Many people are running low on vitamin D, and it’s a serious health threat.
Vitamin D deficiency is now a serious global health problem. This is no doubt partly due to the overuse of sunscreen, which prevents sufficient vitamin D from being produced naturally in the body when skin is exposed to sunlight.
As a result, even in Australia, a country where people typically enjoy an outdoor lifestyle with plentiful sunshine, deficiency is said to have reached crisis levels. In the United States and Canada, the problem is also widespread. In Europe, blood levels of vitamin D have been shown to be low in 50 to 70 percent of the population. Pregnant Arab women have an “extraordinarily high prevalence” of deficiency, with India also now home to a growing epidemic of it.
But while the increasing worldwide awareness of vitamin D deficiency and promotion of the need for supplementation are certainly positive developments, we should not be fooled into thinking that deficiencies of other micronutrients are rare. To the contrary, and as Dr. Rath’s groundbreaking Cellular Medicine concept explains, deficiencies of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and other essential micronutrients are not only commonplace, they are the primary cause of today’s most common chronic diseases. Based on pioneering work conducted at the Dr. Rath Research Institute, this knowledge has given rise to the revolutionary discovery that specific combinations of micronutrients can be used for the prevention and control of diseases.
So while ensuring an optimum daily supply of vitamin D is clearly important, we should not lose sight of the fact that no single micronutrient alone can provide us with the key to health. Vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and other essential micronutrients are all required for the normal functioning of the body. They achieve their beneficial effects by working together synergistically at the cellular level and participating in the numerous complex metabolic processes that keep us alive and healthy.
To learn how supplements based on Dr. Rath’s pioneering ‘nutrient synergy’ approach provide the answer to optimal health, read this article on our website.