Natural Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol, from sunlight) can protect us against:
So, how much Vitamin D3 do we need? Many medical authorities recommend that adults have 5000 international Units (IUs) (125 micrograms) or more every day. (In summer, sunshine on the skin may create up to 20,000 IUs per day.)
However, many people -- especially older people, and those living in Australia’s southern tier (Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Canberra, Hobart) -- get less than 1000 IUs per day.
“Your need varies with age, body weight, percent of body fat, latitude, skin coloration, season of the year, use of sunblock, individual variation in sun exposure, and - probably - how ill you are. As a general rule, old people need more than young people, big people need more than little people, fat people need more than skinny people, temperate-latitude people need more than tropical-latitude people, dark-skinned people need more than fair-skinned people, winter people need more than summer people, sunblock lovers need more than sunblock haters, sun-phobes need more than sun-worshippers, and ill people may need more than well people."
“Vitamin D is used by the body both to maintain wellness and to treat disease. If you get an infection, how much vitamin D does your body use up fighting the infection? Nobody knows. If you have cancer, how much vitamin D does your body use up fighting the cancer? Nobody knows. If you have heart disease, how much vitamin D does your body use up fighting the heart disease? Nobody knows. If you are a child with autism, how much vitamin D does your brain need to turn on the genes that autism has turned off? Nobody knows. If you are an athlete, how much vitamin D does your body use up making you stronger and quicker? Nobody knows."
“This is what I'd do. If you live in Florida (or, in Australia, north of Coffs Harbour/Adelaide) and sunbathe once a week, year around, do nothing. If you use suntan parlors once a week, do nothing. However, if you have little UVB exposure, my advice is as follows: Well children under the age of two should take 1,000 IU per day, over the age of two, 2,000 IU per day. Well adults and adolescents between 35kg and 60kg should start with 3,000 IU per day, over 60kg but less than 75kg, 4,000 IU per day and over 75kg, 5,000 IU per day." (You may puncture Hippocrates Natural Vitamin D3 capsules, if you wish, then give the contents to small children.)
HIPPOCRATES NATURAL VITAMIN D3 CAPSULES: 1000 IU (25 MICROGRAMS) PER EACH ALL-VEGETABLE CAPSULE.
More specific guidance from Dr John Cannell:
"Two months later have your doctor order your first 25-hydroxy-vitamin D blood test. Yes, start the vitamin D before you have the blood test. Then adjust your dose so your 25(OH)D level is between 100 nmol/l and 150 nmol/l, summer and winter. These are conservative dosage recommendations. Most people who avoid the sun - and virtually all dark-skinned people - will have to increase their dose once they find their blood level is still low, even after two months of the above dosage, especially in the winter."
I'm 67. For genetic reasons, I'm concerned about prostate cancer and osteoporosis. So, although I do get sun every day, I decided, with my GP's guidance, to have the 25(OH)D blood test.
I was surprised to find that my nmol/l level was only 60. I then, for three months, took 5000 IU of Hippocrates Natural Vitamin D3 every day. As a result, I'm feeling calmer and more energetic, and my sensitive digestion appreciates the fact that Hippocrates D3 contains D3 and olive oil only -- no additives or fillers.
My second blood test -- three months after the first -- showed my nmol/l at 150. Of course, I'm very pleased. My doctor has recommended that I remain at 5000 IU of D3 every day for the next six months, then have another blood test.
I'm also thrilled to report that I can now full-body sunbathe for hours, even in the midday sun, and not burn in the slightest.
|Last week I had a blood test to check my D3 levels. I have been taking your D3 capsules for ninety days, and for the first time the levels rose to a decent level. The doctor was delighted. I told her this must be because I have been taking Hippocrates D3.
I have read many times that it's common for dietary supplements to contain doses less than those indicated on the label.
I can only assume that the other D3 capsules I was taking previously didn't have the indicated amount, or had an additive that inhibited absorption. (I believe this is the case with many supplements.)
I have encouraged three of my family members to start taking your capsules, and I plan to spread the word further.
So hooray for the integrity of Hippocrates!
Angela Johnson, Narrabeen, NSW
|I've been taking 6000 IUs of Hippocrates Natural Vitamin D3 daily for four weeks. During that time, my 25(OH)D level has increased from 50 to 100. It's looking good so far. Another few months and I should be at the target.
Olivia Sanderson, Brighton, V
More specific guidance from Dr John Cannell:
“The only blood test that can diagnose vitamin D deficiency is a 25-hydroxy-vitamin D [25(OH)D]. Get your levels between 75 nmol/l and 150 nmol/l, year around. Unfortunately, about 10-20% of the doctors in the USA order the wrong test. They order a 1,25-dihydroxy-vitamin D, thinking that by measuring the most potent steroid in the system, they are getting useful information. They are not. 1,25-dihydroxy-vitamin D is an adaptive hormone; it goes up and down with calcium intake. Furthermore, as 25(OH)D is a weak steroid, when 25(OH)D levels are low, the body compensates by increasing the amount of the potent steroid, 1,25-dihydroxy-vitamin D. Thus, a common cause of high 1,25-dihydroxy-vitamin D is low 25(OH)D or vitamin D deficiency. So these doctors see the 1,25-dihydroxy-vitamin D is normal or high and tell their patients that they are OK when they are vitamin D deficient, advice that may prove fatal. Furthermore, the reference labs in this country know this is occurring but, to date, have not taken steps to educate the doctors ordering the test because the reference labs make more money off a 1,25-dihydroxy-vitamin D than they do from a 25-hydroxy-vitamin D. Although the misdiagnosis of vitamin D deficiency may prove fatal, the doctors, and the reference labs, are ordering and processing the wrong test.”
WHY NATURAL VITAMIN D3 (CHOLECALCIFEROL)?
There are two major forms of Vitamin D. One is natural; the other is synthetic.
Once either form of the vitamin is in your body, it must be converted to a more active form. Vitamin D3 is converted 500% faster than Vitamin D2.
Vitamin D2 also has a shorter shelf life, and its metabolites bind with protein poorly, making it less effective. Studies have even concluded that vitamin D2 should no longer be regarded as a nutrient appropriate for supplementation or fortification of foods (although it continues to be used as such). So, if you choose to use a vitamin D supplement, make sure it is in the form of vitamin D3.
Be aware that nearly all prescription-based supplements contain synthetic vitamin D2. So, if you receive a medical prescription for vitamin D, you’re probably receiving the inferior vitamin D2.
Hippocrates Natural Vitamin D3 capsules consist of 1000 IU (25 MICROGRAMS) OF NATURAL VITAMIN D3 and pure olive oil ONLY in each all-vegetable capsule. NOTHING ELSE.
Capsules are of 100% vegetable origin. No gelatin.
Custom-manufactured in Australia to our strict specifications.
Does NOT contain: Whey - Gluten - Soy – Corn – Lactose – Glucose – Gelatin - Sucrose - Sucralose - Sorbitol - Aspartame - MSG - Fructose – Maltose – Dextrose – Levulose – Maltodextrin – Xylitol – Molasses – Artificial Sweeteners - Nuts - Milk - Egg - Wheat – Rice – Sugars – Yeast – Casein – GMO – Preservatives – Enteric Coating – Shellac – Wax – Plastic – Talc – Dye - Sodium Benzoate - Titanium Dioxide - Artificial Colours or Flavours.
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