Two Reasons You Should NOT Supplement with Vitamin D

I can only think of 2 reasons why a person should NOT supplement with Vitamin D.

  1. They choose to be deficient in Vitamin D which research has shown is a leading cause of many health challenges and early death, including decreased immune function, increased risk of heart disease, cancer, skin conditions, lung conditions, osteoporosis and many more. Bottom line is not supplementing with Vitamin D is choosing to not be healthy.
  2. If Vitamin D is not co-supplemented with Vitamin A. Vitamin A and Vitamin D use the same receptor sites and increase the uptake of each other. If one or the other is supplemented without the other, uptake is not balanced and a functional deficiency is created in the one not supplemented. “Vitamin A and Vitamin D balance, enhance, and contain each other through the retinoid X receptor (RXR).” “Because they share a receptor, if we supplement either vitamin D or vitamin A in an unbalanced fashion, we create a functional deficiency of the one not supplemented.” Low blood levels of Vitamin D, Vitamin A, and carotenoids are all correlated with greater risk of heart disease.”

Source: Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine

This is why our office promotes the supplementation of Innate Choice, Omega A and D sufficiency. The Vitamin A in this fish oil is one of the only natural, non-synthetic sources of Vitamin A we can consume. When consuming 2 teaspoons of liquid or 4 capsules for most adults along with 2,000 IU of Vitamin D3, sufficiency of these essential nutrients will take place in about 3 months.