By Laura Sheehan
November 27, 2019
I recently was speaking with a holistic practitioner about vitamin D. His opinion is that more is better. He told me what his recent levels were. WOW—were they HIGH! As an aside, this man did not look healthy. (But one can’t assume this was because of too much vitamin D—it was just an observation.)
As he was speaking, I was thinking about why it is so important to stay current in the world of nutrition. Yes, vitamin D is now accepted to have a whole host of benefits–from normalizing immune system function, enhancing bone health, to preventing cancer and alleviating fatigue and depression—but is more always better?
You see, it is not safe to assume this.
Recent research is revealing that too much vitamin can be harmful.
So, here’s what we’re learning about vitamin D:
- If your levels are good, more is not necessarily going to help you.
- If your levels are good, taking more supplemental vitamin D may actually harm you.
- The high end of the range for Vitamin D is too high.
- If your levels are low, YES! Increasing your levels will help you!
- If you have an autoimmune disease, you need to aim for higher levels of vitamin D.
- Darker-skinned people may convert vitamin D to the active form more efficiently, so lower blood levels may be perfectly healthy.
- Getting vitamin D from sun exposure is more effective than supplementation.
What’s the bottom line here?
Don’t just assume you need vitamin D. Get tested!
Click here to read up on all the great benefits of vitamin D.