Low levels of Vitamin D are a major cause of the body’s inability to resist breast cancer.
Experts already believe Vitamin D protects against breast cancer and in some forms may even be used to shrink existing tumors. According to recent research from Stanford University, optimal amounts of sunlight exposure may reduce your risk of advanced breast cancer by as much as 50 percent. Sunlight may not be enough to make all the Vitamin D you need (you have to be in the noonday sun without sunscreen, with 40% of the body exposed, and not wash with soap for 48 hours). Most people don’t do this.
Best bet is to spend some time in the sun and to take Vitamin D too. The vitamin alone is not a substitute for sun exposure, but few modern people get enough Vitamin D from either source to supply all of our needs.
Vitamin D blood levels above 52 ng/ml are associated with 83% reductions in breast cancer. A study that raised blood levels of Hydroxy D from 20 to 40 is associated with 35% lower relapse rates of all cancers combined. The recommended 200-400 iu of Vitamin D in a multi-vitamin is based on preventing rickets only. Cancers, Diabetes, MS, fractures and heart attacks require much higher levels of Vitamin D for prevention. To get your blood levels above 50 ng/ml you probably need 5000 to 10,000 iu/day. You can go much higher but it is a good idea to get tested if you go above 25,000 iu.
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