The Role of Vitamin D in Preventing Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease

Over the years, we’ve heard how important Vitamin D is preventing diseases, helping with a variety of bodily functions, such as calcium uptake and maintaining an overall healthy immune system. Low levels of Vitamin D have been linked to heart disease, diabetes, and even cancer and it’s estimated that three-quarters of teens and adults in the U.S. are Vitamin D deficient.1 On top of which, a new study has found that Vitamin D deficiency has now been linked to significantly increasing your risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s.

This new study, linking low levels of Vitamin D to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, looked at the blood levels of Vitamin D in over 1,600 participants over a 5-6 year period. Participants were over the age of 65 and at the time did not have dementia, cardiovascular disease, or any history of stroke. When participants were brought back for a follow-up after 5 to 6 years, it was found that 171 participants had developed dementia and 102 participants had developed Alzheimer’s. What was established was that low levels of Vitamin D in the blood increased your risk of developing dementia by 53%, and those with severely low levels of Vitamin D, had a 125% risk of developing dementia. As for Alzheimer’s disease, low levels of Vitamin D in the blood increased your risk by 70%, and severely low levels of Vitamin D increased your risk by 120%.2

While these findings don’t necessarily tell us what Vitamin D supplementation could mean terms of the preventing health conditions such as dementia and Alzheimer’s, understanding the importance of adequate levels of Vitamin D in your blood is crucial. According to the Institute of Medicine, the amount of daily Vitamin D is:

  • 600 IU for everyone ages 1 to 70
  • 800 IU for adults 71 and older

Although you can get Vitamin D from direct sunlight and many food products, most children and adults still will require supplements in order get the daily recommend amounts. Youngevity’s [ all natural health supplements ] Citri-D™ Vitamin D3 Spray is a highly effective way for adults to get adequate amounts of Vitamin D. Additionally, the new KidSprinklz™ Watermelon Mist, a multi-vitamin supplement power for kids that will be available soon, will provide kids with their daily dose of Vitamin D, plus many other vitamins and probiotics to help keep them healthy.

Vitamin D is not only one of Doc’s essential nutrients needed for optimal health, but having the adequate amounts of Vitamin D could help reduce your risk for many diseases.

Make sure you are always equipped with some Vitamin D! Prevention is the key!

Rocio Ramos, Contributing Writer

Youngevity Marketing Team


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