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Vitamin D and D3- Shyam Amladi

Vitamin D is  unique and different from other vitamins. Normally, most vitamins are not produced in the body--which is why we ingest fruits, vegetables, meats etc. Vitamin D, however, is actually produced by your body through activation of "precursors" or compounds. The process is called synthesization. In the case of Vitamin D, this process is aided by the sun

It is estimated that  75% of the world’s population is vitamin D deficient…and it seems to be getting worse, not better. Why?

It seems that while many of us may be getting solar exposure either because we live in sun-drenched places or because we remain outdoors, our bodies cannot adequately store  the Vitamin D produced by the chemical reaction of the precursors and the sun.

Vitamin D is essential to increase calcium and phosphorous count in the body. It is therefore essential for bone integrity, brain,muscle strength. In particular, Vitamin D3 is critical for increasing autoimmunity levels to ensure there is no negative impact from common colds to cancer.

I recommend a simple test to find out if you are Vitamin D or D3 deficient. A count of <12 indicates severe deficiency and 25 is considered normal. There is a separate test for D3. Most insurance companies will not pay--on the ridiculous theory that the test can be ordered only if deficiency is indicated--huh? How do you find out if you are deficient unless you are tested?

Anyway, worth investing $200 to test for D and D3. If your body does not create D or D3, there are excellent vitamin supplements that will restore normal level of Vitamin D and D3.


To get enough D from your daily diet you’d have to consume 3 cans of sardines, drink 10 to 20 glasses of fortified milk, eat 20 bowls of cereal, gorge on 50 to 100 egg yolks and eat 7 ounces of wild salmon EVERY DAY!

Your body needs vitamin D for:

• Optimum Bone Health
• Cellular Health – Helps Stop Free Radical, Cancer Causing Cells from Developing
• Organ Health – Heart, Liver, Kidneys
• Muscular Health – Strength & Stamina
• Autoimmune Health – Fight Disease and Illness
• Brain Health – Mental Acuity, Memory, and Helps Fight Depression & Mood Swings

The truth is, your body must have vitamin D, and without it, your health will suffer – greatly.

Race, skin color and geography all impact whether you may or may not be vitamin D deficient. The darker your skin, the harder it is for your skin to make vitamin D, which is precisely why darker skinned people are particularly prone to vitamin D deficiency.

Additionally, the older you are, the harder it is for your skin to make vitamin D, so as we age we manufacture less…but we actually need even more vitamin D to stay healthy! Which brings us back to the bigger question; why aren’t you currently taking a vitamin D supplement?

It is interesting to note that most European countries strongly disagree with low recommended daily allowance in the US, and research overwhelmingly suggests that we would be far healthier with higher vitamin D levels in our bodies.

Fortunately, there is a solution to the vitamin D deficiency epidemic - add vitamin D3 to your daily diet!

Vitamin D3 or Cholecalciferol is the same type of D your skin manufactures from sun exposure. What’s important about this is it is the precise type of D your skin, organs, bones and entire body needs to function at peak efficiency and health.