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October 17, 2007
By Patricia Adams, N.H.C.
Some little known facts about vitamin D:
From a group of researchers from the Moores Cancer Center at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD):
"If vitamin D3 levels among populations worldwide were increased, 600,000 cases of breast and colorectal cancers could be prevented each year, including 150,000 in the US.
The researchers estimate that 250,000 cases of colorectal cancer and 350,000 cases of breast cancer could be prevented worldwide by increasing intake of vitamin D3, particularly in countries north of the equator.
Protective effects began when 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels ranged from 24 to 32 nanograms per milliliter (ng/ml). In the US, late winter 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels range from 15-18 ng/ml. Previous research has suggested that raising levels to 55 ng/ml was actually optimal to prevent cancer."
From Dr. Joseph Mercola:
"The dangers of sun exposure has been greatly exaggerated, and the benefits highly underestimated. Sun exposure is not the major reason people develop skin cancer. Buying into this lie will most assuredly deprive you of the vital benefits the sun can provide.
One of the major benefits is lowering your risk of getting cancer just by increasing your levels of vitamin D, and without question the best way to obtain your vitamin D is by UVB sunlight falling on unprotected skin (no sunscreen) in doses that do not cause sunburn."
Even beyond cancer, the research has pointed out that increasing levels of vitamin D3 can prevent diseases that claim nearly one million lives throughout the world each year. Autoimmune diseases like Multiple Sclerosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, Hashimotos Thyroiditis, and etc. have been linked to a deficiency of vitamin D. Bone loss is linked to a deficiency of vitamin D. Clearly this is the vitamin to supplement here in the US, north of the equator.
Jeffery Bland tells us that just 10 minutes of unprotected sun (on 40% of your body) gives us 400 IU of vitamin D, but what about the days when that isn't possible?
Until now we've had to rely on really foul tasting formulas to get the optimal 2,000 IU per day from a clean source.
I'm happy to report that Nature's Sunshine is correctly formulating a 2,000 IU vitamin D3 that we can just swallow!
Once again, thank you Nature's Sunshine Products.
Xanthone claims are all over the nutritional world right now, and you need to discern between those who claim xanthones and those who scientifically name xanthones.
To claim a xanthone is nothing more than advertising hype, while to name a xanthone is scientific proof.
Dr. William Keller has identified 15 xanthones and has been the discoverer of 5 new ones in the Nature's Sunshine (NSP) Thai-Go. He therefore is qualified to distinguish between hype and science.
Bear in mind that most of the antioxidant berries and their juices come from parts of the world where DDT is common, even endorsed, and lead toxicity is rampant. NSP is the industry leader in quality assurance and has been for many years, assuring you that there are no toxins in any of their products. Dr. Keller left his position as a tenured professor in a major teaching university to join forces with NSP several years ago because "the lab is better."
Check out the NSP Thai Go before you spend another penny on a competitor's "so-called" "self-proclaimed" antioxidant juice. Some do more harm than good.
Convenience is the baby boomer word of the day, and Nature's Sunshine has answered with Super Trio. This pre-packaged box has a 30-day supply of packets.
Super ORAC to battle health concerns like cardiovascular and neurological issues (think capsule form of Thai Go). Antioxidants battle free radical and environmental damage.
Super Omega-3 EPA essential fatty acids not produced by the body yet vital to the health of our cells, heart and brain.
Super Supplemental Vitamin and Minerals (without iron) provides 100% of the recommended daily value of 10 essential nutrients plus important amounts of 10 more, plus two carotenoid antioxidants; lutein and lycopene, plus extra amounts of B-vitamins for stress, all in a whole food base.
Now how easy is that!