Tag: Micrograms

A Day of Infamy Vitamin D3?

November 30, 2010 will go down in infamy in the history of modern medicine. It is the day the Food & Nutrition Board elected to marginally increase vitamin D requirements to 600 IU (that’s just 15 micrograms or 15/1000ths of a milligram) and the upper safe limit to 4000 IU (100 mcg), the point where blood levels only begin to rise.For comparison, 600 IU is equal to just 4 minutes of mid-day full-body summer sun exposure.

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Vitamin D Protects Your Heart

Several research studies have reported that people who are vitamin D deficient are more than twice as likely to suffer from cardiovascular diseases of all kinds, including heart attacks. We often read statements like this in the popular press. But perhaps the language of statistics blunts the message.

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