Over 41% of Americans have a Vitamin D Deficiency!
Mounting evidence suggests that vitamin D deficiency could be linked to several chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease and cancer. The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey found the overall prevalence rate of vitamin D deficiency was 41.6%, with some groups exhibiting even higher rates of deficiency.
We all know that our bodies synthesize vitamin D from sun exposure and yet many people are vitamin D deficient. The amount of sun exposure time needed varies greatly with factors such as geographic location, skin melanin, time of day, area size of skin exposed, etc.
Sunlight is the best source of vitamin D, but other sources include oily fish, fortified milk, beef liver, egg yolks, mushrooms, fortified breakfast cereals and Vitamin D supplements.
Vitamin D Benefits
- Science has established that vitamin D is essential in many ways to good health, and that deficiency is linked with physical problems and even mental issues.
- Vitamin D helps to regulate calcium, strengthening bones, fighting brittle bones and conditions such as osteoporosis.
- Recent studies also suggest that vitamin D might have protective benefits against heart failure, diabetes, cancer, respiratory tract infections, and autoimmune disease.
In summary, vitamin D deficiency was common in the US population. Given that vitamin D deficiency is linked to some of the important risk factors of leading causes of death in the United States, it is important that health professionals are aware of this connection and offer dietary and other intervention strategies to correct vitamin D deficiency.
MDR Vitamin D-3 Booster provides 1000 I.U. of the most active form (Cholecalciferol) in a base of Virgin Olive Oil and Rosemary antioxidant to protect the Vitamin D-3.
Those taking MDR Fitness Tabs are already getting 800 I.U. of Vitamin D-3, but additional supplementation with the Vitamin D-3 Booster can benefit many individuals who desire a higher intake.
NOTE: Consult your Physician if you are pregnant, nursing or taking medication or plan to take more than 2000 IU per day. Do not take if you have high blood calcium.