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Vitamin D3 – Amazing Health Benefits

April 27th, 2019

Much More Than Bone Health

Vitamin D3 benefits

Most people know Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) is essential for strong bones, because it helps the body absorb calcium and phosphorus from the diet.  Vitamin D3 benefits are far more extensive and in fact decrease the risk of all cause mortality (death regardless of the cause).  Although vitamin D is made by the body when skin is exposed to sunlight, the majority of people have below optimal levels of D3.  In fact a study showed below optimal levels of vitamin D3 in many people from a group of outdoor workers.  Also, sunscreen, protective clothing, limited exposure to sunlight, dark skin, and age may prevent getting enough vitamin D from the sun.  So even if you are in the sun a lot, that is no guarantee your vitamin D3 levels are sufficient.  Almost everyone should be supplementing with vitamin D3 for the following reasons:

Vitamin D3 supports

  • Supports a Healthy Nervous System
  • Supports Immune System
  • Healthy Teeth
  • Healthy Bones
  • Healthy Lung Function
  • Cardiovascular Health
  • Improves Brain Function
  • Regulates Insulin Levels
  • Aides in Diabetes Management

Vitamin D3 Lowers risk of 

  • Flu
  • Diabetes (Type 1 & 2)
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Eczema & Psoriasis
  • Bone Fractures
  • Heart Disease
  • Hypertension
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Dementia
  • Alzheimer’s
  • All Cause Mortality

Optimal levels of Vitamin D3 range between 60 – 90 nanograms/ml. 

If you fall below this range, consider supplementing with 2,500 -5,000 I.U. daily.  Some people, even with additional daily D-3 supplementation, do not easily increase their vitamin D-3 levels, so you may need to double your daily intake.  If upon having them tested the second time, your levels did not increase very much (despite having doubled your daily dose), discuss this with your doctor.  You may have to take as much as 50,000 IU of vitamin D-3 a day (or more) to get up to 60-90 ng/ml. I know that going to your doctor’s office or a lab can be inconvenient but it is extremely worth it to decrease your risk of death from all causes as well as specifically from heart disease and cancer!

You do not want to miss out on any of the health benefits listed above.

To the Best of Health,

Curt Hendrix, M.S., C.C.N., C.N.S.
Akeso Health Sciences

 

 

JUST 15 MINUTES OF MODERATE EXERCISE A DAY CAN EXTEND LIFE BY THREE YEARS

August 20th, 2011

30 minutes a day to exercise doesn’t sound so difficult until you try to do it and struggle finding the time.  Then the mindset is, well if I can’t do the 30 minutes, I may as well not do anything because it’s not going to help anyway.

The really good news is that researchers from Taiwan’s National Health Research Institute studied 416,000 participants over a 13 year period during which their health records and level of physical activity was monitored and recorded. Their findings were that only 15 minutes a day of moderate exercise, like brisk walking, was enough to increase life expectancy by 3 years compared to people who didn’t put in the 15 minutes a day.

It turns out the first 15 minutes yields tremendous benefits and in addition to increasing life expectancy by 3 years, the active group had a 10% reduction in cancer risk as well. This info should encourage everyone to get out there and reap the benefits of just putting in 15 minutes a day.

EVERYONE CAN DO THAT AND IT’S EXCITING!

 

Curt Hendrix, M.S., C.C.N., C.N.S.