Vitamin D and your Health

Marilyn Vine is delighted to bring information on vitamin D which is an essential nutrient for your health.   Sadly today many people are deficient in this essential vitamin.   This deficiency has mainly come about from the scaremongering of the health profession in telling people to stay out of the sun!    Yes I agree - do not get sun burnt or over exposed, but be out in it long enough to maintain your levels!


This particular page will contain a great deal of information on this valuable vitamin.


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Being maligned again!

17 October 2012:   The medical fraternity must be really getting frightened that people will learn the true value of this Vitamin.   Here Dr Mercola brings you information on a study undertaken by the JAMA on supplements appearing to be useless in reducing the number or severity of colds, etc.

Read what Dr Mercola and Dr Cannell have to say about this.

Again being advised to get your daily requirements from the sun!

On 21 September 2012 Dr Mercola once again brings important information on how this important vitamin works to help prevent seven different acute and chronic diseases.

His story at a glance says (but please read the full article to get the benefit of this knowledge):

 New research into D’s beneficial impact on seven acute and chronic health problems is reviewed, including: waist-to-hip ratio (a potent risk factor for heart disease); type 2 diabetes; age-related macular degeneration; Alzheimer’s disease; tuberculosis; pneumonia; and epilepsy

The European Food Safety Authority has raised the RDA for vitamin D supplementation to levels far beyond American guidelines. New guidelines call for 4,000 IU’s/day for adults and children over the age of 11; 2,000 IU’s/day for children aged 1-10; and 1,000 IU’s for infants

The ideal way to optimize your vitamin D levels is through appropriate sun or safe tanning bed exposure. If you do opt for a supplement, make sure you’re taking vitamin D3 and not the synthetic D2, as the latter may actually do more harm than good, according to a recent analysis

The European levels are important as I have been reading for a very long time that the American guidelines are far too low for good health. 

High Doses needed by African Americans

Prevent Disease on 20 July 2012 brings information with regards to African Americans with low D vitamins requiring large doses to bring their levels up.    Orthomolecular Medicine often advocates high doses of different vitamins when people are in trauma with things like, depression, and they always say that there are no adverse effects only benefits from this high dosage and now we have Prevent Disease also telling us that the high doses that these African Americans used caused no side effects.  WOW – the truth is finally coming out!

US Government now advising menopausal women that they should not take this vitamin!!

NaturalNews dated 26 June 2012 brings more insane news from the US Government!   In a nation where 90+%  of the population is chronically deficient in D vitamin we now have a government edict that encourages these people not to help themselves by making sure that their vitamin D levels are sufficient to keep them safe and healthy!.  

Read this article on menopausal women

Sun exposure and pancreatic cancer

On 21 June 2012 NaturalNews brings information on the health benefits of this vitamin which are almost becoming too numerous to count!    Yet in other articles I am reading where health authorities are trying to denigrate the benefits of this vitamin and one would have to ask why they are doing this.  Would it be that people are realizing the benefits and putting them to use and thus protecting their own health?   

Here we have information on the benefits of Vitamin D and pancreatic cancer

Bone fractures
The Young and the Elderly

On 24 March 2012 NaturalNews brings an article on a new study published in the journal Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine where it has been found that it is critical for the young as well as the old.   

Read about bone fractures etc.

Learn the difference

Learn the difference between Drisdolthe synthetic form of D2 typically prescribed by your doctor and Natural D3 (Cholecalciferol)

On 30 November 2011 I received an article containing the following YouTube interview with Dr Mercola and Carole Baggerly, founder of GrassrootsHealth, speaking about Vitamin D3 dosage and I personally believe it is a very important one to listen to.    When you have listened, click on the link below and read Dr Mercola’s article about a study undertaken which shows the risk factor of taking Vitamin D2 and the advantages of taking Vitamin D3!

What role does this vitamin play in reducing your tooth cavities?

Dr Mercola brings information with regard to this vitamin and the role it plays in reducing dental cavities, heart health, cancer etc.    The Vitamin D Council reports:

"There were also several studies reported on vitamin D and dental caries in the 1920s and 1930s. May Mellanby and coworkers in Sheffield, England, did studies on the role with regards to teeth in the 1920s.

The first experiments were with dogs, where it was found that vitamin D stimulated the calcification of teeth. Subsequently, they studied the effect of vitamin D on dental caries in children, finding a beneficial effect.

Additional studies were conducted on children in New York regarding dental caries with respect to season, artificial ultraviolet-B (UVB) irradiance, and oral intake of vitamin D with the finding that it took 800 IU/day to prevent caries effectively."

and they go on to say:

"Use of this vitamin appears to be a better option for reducing dental caries than fluoridation of community water supplies, as there are many additional health benefits of vitamin D and a number of adverse effects of water fluoridation such as fluorosis (mottling) of teeth and bones. ... Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations around 30-40 ng/ml (75-100 nmol/L) should significantly reduce the formation of dental caries.  (The average white American has a level near 25 ng/ml, while the average black American has a level near 16 ng/ml.)

Click this link to learn its role in tooth cavities

Dr John Cannell writes:

Before the sun-scare, 90% of human vitamin D stores came from skin production, not diet.  Large populations of pregnant women and autistic children ingesting small amounts orally, instead of generating large amounts through the skin, are novel to human brain development.”   Refer to Holick MF “High prevalence of vitamin D inadequacy and implications for health”, Mayo lin Proc. 2006 Mar,81(3)353-73 for further information.

Dr John J Cannell is the Executive Director of the Council and he also had this to say:

Humans make thousands of units of this vitamin within minutes of whole body exposure to sunlight.  From what we know of nature, it is unlikely such a system evolved by chance.”

The Council reports that:

The high rate of natural production of vitamin D3 cholecalciferol in the skin is the single most important fact every person should know about vitamin D – a fact that has profound implications for the natural human condition.

Technically not a “vitamin”, this vitamin is in a class by itself.  Its metabolic product, calcitriol, is actually a secosteroid hormone that targets over 2000 genes (about 10% of the human genome) in the human body.  Current research has implicated a deficiency of this vitamin as a major factor in the pathology of:

  • at least 17 varieties of cancer as well as
  • heart disease
  • stroke
  • hypertension
  • autoimmune disease
  • diabetes
  • depression
  • chronic pain
  • osteoarthritis
  • osteoporosis
  • muscle weakness
  • muscle wasting
  • birth defects
  • periodontal disease and more

Vitamin D’s influence on key biological functions vital to one’s health and well-being mandates that vitamin D no longer be ignored by the healthcare industry, nor by individuals striving to achieve and maintain a greater state of health.

Orthomolecular Medicine   Comprehensive report on why you need more D Vitamin!

Orthomolecular Medicine published an article on 16 September 2011 regarding the increased need of your body for Vitamin D.   Numerous studies have found benefits for nearly 100 types of health conditions including:

  • Reduced risk of bone diseases
  • Many types of cancer
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Bacterial and viral infectious diseases, and
  • Autoimmune disease such as multiple sclerosis
  • Neurological conditions such as cognitive dysfunction
  • Improved athletic and physical performance

Sunscreens and Skin Cancer

Read the latest report issued by Chris Woollams who founded the charitable website CancerACTIVE and see what he has to say in this regard.  In fact as he will tell you he has been saying for the past EIGHT YEARS!  

Read on to find out some of the risks we are taking if we are deficient in this important vitamin!

New research uncovers a link with Multiple Sclerosis, Glandular Fever and low Levels

In May 2011 we learn of a BBC report stating:

"The researchers found that by just analyzing sunlight, they could explain 61 percent of the variation in the number of MS cases across England. However when they combined the effect of sunlight and glandular fever, 72 percent of the variation in MS cases could be explained."

 For more information click on the link.   

Do you have diabetes?

On 17 April 2011 we have news from an Iranian study on this vitamin being another way in helping to keep blood sugar levels in check.    Read about the Iranian study and also the New Zealand study mentioned at the end of the document. 

Lung Growth

On 13 April 2011 we learn that Australian researchers have found that when we have inadequate levels of circulating blood levels of this vitamin that this is responsible for a decrease in our lung function and also altered lung structure.  

RDA Levels of this vitamin are inadequate

On 7 March 2011 we learn that taking large doses of this vitamin can help in the prevention of breast cancer and other diseases.

Currently the US Government recommendations of 400 or 600 IU (international units) is insufficient to stop people from getting serious diseases.  A new study has found that if 4000-8000 IU is taken that it can help to reduce the risk of getting:

  • breast cancer
  • colon cancer
  • multiple sclerosis
  • Type 1 diabetes

Read the article and learn more about this

Losing your hair?

WOW!   Did you know that by having adequate levels of this vitamin that you can help in preventing the loss of your hair?      Read this article dated 28 February 2011 which covers hair loss and many other disease

Allergies in children

On 27 February 2011 the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology” reported that they had found a link of low levels of this vitamin in children and the beginning of allergies

Colon Cancer

NaturalNews on 22 February 2011 brings information from ”The International Journal of Cancer” where they published a meta-analysis covering nine studies which showed a dramatic lessening in the risk of getting colon cancer if you had a higher blood level of this vitamin.   This can only be good news for those at risk of getting colon cancer. 

Pregnancy and your baby

NaturalNews story dated 16 February 2011 on a new study reveals an association between low levels of this vitamin and respiratory problems in infants.    It goes on to say:

A groundbreaking study has now revealed how important this vitamin is for the immune system of the fetus and newborn. In a study published in the January 2011 issue of Pediatrics, the umbilical cord-blood level of vitamin D was evaluated at birth for 922 healthy newborns and these levels were compared to the incidence of respiratory infections, wheezing, and allergies over a 5 year period. The researchers discovered that low levels of vitamin D in cord-blood were associated with a higher risk of respiratory infections during the first months after birth and a higher risk of wheezing episodes throughout early childhood (Camargo, 2011). Twenty percent of the newborns in this study had a cord-blood level that indicated a deficiency of vitamin D (less than 25 nmol/L), and these babies had more infections and wheezing than infants with higher vitamin D levels.

 Read the rest of the article to learn more.

Higher risk to individuals if overweight

NaturalNews on 15 February 2011 brings information on a new study published in the Journal of Nutrition that indicates that overweight and obese individuals might benefit from testing their vitamin D levels.    Read the article to learn more about the health indications of this deficiency.

Vitamin D fights urinary tract infections

NaturalNews brings us an article dated 3 February 2011 advising us that besides protecting from cancer, obesity, autoimmune diseases and cardiovascular problems, this vitamin helps build strong bones. And scientists have found this health building vitamin has a remarkable impact on the immune system, too.   It turns out, is necessary for the production of anti-microbial peptides, substances that fight off infection-causing bacteria, fungi, and viruses when these pathogens try to move into organs and through mucous membranes.    Read the article

Sun exposure and multiple sclerosis

NaturalNews dated 8 February 2011 brings good news for people suffering from multiple sclerosis (MS). 

For decades, scientists have noticed something odd about the condition known as multiple sclerosis (MS). This chronic disease of the brain and spinal cord is less likely to occur in people who live in warmer climates than those dwelling in colder places. Now a study published in the February 8, 2011, issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, provides a compelling reason why this is true. People who spend more time outside in the sun and those with higher D Vitamin levels are far less likely to ever develop MS than those with inadequate sun exposure and low levels of this vitamin.

D Vitamin and Calcium

Information on the combined use of these ingredients and its possible ability to reduce cancer mortality in relation to breast cancer and colectoral cancer.

Researchers of the study concerned have predicted that a reduction of new cases of breast cancer and colectoral cancer could be as high as:

  • Breast cancer 58,000 cases.
  • Colectoral cancer 49,000 cases

Please watch the you tubes below to learn more. 

Vitamin D Information

News of the World brings information from Phillip Day of Credence Publications with a summary of the D Vitamin.   This article tells you how to obtain good levels and tests for this vitamin. and required daily amount to keep you healthy.  Click on the link and read the article

Steroid Hormone

Did you know that this vitamin is, in fact, not a vitamin but a steroid hormone?   This steroid hormone has an influence over your entire body including your brain and your bones.

Dr Garland advises that: 

 “It is projected that raising the minimum year-around serum 25(OH) level to 40-60 ng/ml would prevent approximately 58,000 new cases of breast cancer and 49,000 new cases of colorectal cancer each year, and three quarters of deaths from these diseases, in the US and Canada.” 

This web page brings to your awareness the fact that a great many people are deficient in this vitamin!     In America it is thought that about 85% of people may be deficient and that possibly over 95% of their senior citizens. 

The daily required amount is 1,000 units per day.   Generally people receive approximately: 

  • 250 units from food sources.
  • 400 units from supplements
  • The balance should be obtained from the sun. 

The reason that so many people are deficient in the world today is that we are always being told to stay out of the sun to protect ourselves from skin cancers.   When people do go out in the sun they protect themselves with sun screens and sun glasses! 

A lot of the reading that I have been doing over the past several months is saying that this very protective attitude is what is making so many people sick in the world today! 

Through Healthymoneyvine website, Marilyn Vine is pleased to let you know that the optimum time to go out in the sun is mid-day for about 10 minutes with your face and arms exposed.  Are you aware that: 

  • You take in this vitamin in through your eyes?
  • That you should not shower or wash for several hours after exposing yourself to Vitamin D otherwise you do not allow your body to absorb the benefits? 

If you would like more information on this wonderful product and request information on the many products that I use.

Eliminating mercury from your body

A study published in Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism shows that this vitamin can increase the amount of intracellular glutathione which in turn helps to remove mercury from your body. 


Glutathione is a very powerful antioxidant which is made by our own bodies.  From age 20-30 the body’s production of Glutathione decreases.   I use a very powerful non-transdermal patch that stimulates the body’s production of Glutathione and thus help in the prevention of aging and free radical damage.  To read more about these patches please click on the links below.  To read information on the study click this link. 

Increased hip fracture risk when deficient in Vitamin D

19 August 2008:  News on Health is delight to bring you information from US researchers who have concluded lower blood concentrations of this vitamin increase the likelihood of hip fracture among menopausal women by up to 70 per cent.

For an average of seven years the researchers studied 800 50-79 year-olds selected from nearly 40,000 candidates who were not using estrogens or other bone-active therapies. The mean age of the participants was 70 years.

Of the 800 selected from 40 clinical centres across the US, 400 patients of the same sex and race had suffered hip fractures while 400 control had not.


To read further on this subject please click on this link.   

Can this combination help to reduce fractures?

June 2008:   Can calcium in combination with this Vitamin help to reduce fractures?  Read a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

More information on the benefits with regard to asthma

Read about asthma medications and how sometimes they can be dangerous and then learn about the benefits.  

Marilyn Vine hopes that you have found this page of assistance to you in understanding the importance of this vitamin.  Marilyn asks that you refer this page to any of your friends or family, who you think may be deficient of this important vitamin and thus their health being at risk.  Thank you. 

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Can this combination help to reduce fractures?

June 2008:   Can calcium in combination with this Vitamin help to reduce fractures?  Read a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

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