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.

via Vitamin D – How Much Is Too Much?.

About Karen Saint Marie

Hi! I'm Karen Saint Marie. I have worked in the fields of health care, nutrition and mental wellness since 1991. Over the past two decades, I became aware that almost everyone is interested in how to feel better, live better and think better. The problem is, most people find it impossible to prioritize their physical and mental health while juggling family, jobs, and community projects. I have helped many individuals and small groups learn to identify, understand and implement better health and wellness practices. Wellness is a many-fold process. To begin, pick a place to start and get the process going. Being healthy in mind and body doesn't mean spending hours every day focused on healthy living. Instead, it is easier to make healthy living a natural and enjoyable part of our lives. Taking care of our minds means putting the right things in our bodies. It means pushing our minds in fun and explorative ways. Learning about the latest neuroscience and psychological research is helpful. It shows us the easiest ways to keep our brains humming along, well into our later years. Taking care of our bodies means being aware of our movements. It means making good choices for healthy foods, even when we eat out for most of our meals. It doesn't have to be hard, and, it can be a lot of fun. Living a great life doesn't have to come at a high price. It just involves knowing what is needed, and then, doing some small part of that every day. You can contact me at

Posted on July 5, 2012, in Diet, Life Extension, Nutritive Medicine and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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