What is it, you ask? An incredible thing called a “Vitamin”.
Not just any vitamin. It’s one proven to work on a multitude of diseases, including heart disease, osteoporosis, cancer, Alzheimer’s and now on chronic anxiety, manic depression and dementia.
Just last week another research report came out with staggering information about this amazing vitamin.
Of course, the drug-company media ignored it completely!
But not us.
Vitamin Dramatically Boosts Mood In Older Adults:
Why are so many elderly people so depressed and down in the dumps? Grumpy and negative about life in general? They’re just not getting enough of one of God’s greatest gifts to us. Vitamin D-3.
Low levels of this vitamin and higher blood levels of the parathyroid hormone (PTH), were associated with higher rates of depression among 1,282 community residents between age 65 and 95 according to results published in the Archives of General Psychiatry.
“This large population-based study shows, for the first time, an association of depression status and depression severity with decreased Vitamin D in the bloodstream”, wrote head author Witte Hoogendijk from the Verije University in Amsterdam.
If the study can be repeated in further studies, it may see brain health added to the long list of health benefits reported for the vitamin ranging from bone and cardiovascular health, to protection again certain cancers, and improved muscle strength.
Recently a review by Bruce Ames and Joyce McCann from the Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Center, highlighted the role of the vitamin in maintaining brain health, noting the wide distribution of Vitamin D receptors throughout the brain.
According to the review, the vitamin has been reported to affect proteins in the brain known to be directly involved in learning, memory, motor control and possibly even maternal and social behavior.
The Hoogendijk study in Amsterdam, measured Vitamin D-3 and PTH blood levels in the volunteers taking part in the “Longitudinal Aging Study”. Twenty-six had major depressive disorders, 199 had minor depression and 1,087 were not depressed.
The researchers noted that the average D-3 blood levels was 21 nanogram per milliliter and the average PHT level was 3.6 picograms per millilitre.
Among the people with major and minor depression, blood D-3 levels were 1.4 per cent lower, while PTH levels were, on average, five and 33% higher.
“From the patient’s perspective, our findings may be of clinical relevance because the prevalence of minor depression in older persons is high and both decreased serum D-3 levels and increased serum PTH levels, can in theory be treated with higher dietary intake of vitamin D-3 and increased exposure to sunlight which triggers the body to make it’s own D-3.
“Underlying causes of Vitamin D deficiency such as less sun exposure as a result of decreased outdoor activity, different housing or clothing habits and decreased Vitamin intake may be secondary to depression, but depression may also be the consequence of poor Vitamin D status”, wrote the authors.
SOURCE: Hoogendijk, W.J.G. Archives of General Psychiatry, May 2008; vol 65: pp 508-512.
“If fifteen minutes of early morning sunlight (what I recommend) can turn on the Vitamin D-3 factory inside your own body, doesn’t this tell you how vital it is to our health and well-being?
This action is not there by accident. We were designed to have high amounts of Vitamin D-3 inside us. It is estimated that an incredible 60% of the population are deficient in Vitamin D-3. But you don’t have to be.
We have the ultra powerful “D-3” version in our Vitamin D-3 Formula. Each gelcap contains 2000 iu’s of disease fighting Vitamin D-3.
The medics say we need 200-400 iu’s a day. Not me. I say you need 4000 to 6000 iu’s every day. And triple this if you are fighting a cold, flu or even more severe situations. It’s totally safe at levels even higher than that.
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More Tips and Suggestions:
- Get 15 minutes of sunshine every morning. Stand in front of the window and bathe your entire body, in the glorious life-giving sunshine. Close your eyes and slowly rock side to side. You’ll find this incredibly energizing and relaxing all at the same time.
- Eliminate all soft drinks, diet sodas and anything with high-fructose Corn Syrup.
- Reduce, or better yet, eliminate all milk, cheese, ice cream and butter. Switch to soy versions of these or the Rice Dream version.
- No more sugar, no more candy, no sweets. Get natural versions from your health food store.
- Exercise is vital. Walk as often as you can and at least 45mins each and every day. Exercise brings down blood sugar levels amazingly fast. Light weights also suck the sugar out of the blood for muscle fuel. You can do this watching TV.
As always, here’s to your Contagious Health!