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Vitamin D Deficiency Can Be Deadly

Written by Wellness Club on June 25, 2008 – 2:00 pm -

Of note in this morning’s new headlines was this from Associated Press: Lack of sunshine vitamin may cloud survival odds which leads off by saying "New research linking low vitamin D levels with deaths from heart disease and other causes bolsters mounting evidence about the "sunshine" vitamin’s role in good health." and continues to say: "Patients with the lowest blood levels of vitamin D were about two times more likely to die from any cause during the next eight years than those with the highest levels, the study found. The link with heart-related deaths was particularly strong in those with low vitamin D levels."

This news article was written in response to the recent release of yet more studies showing not just the benefit of Vitamin D, but it’s absolute essential need for our bodies to survive and thrive. One of those studies, with the imposing title of "25-Hydroxyvitamin D and Risk of Myocardial Infarction in Men – A Prospective Study" which appears in this weeks edition of Archives of Internal Medicine concludes: "Low levels of [Vitamin] D are associated with higher risk of myocardial infarction in a graded manner, even after controlling for factors known to be associated with coronary artery disease."

Whew – this from a conventional medical journal! It seems vitamin D is no longer just for healthy bones! Even the mighty FDA is bending to the pressure of scientific evidence and allowing more liberally addition of Vitamin D to foods and allowing simpler and more general claims to be made about the health benefits of additional vitamin D.

But this is not news to us here at the wellness club – we have long-recognized the essential nature of Vitamin D, and the role it plays in bone health, cardiac health, cancer prevention, and general illness prevention. This is so important that when Dr. Myatt recently improved the formulation of Maxi Multi Optimal Dose Daily Multiple Vitamins she DOUBLED the amount of Vitamin D from 400 to 800 iu!

Are You getting enough of this vital, health-preserving vitamin?

Visit The Wellness Club to learn more about Vitamin D.

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