Vitamin D3 can cut mortality by 75%

In the fight against heart disease, you have a number of time-tested weapons at your disposal; a balanced diet and daily exercise, for starters.

As part of an analysis published in the May 2012 issue of Diabetes Care, researchers assessed data from the Ludwishafen Risk and Cardiovascular Health (LURIC) study, which followed 1,801 people diagnosed with metabolic syndrome for an average of 7.7 years.

During this time span, there were 462 recorded deaths. Blood samples showed, however, that subjects with ideal vitamin D3 levels benefited from a 66% lower risk of heart disease death and more specifically, an 85% reduction in sudden death and a 78% reduction in congestive heart failure. Results also revealed a 75% lower risk of all-cause mortality.1-2

Have your blood tested for Vitamin D3 levels and supplement with 30 minutes of sunshine daily or 5,000IU of Vitamin D3 by supplement.

1. Daniells S. “Optimal vitamin D linked to lower heart disease death: Study.” 22 May 2012.
2. Thomas GN, et al. Diabetes Care. 2012 May;35(5):1158-64.