mine was 22.6 and my wife's was 35.6 ng/ml. Normal levels are 20-45 ng/ml. Optimal levels are 45-50 ng/ml.
I immediately started taking 5000 I.U. of vitamin D3 every day thereafter. We have both been very healthy and without colds, flues, etc. We are 82 years old and on no medication. We feel good!
We have recently realized that Vitamin D affects the control of the majority of the hormonal systems of the body and is involved with approximately 10% of all the chromosomes of the human body. Vitamin D3 does far more than making strong bones.
We have been impressed with a story in 2006 of some inmates in a California prison that had been taking 5000 I.U. of vitamin D whereas an adjoining group of inmates were not taking any Vitamin D during a flu epidemic. None of the inmates taking Vitamin D got the flu whereas a high number of the others contracted the flu. This is a documented account of how important Vitamin D3 intake is with the potential of a flu epidemic.