8000 IUs of Vitamin D Daily Necessary to Raise Blood Levels of 'Miracle' Anti-Cancer Nutrient, Declares Groundbreaking New Research

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The reign
of censorship and suppression against vitamin D is now coming to
an end. Even though the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and many institutions
leading the cancer industry (including the ACS) have intentionally
tried to downplay the ability of vitamin D to prevent cancer, a
new study appearing in the journal Anticancer Research lays
out the simple, powerful truth about vitamin D that we’ve been teaching
at NaturalNews for years: A typical adults needs 4,000-8,000
IUs of vitamin D each day
to prevent cancer, MS and type-1 diabetes,
not the ridiculously low 400-800 IUs recommended by the U.S. government.

The new research was conducted by scientists at the University of
California,
San Diego School of Medicine and Creighton University School of
Medicine in Omaha. It is groundbreaking research
because it establishes the relationship between vitamin D dosage
and circulating vitamin D levels in the blood.

This is a first. It is crucial information
for the health care revolution that will be necessary to
save states and nations from total health
care
bankruptcy in the coming years. Vitamin
D
turns out to be one of the simplest, safest and most affordable
ways to prevent degenerative disease
and sharply reduce long-term health
care costs.

Up to 8,000
IUs needed daily

“We found
that daily intakes of vitamin D by adults
in the range of 4,000 to 8,000 IU [international units] are needed
to maintain blood levels of vitamin D metabolites in the range needed
to reduce by about half the risk
of several diseases – breast cancer,
colon cancer, multiple sclerosis and type 1 diabetes,” said
Dr.
Cedric Garland
.

Dr. Garland is the professor of family and preventive medicine
at the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center. He went on to say:

“I was surprised
to find that the intakes required to maintain vitamin D status for
disease prevention
were so high – much higher than the minimal intake of vitamin
D of 400 IU/day that was needed to defeat rickets in the 20th century.”

Study reveals
90% vitamin
D deficiency
rate across U.S. population

This particular
study involved over 3,000 volunteers who were taking vitamin D supplements.
Researchers drew blood samples from them in order to determine their
levels of 25-vitamin D (the common form circulating in the blood).

The results
were shocking even to the study authors, revealing that 90 percent
of those studied were deficient in vitamin D
, falling below
the 40-60 ng/ml range now considered healthy. (Most nutritionally-aware
experts in the natural
health
world recommend higher ranges of 60-70 ng/ml, actually.)

The U.S. government’s
Institute
of Medicine
has intentionally downplayed vitamin D recommendations,
seemingly in an effort to keep boosting the profits of the cancer
industry
by denying any real benefit to vitamin D. The IOMs
most recent recommendations seemed designed to actually cause
vitamin D deficiency

in the U.S.
population
.

The IOM has
even gone out of its way to artificially lower the threshold of
vitamin D deficiency by claiming that 20 ng/ml is a sufficient level.
This magically transforms a “deficient” person into a “non-deficient”
person by merely changing the definition. So a person with a level
of 22 ng/ml, for example, is not considered “vitamin D deficient”
by the established medical system, even though their vitamin D levels
are so low that they may not be able to prevent cancer, MS or type-1
diabetes.

Why the
truth about vitamin D is a huge threat to the established for-profit
medical system

As NaturalNews
has documented and reported many times over the last several years,
the medical establishment – and especially the cancer industry
– has willfully engaged in attempts to prevent people from
learning the truth about vitamin D
in order to protect the lucrative
profits generated from sickness and disease. Vitamin D represents
a greater threat to the medical establishment than any other single
nutrient for three reasons:

1) Vitamin D is FREE (you can get it from the sun,
without a prescription).

2) Vitamin D prevents over a dozen high-profit diseases and health
conditions (osteoporosis, cancer, diabetes, MS, and others).

3) Vitamin
D is extremely safe, even when taken in supplement
form, because it’s a natural
vitamin / hormone that the body recognizes.

Read more in our downloadable special report, “The
Healing Power of Sunlight and Vitamin D
.”

Or watch the
incredibly popular video
from the Health Ranger that explains
how African Americans, Asians and Latinos are being exploited by
the cancer industry through vitamin D censorship
and encouraged nutritional deficiencies.

Highlights
from the study

The following
summary is extracted from the results
of the study
:

  • The study
    examined 3,667 people and their vitamin D intake habits.
  • Vitamin
    D intake of 10,000 IU / day had no toxicity.
  • For those
    severely deficient in vitamin D, each 1,000 IU / day of increased
    supplementation resulted in an increase of 10 ng / ml in vitamin
    D blood levels.
  • For those
    with existing blood levels above 30 ng / ml, each 1,000 IU / day
    of increased supplementation resulted in an increase of 8 ng /
    ml in vitamin D blood levels.
  • For those
    with existing blood levels above 50 ng / ml, each 1,000 IU / day
    of increased supplementation resulted in an increase of 5 ng /
    ml in vitamin D blood levels.
  • In other
    words, vitamin D supplementation has a curve of diminishing
    returns. Those with existing high levels of vitamin D do not
    experience as much benefit from vitamin D supplements as those
    with low levels (which is roughly 90% of the population).
  • Vitamin
    D sales have increased 600% since 2001 (due largely to the efforts
    of those in both the natural health and honest science
    communities who are telling the truth about vitamin D).

  • Vitamin
    D is remarkably safe! From the conclusion of the study:
    “Universal
    intake of up to 40,000 IU vitamin D per day is unlikely to result
    in vitamin D toxicity.”

Yes, that’s
40,000 IUs per day.

See the abstract
reprinted below.

Why nearly
everyone in first-world nations needs more vitamin D

Thanks in large
part to this remarkable research, it’s now clear that all the intelligent
people are going to up their vitamin D intake to something in the
range of 8,000 IUs per day (or more), especially through the winter
months.

Based on this study, I am personally increasing my intake to 10,000
IUs per day
from October through April (in North America). And
I’ll be sure to get plenty of sunshine during the other months.

“Now that the results of this study are in, it will become common
for almost every adult to take 4000 IU/day,” said Dr. Garland. “This
is comfortably under the 10,000 IU/day that the IOM Committee Report
considers as the lower limit of risk, and the benefits are substantial.”

“Now is the
time for virtually everyone to take more vitamin D to help prevent
some major types of cancer, several other serious illnesses, and
fractures,” said Robert P. Heaney, MD, of Creighton University,
an experienced biomedical scientist.

It seems the
conventional cancer industry, the IOM and even the FDA will not
be able to censor the truth about vitamin D much longer. The
truth is getting out
, thanks in large part due to you, the NaturalNews
readers who share these stories and help educate and inform your
friends and family members.

Spread the news: Take more vitamin D! Please share this story
on Facebook, Twitter and elsewhere. Let people know that the research
is in, and vitamin D is a remarkably safe “miracle” nutrient
that nearly everyone needs to be supplementing. This is especially
true if they have darker skin.

(We recommend vitamin D3 from quality nutritional supplement companies.
Beware of cheap “multivitamin” sources that you find at common retailers.
Go for quality supplements from reputable sources.)

Here’s the title and abstract of the original study:

Vitamin
D Supplement Doses and Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D in the Range Associated
with Cancer Prevention

CEDRIC F. GARLAND,
CHRISTINE B. FRENCH, , LEO L. BAGGERLY, and ROBERT P. HEANEY,

“This paper
provides a long awaited insight into a dose-response relationship
between orally administered vitamin D3 and the resulting levels
of serum 25(OH)D in over 3600 citizens. The results will allow new
definition of high vitamin D dose safety and reduce concerns about
toxicity. This is a landmark contribution in the vitamin D nutrition
field!” – Anthony Norman, Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry
& Biomedical Sciences, Emeritus, University of California Riverside

Abstract. Background: Studies indicate that intake of vitamin
D in the range from 1,100 to 4,000 IU/d and a serum 25- hydroxyvitamin
D concentration [25(OH)D] from 60-80 ng/ml may be needed to reduce
cancer risk. Few community-based studies
allow estimation of the dose–response relationship between oral
intake of vitamin D and corresponding serum 25(OH)D in the range
above 1,000 IU/d. Materials and Methods: A descriptive study of
serum 25(OH)D concentration and self-reported vitamin D intake in
a community-based cohort (n=3,667, mean age 51.313.4 y). Results:
Serum 25(OH)D rose as a function of self-reported vitamin D supplement
ingestion in a curvilinear fashion, with no intakes of 10,000 IU/d
or lower producing 25(OH)D values above the lower-bound of the zone
of potential toxicity (200 ng/ml). Unsupplemented all-source input
was estimated at 3,300 IU/d. The supplemental dose ensuring that
97.5% of this population achieved a serum 25(OH)D of at least 40
ng/ml was 9,600 IU/d. Conclusion: Universal intake of up to 40,000
IU vitamin D per day is unlikely to result in vitamin D toxicity.

The recent
increase in interest in vitamin D by the general public has fueled
a better than 200% increase in sales of over-the-counter vitamin
D preparations from 2008 to 2009, and a more than 6-fold increase
since 2001 (1). Additionally, products
with progressively increasing content of vitamin D have been introduced
with similar rapidity. There seems to have been little precedent
for a change of this magnitude and duration for other nutrients
(e.g., vitamins C and E) that have enjoyed brief periods of popularity
among the general public. There is essentially no information on
how the public uses these products or on their impact on the vitamin
D status of consumers.

GrassrootsHealth
(GRH), a non-profit community
service organization dedicated to promoting public awareness about
vitamin D, has assembled a database that includes information on
supplemental vitamin D intake by a self-selected population cohort,
and links these intakes to measured values for serum 25(OH)D, various
demographic variables, and a variety of health status measures.
GRH data include values from many individuals with daily supplemental
intakes in and above the ranges often used today for cancer
prevention
and co-therapy (2, 3).

This study
used the GRH database to describe the relationship of measured vitamin
D status to vitamin D supplementation, both as practiced by health
conscious individuals and as related to cancer prevention.

Read
more.

Reprinted
with permission from Natural
News
.

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