Vitamin D: Is 50ng enough for optimum health? Most are deficient <30ng

Most Americans deficient (under 30 ng) or severely deficient (under 20 ng), especially blacks:

42 % of US adults less than 20 ng of vitamin D and 82 % of blacks – Jan 2011

Excerpt from Is 50 ng of vitamin D too high, just right, or not enough

At VitaminDWiki – 50 – 60 ng

At VitaminDWiki – need > 60 ng

Vitamin D testing in Anchorage, Alaska

Alaska Medical Lab Services at 5001 Arctic Blvd, Unit 100, Anchorage, AK | 907-344-0017

Alaska Medical Lab Services has first-class low-cost Medical Lab testing at a fraction of the costs that other Medical Labs offer.

As of October, 2021, the cost of vitamin D, 25 hydroxy test is $75, including blood draw.

NOTE: The ‘reference range’ on their report is 30-100 ng/ml

ZRT Labs: Vitamin D: What Level is Normal vs Optimal? ‘Reference Range’ Explained

ZRT
LABORATORY

Vitamin D: What Level is Normal vs Optimal?

… When testing with ZRT, you will receive a result that is reflective of your total 25-Hydroxy Vitamin D status (vitamin D2 plus Vitamin D3) in blood. This is the storage form of vitamin D, which is converted by the kidneys to the biologically active form, 1,25-dihydroxycholecalciferol. …

Reference Range

The reference range, a term often used in conjunction with laboratory testing, is a set of values that include the upper and lower limits of a lab test based on a group of otherwise healthy individuals. For a laboratory to determine the appropriate reference range for their testing population, often hundreds to thousands of normal, healthy patients are tested. To date, ZRT has tested over 60,000 patients to assess their vitamin D levels. When looking at the patient results, we determined that the majority of patients tested have total vitamin D levels between 20 and 80 ng/mL; that is, 86% of patients tested fall within this range. Based on years of patient testing and data analysis, we have updated our laboratory report reference range to reflect that values between 20-80 ng/mL are representative of a normal patient population.

Normal versus Optimal

This raises the issue: is normal the same thing as optimal? Not necessarily. The Vitamin D Council places the ideal level between 40 and 80 ng/mL with levels below 20 ng/mL as deficient. The Endocrine Society has a Clinical Practice Guideline on the evaluation, treatment, and prevention of vitamin D deficiency. This guideline recommends a minimum vitamin D level of 20 ng/mL, but to guarantee sufficiency they recommend between 30 and 50 ng/mL for both children and adults. In contrast, the Vitamin D Council states that even levels between 30 and 40 ng/mL are still not quite sufficient. On the other end of the spectrum, results that fall between 80 and 100 ng/mL are not achievable naturally; that is, they are only reached with some form of vitamin D supplementation. So, while they are not harmful levels, they are instead reflective of supplementation and therefore not what would be detected in a “normal” patient population. Continue reading “ZRT Labs: Vitamin D: What Level is Normal vs Optimal? ‘Reference Range’ Explained”

Mercola: One More Study Linking *Low Vitamin D* to Risk of COVID

From: Dr. Mercola

October 04, 2021

Another preprint study, published September 25, 2021, shows the correlation between low vitamin D levels and the risk of getting COVID-19.

In this retrospective examination of one population study and seven clinical studies where vitamin D3 levels were measured on the day of hospitalization, researchers said, “The two datasets provide strong evidence that low D3 is a predictor rather than a side effect of the infection.”

They suggested that it may be possible to “prevent or mitigate” new COVID outbreaks by simply raising people’s vitamin D3 levels to 50 ng/ml or above. Even though they said they believe vaccination is part of the fight against COVID, they added that the ongoing evidence of the part vitamin D plays in the risk for contracting the infection is especially important because the virus continues to mutate, which challenges the effectiveness of the vaccines. Continue reading “Mercola: One More Study Linking *Low Vitamin D* to Risk of COVID”

How Much Vitamin D3 Should I Take? Is 10,000 IUs of Vitamin D3 Toxic? – Dr.Berg

“The answer is ‘no, it’s not [toxic].'”

“10,000 iu is just 1/4 of one tiny milligram” = .25 mg

“15 minutes in the sun will give you 20,000 iu’s of vitamin D.”

In fat soluble vitamins, they use something called IU’s or International Units, which is the potency or concentration of something. You don’t really need to be alarmed if you see large amounts of IU’s. Take vitamin D with vitamin K2 which works with D3 to help mobilize calcium and keeping it from going in the wrong place. Hypercalcemia is not very common and it is too much calcium in the blood. [“And it’s so simple to fix it and reverse it.”]

Continue reading “How Much Vitamin D3 Should I Take? Is 10,000 IUs of Vitamin D3 Toxic? – Dr.Berg”

Dr. Colleen Huber: Likelihood of dying from COVID-19 having vitamin D levels above 70ng/ml seems to be “vanishingly small if not impossible”

Huber, Colleen. The Defeat of COVID: 500+ medical studies show what works & what doesn’t (p. 58).

It would be quite difficult for a person with adequate serum vitamin D levels to die of COVID-19.  How difficult is it? Continue reading “Dr. Colleen Huber: Likelihood of dying from COVID-19 having vitamin D levels above 70ng/ml seems to be “vanishingly small if not impossible””

Dr. Joseph Mercola: The Effects of Vitamin D and COVID-Related Outcomes — At least 40ng/ml for sufficiency

July 11, 2021

The best way to know how much vitamin D you need is to have your levels tested. Data from GrassrootsHealth’s D*Action studies suggest the optimal level for health and disease prevention is between 60 ng/mL and 80 ng/mL, while the cutoff for sufficiency appears to be around 40 ng/mL.

STORY

COVID-19 mortality risk correlates inversely with vitamin D3 status, and a mortality rate close to zero could theoretically be achieved at 50 ng/ml

https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.09.22.21263977v1.full-text

medRxiv

Posted September 25, 2021.

COVID-19 mortality risk correlates inversely with vitamin D3 status, and a mortality rate close to zero could theoretically be achieved at 50 ng/ml 25(OH)D3: Results of a systematic review and meta-analysis

Lorenz Borsche, Bernd Glauner, PJulian von Mendel
doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.09.22.21263977

This article is a preprint and has not been certified by peer review [what does this mean?]. It reports new medical research that has yet to be evaluated and so should not be used to guide clinical practice.

Discussion
This study investigated the correlation between vitamin D levels as a marker of a patient’s immune defense and resilience against COVID-19 and presumably other respiratory infections. It compared and merged data from two completely different datasets. The strength of the chosen approach lies in its diversity, as data from opposite and independent parts of the data universe yielded similar results. This result strengthens the hypothesis that a fatal outcome from COVID-19 infection, apart from other risk factors, is strongly dependent on the vitamin D status of the patient. The mathematical regressions suggested that the lower threshold for healthy vitamin D levels should lie at approximately 125 nmol/L or 50 ng/ml 25(OH)D3, which would save most lives, reducing the impact even for patients with various comorbidities.

This is – to our knowledge – the first study that aimed to determine an optimum D3 level to minimize COVID-19 mortality, as other studies typically limit themselves to identifying odds ratios for 2–3 patient cohorts split at 30 ng/ml or lower.

Another study confirmed that the number of infections clearly correlated with the respective D3 levels, with a cohort size close to 200,000 [115]. A minimum number of infections was observed at 55 ng/ml. … Continue reading “COVID-19 mortality risk correlates inversely with vitamin D3 status, and a mortality rate close to zero could theoretically be achieved at 50 ng/ml”

Is Taking Too Much Vitamin D A Real Concern? (Hint: Probably Not!)

Related: Mayo Clinic: Vitamin D toxicity greatly exaggerated – Would require “50,000 to 100,000 IU/d for months to years”

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Is Taking Too Much Vitamin D A Real Concern? (Hint: Probably Not!)

Vitamin D is a vital nutrient involved in immune support, bone health, muscle function, and more.* … To reach optimal levels of 50 ng/mL (the true goal for vitamin D sufficiency), food alone just doesn’t cut it; you would need an unreasonable amount of vitamin-D-rich foods (like six servings of trout) to even make a dent.

That, folks, is where supplements come into play: Trusted nutrition and medical experts recommend 5,000 I.U. of vitamin D3 (the body’s preferred form) per day to help you get to—and stay!—above that 50 ng/mL threshold.

Continue reading “Is Taking Too Much Vitamin D A Real Concern? (Hint: Probably Not!)”

Which Things Increase Telomere Length? — Vitamin D …

…how to increase telomere length. A telomere is a protective mechanism at the end part of your chromosome. The shorter it gets, the faster you age and the higher risk you have for diseases.

As cells divide, chromosomes need to replicate because there needs to be a complete set. But, every time they replicate, telomeres become shorter and shorter. …

Things that hurt telomeres:
• Poor diet
• Obesity
• Lack of exercise
• Lack of sleep
• Stress
• Smoking
• Alcohol
• Pollution

Things that help increase telomere length:
• Omega-3 fatty acids
• Astragalus
• Gotu kola
• Green tea
• Curcumin
• Vitamin D
• Zinc
• Consistent exercise with good recovery
• Sleep
• Decreasing stress
• Healthy diet

Continue reading “Which Things Increase Telomere Length? — Vitamin D …”

Dr. Iona Farr on Dan Fagan Show 9/23/21: Ivermectin works! Get vitamin D & zinc levels up! Porcaro won’t let her talk. Recommended protocols

1:13:00 “This is basically government takeover of health care” — hospitals firing doctors and nurses for not taking the vax, so instead of standing up for their rights, Governor Dunleavy brings in workers from outside to replace them at the tune of $87,000 for three months!

1:18:25 “The stupid Ivermectin study was underpowered. They just treated them with like one or two doses of Ivermectin, which has never been the treatment protocol that actually worked. And you have to do the zinc, Aspirin and the vitamin D with it. It’s a full combination.  People have to get their vitamin D levels, their zinc levels up on board. And if they get Covid and they’re not allergic to it, they need to take Aspirin immediately to try and prevent the blood clots that kill so many with this disease.”

Farr recommends people look at the FLCCC, Mercola and Fleming outpatient protocols. And FLCCC has an in-patient protocol now too, for use in hospitals [which most hospitals reject].

Farr: How successful Ivermectin is, but local pharmacies won’t make it available. Out of over 600 patients cured with no deaths, Farr has now lost one patient who had to go to Soldotna to get it, and then her doctor wouldn’t give it to her.

Fagan: Ann Zink said Ivermectin doesn’t work in Dunleavy’s press conference yesterday, and Dunleavy didn’t say a thing.

Farr: 3.7 billion doses of Ivermectin with only 16 deaths reported; much safer than Tylenol and Aspirin; won the medicine Nobel Peace Prize in 2015, and we can’t even get it. Use the FLCCC, Mercola or Fleming protocols.

Merk is making a patentable version of off-patent Ivermectin that they’ll make a fortune out of.

1:28:00 Mike Porcaro won’t let Farr on his show anymore (afternoons on KENI). Farr is asking for other health care providers to speak out, as she’s the only one.

Starts at 1:13:00

Dan Fagan Show/Thursday 9/23/2021

PubMed: Calcifediol vs cholecalciferol for vitamin D supplementation

Fast acting calcifediol is used in the more reliable Spanish, RCT vitamin D studies, instead of very slow absorbing and acting cholecalciferol (vitamin D3), which is fine for everyday use (5,000-10,000 iu/day), but not when a person needs a lot fast — has low levels and Covid cytokine storm lung issues.

Is calcifediol better than cholecalciferol for vitamin D supplementation?

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29713796

Study: Decreased bioavailability of vitamin D in obesity

Obese people need higher amounts of vitamin D, because much of the D consumed is deposited in fat tissue, where it can’t fight Covid. We need optimum vitamin D blood levels, which many now believe is 60-80ng/ml, much higher than what most people have.

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Decreased bioavailability of vitamin D in obesity

Affiliations 

PMID: 10966885DOI: 10.1093/ajcn/72.3.690

Erratum in

Am J Clin Nutr. 2003 May;77(5):1342

Abstract

Background: Obesity is associated with vitamin D insufficiency and secondary hyperparathyroidism.

Objective: This study assessed whether obesity alters the cutaneous production of vitamin D(3) (cholecalciferol) or the intestinal absorption of vitamin D(2) (ergocalciferol).

Design: Healthy, white, obese [body mass index (BMI; in kg/m(2)) > or = 30] and matched lean control subjects (BMI </= 25) received either whole-body ultraviolet radiation or a pharmacologic dose of vitamin D(2) orally.

Results: Obese subjects had significantly lower basal 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations [blood levels – ed.] and higher parathyroid hormone concentrations than did age-matched control subjects. Evaluation of blood vitamin D(3) concentrations 24 h after whole-body irradiation showed that the incremental increase in vitamin D(3) was 57% lower in obese than in nonobese subjects. The content of the vitamin D(3) precursor 7-dehydrocholesterol in the skin of obese and nonobese subjects did not differ significantly between groups nor did its conversion to previtamin D(3) after irradiation in vitro. The obese and nonobese subjects received an oral dose of 50000 IU (1.25 mg) vitamin D(2). BMI was inversely correlated with serum vitamin D(3) concentrations after irradiation (r = -0.55, P: = 0.003) and with peak serum vitamin D(2) concentrations after vitamin D(2) intake (r = -0.56, P: = 0.007).

Conclusions: Obesity-associated vitamin D insufficiency is likely due to the decreased bioavailability of vitamin D(3) from cutaneous and dietary sources because of its deposition in body fat compartments.

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7-Minute Cure for COVID Misinformation – The Testimony of Dr Dan Stock

Dan Stock, MD, a family-practice physician in Noblesville, Indiana, testified on August 7, 2021, before the local Mt. Vernon School Board. His presentation immediately went viral – and for good reason. In slightly less than seven minutes, Dr. Stock explained why everything advocated by the CDC and National Institute of Health are contrary to known science. – GEG

Video Link

Dr. Dan Stock explains how the current measures to combat COVID-19 do not work.

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(video) Mayo Clinic: Vitamin D toxicity greatly exaggerated – Would require “50,000 to 100,000 IU/d for months to years”

According to an article by the Mayo Clinic, vitamin D may not actually be as toxic as was once believed: Vitamin D Is Not as Toxic as Was Once Thought: A Historical and an Up-to-Date Perspective

In the 1940s, vitamin D was used for rheumatoid arthritis. But, the amounts being used were between 200,000 and 300,000 IUs of vitamin D. The reason this could have helped is that vitamin D helps support the immune system and helps lower inflammation

In the 1950’s they were fortifying products like dairy products with vitamin D. But, there were some complaints from parents with children who had side effects. The fortification of vitamin D in dairy was banned in Europe, but not in some other countries, including America. 

Years later, it was discovered that these children might have experienced these side effects due to a rare genetic disease called Williams syndrome. With Williams syndrome, you don’t actually want to take vitamin D at all. 

Now, when you look at vitamin D, it always says something along the line of “don’t take too much, you could experience a toxic effect.” 

But, according to this article by the Mayo Clinic, it would take getting 50,000 to 100,000 IUs of vitamin D for months to years before vitamin D would become toxic. This is actually a lot more than what most people consider toxic. …

Continue reading “(video) Mayo Clinic: Vitamin D toxicity greatly exaggerated – Would require “50,000 to 100,000 IU/d for months to years””

Study: Vitamin D levels play significant role in COVID-19 mortality rates — “cutting mortality rate in half”

From: ScienceDaily

Vitamin D levels appear to play role in COVID-19 mortality rates

Patients with severe deficiency are twice as likely to experience major complications

Date:
May 7, 2020
Source:
Northwestern University
Summary:
Researchers analyzed patient data from 10 countries. The team found a correlation between low vitamin D levels and hyperactive immune systems. Vitamin D strengthens innate immunity and prevents overactive immune responses. The finding could explain several mysteries, including why children are unlikely to die from COVID-19.

After studying global data from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, researchers have discovered a strong correlation between severe vitamin D deficiency and mortality rates. Continue reading “Study: Vitamin D levels play significant role in COVID-19 mortality rates — “cutting mortality rate in half””

Vitamin D Toxicity Rare in People Who Take Supplements, Mayo Clinic Researchers Report

2:35 “We found that even those with high levels of vitamin D, over 50ng/ml, there was not an increased risk of hypercalcemia.”

3:30 Out of 20,000 people tested, they only found one case of vitamin D toxicity, hypercalcemia, and that person had been taking 50,000 iu of D every day for more than three months along with calcium.

Continue reading “Vitamin D Toxicity Rare in People Who Take Supplements, Mayo Clinic Researchers Report”

A Physicians Take on New Mask Mandates & Vaccines — ‘Nobody’s talking about boosting your vitamin D level’ – Dr. Jeffrey Barke

MORE TRUTH from articulate, wise and bold Dr. Jeffrey Barke, a champion from almost day #1 of last year!

13:35 “Why aren’t we talking about the importance of measuring and boosting your vitamin D level? We know there’s a direct correlation between poor outcome with Covid and low vitamin D level. Nobody’s talking about that.”

14:15 “There’s been over 100 new billionaires created in the vaccine industry as a result of these vaccines. … It’s a perfect business model. I’m free from liability…” government funds the research, taxes pay for the vaxxes with taxes….

LINK for fullscreen

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Vitamin D: prolonged exposure to sunlight results in a maximum level of 75ng/ml

His target levels for Covid are too low, but he does say:

9:50 “Prolonged exposure to sunlight itself does not cause toxic levels of vitamin D in the body. That’s because there are multiple studies that show that prolonged exposure of the skin to sunlight results in a maximum level of 75ng/ml”— which is right in what many consider to be the 60-80ng/ml sweet spot.

Continue reading “Vitamin D: prolonged exposure to sunlight results in a maximum level of 75ng/ml”

(video) Dr. Ryan Cole: “If you are in MIDLEVEL VITAMIN D range you cannot die from Covid [cytokine storm]” — MOST are D deficient — “No such thing as ‘flu and cold season,’ only low vitamin D season”

MY NOTES

Average Covid-19 age of death: 78.6. Average annual US age of death historically: 78.6.

4:40 “The biggest lost message on this entire pandemic is vitamin D. … There is no such thing as ‘flu and cold season.’ There is only low vitamin D season.”

“It is the master key to your immune system. If one has a level in midrange you cannot develop a cytokine storm, data shows. What kills people? Cytokine storm. If you are in midlevel range, you cannot die from Covid because you cannot get a cytokine storm.”

70-80% of Americans are vitamin D deficient. 82-88% of nursing home patients, 83% of African Americans, 70% of Latinos, 72% of Native Americans, 47% of Caucasians are vitamin D deficient. 96% of ICU patients are vitamin D deficient.

“The best mask of all is a healthy immune system, and a healthy immune system doesn’t occur if you don’t have D in normal range.”

Above the 35th parallel, WE CANNOT make natural vitamin D from the sun in winter for 4-5 months.

“Obesity drastically reduces your ability to get vitamin D into your circulation.”

9:35 “Normal D levels decrease your risk for Covid symptom severity risk for hospitalization by 90%. That’s the world data now. There have been a lot of placebo controlled trials that show this, all around the world. It is scientific fact.”

10;25 “That’s why the hospitalizations and the death rates in the darker skinned populations. It is not social disparity. It is plain and simple biology.”

The RDA, the recommended daily allowance: that was after WWII to sustain basic life. … It is absolute nonsense.”

Fauci said in an interview in November, 2020 he takes 8,000-9,000 iu per day, but then doesn’t make this a public health message.

13:00 CONFLICT OF INTEREST: If there’s a treatment [like HCL or Ivermectin], by rule, the FDA cannot give [fast-track] approval for a vaccine.

14:00 Treatments that don’t work by the time people are in the hospital: Remdesivir at $3,000 and still used by hospitals does NOT add survival benefit. Convalescent plasma and monoclonal antibodies only work early. Steroids at the right point in the disease do add benefit.

Ivermectin works, and is safe. Over 4 billion people have taken it since 1980! “There is blood on the hands of bureaucrats in Washington who have suppressed this lifesaving medication.” In India, Ivermectin packets costing only 2 cents have been given out, and have brought life in India back to normal. In the U.S., it’s less than $30 for an entire treatment.

20:30 The experimental mRNA vaccines are not vaccines. Long term safety is highly suspect.

23:15 “Masks don’t do anything.”

We are in an endemic right now. We are not in a pandemic.”

26:00 Cytokine storm explained, which vitamin D stops.


Both video I posted originally (below this one) were censored, which is tantamount to murder, blocking vital information that would have saved thousands of lives, so Big Pharma can make their $billions on their not thoroughly tested, experimental vaccines.

VIDEO LINK for full screen — Also HERE


Idaho Freedom Foundation Facebook Video

Dr. Ryan Cole, a board-certified dermatopathologist (AP & CP) and the CEO/Medical Director of Cole Diagnostics [in Boise, Idaho], explained what the United States got very wrong during the Covid crisis.

First 30 minutes of this YouTube version:

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Vitamin D Reduces Mortality Risk by -89% — Big Pharma nefariously silent! – Dr. Chris Martinson

“There’s no good explanation why we don’t have a comprehensive, international vitamin D campaign going on right now.”

Summary:

After a week’s break, we’re back!  This time with a truly puzzling bit of information.

Vitamin D has now been shown in study after study to cut Covid mortality in the elderly by a massive amount – up to an 89% reduction in deaths.

This data has been steadily accumulating for months.  Vitamin D has been known to be a powerful immunomodulator for decades.  It’s also known to be extremely safe…almost ridiculously safe.

Yet the UK, US and France (among other nations) neither advocate for Vitamin D supplementation in their general populations as a guard against Covid-19, nor do their current treatment protocols include it.

I have to ask:  WTF?  Seriously, what’s going on here?  Whatever it is, it’s not based on science, nor is it concerned with patient health or survival.

So if you are a doctor there’s absolutely no reason not to be administering a large Vitamin D bolus to every patient upon check-in at the hospital.  To every person out there, as a preventative for both Covid and other viral illnesses, you really should be taking Vitamin D.

Continue reading “Vitamin D Reduces Mortality Risk by -89% — Big Pharma nefariously silent! – Dr. Chris Martinson”