Vitamin D – How Much Is Too Much?
We’ve known that having too little Vitamin D leads to a higher death rate, but to prove that TOO MUCH Vitamin D leads to higher death rate really pisses off the supplement manufacturers. The companies who sell Vitamin D supplements often claim “You can never get too much of Vitamin D”. They are wrong!
This Denmark study, with half a million participants, shows nearly a 1.5 mortality rate for those whose blood serum shows too much Vitamin D.
People need to be aware of the correct amounts of any supplement they take, then take into account how much of that vitamin/mineral they are already getting from natural sources, then supplement accordingly. Don’t let corporate claims or testimonials on these hyped up sites fool you. BE SMART! One good source for determining the amount you need is Dr. Andrew Weil’s website. He sells supplements there, too, which are high quality but also high dollar. If you can afford them, go ahead and buy them. But, with just a little patience and effort, it isn’t too hard to find other organic and healthy supplements available for a better price, if one is willing to look for them.
I strongly recommend avoiding Dr. Oz and his recommendations. 100 years ago, he would have been the travelling miracle-cure-salesman, moving quickly from town to town in a painted coach, hawking his wares on street corners before leaving under cover of night, to poison the next bunch of pigeons on his route. Far too many people are taking over 50 supplements a day (one woman on his show said she had a special CLOSET built just to hold all the pills he recommends every day). Oz is a charlatan and schill for the supplement/alternative medicine industry. He’s way too far past the point of realistic positive returns. It would serve the population better if no one tuned in to his show for a month and he was taken off the air.