The scary thing is, most Americans are deficient. Most of us are below 25 ng/ml. The vitamin D council recommends we all shoot for a level of 50 ng/ml, and looking at this chart will show you why. Dr. Mercola recommends shooting for 50 to 70 ng/ml. If your level is above 60 ng/ml, you can avoid:
- Half of all bone fractures
- 83% of all breast cancers
- 17% of ovarian cancers
- 60% of colon cancers
- 54% of multiple sclerosis
- 49 % of kidney cancers
- 18% of all lymphomas
- and 35% of all cancer, overall
Of course, your other lifestyle and genetic factors will add to, or detract from, your risk. But the amount that vitamin D can do all by itself is pretty substantial.
So, if you want a lot of bang for your buck, put some D3 at the top of your shopping list, especially if you aren’t out in the sun on a regular basis.
I recently learned that a very effective, high quality D3 is made by Biotics Research Corporation, called Bio-D Mulsion.