“CONCLUSION: In noninstitutionalized older adults, a group at high risk for all-cause mortality, serum 25(OH)D levels had an independent, inverse association with CVD and all-cause mortality. Randomized controlled trials of vitamin D supplementation in older adults are warranted to determine whether this association is causal and reversible.”
Summary in English: This recent study found a direct relationship between those older adults with vitamin D inadequacies and an increased risk of dying from cardiovascular disease and all cause mortality. So basically if you don’t have enough Vitamin D your likelihood of dying is significantly higher.
They are going to do more research, but why wait? Vitamin D is actually more like a hormone than a vitamin, so it makes sense that it is so crucial. It is easy and cheap to test for Vit D and to supplement with it.
Vitamin D can be produced within your body by the sun but it’s very difficult to get enough sunlight in the Bay Area to provide you with adequate Vitamin D levels (current research states 32 ng/mL as the threshold for optimal health, meaning it should be above this).
Come in we’ll order a quick and easy blood test and determine what your levels are and if you need to supplement how much you’ll need. Vitamin D is also something you don’t want to overdose on, so it’s important know where you are.