People who have had a heart attack should avoid certain common painkillers. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as celecoxib (Celebrex) and ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), can increase the risk of another heart attack or dying from coronary artery disease. The elevated risk persists for at least five years. Naproxen (Aleve) has the lowest cardiovascular risk of any NSAID. (Aspirin was not included here.)
Bottom Line: Most consumers are not aware of the differences in quality between retail and professional-grade products. For example, nickel, a common allergen and toxic heavy metal, has been found in numerous retail-brand multivitamins.
In addition to calcium absorption, other conditions that vitamin D3 supplementation benefits are:
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In my practice, I continue to be surprised at how little is understood about the importance of vitamin D and its functions in the body, how to interpret vitamin D tests, and how much should be taken. Most of my patients have not been questioned about, taught about, or tested for vitamin D levels, and most don't know that it is a critical hormone that benefits us physically, emotionally, and mentally. Nearly all my new patients report taking either none, 1000-2000 I.U. (international units) of vitamin D3 daily, or somewhere in between. Many report being tested as normal when they score 28 to 35. They can survive on this amount, but is this optimal?