The Importance of Vitamin D

We just listened to an interview with Dr. John Cannell of the Vitamin D Council. We immediately sent links to this informative talk to friends and family. “The natural production of Vitamin D3 cholecalciferol in the skin is the single most important fact every person should know about vitamin D — a fact that has profound implications for the natural human condition… Vitamin D’s influence on key biological functions vital to one’s health and well-being mandates that vitamin D no longer be ignored by the health care industry nor by individuals striving to achieve and maintain a greater state of health.”

Get yourself a nice cup of coffee or tea, or whatever beverage you favor, sit down in a comfy chair and give this important interview a listen. Then, spread the word to your friends and family. This is information that can ward off disease and save lives.

We ordered kits for our own 25-hydroxy vitamin D test. We’ll be sending in our blood spots to see just what our levels are. For the past six months, we have been replacing the sun with 4,000 IU per day of Vitamin D3, and we are curious how well that is working. Everyone should have their levels checked. In our family, we know of only one person who has been tested. A minimum level is regarded as 50ng. Hers is 15ng, extremely low. Anything below 20ng is considered deficient. We are hopeful that both of us are above the minimum of 50ng. We’ll let you know. Keep in mind that we eat grassfed beef and bison, pastured eggs, liver, sardines and salmon, and lots of butter from grassfed cows.

Update! April 12, 2010 Lab Results
Clark = 67 ng/mL  (He was taking 2000 IU per day plus sunbathing when possible.)
Nina = 52 ng/mL (She was taking 2000 IU per day but not sunbathing.)

Check this page: Am I Vitamin D Deficient?

To your health!
Clark and Nina

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