The Vitamin D2 Supplement Your Medical Doctor is Prescribing Raises Your Death Rate by 2%!

Story at-a-glance straight from www.mercola.com

  •  A meta-analysis of 50 trials looking at mortality rates for “doctor recommended” synthetic vitamin D2 supplements versus natural vitamin D3 shows a six percent risk reduction among those who used D3, compared to a two percent increased risk among those who used D2
  • Research shows vitamin D3 is approximately 87 percent more potent in raising and maintaining vitamin D concentrations and produces 2- to 3-fold greater storage of vitamin D than does D2. D3 is also converted into its active form 500 percent faster
  • Optimizing your vitamin D levels may be one of the most important steps you can take in support of your long-term health. The ideal way to do this is by exposing large amounts of skin to sunlight or a safe tanning bed, but if you need to use an oral supplement, make sure you’re taking vitamin D3
  • The most important factor is your vitamin D serum level, which should ideally be between 50-70 ng/ml. When taking an oral vitamin D supplement, you should take enough to reach and maintain this therapeutic level. As a generic guideline, adults need to take about 8,000 IU’s a day to reach this level

Dr. Noah’s summary

In a meta- analysis of a total of 94,000 participants showed that people who used Vitamin D3 had a 6% risk reduction in death while  people who used Vitamin D2 (Drisdol) had a 2% increase in mortality!

So why do Medical Doctors still prescribe this form of Vit. D that increases your risk of death! There are two reasons; 1. They are puppets to the Pharmaceutical Companies and 2. They are unfortunately unconsciously incompetent.

For the past 3 years in every lecture that I have done I have disparaged this form of Vit. D! The form you want to take is Vit. D3 (cholecalciferol) and the form you want to stay away from is Vit. D2 (ergocalciferol).

My family’s intake of Vit. D3 is; Wife – approximately 3,500ius a day, my children – approximately 1,000ius a day, and I take approximately 5,000ius a day!

It is my belief that these levels are very very safe and likely too little! I highly suggest that you get your Vit. D3 levels tested each and every time you get your blood work tested at your primary! If you want to do your own testing or simply just don’t see your primary that often go to www.vitamindcouncil.org and this site will list how you can do this in addition to countless research articles on the benefits of Vit. D!

We carry three forms of Vit. D3 at the office all from Anabolic Labs;  Mega D 1,000, Clinical D 5,000, and Vit. D3K2 2,000 (my favorite because of the addition of K2 a critical bone health and anticancer nutrient).

Please keep in mind the best way to get Vit. D is from the sun, the second best is a safe tanning bed, and the third is from supplementation.  For more information about this check out www.mercola.com .

With the risk of ranting and raving if you have any questions never hesitate to respond to this blog!

Yours in Chiropractic, Wellness, and Longevity;

Dr. Noah