Vitamin D and Your Health, Know Your Level and Know Your Risk Factors
Everyone should have their Vitamin D levels checked once a year. Optimal ranges should be between 50-80 ng/mL. Here are the reasons why according to the Institute of Functional Medicine.
If your levels are below 20 ng/mL you will have a 75% greater risk of Colon Cancer.
If your levels are below 30 ng/mL you will have increased risk of calcium loss from bones, poor wound healing, increased muscle, joint and back pain, greater risk of depression, increased diabetes, schizophrenia, migraines, autoimmune diseases such as lupus and scleroderma, increased allergies, pre-eclampsia, and increased inflammation.
If your levels are less than 34 ng/mL you are at twice the risk of heart attack, <36 ng/mL you have increased incidence of high blood pressure and < 40 ng/mL you are 3 times the risk of MS ( multiple sclerosis).
What does having optimal levels mean to you? If your levels are > 50 ng/mL you will have a 50% reduction in breast cancer and decreased overall risk of all solid cancers.
If your levels are between 80-100ng/mL there is evidence of slowing of caner growth in patients with cancer. The best way to boost Vitamin D is through a pinking dose of Sunlight. When you aren't able to get enough natural sunlight, feel free to message me to help guide you toward optimal levels while monitoring crucial levels of magnesium, calcium, Vitamin K. You may be deficient due to a polymorphism in your VDR (Vitamin D receptor) which can be seen in your Genetics panel.