How The Amazing Vitamin D3 Could Increase Your Heart’s Pumping Power By Nearly 33%

Now, scientists at the University of Leeds have found that taking vitamin D3 - the most potent form of vitamin D - increases the heart’s pumping power by a third. The authors suspect it is because the vitamin regulates calcium levels, which play a crucial role in how the heart pumps.
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A daily dose of vitamin D3 could help the millions of people who suffer from heart failure, research suggests.

“Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.” 3 John 1:2 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: I have been taking a vitamin D3 gelcap in the amount of 5,000IU on a daily basis for years, and absolutely feel it provides me with an elevated level of health and internal cardiovascular fitness along with regular gym workouts.

The vitamin has long been known to help strengthen the bones, but experts are growing increasingly aware that it also has a role in cardiovascular health. Heart failure is caused by the heart failing to properly pump blood around the body, often after a heart attack, and is thought to affect around 23 million people worldwide.

Now, scientists at the University of Leeds have found that taking vitamin D3 – the most potent form of vitamin D – increases the heart’s pumping power by a third. The authors suspect it is because the vitamin regulates calcium levels, which play a crucial role in how the heart pumps.

The Amazing Health Benefits of Vitamin D3

In addition to helping your heart, there are dozens of other health benefits attached to daily taking vitamin D3.

When the heart contracts, calcium enters the heart cells, and when the heart relaxes, calcium leaves again. In heart failure patients, the calcium is not forced out on each relaxation, clogging the cells and stopping the heart from pumping properly. The scientists think vitamin D may help the heart clear calcium from the cells.

The cardiologists tested the supplement on 160 patients from Leeds who were already being treated for heart failure. The group was split in half, with some patients taking vitamin D every day for a year and the others taking a dummy ‘placebo’ tablet.

The researchers, who presented their findings yesterday at the American College of Cardiology annual conference in Chicago, measured changes in heart function with cardiac ultrasound.

They found that the patients who took vitamin D saw an increase in the volume of blood pumped out from the heart by 26 to 34 per cent. In the others, who took placebo, there was no change in cardiac function.

The authors said that taking vitamin D may reduce the need for patients to be fitted with a heart implants such as ICD defibrillators, devices which shock the heart to restore a normal rhythm. Study leader Dr Klaus Witte, consultant cardiologist at Leeds Teaching Hospitals, said: ‘This is a significant breakthrough for patients.

‘It is the first evidence that vitamin D3 can improve heart function of people with heart muscle weakness – known as heart failure. These findings could make a significant difference to the care of heart failure patients.’

He added: ‘ICDs are expensive and involve an operation.

‘If we can avoid an ICD implant in just a few patients, then that is a boost to patients and the NHS as a whole.’

Heart failure is caused by the heart failing to properly pump blood around the body, often after a heart attack.

The condition is thought to affect around 900,000 people in Britain, about 550,000 who have received a diagnosis.

When the heart contracts, calcium enters the heart cells, and when the heart relaxes, calcium leaves again. In heart failure patients, the calcium is not forced out on each relaxation, clogging the cells and stopping the heart from pumping properly.

The scientists think vitamin D may help the heart clear calcium from the cells.

Professor Peter Weissberg, medical director at the British Heart Foundation, which helped fund the study, said: ‘Ideally, any new treatment for heart failure should make patients feel better and live longer.

‘This research found that giving 12 months vitamin D supplementation to heart failure patients with subnormal vitamin D levels was safe and measurements of heart function showed some improvement.’ source

NTEB is run by end times author and editor-in-chief Geoffrey Grider. Geoffrey runs a successful web design company, and is a full-time minister of the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. In addition to running NOW THE END BEGINS, he has a dynamic street preaching outreach and tract ministry team in Saint Augustine, FL.
  • Julie Koehler

    Truth on that Geoffrey! I have systemic lupus which depletes vit D, partly from the condition and partly because we are photosensitive to UV., so us lupus patients take 50iu vit D a week usually prescribed by specialists. People don’t realize how important vit D is! Good article. Btw I read your posts & like many. Ty for what you do.

  • Debbie

    I have been supplementing with extra vitamin D for several years. It is definitely making a good difference for me.

  • MG

    It’s not vitamins D3 that we need, it’s actually Vitamin D2, D3 IS NOT EVEN A VITAMIN. DO YOU HOMEWORK. D3 is actually a slow poison for humans.

    • In my 20+ years as a health enthusiast, I have never heard someone say that D3 was bad for you. I take it every day, and feel great.

      • Kim

        Geoffrey: Glad you promote physical+ spiritual health! In order to serve Father, Son, and Holy Ghost one needs to maintain good physical health and spiritual health! This means taking good care of the gift of life that one has been blessed with so that when we transition to our spiritual bodies we will appreciate being made in the image of our Maker!

    • That’s not correct!!!

      Drisdol is a synthetic form of vitamin D2—made by irradiating fungus and plant matter—and is the form of vitamin D typically prescribed by doctors. This is not the type produced by your body in response to sun or safe tanning bed exposure, which is vitamin D3.

    • Rt

      Funny how peeps act like they know stuff,lol! This study says the exact opposite! D2 actually is pretty useless which is verified through other studies! D3 is the way to go http://m.ajcn.nutrition.org/content/84/4/694.full

  • Derrick

    This confirms some of what I’ve been hearing on HealthTalkLive, thank you. Will soon begin a regime.

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  • Yolanda

    While I can appreciate and respect the advantages this supplement may have for some, I would encourage anyone that is not suffering from an illness that requires the immediate extra, to get their daily dose of Vitamin D naturally (sunshine and diet), as God intended.

    I sometimes think that these types of things are the subtle deception of man’s pursuit of everlasting life outside of Christ our Lord and Saviour. Let us not forget that the very wicked one has something for EVERYONE and thus we must always be vigilant and discerning.

    The body (God’s temple 1 Corinthians 6:19) is designed to process but so much, and even too much of even a good thing can be toxic. So, if you are not chronically deficient due to an illness, have some mushrooms, cheese, and a glass of almond milk 🙂

    With Love..

    I also found it interesting that it was “33%”, for anyone that understands symbolism.

    • tony

      I find it very interesting that taking vitamins is evil,wow…take a chill pill

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  • deon rodden

    Is not anything wrong with taking this supplement, you might wish you had one day.

  • Marian

    Preach on, Geoff!!

    Yes, God has provided us naturally for every nutritional need, but Man has destroyed much of His world with poisons.

    Supplementing our diet is mandatory for optimal health and the dirty secret is that over half of physicians (including those who are not naturopaths) do just that themselves even though they are restrained from educating their patients unless a Big Pharma-corrupted version of the nutrient is available.

  • susan

    vitamin d is dangerous in large doses as is stored in cell tissue.
    what is wrong with the food that God has given us. we don’t need vitamins
    also beware the enemy wants to kill people with medications. you can become addicted . a stronghold. your trust should be in the lord. not in medications or alcohol abuse.
    beware

  • susan

    l have noted some people get addicted to supplements. you don’t need them. eat food. natural food in moderation.
    trust in the lord.

  • Derrick

    I wanted to share some insights/feedback/considerations that I received from one of the doctors at Health Talk Live regarding D3 and other supplements:

    Most grocery store and other mass-market vitamins, minerals, herbs and supplements are manufactured for them by companies that use ingredients with less efficacy, or cheap and often difficult to absorb nutrients, as well as inexpensive binders and fillers. Usually, there is a discrepancy between the information on the label and the nutrients in the product. Very often, each tablet or capsule contains less than 1/4 – 1/3 of the nutrients the label indicates, so what have you saved if you have to take 3-4 times more than you would if you purchased a more reputable natural product brand? Plus, some mass-market products are called bed-pan bullets (coined by nursing friends for year), meaning the capsule or tablet does not breakdown at all and comes out whole and completely like it went into the body. Personally, when it comes to Vitamin D3, I would use a liquid Vitamin D, such as DaVinci Laboratories Astaxanthin D3 LIQUID.

    I don’t doubt that her particular product recommendation is an effective product but I wonder if they are other products at a lesser price that have a similar efficacy. I found the following and may give it a try: http://www.vitaminshoppe.com/p/vitamin-d3-5000-iu-1-fl-oz/vs-2714

  • Please research the need to take Vit K2 along with Vit D

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