Vitamin D Newsletter

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Vitamin D meetings

The second meeting of the new Vitamin D Food and Nutrition Board (FNB) held in Washington DC on August 4, 2009.

If you scroll down on the above link you can listen to dozens of presentations at the recent FNB  on Vitamin D and the talks range from "more is urgently needed," to "nothing should change until scientists get a lot more money," to "Vitamin D is poison." Of course it is poison, as Paracelsus said, "All things are poison, and nothing is without poison, only the dose permits something not to be poison." The readers of this newsletter will remember that vitamin D is used as a rat poison. I love the fact that the U.S. government recommends Americans take a rat poison every day, but they do not recommend enough rat poison.

What will the new Food and Nutrition Board do? What doses will they recommend? All you have to do is listen to the presentations; this FNB may not do very much. I hope I'm wrong. At the very least, I hope they raise the Upper Limit, as that may allow research to be done using the correct dose.

If they stick to the current dangerously low daily adequate intake (AI) 200 IU/day recommendations, it will injure pregnant women and their newborn children the most. The reason: the average person will not take a vitamin supplement, but virtually all pregnant women will take one, a prenatal vitamin. If the FNB increases the AI for pregnancy above 400 IU/day, the prenatal vitamin manufacturers will quickly increase the D content of prenatal vitamins, which is now at a meaningless 400 IU per tablet. The good news is that word is spreading; people are talking, telling friends and neighbors how much Vitamin D helps. I know this because Vitamin D blood testing is skyrocketing.

14th Vitamin D Workshop in Brugge, Belgium, October 4th to 8th

If you are a scientist, do not miss this workshop. If you are a lay person, read the program before you register.

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