It's so hard to keep type 2 diabetes away in today's world. Just about everything you buy in the shops is laden with refined carbohydrates... It's tough to get out and exercise when your days are so full and you're struggling to keep your head above water... and stress is all too common...
But a recent study out of the University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Seoul National University in South Korea, and published in PlosONE, proves this vitamin could help you keep this dreaded disease away.
Vitamin D levels are directly linked to risk level for type 2 diabetes…
The researchers followed over 900 healthy participants for 12 years. At the beginning of the study - none of them had pre-diabetes
They filled in questionnaires about their lifestyle, alcohol use, whether they smoked, diets and their history of heart disease
. The researchers also collected blood samples to test for vitamin D levels.
They found that those who had vitamin D levels above 30 ng/ml had only one third of the risk of developing type 2 diabetes...
And, for every additional 10 ng/ml above 30 ng/ml, their risk of diabetes reduced by 36%!
When they compared those with blood levels below 30 ng/ml, they observed that they were 500% more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those with levels above 50 ng/ml.
The message seems clear enough - vitamin D is essential for diabetes prevention
. And, if you already have diabetes - it can help you manage your blood sugar
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Can you REVERSE type 2 diabetes?
In the 1960s, three hospitalised diabetic patients who were given this mineral intravenously for two weeks REVERSED their diabetes.
They no longer experienced neuropathy, weight loss
or insulin resistance.
Find out how they did it here!
How to make sure you get enough vitamin D
One of the most important ways to get vitamin D is to get some sun every day. This does need to be direct sunlight on the skin (without sunscreen) - but it doesn't have to be all-day sunshine. 20 minutes of direct sun exposure should suffice.
If you can't do this every day, take a vitamin D supplement. Look for vitamin D3 as its the form your body can use most effectively.
To attain vitamin D levels of 30 ng/ml, the study's researchers suggest taking a supplement of 3,000 to 5,000 IUs per day.
It is wise to take a magnesium supplement daily as well - the body needs magnesium in order to process vitamin D.
Help prevent diabetes with Nature's best friend - the sun. Be diligent about it - your health with thank you for it.