- Combat cardiovascular disease.
- Fights effects of Hypertension.
- Helps to keep heart healthy.
Recent research has suggested that vitamin D3 can play a very important role in helping to reduce blood pressure and stave off the effects of hypertension and cardiovascular disease. The study, published in the American Journal of Hypertension, was conducted on over 12,000 participants in New Zealand, Australia and the United States.
The results showed that that non-Hispanic whites had the highest vitamin D3 in their blood levels, followed by Mexican Americans, while non-Hispanic blacks had the lowest vitamin D3 levels.
[pullquote_left]”This finding may have public health significance, as vitamin D levels can easily, and cheaply, be increased by a modest increase in sun exposure or vitamin D supplementation,”
Lead author Robert Scagg wrote that “This finding may have public health significance, as vitamin D levels can easily, and cheaply, be increased by a modest increase in sun exposure or vitamin D supplementation,”.
A recent review of vitamin D intakes reported that the tolerable upper intake level for oral vitamin D3 should be increased five-fold. The current tolerable upper intake level (UL) in Europe and the US is currently 2000 International Units (IU), equivalent to 50 micrograms per day. The professionals are recommending that this be upped to 10,000 IU (250 micrograms per day).
Recently, professionals have been calling to increase vitamin D intake levels as the suggested recommended daily amount appears to be to low. Fifteen experts from universities, research institutes, and university hospitals around the world called for international agencies to “reassess as a matter of high priority” dietary recommendations for vitamin D because current advice is outdated and puts the public at risk of deficiency (The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 85, pp. 860-868).
[box_info] Vitamin D and Hypertension.