A noted expert on the topic of vitamin D and public health is calling for universal vitamin D blood testing and widespread dietary supplementation to augment dietary and sunshine sources of this essential nutrient. Adoption of these practices should not wait for further definitive studies in an effort to “rescue as many patients with vitamin D-related illness as we can during the interim and not wait for further clinical trials to end.”
These are the words of Dr. Cedric F Garland, professor, Division of Epidemiology, University of California San Diego and were posted at Medscape.com in an article entitled “Vitamin D and mortality risk: should clinical practice change? [MedScape.com Aug 13, 2014] MedScape is a website dedicated to educating doctors.
The scientific promise surrounding vitamin D doesn’t solely address prevention or treatment of disease, it is about saving or extending the lives of billions of people worldwide. Vitamin D actually activates the Klotho gene which is known for its anti-aging properties. [Ageing Research Reviews Jan 2009; Ageing Research Reviews Sept 2002]