Everyone is focused on COVID-19, vaccines and anything that may help or hurt. Well there have been numerous studies showing how critical it is to keep vitamin D3 levels high enough. I’ve shared in my book Natural Tips for Staying Healthy, that getting adequate magnesium and vitamin K2 is important in order to be able to absorb and use vitamin D3 effectively. Well there is something else I have learned about regarding Vitamin D3 levels that actually makes perfect sense to me.
A variety of studies have demonstrated how high sugar intake (and fructose in particular – such as high fructose corn syrup) contributes not only to oxidative stress but to the inactivation of a usable form of vitamin D as well.
This is particularly important since much of the standard American diet is a high sugar, high fructose diet. Packaged, processed (junk and fast) “foods” as well as fruit juices and sodas are loaded with high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). As this study shows, high dietary fructose intake inhibits vitamin D3 levels. You may be getting sensible sun exposure and supplementing with vitamin D3 yet your levels are not improving. Could this be why?
People with diabetes and heart disease are among those who have had the worst outcomes when exposed to this virus. As I say quite often, if we begin with nutrition, it can make a big difference.
The bottom line for me is this: reducing sugar and removing high-fructose corn syrup from your diet is critical.
Could this be why your Vitamin D3 levels are not improving despite all you are doing?
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