CHF # 93 VITAMIN D
TO “D” OR NOT TO “D”
The “Archives of Medicine” (2000) “reported on the treatment of five patients confined to wheelchairs with weakness and fatigue. Blood tests revealed that all suffered vitamin D deficiency. The patients received 50,000 IU Vitamin D per week and all became mobile within six weeks.” Considering that vitamin “D deficiency has been mistaken for fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue or peripheral neuropathy” it might be a good idea to reconsider vitamin D.
The first consideration is the many vital functions of the human metabolism in which vitamin D is involved. Vitamin D is essential to Calcium usage and is therefore necessary for healthy bones. It contributes to a healthy immune system. It is a powerful anti-oxidant and is known to function in blood pressure regulation. Vitamin D is also the only vitamin which is also a hormone.
The second consideration is the availability of vitamin D. Do we get enough in our food? Most serious students of the subject will say: “No!” The Linus Pauling Institute stated that: “Vitamin D is found naturally in very few foods”— and this is especially true of the Standard American Diet (SAD). But, you say: “Vitamin D is produced in the skin by sun light.” True, but if you live about latitude 30 degrees—which is where 99.9% of the United States is located—You Do Not Get Enough Sun Light.*
One last consideration is that all Vitamin D’s are not created equal. Vitamin D-3 (Cholecalciferol) is the most metabolic active of the species. And this is what is found in Country Health Formula CHF #93 “VIT D”. If you have any of the problems listed above we suggest trying CHF #93.
**Please note that the sun light that comes through the windshield of your car does not count. **
** Refer again to the opening paragraph. **