Vitamin D: It’s Not About the Numbers
As with just about everything else, what matters is not how much you take or ingest, but how much you can utilize. Sometimes I feel like a broken record on this one.
It’s more complicated that looking at what’s low on blood tests, and adding that in.
Many people who have low Vitamin D levels have low levels because they have trouble assimilating Vitamin D, so simply adding more doesn’t necessarily work to raise the blood level. The same is true of many other supplements, including Calcium. Also, if levels of Vitamin D are severely depleted, supplemental amounts will go into the tissues first, rather than the blood, so blood levels may not show any change for some time; and then, sometimes, they suddenly show very high – sometimes alarmingly high – levels. Furthermore, when I use ART (as taught to me by Dr Dietrich Klinghardt, MD, PhD) to check my clients for supplementing with Vitamin D, I often find that it actually “blocks” the person, so adding it in could not only be not beneficial, it could be a negative.
As for calcium, I have seen clients gain more bone density, as verified by their scans, through nutritional changes, than by simply adding calcium, or even by taking medicine for better bone density.
In fact, this is the same nutritional theory I have been proposing for years, as taught to me many years ago by endocrinologist and author Dr Diana Schwarzbein, MD : it doesn’t matter what you eat or supplement if you can’t digest, assimilate, and utilize it optimally. That’s why my focus is always on identifying the fundamental causes for health issues, and helping your entire system function better. Do I sell fewer supplements than some practitioners? Sure! And I’m okay with that. I believe my clients are healthier for it, and that is always my highest value.