[Warning] Could Vitamin D Hurt You!?

Dear Living Well Daily Reader,

Most people think vitamin D is, understandably, just one vitamin.  But many vitamins have different forms or types… and vitamin D is no exception.

Vitamin D is categorized in two types: vitamin D2 and vitamin D3.

And the difference between the two is crucial.

In fact, one helps your immune system… and the other HURTS it.

Today, I’m going to show you which vitamin D you should be taking, and which one you should avoid.

A new study, published in the journal Frontiers in Immunology, looked at the two types of vitamin D to see how they affected our immune system.

Vitamin D comes in two forms: ergocalciferol (vitamin D2) and cholecalciferol (vitamin D3). Vitamin D2 is found in vegetables and vitamin D3 is found in animal sources (eggs, butter, fish oil…). It has been known for a long time that vitamin D3 works better in our bodies. It takes much less vitamin D3 to increase vitamin D in your body.

Vitamin D2, though, is much easier (and cheaper) to make – that’s why you find vitamin D2 in fortified milk and cheap supplements.

This new double-blind, placebo-controlled study compared the effects of vitamin D2 and vitamin D3 supplements in hundreds of healthy women.

The researchers looked at gene expression in particular and found that vitamin D2 reduced gene expression in many parts of the body, but especially those that power the immune system. The end result of vitamin D2 was a drop in the body’s ability to fight bacteria and viruses.

Vitamin D3 had the opposite effect: it increased gene expression in the immune system.

Strangely, the researchers found that giving vitamin D2 to people actually dropped their vitamin D levels– that includes in the placebo group, who took no vitamin D.

It’s clear from this study (and other studies) that if you find a supplement or food that uses vitamin D2, then you should throw it away. Your immune system is too fragile to have it messed up by taking this form of vitamin D.

Because vitamin D is one of the common deficiencies, I suggest taking some every day—just make sure it’s D3.

P.S. Before you go— make sure you know about these 6 conditions that can STEAL your vitamin D.

 

SOURCE:

Harridy, Rich. “One type of vitamin D found to boost immune system, another may hinder it.” 2/27/2022. https://newatlas.com/health-wellbeing/differences-between-vitamin-d2-d3-immune-system-supplements/

Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Written By Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Nearly 25 years ago, failed mainstream medical treatments left Dr. Olson in constant pain – and his health in ruins. And that’s when he did something REVOLUTIONARY. He began his career in medicine – and dedicated his life to uncovering the true, underlying causes of disease.
Through his innovative medical practices in Tennessee and Colorado, Dr. Olson has helped cure countless seniors from across America of arthritis… heart disease… diabetes… and even cancer. All without risky prescription drugs or painful surgeries.

View More Free Articles

“Super Berry” BEATS BACK Against Dementia

Dear Living Well Daily Reader, It starts with misplacing your keys. Next, you find yourself struggling to remember a neighbor’s name or your grandchild’s birthday. Soon, you forget how to get to the store. This slow descent into dementia will happen to many – especially those who don’t take steps NOW to keep their brain...

Read This

MAILBAG! Seven Steps for Easing Essential Tremors

I suffer from an essential tremor in my left hand. Do you know of any ways to manage it? –Eddie from Jacksonville, FL Eddie, Typically, essential tremors are not harmful, but they can be very aggravating. Most notice tremors start in the hands; however, they can occur in neck muscles or voice muscles. When they...

Read This

“Ocean Secret” STOPS Up to 40% of Migraines

Dear Living Well Daily Reader, A patient named Cindy walked into my office and flopped onto the chair. The bags under her eyes and her apparent total exhaustion told me that she’d been through a lot lately. She then complained that she’d had more headaches recently, and had been having migraines most her of adult...

Read This

Tasty Fruit ELIMINATES Stubborn Belly Fat

Dear Living Well Daily Reader, For better or worse, summer is the prime season for folks to realize they’ve gained a few pounds in unwanted places. And it doesn’t matter what age you are, you want to feel good about yourself… and LOOK good too! But now, you might just have a secret weapon in...

Read This

[WARNING] This Alzheimer’s Treatment Could HURT You

Dear Living Well Daily Reader, I have a feeling that people in the future will look back at us and cringe at the thought of some of our common medical practices. Because even though these methods may not look barbaric now, time will tell. And like the way we look down on bloodletting or leeches,...

Read This

ERASE Chronic Fatigue with This Stunning New Treatment

Dear Living Well Daily Reader, If you’re scratching your head and wondering what to do about chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), then you’re not alone. While there can be a lot of pain associated with CFS, it’s the overwhelming exhaustion that people struggle with the most. You’ve probably tried extra-strength coffee, energy drinks, and all sorts...

Read This

“Magic Potion” REDUCES Heart Disease Risk!

Dear Living Well Daily Reader, If you’ve got grandkids, you probably at some point watched one of the Harry Potter movies. In this magical world of wizards, they have a spell or potion for just about anything you can think of! If only it were that easy when it comes to taking care of your...

Read This

Mailbag! How to EASE Carpal Tunnel Pain

I have carpal tunnel from being a painter for forty years. What would you suggest for treatment? –Bill from Kissimmee, FL Bill, Years ago, I suffered from carpal tunnel when I worked for a medical information company and was using a mouse a lot. It got so bad I couldn’t hold on to a hammer...

Read This

Strange Health Condition CAUSING Insomnia!?

Dear Living Well Daily Reader, How utterly miserable is insomnia? You get all tucked in to your cozy bed, turn off the light, and then, without an invitation… insomnia shows up and makes sleep IMPOSSIBLE. If you’ve struggled with insomnia at all, you’ve probably tried a long list of remedies. From over-the-counter sleep aids to...

Read This

“Mystery Berry” TAMES High Blood Sugar

Dear Living Well Daily Reader, If you have diabetes, you know firsthand how wretched it can be. The constant finger pricks… painful injections… and the pill popping can drive anyone crazy. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Diabetes could be setting you up for deadlier conditions, like heart and kidney disease… or even...

Read This