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Along with Eating right and Exercising, be sure to take Vitamin D
Dr. Holick’s new book The Vitamin D Solution is now available! Click on the book cover for more information on how to order. Vitamin D is not a vitamin but a hormone. It is unique in that it is made in the skin as a result of exposure to sunlight. Photosynthesis of vitamin D has been occurring on earth for more than 750 million years. Some of the earliest life forms that were exposed to sunlight for their energy requirement were also photosynthesizing vitamin D. Both children and adults have in the past depended on adequate sun exposure to satisfy their vitamin D requirement. It is well documented that at the turn of the last century upwards of 80% of children in the industrialized, polluted cities of northern Europe and northeastern United States suffered from the devastating consequences of vitamin D deficiency rickets. The skin has a large capacity to make vitamin D. Exposure of a person in a bathing suit to a minimal erythemal dose of sunlight, which is typically no more than 15-20 minutes on Cape Cod in June or July at noon time, is the equivalent to taking 20,000 IU of vitamin D orally. It is now well documented that in the absence of any sun exposure 1,000 IU of vitamin D3 a day is necessary to maintain healthy levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D in the circulation. An analysis of the NHANES III data has demonstrated that neither children nor adults are receiving an adequate amount of vitamin D from their diet or from supplements. The new book from Dr. Michael F. Holick, Ph.D, M.D., the author of The UV Advantage “The Vitamin D Solution sets a new standard in health and wellness that I believe will change the face of medicine as we know it.” -Dr. Andrew Weil For more discussion of specific issues related to Vitamin D, and to download some of Dr. Holick’s original journal articles, click here to go to Dr. Holick’s other website, VitaminDHealth.org. TopStyle Lite 3.10 freeware for editing.
Prevent and Treat
This information can Save your life
Dr. Michael Holick, a pioneering researcher of Vitamin D, states that the best method for treating Vitamin D deficiency is an oral dose of 50,000 IU per week of vitamin D2 for 8 weeks, then re-checking 25 (OH) levels. In some cases, this regimen is recommended for another 8-week course to boost the 25 (OH) D levels into the desired range of more than 30 to 50 ng/ml.
Dosages and Course
Short of Sunlight, Supplements are Necessary
Alternatively, 1000 IU of Vitamin D3 intake should be maintained after the first 8-week course of vitamin D. Most experts recommend a daily intake of 1000 IU or greater to maintain an adequate level of vitamin D in the range of 30-100 ng/ml.
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Vitamin D rich foods
1000 IU Daily