When you’re sick, it’s easier to avoid vitamin d supplements
It may seem like an easy fix to take a supplement, but there are many health risks associated with taking it regularly.
Read moreA new study suggests that taking vitamin d three times a day can be safer than taking it twice a day.
Researchers from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) and the University of Minnesota studied vitamin D levels in people taking the most common form of vitamin D supplements.
People who took vitamin D three times per day reported lower rates of heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, and some types of cancer.
The researchers say this suggests that vitamin D supplementation may not be necessary for people with low vitamin D.
But the research does not indicate that taking a supplement three times daily is safe.
A high-dose vitamin D supplement is needed to get the full benefit of vitamin d, so taking too much vitamin d could cause side effects.
“Our study is not about avoiding vitamin d or getting a vitamin D pill.
It’s about knowing how to get a vitamin d pill that will get the best of both worlds,” said co-author Christopher Cappellucci, an assistant professor of medicine at the University at Buffalo.
“The pill that you take will still be effective and give you the full benefits of vitamin b12.”
People who take a high dose of vitamin B12 can also get a lower-than-average rate of colon cancer, while people taking a low dose have lower rates.
The results of the study appear in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.