Updated: Dec 2, 2022
Vitamin D is not only the most important vitamin for your body and immune system, but as well a strategic hormone that supports the communication of your organs and all the cells in your body. This nutrient has amazing benefits for reversing your biological age, extend your healthspan and for looking younger. It is also very cheap supplement easy to find.
More than 50% of the population of this planet are deficient from vitamin D and they are on risk of suffering often respiratory infections and other horrible conditions including cancer. According to this review, evidence from observational studies, suggests that the majority of deaths due to SARS-CoV-2 infections are statistically attributable to vitamin D insufficiency and they could potentially be prevented with vitamin D supplementation.
Taking a lot of sun without sun cream and sunglasses is not enough, it requires a long process to be activated in the body and can remain inactive or simply get trapped in the fat of an obese person. The skin cells use cholesterol to make this vitamin from sunlight to later be activated partially in the liver and then completely in the kidneys, what is called Calcitriol and bile acids and magnesium play a critical role in the synthesis and metabolism of this vitamin.
A study in 2019 revealed that around 70% of the population in India, a sunny country are Vitamin D deficient. This is because many factors and foods deplete your body from this nutrient and I will talk about all this on the next document to you be able to take advantage from all the benefits of this nutrient, which is a great tool to keep distance from diseases, for improving your beauty, physical / mental performance and to reverse your biological age.
What is vitamin D ?
It is a nutrient that is transformed in your body to a steroid hormone, which is so important that nearly all, if not all, cells in the body have vitamin D receptors. This steroid hormone regulates over a thousand different genes in the human body and it is well prove that vitamin D deficiency promotes aging, and age-related diseases like diabetes and certain cancers.
The main source of vitamin D in the body comes from exposing the skin to sunlight, although a diet of oily fish can provide some of the vitamin. Half of the population of the entire world is deficient of vitamin D. Those most vulnerable to suffer deficiency are people with dark skin living in cold places, the obese and the elderly. For them is harder to assimilate this vitamin and they must take supplements to avoid serious damage that can lead to fatal disease.
Vitamin D deficiency not only damages your bones, your entire body deteriorates and ages tremendously with the lack of this nutrient and taking vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy and the early years could have a beneficial effect on a child's health in later life.
What is the difference between vitamin D2 vs. D3 and Which is better ?
Vitamin D3 is called Cholecalciferol and comes mostly from animal sources but there are a lot of supplements with vitamin D3 vegan friendly like this one I found on eBay. This type of vitamin D is much better to take as a supplement because your body assimilates it much more than others according to studies like this one from US National Library of Medicine.
Vitamin D2 is called Ergocalciferol and comes from plants sources mostly. Mushrooms that received the sun or ultraviolet light produce Vitamin D2 but may be decreased after cook, dried or storage them. Mushrooms contain also something called Vitamin D4 that they use for their metabolism. And vitamin D1 is a mixture of compounds rather than a pure vitamin, so the term is no longer used. But better if I start to talk about the great anti-aging benefits.
The anti-aging benefits of vitamin D
Vitamin D has great anti-aging benefits that helps you to look younger and increase your healthspan. The role of this nutrient is so important that its deficiency within the body causes aging and deterioration. It is one of the most essential vitamins in anti-aging medicine. It also contains enzymes that fight inflammation and prevent DNA damage.
Recent studies suggest that vitamin D is involved in telomere biology and cellular aging. This vitamin/hormone is important for maintaining your telomeres healthy and consuming the daily dose that I recommend below helps to keep your telomeres healthy and even increase their size as meditation and astragalus in extract do. Premature aging syndromes and age-related diseases are frequently associated with telomere shortening.
Vitamin D regulates aging in many tissues, and has a variety of antiaging protective effects on the skin. It induces antioxidative responses, inhibit DNA damage and induce DNA repair mechanisms to attenuate premature skin aging and cancerogenesis according to this review. This vitamin acts as an antioxidant that helps in combating the factors that cause wrinkles and fine lines. So, if you have a vitamin D deficiency, you will develop fine lines quickly.
In general, taking this vitamin helps your body maintain important body processes that maintain your body young because it is a nutrient that benefits the proper functioning of all your cells. Consuming the recommended dose impacts positively processes associated with many human age-related diseases activating genes known to influence longevity. It has many important roles in the prevention of the cancer, therapeutic effects of autoimmune disease, and the protective effects on the atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
How much vitamin D should I take daily ?
The daily dose of vitamin D your body really needs to maintain excellent health is 8,000 IU These are international units which measures the concentration of the nutrient and not the quantity. For a doctor consider your vitamin D levels okay you need to have 40-60Ng per millilitre of your blood and most people have 5 litters of blood so by making the conversion of nanograms to international units is concluded that you need around 9000 to 8000 IU daily.
Some experts recommend a daily dose of 2,000 IU per day which is simply ridiculous. Just check this out, people considered deficient have 20 nanograms per millilitre of blood which is approximately 4000 IU in total, the double of recommended dose. People with 30 ng/mL or less are considered inefficient. People with healthy levels has 40-60 ng/mL in the blood and based on this conversion I am recommending you a daily dose of 8000 IU.
It is important to perform a blood test before taking any supplement to have an the idea the dose you need it. When your skin is exposed directly to sunlight without sun cream for 20 minutes, you get a good dose of this vitamin. If your skin is dark, you must be exposed more time every day and during dark winters taking a dietary supplement could be super strategic.
If you have decided to take a supplement after reading this article a good dose could be 5,000 IU since your body only assimilates 60% to 80% of the content. Then take 2 capsules when you do not receive the sun. Consuming a dose of 10,000 UI of vitamin D3 is completely safe if it contains vitamin K2 as well like this vegan friendly supplement I found in eBay. The best time to consume it is in the morning with some fat, like yogurt or olive oil.
10, 000 IU is a very small amount, is even less than half a milligram. Obese people needs a higher concentration of vitamin D in the supplement because this vitamin gets trapped in the fat and remains there before been activated. On the other hand people without the bile need Bile salts supplementation to have an adequate absorption of this fat-soluble vitamin.
Taking this vitamin in a very high dose was completely safe for the participants of this study that took 300,000 UI for 6 months. And even if taking that exaggerated dose seems safe, I do not recommend it. If you decided to take 10,000 IU cut down dairy foods to avoid calcium build-up and kidney stones. And drink a lot of water or water with lemon every day.
Until now there is no one affected by consuming a dose of 10,000 IU daily but if you receive the sun directly to your skin for more than 20 minutes without sun cream and sun glasses you do not need to consume your supplement next day. But taking 10,000 IU is completely safe and very recommended but there are always exceptions like people with Williams syndrome and other health conditions which are described in the video below.
Which is the best time to take vitamin D?
In the morning or afternoon in a day when you do not receive the light of the sun directly to your skin without sun cream and sun glasses which blocks vitamin D. And always take it with fat like olive oil, avocado or some supplement with omega 3 for better absorption. But if you received the sun a day before for enough time you can skip the supplement but If often you get the light of the sun directly to your skin for at least 20 minutes, consuming 2000 IU is ok.
During winter a daily dose of 5000 IU is optimal but always with vitamin K2. If you are obese, diabetic or you have dark skin double the amount and keep in track your vitamin D levels. Since Magnesium assists in the activation of vitamin D it is essential to ensure the recommended daily allowance of Magnesium to obtain the optimal benefits of Vitamin D. If you often get direct sunlight on your skin, it is safe to take 2,000 IU of vitamin D3 with K2.
Which health conditions can be improved with vitamin D ?
People that suffers from an autoimmune disease or pain or stiffness due to inflammation, by taking vitamin D with vitamin K2 will improve their condition. Also Turmeric in extract will help to ameliorate those conditions and both are very easy to find and completely safe. Recent studies indicate that vitamin D can regulate the adaptive immune response in various inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. These results suggest that supplementing with vitamin D decreases the risk and adverse outcomes of inflammatory diseases.
For example, vitamin D deficiency is highly prevalent in patients with Rheumatoid arthritis, and that vitamin D deficiency may be linked to disease severity in Rheumatoid arthritis. Then, taking vitamin D supplementation may be needed for pain relief in patients with Rheumatoid arthritis according to this study published in the National Library of Medicine.
Breast, prostate, and colon cancer can be caused by vitamin D deficiency. If you have one of these conditions and your doctor did not check your vitamin D levels and directly recommend you radiotheraphy or chemotherapy please run away from this person and look the advice from a holistic doctor because cancer is a disease caused by many factors so the protocol should be different for each person, it is just stupid use the same remedy for everyone.
Radiotherapthy and chemotherapy are very harmful for your DNA and cause a very serious damage. While exists natural remedies that are much more effective and I am talking about them in this article that I wrote. Vitamin D does not cure cancer, but if your levels are low it is important that you take a high dose of 20,000 IU with vitamin K2 to strengthen your whole organism, especially your immune system who removes cancer, what going to accelerate the healing. But always follow the guidance of a specialist and also do your own research.
Vitamin D deficiency damage your whole organism, promotes aging, inflammation and deterioration. So basically is some of the most important nutrients. And its deficiency lead you to many negative health conditions that can be easily avoided by taking a supplement with 10,000 IU of vitamin D3 and 100 mcg of Vitamin K2 everyday reducing the dose the days you received the sun directly to your skin without sun cream.
Vitamin D is the most important nutrient for your spirit
If you practice meditation or another method to increase the size and brightness of your spirit, the invisible area of your body, you will see excellent benefits from taking 10,000 IU of vitamin D3 with vitamin K2. This nutrient is the force of the sun and is very important to nourish your spirit with it. Your meditation is likely to improve after taking this vitamin every day and more light can be tapped into your body through your spiritual practices.
I hope that all this information has helped you and if you have questions or you are looking for a person who can help you choose the right supplements and the right diet for you and your family contact me on Telegram, my username is @Pranachy. There I can answer them and tell you more about my holistic services as an anti-aging coach. And before you go, please subscribe to my newsletter to keep in contact and visit my store by clicking here.