Vitamin D:  What’s the BIG Deal?

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MARCH, 2017

Vitamin D’s importance has been understood since the 1930s since its association with a disease called Rickets was discovered. Rickets is something not seen much in this day and age but results in the softening of bones and teeth.

“The symptoms of rickets include bowed legs, bone pain, dental problems, a widening of the wrists, frequent bone fractures and skull deformities” (www.naturalnews.com/045528). Even with enough calcium intake, we may not be getting adequate D to provide the health benefits to not only our bones, but to other aspects of our health.

The following are some serious medical conditions associated with Vitamin D deficiency:

1. Asthma

2. Heart disease

3. High blood pressure

4. Rheumatoid arthritis

5. Multiple sclerosis

6. Diabetes

Many people assume that eating or drinking food fortified with Vitamin D is enough. The problem is when deficiency hits, these foods (which are often not healthy foods) don’t have therapeutic levels of Vitamin D. Vitamin D is actually steroid hormone that you are meant to obtain primarily through the skin via the sun.

Some researchers believe that up to 50% of our populations is at risk for vitamin D deficiency or, at minimum, an insufficiency. The push for sunblocks and sunscreens have contributed to this situation as well as people living in northern environments, people with increased pigmentation (those with ancestors from Africa, India, or the Middle East), and the elderly. Common symptoms to watch out for are depression, muscle pain or weakness, achy bones, inability to concentrate, bladder problems, and constipation/diarrhea. All this is info IS THE BIG DEAL.

So, what can you do?

You need to get your Vitamin D levels in the range of 50-70 ng/mL. Our conventional Vitamin D ranges say we are “normal” in some cases at 20-50 ng/mL. Getting into that optimum range will help protect you against cardiovascular disease, autoimmune conditions, infections, and DNA repair. But getting into the optimal range is hard to do if you are never in the sun, live in cold climates, currently have a health condition, or have dark pigmented skin. In this case, you’re going to need a high potency, highly bioavailable D3 supplement. I’ve seen several people supplementing with OTC D3 and they haven’t been able to get their levels up.

I’ve got you covered with my new Rock the D3, liquid Vitamin D3 supplementation. This supplement is a professional grade, high potency D3 supplement that is super easy to dose! One drop will get you 2000 IUs of D3 and in this bottle, there are 1000 drops! It is basically tasteless, a little sweet, and you can just drop it under your tongue. This is especially a great product for those with GI issues such as IBS or Crohn’s or those without a gall bladder.

Contact me at tiffany@rockbottomwellness.com for helping you, a friend or a family member get the right D levels.

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