Higher levels of vitamin D may be required for disease-fighting benefits

Researchers from University of California and Creighton University medical schools have conducted a study, which suggests that individuals may need much more vitamin D than is currently recommended in order to gain health benefits.

The National Institutes of Health currently recommends about 600 international units (IU) of vitamin D per day for adults. The team of scientists has concluded that it may take between 4,000 IU and 8,000 IU of the nutrient daily for concentrations in the blood to be high enough that they can prevent disease.

Authors of the study noted that proper intake of vitamin D may prevent breast cancer, colon cancer, multiple sclerosis and type 1 diabetes. They said only about 10 percent of the population is getting adequate doses of the vitamin.

Results of the study point to a widespread need for vitamin D supplementation. Vitamin supplements – like those offered by Dr. Newton’s Naturals – containing high concentrations of the nutrient may not only ensure individuals get proper nutrition, but may be effective in preventing disease.

Dr. Pinkus’ Sublingual D-3 from Dr. Newton’s Naturals contains 5,000 IU of vitamin D in a fast-dissolving tablet.

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