Vitamin D is the only vitamin our body can create and is the phenomenon of the kidney and liver. If you had been trying to fix Vitamin D deficiency with foods and food supplements you may have been confusing your self-healing system.
KOSA Acupuncture debunks the Vitamin D myths.
- What is Vitamin D?
- Vitamin D deficiency
- Health Risks from Excessive Vitamin D
- Greater BMD loss with vitamin D supplementation
- Vitamin D myths debunked
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is naturally present in very few foods, added to others, and available as a dietary supplement.
It is also produced endogenously when ultraviolet rays from sunlight strike the skin and trigger vitamin D synthesis.
Vitamin D obtained from sun exposure, food, and supplements is biologically inert and must undergo two hydroxylations in the body for activation.
The first occurs in the liver and converts vitamin D to 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D], also known as calcidiol.
The second occurs primarily in the kidney and forms the physiologically active 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D [1,25(OH)2D], also known as calcitriol.
Vitamin D promotes calcium absorption in the gut and maintains adequate serum calcium and phosphate concentrations to enable normal mineralization of bone and to prevent hypocalcemic tetany.
It is also needed for bone growth and bone remodeling by osteoblasts and osteoclasts.
Vitamin D has other roles in the body, including modulation of cell growth, neuromuscular and immune function, and reduction of inflammation.
Many genes encoding proteins that regulate cell proliferation, differentiation, and apoptosis are modulated in part by vitamin D.
Many cells have vitamin D receptors, and some convert 25(OH)D to 1,25(OH)2D.
Vitamin D deficiency can lead to a loss of bone density, which can contribute to osteoporosis and fractures (broken bones).
Severe vitamin D deficiency can also lead to other diseases. In children, it can cause rickets. Rickets is a rare disease that causes the bones to become soft and bend. African American infants and children are at higher risk of getting rickets. In adults, severe vitamin D deficiency leads to osteomalacia. Osteomalacia causes weak bones, bone pain, and muscle weakness.
Researchers are studying vitamin D for its possible connections to several medical conditions, including diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer, and autoimmune conditions such as multiple sclerosis. They need to do more research before they can understand the effects of vitamin D on these conditions.
Getting too much vitamin D (known as vitamin D toxicity) can be harmful. Signs of toxicity include nausea, vomiting, poor appetite, constipation, weakness, and weight loss. Excess vitamin D can also damage the kidneys. Too much vitamin D also raises the level of calcium in your blood. High levels of blood calcium (hypercalcemia) can cause confusion, disorientation, and problems with heart rhythm.
Most cases of vitamin D toxicity happen when someone overuses vitamin D supplements. Excessive sun exposure doesn’t cause vitamin D poisoning because the body limits the amount of this vitamin it produces.
Women with sufficient vitamin D levels at baseline experienced greater bone mineral density loss than men after 3 years of high-dose vs. low-dose vitamin D supplementation, according to an analysis of data from the Calgary Vitamin D Study.
There was a female patient with two conditions of very severe plantar fasciitis and vitamin D deficiency and was getting vitamin D injections every other week. She was told that vitamin D deficiency was the cause of her plantar fasciitis.
After two weeks of KOSA Acupuncture’s treatment, not only her plantar fasciitis was gone but also she didn’t have to get vitamin D injections anymore.
Keep in mind that she did not change her diet, food, and lifestyle.
Mankind has survived for centuries without those foods are high in vitamin D regardless of latitude.
It is told that those foods of wild-caught fish, beef or calf liver, egg yolks, canned fish, shiitake mushrooms, milk (whole, nonfat or reduced-fat), yogurt, almond milk, a pudding made with milk, orange juice, breakfast cereals, fortified tofu, oatmeal, cheese, eggnog and etc. are high in vitamin D according to www.prevention.com (15 Healthy Foods That Are High in Vitamin D). However, these except for shiitake mushrooms are not healthy food and as a matter of fact, you may want to avoid them because of a few different reasons including but not limited to GMOs, insecticides, pesticides, glyphosate, Roundup, and heavy metals like mercury.
Even with foods and dietary supplements are high in vitamin D, if the metabolism was not good it won’t be absorbed and distributed properly.
Symptoms of vitamin D deficiency that most people ignore are muscle weakness, bone pain, constant respiratory problems, sweaty head, depression, infertility, chronic infections, cardiovascular disease, psoriasis, chronic pain, tiredness, hypertension, crankiness, chronic kidney disease, and reduced endurance.
However, vitamin D deficiency is not the cause of these conditions but a condition can show up with those symptoms due to the unhealthy kidney and liver. In other words, taking vitamin D is just to scratch the tip of the iceberg.
Vitamin D is the phenomenon of the health of the liver and kidneys.
Thus, taking too much vitamin D including vitamin D injections may confuse the liver and kidneys. In addition to that, it may damage the liver and kidneys.
The best remedy of vitamin D deficiency is to avoid the harm and start to do self-healing methods described in Everything About Food And Health to protect the liver and kidneys.
Your body’s ability to heal is greater than anyone has permitted you to believe.
Listen to your body, which knows how to heal itself.
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