Overcome Vitamin D Deficiency

Filed Under: Heart Health, Food and Nutrition, Nutrients and Additives
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

You must have adequate vitamin D levels for optimum health. If you are already diagnosed with cardiovascular problems, you can prevent complications, and perhaps turn your condition on its tail, by addressing your vitamin D status. Ask your doctor to get a level if it hasn’t been done.

To maintain the optimal level (60–110 nmo/L of 25(OH)) vitamin D, eat lots of vitamin D laden foods (such as sardines, vitamin D fortified milk, cod liver oil, etc.). In addition, get adequate sunshine (20 minutes per day when you can), and take a supplement containing vitamin D3. Dr. Sinatra suggests taking 2,000–4,000 IUs a day if you are healthy, and 5,000–10,000IUs daily if you have a chronic illness, such as metabolic syndrome, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, heart disease, and refractory high blood pressure levels.

For more information on what you can do to combat cardiovascular problems, visit www.drsinatra.com.

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