Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease

In a recently published study Vitamin D deficiency was linked to an increase in your chances of developing Alzheimer’s Disease. This link clearly showed that those who were Vitamin D deficient were 53% more likely to develop dementia. There was some reporting on this but not a lot and none of the reporting that I found discussed what you can do to help boost your Vitamin D levels or if you should even have your levels checked.

There is a simple test that can be done to check your Vitamin D levels and your doctor can recommend one. You want to make sure that they test your Vitamin D3 levels as this is the active form in the body. If you don’t want to have your levels checked and just want to start boosting your Vitamin D levels today here are two ways to do just that.

1. Get daily sun exposure of 20 minutes a day between 10 am and 2 pm with 40% of your body exposed to the sun.

2. Supplement with 5,000-10,000 IU’s of Vitamin D3 daily. Remember that Vitamin D3 is fat soluble to make sure to take it with good healthy fats. Coconut oil is one of the best oils you can use.

Connor getting his Vitamin D by sun exposure

Connor getting his Vitamin D by sun exposure

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