This Month's Special Offer- Vitamin D: The Underrated Vitamin
Posted Jul 03 2008 4:12pm
This month, I'm offering everyone who orders $79 or more from the vitamin store a complimentary bottle of high qualityvitamin D. Here's why:
Many nutritionists, including me, think that vitamin D is one of the most underrated vitamins in the world. Our recommended daily allowances have been around 400 mg a day, but that's a piddling amount, and you'll probably see the RDAs changed pretty soon to at least 1000mg. Most of us could probably use 2,000 IU's.
Among it's other many functions, D is responsible for telling your body to absorb calcium from your diet more efficiently and to make sure that your blood calcium is normal and that you have healthy bones. In fact, without enough activated vitamin D, you can take all the calcium supplements in the world and it won't do you all that much good.
Besides absolutely necessary for strong bones, Vitamin D actually helps control cell growth, which is why scientists now believe that vitamin D may protect against breast cancer, colon cancer and prostate cancer. They've known for a while that people who live in the higher altitudes are more prone to vitamin D deficiency and are also more prone to developing common cancers and dying of them, especially prostate colon and breast cancer. Your skin is literally a pharmaceutical factory for this incredible vitamin, but to work, it has to be turned on by sunlight.
Many nutritionists think there's a literal epidemic of vitamin D deficiency in this country. One study found that 76% of pregnant mothers were severly vitamin D deficient and 81% of their infants were as well. The Center for Disease Control reported that 42% of African American women during their child bearing years, were vitamin D deficient , especially at the end of winter time.
Vitamin D is stored in your body fat- so if you've got enough of it in your cellular bank account, you can always release it when you need it like in the winter time. But here's the thing- in obese people vitamin D gets sucked into the fat cells and it can't get out. Dr. Michale Holick has done research that suggests that overweight people are much more prone to vitamin D deficiency- that vitamin D bank account system just doesn't work as well. So if you are overweight, that's all the more reason why you should be supplementing with an even higher dose of vitamin D if you want to get all these great, anti-cancer fighting benefits of this vitamin.
And by the way- it's virtually impossible to get enough vitamin D from your diet alone. Very few foods contain vitamin D- mostly it's oily fish like salmon and mackerel and you'd have to eat that 3-5 times a week to get your vitamin D requirement. Cod liver oil is another good source, but let's face it, most people aren't going to run out and buy cod liver oil, let alone start taking it every day!
Thevitamin Dproduct I'm going to carry in my store- and that I'm going to send you free this month with any order of $79. or more- uses the best form of vitamin D (cholecalciferol, or vitamin D3), and has the added advantage of blending it with 200mcg of vitamin K, an extremely important and underrated vitamin necessary for bone health. I hope you'll enjoy it as my gift to you and a way of saying thanks for your continued support.