Vitamin D3 is an essential health promoter for many of those issues often associated with advancing age: decreased immune function resulting in infections and cancer, decreased mental prowess and dementia, decreased bone health and decreased joint function.
As allopathic doctors do not understand and Advanced Medicine ones do, each part of the body and its function has enormous impact on every other part. Vitamin D3 is at the very center of a host of functions, including infection and cancer prevention. Most people in the West have substantial deficits in Vitamin D3 which is associated with the high, and climbing, levels of chronic degenerative diseases like cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis and more.
A new study in the Journal of Restorative Medicine* shows that the higher the levels of Vitamin D3 ( 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) ) were, the better the joint function was in elderly people. The subjects in the study were already scheduled for joint surgery. The study found that those patients with serum levels of Vit. D3 below 20 ng/ml had worse function and those with levels above that had better function.
Physical activity in the elderly is a powerful protector of mental function, mood and physical function as well as a strong weight and obesity control. Good join function is, of course, absolutely essential for mobility and activity without the use of pain killers which carry their own very serious risks.
For example, Cox 2 inhibitors such as Vioxx lead to accelerated joint destruction while masking the pain responseleading to the negative consequences of inactivity.
Supplementation to raise year round Vitamin D3 levels above 50 ng/ml with an organically sourced (non GMO) product is highly recommended as a general rule. This level is achieved for most people by daily intake of between 2,000 and 10,000 International Units, easily available on the internet at sites like www.NSFMarketplace.com
* Jacob, Elizabeth A., et. al, The Association of Vitamin D Status and Pre-operative Physical Activity in Patients with Hip or Knee Osteoarthritis, Journal of Restorative Medicine, Volume 4, Number 1, 1 December 2015, pp. 3-10(8)