One Minute with Dr. Stengler on Vitamin D
A recent study on Vitamin D found that people who had low levels of Vitamin D have a higher risk of dying from many different kinds of diseases. And there’s many reasons for this – vitamin D helps to support a healthy immune system, it helps to control the inflammation of the body, and most chronic diseases, if not all of them, are related to chronic inflammation. Vitamin D helps to utilize your nutrients like calcium more effectively.
I recommend, as with my patients, that you get your blood vitamin D levels checked. You want to have 50 units or higher on a blood test. Many patients, I find, need at least 2000 units of vitamin D a day – but most actually need 5000. So get your vitamin D levels checked, supplement if you need extra amounts, and I think this will be very helpful for your health.