Is It Safe to Take 10,000 IU of Vitamin D3? Dr. Berg Explains
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Is it safe to take 10,000 IU of vitamin D every single day? Find out in this video.
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0:00 Introduction: How much vitamin D do you need?
1:00 Vitamin D and vitamin K2
1:41 Important functions of vitamin K2
2:10 International units
3:30 Barriers to vitamin D absorption
4:25 The best test for vitamin D
5:12 Vitamin D and your immune system
7:13 Vitamin D toxicity
9:18 Learn more about vitamin D by following the link above
Today, we’re going to take a look at vitamin D. Every cell and tissue in your body has receptors for vitamin D. However, there is still no medical consensus on what vitamin D deficiency is.
Many people are deficient in vitamin D. Vitamin D deficiency can negatively affect your immune function and can cause inflammatory conditions like arthritis, autoimmune disease, depression, and high blood pressure.
Vitamin D toxicity is very rare. Symptoms of vitamin D toxicity mirror the symptoms of vitamin K2 deficiency. This poses the question—do you have too much vitamin D or just not enough vitamin K2?
Vitamin K2 is intricately involved with the transportation of calcium, while vitamin D helps with the absorption of calcium from your gut into your blood. Vitamin K2 keeps calcium out of your soft tissues and strengthens your bones.
A lot of the confusion surrounding the RDA of vitamin D has to do with its measurement—international units. An international unit is an arbitrary number agreed on by some committee, and the amount varies from vitamin to vitamin. For example, one international unit of vitamin E is not the same as one international unit of vitamin A.
Several factors affect the absorption of vitamin D:
•Gallbladder health or removal
Vitamin D is intimately involved in the immune system and plays a crucial role in the function of Helper T cells. Helper T cells prevent our immune systems from harming our own tissues. If you have issues with your Helper T cells, you could potentially develop an autoimmune disease.
Adequate intake of vitamin K2, magnesium, and zinc helps keep vitamin D active and prevent vitamin D toxicity. Plenty of water is also very important.
Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 58, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis and intermittent fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals®. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.
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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full-time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, prescription, or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
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Thanks for watching! I hope this increases your awareness about vitamin D dosage and toxicity. I’ll see you in the next video.