In the anti-aging book "Bombshell," by Suzanne Somers, Dr.Jonathan Wright, M.D. (Tahoma Clinic, Washington State) says "Also important is vitamin D3, and most adult people need to start at 5,000 units daily. Some people I work with need 10,000 units or even a little more...... So the higher your vitamin D, the less likely you are to die of anything.... another longevity vitamin! ... Vitamin D is beneficial for so many things.....clearly vitamin D prevents autoimmune diseases to a large degree. Dr. Michael Holilck and others have told us that sufficient vitamin D helps to prevent infection as well as any vaccination does. Vitamin D also cuts the risk of prostate cancer, breast cancer, and colon cancer by a significant margin." From the same book, Dr. Andy Jurow, M.D. had this to say, ".... there are many other studies showing the benefits of vitamin D, which has proven to improve the immune system, improve diabetes, and reduce cancer risk." (website editor: consult your own doctor; these statements are just examples and NOT advice).
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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 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! (youngevity.com)
PERSONAL STATEMENT FROM ANTIAGINULTRA.COM'S SHANNON D. SMITH:
No supplement nor herbal product my family and I have ever taken was so effective at preventing colds and the flu in our household; or in helping us get rid of these instances one the occasions (greatly lessened) that we did experience them. This is just my own opinion and experience.... I tried taking echinacea, goldenseal and other herbal concoctions but never had any results until we took vitamin D on a daily basis; a superior immune system defense vitamin.
Dr.Wright's statements and this above information from Youngevity.com are presented as educational information only regarding anti-aging Vitamin D and represent only the opinions of the authors and do not necessarily endorse the actual product on this page. Consult your doctor on how much Vitamin D you should take. See additional notes and disclaimers below.