Synthetic Vitamin D Can Cause These 14 Dangerous Effects

Posted on Aug 22, 2014 in Health Optimization

Researchers from the University of Exeter Medical School (UEMS) conducted a study that showed those who have a vitamin D deficiency are more likely to suffer from dementia disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

According to the study: “Our results confirm that vitamin D deficiency is associated with a substantially increased risk of all-cause dementia and Alzheimer disease. This adds to the ongoing debate about the role of vitamin D in nonskeletal conditions.”

The researchers used blood testing from 1,658 “elderly ambulatory adults” over the age of 65 as participants in the study who do not suffer from “dementia, cardiovascular disease, and stroke”.

The information was taken from the Cardiovascular Health Study between 1992–1993 and 1999.

David Llewellyn, lead author of the study explained: “We expected to find an association between low vitamin D levels and the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, but the results were surprising — we actually found that the association was twice as strong as we anticipated.”


It was concluded that after nearly 6 years, 171 of the volunteers “developed dementia and 102 were diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.”

When compared with those who are identified with “normal levels of vitamin D” there was a 53% increased risk for dementia and a 70% risk of coming down with AD for those with a vitamin D deficiency.

Shockingly, those who are determined “severely” vitamin D deficient have a 125% greater risk for dementia while those individuals also have a 120% risk of developing AD.

Llewellyn recommended “more clinical trials should be conducted to test whether eating foods high in vitamin D or taking vitamin D supplements could delay or even prevent dementia and Alzheimer’s. Given that there are currently no disease modifying treatments for dementia this is an important area for future research. Even if a small number of people could benefit, this would have enormous public health implications given the devastating and costly nature of dementia.”

Currently, Llewellyn is not advocating a boost in vitamin D intake to “delay or prevent dementia”; however, “people should eat a balanced diet including oily fish and regularly venture outdoors as part of an active lifestyle, which includes moderate intensity exercise such as brisk walking.”

Llewellyn pointed out: “We need to be cautious at this early stage and our latest results do not demonstrate that low vitamin D levels cause dementia. That said, our findings are very encouraging, and even if a small number of people could benefit, this would have enormous public health implications given the devastating and costly nature of dementia.”

Gayatri Devi, neurologist and memory disorders expert at Lenox Hill Hospital (LHH) commented : “A multifaceted approach to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia is vital to affect a broader understanding of the condition. Alzheimer’s disease, which occurs later in life, is an illness caused by a multitude of factors including diet, lifestyle, as well as genetics.”

Vitamin D deficiency can cause :

• Increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease
• Cognitive impairment in older adults
• Severe asthma in children
• Cancer

There are dangers associated with synthetic versions of vitamin D found in supplements, known as D2 such as Viosterol or ergocalciferol.

D2s, taken in high doses, can cause adverse effects such as:

• High calcium levels
• Nausea
• Vomiting
• Constipation
• Loss of appetite
• Increased thirst
• Urinary dysfunction
• Alter mood
• Change mental states
• Severe lethargy
• Rashes
• Itching/swelling of the face, mouth and throat
• Severe dizziness
• Trouble breathing

When ingesting D2s from multiple sources such as additives in milk, food products, medications and certain supplements, the toxicity accumulation in the body becomes acute and could cause any combination of adverse effects to the drug.

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