I. 42% of US Adults or MORE are Deficient in Vitamin D
- In 2000, 42% of adults were judged deficient.i BUT: Now 3 important medical societies recommend Minimum Blood Levels 2.5 Times as high as current Institute of Medicine (IOM) Recommendations. That isn’t just a minor tweak. That is a recommendation 2.5 times a much. Here’s more. The recommendations of 3 organizations, The Endocrine Society, the American Gerontological Society and the International Osteoporosis Foundation all support an increase in minimum blood levels to 2.5 times current recommendations from the Institute of Medicine. If they are right, it might be that two thirds of US Adults are deficient.
II. Why should you care:
- Vitamin D has important roles, not just in bone health, but also in central processes in almost every cell in the body. Research is looking at potential roles for vitamin D in brain, heart, skin, pancreas, breast, colon and immune cell health.
III. Mayo Clinic: You cannot get adequate vitamin D from diet alone
- Consider this from Mayo Clinic Proceedings:
Individuals at higher risk include:
- Overweight and obese individuals
- Older adults
- Those with high blood pressure
- Those with low HDL
- Low milk consumption
- African Americans and Hispanics
- All weight loss surgery patients
- Limited exposure to sunlight
IV. Who Should be Tested for Deficiency Individuals diagnosed with musculoskeletal symptoms
- Bone pain
- Muscle pain, including fibromyalgia
- Chronic fatigue
- Chronic kidney disease
V. Who should take OPURITY® 5,000 IU Vitamin D3 OPURITY Vitamin D is a high dose supplement suitable for: We now believe virtually all US Adults who don’t have extensive sun exposure most of the year, should take 5,000 IU daily Please note that OPURITY Vitamin D is extremely high quality and only $11.95 for a 3 month supply.