"Vitamin D is beneficial for healthy bones, immunity, preventing cancer and is crucial for a healthy heart."
Vitamin D is beneficial for healthy bones, immunity, preventing cancer and is crucial for a healthy heart. Vitamin D is one of the most frequently deficient vitamins and one of the most important nutrients for cardiovascular health.
A study published in October 2010 in the American Journal of Cardiology linked the wide spread prevalence of vitamin D deficiency to high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes, myocardial infarction and other conditions. Researchers at Salt Lake City’s Heart Institute in 2009 found that of 28,000 adults over the age of 50 with no history of heart disease and low vitamin D levels 77 percent were more likely to die, 45 percent were more likely to develop coronary artery disease, 78 percent were more likely to have a stroke than patients with normal vitamin D levels. Too little vitamin D can increase the risk of calcium build up in the arteries which can lead to atherosclerosis and potentially a heart attack or stroke.
I recommend getting your vitamin D 25-hydroxy (D3) levels checked and than getting on an appropriate dose. I recommend between 1,000 to 2,000 mg and higher if your deficient.