Vitamin D. It is all over the news and has been for at least a year now. You know it can be very helpful. People with higher Vitamin D blood levels have lower risks of degenerative disease. They have lower incidences of hypertension. It is helpful for belly fat loss. But can too much be a problem?
The short answer is a resounding YES. A bold type warning was issued by the American Heart Association stating that Vitamin D blood levels that exceed 100 ng/mL is dangerous. In fact, there have been significantly higher risks of atrial fibrillation when Vitamin D levels are this high.
Normal levels should be in the 81-100 ng/mL range. Obviously levels below this are considered low, particularly if a person is in the 20 ng/mL range.
The safest way to address the matter is via blood tests. It is simple and relatively inexpensive, and valuable to 2 reasons at least:
1. The obvious. The test of course, will identify your Vitamin D blood level and based upon this, you can adjust your protocol.
2. Since you are able to adjust your Vitamin D intake exactly, you will not waste money by taking too much, or using inferior products that are not working. You will know exactly.
Vitamin D is an excellent substances with tremendous benefits if used properly. It is those last 3 words of the sentence that are so very important.
David is a Nutritional and Alternative Medicine Expert, Educator and Entrepreneur. As an Acupuncture Physician and Master Herbalist, he has created the best selling anti aging formula, Doc Wellness Supplement and the online school - Dr. Orman's Wellness School.