It’s a golden opportunity. A rare chance to head off today’s number one killer with literally no effort. Yet, most people will pass it up.
But I can’t be too hard on them. After all, it’s not their fault.
You see, most of them don’t even realize this golden ticket is right there for the taking. Or that it’s available to nearly everyone, anytime, anywhere on the planet.
In fact, if you aren’t already taking advantage of this FREE heart protection yourself, I certainly hope that will change starting today.
Because in just a few moments, you’re going to know exactly how to take advantage of this literal life-saving opportunity. Plus, I’ll reveal how to pick up the slack when you fall a little short on that goal.
And it all starts with our reliable golden daytime companion, the sun.
This SUNSHINE SECRET could SAVE your life
It’s hard to think of anything less hidden than the sun. It’s almost impossible to avoid. Yet somehow, we’ve still managed to do just that.
To begin with, our society has become very indoor-focused. We don’t spend much time outside anymore beyond walking from our door to the car.
And when we do get out after decades of skin-cancer fear-mongering, we often overprepare first. That means slathering ourselves from head to toe in sunscreen and tossing on full-coverage clothing before stepping a foot outside.
As a result, many people simply don’t get the exposure to UV light needed to generate important reactions inside the body. And that includes, of course, what may be the most crucial one of all: making vitamin D.
Tens of millions of Americans fall way short of optimal vitamin D levels. And running short on this vital vitamin is especially common in seniors.
But new research reveals how focusing on moving the vitamin D dial from “too low” into the “just right” zone isn’t just heart-healthy. It could also offer DRAMATIC cardiovascular protection.
The new study examined data from more than 20,000 older veterans who had vitamin D levels below 20 ng/mL. Some were given supplements to raise those levels. Some were not.
And what the researchers uncovered could send you scrambling to correct your own lagging levels as soon as possible. Because the folks in the study whose levels were boosted using vitamin D supplements saw some impressive benefits.
The veterans who got the supplements had their heart attack risk plummet by up to 35 percent. Plus, they had a significantly lower risk of death from all causes, too.
Aim for optimal vitamin D levels
The best results were in folks who didn’t just raise their D levels to above 20 ng/mL but kept going to over 30 ng/mL. And even that might be a bare minimum.
Emerging evidence suggests that 50 ng/mL might be an even better target. At those levels, vitamin D doesn’t just help protect your heart. It also provides a shield for your bones and muscles, vital immune system support, and better cancer prevention.
But as I mentioned earlier, most people don’t even come close to what they need each day. In fact, it’s estimated that more than 40 percent of Americans may be deficient in D.
And an even higher number of folks may have “insufficient” D levels. This means they fall short of optimal but aren’t quite low enough to be considered deficient. And those shortfalls tend to be worse in older Americans.
Of course, the easiest way to fix that is to do exactly what the veterans did in the new study. Which is to take a supplement. Many older folks need between 2,000 and 5,000 IU of vitamin D3 per day.
But every situation is different, so you might need more or less based on your own personal risk factors. So be sure to discuss this with your doctor.
And don’t hesitate to top off your levels with a bit more outside time under the sun too. But when you do head out, don’t fall for THIS sunscreen lie that could be putting you in danger.