We worry ourselves sick over deadly conditions like cancer and heart disease… but we don’t think twice about a little case of the sniffles.
It’s only the sniffles!
Well, friend, I’ve got news for you today: Many of today’s nastiest respiratory infections start out as “only the sniffles.”
And if you ignore them… if you let them get worse… these infections can kill you just as dead as heart disease.
But I’m not going to let that happen to you, because I’ve got the inside scoop on a simple nutrient that can slash your infection risk so you don’t have to worry about “the sniffles.”
All you need to do is boost your intake of vitamin D, because new research shows how the sunshine vitamin can slash your risk of acute respiratory infections by 40 percent!
That’s not just a 40 percent lower risk of some mid-winter misery.
That’s a lower risk of everything that could follow, like when you ignore the earliest warning signs.
It may start out as the sniffles… but then next thing you know, you’re locked in a life-or-death battle with pneumonia or bronchitis.
But you can avoid all that (and more) by simply getting more D.
The study was on seniors in care facilities, who often have more of a problem than most with vitamin D. Many of them don’t get outside enough for sun exposure – and some don’t get outside at all.
But a lot of folks who live at home… and CAN go outside anytime they want… often DON’T.
As a result, you could be just as deficient in D as a nursing home patient without even realizing it.
So, be sure to get out and get your share of vitamin D – both from sun exposure and a supplement. Just don’t copy the study too closely; the seniors on high-dose D were given a month’s supply all at once.
Those ultra-high doses of 100,000 IU at a time may have been easier to deliver, but they also led to an increase in the risk of falls, which are dangerous and in some cases even deadly to seniors.
Since we know D in general will CUT the risk of falling, it’s pretty likely that the high doses at all once (or maybe even the injection likely used to give it) were the real reasons for the fall, and not the D itself.
Most older folks need between 2,000 and 5,000 IU per day (not MONTH!). Your doc can run a quick test to help figure out exactly how much you need.