"Treat the disease, you win some, you lose some. Treat the patient, you always win."
~Patch Adams~

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Women Experiencing Menopause May Not Get Enough Vitamin D

The study that this article from BetterHealthResearch.com refers to has been all over the Internet in the last week or so. over 3500 Spanish women were included in the study and it was determined that only 39% of this group were getting the "recommended" amount of Vitamin D every day. As most of you know, Vitamin D is essential for bone health and for a variety of other health concerns. Additionally, the "recommended" daily amount of Vitamin D is considered by many doctors (including my own) to be woefully inadequate, somewhere between 600-800 IUs (International Units) daily. I take 5,000 IUs of Vitamin D3 daily, and still struggle to get my blood levels up the optimal 70-100 ng/ml per day. We do not absorb Vitamin D as well as we age, even with sun exposure. As always, check with your doctor/healthcare practitioner before starting/increasing a supplement.