I apologise for the length of this but I would like everyone to know the Importance of what this Vitamin D3 can do in combating virtually everything that can harm us, again I am sorry about the length of this Information,
LeanMachine's Health Facts on Vitamin D3 - the Natural Cure for all disease!
Why do we need vitamin D3?
First, to help absorb calcium and build strong bones with the help of vitamin K and K2.
Second, to build the immune system, in conjunction with gut bacteria - the other half of the immune system story.
Depending on which study we believe, optimal vitamin D3 can prevent between 50% and 90% of all cancers, as well as Multiple Sclerosis, and reduce the intensity or even cure almost every other disease.
If a drug company developed something that would do this, it would make headlines around the world and win a Nobel prize, and many billions of dollars would be saved in the health care budgets of countries everywhere.
If the entire population had optimal Vitamin D3 combined with a healthy diet, countless lives would be saved from cancer, many illnesses would disappear, most artificial replacements of hips and knees would not be required, thousands of people clogging up the nursing homes in their wheelchairs would be out playing tennis and leading active, productive lives.
Have I convinced you yet that just $17 for a year's supply of super-strength 5000 IU Vitamin D3 would be a good investment in your future?
If not, then perhaps you should go and reserve that spot in the nursing home, and pick out the burial plot while you're at it!
Benefits of Vitamin D3
Studies show that Vitamin D3 has cancer inhibiting properties, especially breast, prostate, pancreas, colon, skin cancer and leukaemia.
While millions are spent trying to find a cure for cancer, vitamin D could be used to prevent cancer in the first place, at a cost equivalent to a drop in the ocean.
Vitamin D deficiencies can cause the following:
Osteoarthritis (OA)is the most common disease in people over age 50, more common than the common cold, and especially in women.
OA is directly linked to Vitamin D3 deficiency, and higher Vitamin D3 levels lower the risk.
Studies show that hip fractures in high risk population groups can be reduced by up to 40% by supplementing with Vitamin D3.
Partly because bones are stronger, and partly because people with good D3 levels have much better balance and stronger muscles, so don't fall over as much.
. RA (rheumatoid arthritis) and MS (Multiple Sclerosis) appear to have the same link.
Most Australians (two thirds) and others in Western society are overweight or obese.
Two thirds of people in Western society are also deficient in Vitamin D3, and this is no coincidence; there is a direct link between Vitamin D3 deficiency and obesity.
On average, the more D3 deficient a person is, the more obese they are.
Healthy levels of Vitamin D3 are seen in lean, healthy people.
Chronic pain from any source can be reduced with Vitamin D3, even a simple headache, migraine, back pain, fibromyalgia, etc.
Many people with osteoporosis have chronic pain, typically lower back pain, often a sign of D3 deficiency.
Those people usually exercise less because of the pain, and insufficient exercise causes depression, worsens their osteoporosis, increases obesity, and their condition only gets worse.
Cancer is a devastating condition, often painful, but high levels of Vitamin D3 offer up to 80% or more protection, especially childhood cancers, breast, prostate, pancreas, skin and colon cancer.
There are links between low levels of Vitamin D3 and depression.
For depression sufferers, LeanMachine recommends extra Vitamin D3 from sunlight because getting outside in the sun always lifts our mood.
Vitamin D3 deficiency lowers the calcium content in the inner ear fluid, causing small bones of the inner ear to become spongy, which attenuates sound transmission.
Recent studies show that children with allergies have a high chance of being deficient in D3, and those with the worst allergies, are over 80% likely to be deficient in vitamin D3.
The number one killer of Western society people is still cardiac disease.
Vitamin D3 deficiencies bring on high blood pressure, stroke and heart attack.
Number two is cancer, so we can alleviate both killers easily by eating a healthy diet and getting enough Vitamin D3 from sunlight and/or supplements.
Where do we get Vitamin D3?
The normal process of Vitamin D3 metabolism can be stopped by the deficiency of one single nutrient, so we must first have a healthy, nutrient-rich diet.
In particular, we need cholesterol, which has been demonised for decades. More on this later.
No Bones without it
Some people say we need Calcium for strong bones, but we get plenty of calcium from the diet, and we can absorb calcium with no problems as long as we have enough vitamin D.
No vitamin D means no calcium absorption, so adding more calcium to the diet without vitamin D means potential for calcium to form as plaque in our arteries, kidneys or other places where it will only damage the body.
Vitamin K, which comes from green, leafy vegetables, and also from the gut where it is manufactured by our intestinal bacteria, is also essential to help place calcium in the bones and teeth, and keep our arteries clear from plaque.
After a course of antibiotics, our good intestinal bacteria is wiped out, and it can take 2 years to fully rebuild - another reason to avoid antibiotics in all cases except for a life-threatening infection.
Vitamin D3 metabolism is complex, where each essential and critical nutrient provides the path to the next step, and one missing link in the chain will stop the entire process.
So it is no surprise that a third of our population is deficient in Vitamin D3, and around 90% are less than optimal.
Importance of Diet
Vitamin D3 cannot form without basic nutrients for the multi-stage process and this explains why the majority of people are deficient.
D3 - A Vitamin or a Hormone?
The answer is both.
It is a hormone (a chemical messenger) because it controls cells, organs, muscle and bone in everyday function, and because the body can manufacture it with sunlight exposure on skin.
It is a vitamin because it binds calcium so we can absorb it, as we humans cannot digest calcium without Vitamin D3, which maintains calcium and phosphate concentrations in the blood, providing minerals for bones, nerves, muscles, immune function, and lowers inflammation.
Many cell functions are controlled in part by vitamin D, aiding in weight loss, blood glucose regulation, metabolism, and essential fatty acids (Omega-3) processing.
There is no point taking calcium or omega-3 foods or supplements without a good supply of vitamin D3.
Almost every cell in the body has vitamin D3 receptors, so Vitamin D3 is a crucial nutrient.
Vitamin D, D2 or D3?
The terms Vitamin D and vitamin D3 are used interchangeably here. D3 is the correct and natural Vitamin D.
D3 exists in the body as the storage form 25(OH) and the active form 1,25 2(OH). Vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) is an artificial version of Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol), or vitamin D coming from some foods.
D2 has very low affinity for DBP (vitamin D binding protein) so it cannot be easily stored and should never be used.
Firstly, D2 has nowhere near the healthy properties of D3 (cholecalciferol), and secondly, D2 tends to block absorption of the real D3.
Many foods come "fortified with vitamin D" but this is invariably a D2 with poor benefits, due to the blocking of real D3.
Some early medical studies on vitamin D used inferior synthetic D2 which is toxic at much lower doses, and unfairly discredited the real D3 which was not even being used in the studies.
How is Vitamin D3 made?
We get vitamin D3 from sunlight, food or supplements.
D3 from sunlight
Most people know we vitamin D from sunlight, but there is a multi-stage process involved.
7-dehydrocholesterol is made in the liver from cholesterol and migrates to the skin to be altered by UVB (ultra-violet light in the B range) to become pre-vitamin D3.
This is carried back to the liver to be mediated by the enzyme 25-hydroxylase to become 25-hydroxyvitamin D.
This is then mediated in the kidneys by another enzyme 1-alpha-hydroxylase to finally become calcitriol, or the active form of vitamin D3, also known as cholecalciferol or 1,25 dihydroxyvitaminD3.
Vitamin D3 is carried in the blood by DBP (vitamin D-binding protein).
This entire process takes around 15 days, so if we shower every day, we "wash off" most of the pre-vitamin D, so morning showers are best, allowing the pre-vitamin D to start the migration back to the liver before the next shower.
And a day at the beach won't help our vitamin D3 if we go for a swim, and worse if we get sunburnt!
In addition, as we age, we lose the ability to synthesise vitamin D from sunlight, and those on statin medication (half the aged population) cannot make 7-dehydrocholesterol, co-enzyme Q10, Cholesterol Sulfate and other important requirements for the body in the liver.
No one should ever take a statin drug (Lipitor, Crestor, Simvastatin and others) other than exceptional circumstances, as they generally do much more harm than good.
Also as we age, we generate less stomach acid, losing the ability to take in B12, folate, vitamin K2 and other nutrients that vitamin D requires to do it's job. If we get reflux or heartburn, doctors normally prescribe Nexium or antacids, which may relieve symptoms, but only make the problem worse. The best way to cure heartburn is to eat less, and eat an alkaline-forming diet, but that is another story found here.
Those who dress fully covered for cultural reasons or those with dark skin always need more vitamin D.
Annual blood tests for vitamin D3 are advisable if taken at very high doses as excess levels can become toxic.
For adults, toxic levels for vitamin D3 are not seen unless we take in some 40,000 IU daily for many weeks.
Vitamin A can also be toxic in high levels, but if A and D are taken together, the toxic levels are some 5 times higher for both A and D, giving a huge margin of safety, and old toxic levels should really be called "imbalance levels".
Slip, Slop, Slap in the face campaign
This disastrous campaign has been running for over 30 years in Australia, costing the taxpayer many millions of dollars, and has caused many more millions in extra health care, more disease, and many more lives lost.
True, reduced sunlight has reduced the number of mostly harmless skin cancers such as basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma which turn into something more serious in less than 1% of cases.
But the number of MELANOMA cancers - the real, deadly kind, has INCREASED! The primary reason, of course, is lack of vitamin D, reducing immunity.
Melanomas also appear on the soles of feet, under arms and other places where sunlight is limited, but so-called "specialists" still blame the sun!
The science cannot be denied. The closer one lives to the Equator, the less chance of cancer, a proven fact.
Too much sunlight?
If we get D3 from sunlight, then surely if we spend all day in the sun, like construction workers and other outdoor activities, we should get plenty?
Wrong. After we spend around 10 to 20 minutes in the sun (90 minutes for dark-skinned people), we reach a point where the body will no longer synthesise any more vitamin D3.
This is the way the body is designed to prevent toxic levels from being built up, and also the reason why we get a tan - to prevent too much vitamin D from the sun.
If our skin starts to get the slightest shade of pink, it is time to cover up or seek some shade, as more sun will only then cause damage, with no extra vitamin D past that point.
The Morning Myth
The cancer society and other "health" organisations all say the we should avoid the sun in the middle of the day, and only go out in the morning or the evening when the sun is low in the sky. Wrong again!
This is actually the complete reverse of the truth!
The sun produces ultra-violet rays in three bandwidths, named UV-A, UV-B and UV-c, each with different properties.
We get UV-A from all sunlight, no matter what time of day, and it passes through cloud and glass, and this kind causes skin damage and ZERO vitamin D production. We can sit by a window or in a car on a hot sunny day and never get any vitamin D.
We can be outside all day when there is cloud cover, but we will never get any vitamin D.
We get UV-B ONLY from a clear blue sky, and ONLY when the sun is HIGH in the sky. This is the "good" sunlight, as this is the ONLY kind that gives us vitamin D.
When the sun is lower in the sky, most UV-B is absorbed in the atmosphere leaving little or none for our benefit.
We need 10 minutes a day (fair-skinned) to 20 minutes a day (tanned) with the sun high in the sky, no clouds, and no glass. This can give us all of the vitamin D we need, but for many, this is impossible.
For those living a long way from the equator, or out of the tropic areas in winter, those working shifts or indoors, those who cover their entire bodies for religious reasons, those who have very dark skin, those on statin medication, those on a poor diet, those confined to hospitals or nursing homes and others who mistakenly believe the sun is evil, will never get enough vitamin D.
Vitamin D is fat-soluble, meaning that if we get plenty one day and miss the sun for a few days, we will still be able to call on our vitamin D reserves stored in fat cells.
Of course, UV-B will still damage our skin, which can lead to cancer, if we stay out in the sun too long.
UV-C rarely gets to Earth as it is almost completely absorbed in the atmosphere, so is of little concern unless you are an astronaut.
Other sunlight benefits
Vitamin D is not the only benefit from sunlight. We also get Cholesterol Sulphate from sunlight on the skin.
Cholesterol sulfate protects red blood cells from breaking up. Without enough cholesterol sulfate, we get a condition called hemolysis, where the red blood cells spill their contents into the blood.
Without cholesterol and without sulfur, we cannot make cholesterol sulfate, a molecule which is both fat-soluble and water soluble, which is essential for the body to distribute cholesterol and sulfur throughout the body.
Artery walls have an endothelial lining, and these endothelial cells cannot work correctly when depleted in sulfate. They cannot control what get into and out of cells, which promotes cardiovascular plaque.
Cholesterol Sulfate, in conjunction with it's nitric sister, eNOS, determines how thick or thin or blood becomes. Sulfate makes it thicker, nitric makes it thinner, and this automatic regulatory system works very well as long as we have supplies of both, for which we need sunlight.
Interestingly, one thing that messes up these molecules is glyphosate (also call "Roundup" and other weedkiller trade names) so this is a good reason to avoid all GM (Genetically Modified) foods, which are all heavily sprayed with glyphosate.
Sulfur is incredibly important for health. Cholesterol sulfate protects against bacterial and virus infections and strengthens the immune system.
Cholesterol sulfate is essential for babies - women normally have about 1.5 units of cholesterol sulfate in the blood, but in pregnancy, levels rise in the villi of the placenta to around 24 units!
Foods high in sulfur include eggs, beef, garlic, onions, sprouts, asparagus, kale, coconut oil, olive oil, but only where they are grown or raised in sulfur-rich soil.
MSM (Methyl-Sulfonyl Methane) is also a good supplement here.
Tanning beds are famous for causing melanomas, the most deadly form of skin cancer.
Tanning beds have been outlawed in Victoria, Australia, but not all are dangerous, and this is seen by some as a knee-jerk reaction by politicians to win votes.
Most tanning beds produce UV-A and UV-B radiation, but some better units are available which produce only UV-B, which are much safer if used correctly.
Staying too long in even a quality tanning bed will cause skin damage, a precursor to many forms of skin cancer. Tanning beds that emit UV-A should be avoided completely.
D3 from food
We get vitamin D from the diet - eggs, fish, cod liver oil are all good sources, and also come naturally with vitamin A, but it is almost impossible to get enough D3 from the diet, so we must top up our D3 from sunlight or supplements or both.
D3 from supplements
Most D3 sold in Australia from chemist shops contains 1000 IU which may be enough for young people to build bones, but not enough for older people, and not enough for anyone except children to have an optimal immune system.
LeanMachine recommends Vitamin D3 5000 IU daily in the form of a tiny gelcap and with 360 per bottle for nearly a year's supply at $17, this is the cheapest health insurance anyone can buy!
Vitamin K2 is also recommended, as this combination helps put calcium where it belongs, in bones and teeth, and reduces calcium buildup in blood vessels (arterial plaque)
Vitamin A is also recommended for health benefits as well as to eliminate any chance of toxicity.
No Cholesterol means no Vitamin D3
As explained above, cholesterol is the building-block for vitamin D, also for every hormone in the body and many other functions.
About half the adult population over 60 in Australia and the USA is taking statin medication.
Sold under many names including Simvastatin, Lipitor, Advicor, Lovastatin, Mevacor, Vytorin, Zocor, Lipex, Simcor, Crestor, Pitavastatin, Pravastatin, Rosuvastatin, Fluvastatin, and Cerivastatin (withdrawn 2001).
Statins do lower cholesterol, but we NEED cholesterol, it is not the enemy it is made out to be.
Yes, cholesterol is found in a badly inflamed body, but this is because the liver makes more cholesterol to repair damage caused by the inflammation.
Statins reduce cholesterol by preventing the liver from producing as much cholesterol, but the job of the liver is to make cholesterol as required.
If we eat cholesterol foods (such as meat or eggs) the liver makes less, if we eat no cholesterol (such as a vegan diet), the liver makes more, which is the way it should be.
When statins are used, they attempt to shut down this natural process, and in so doing, also shuts down co-enzyme Q10 which is vital for healthy muscles.
And the heart is the most important muscle in the body - why clobber it with statins?
Statins also stop production of 7-dehydrocholesterol, so we get almost zero vitamin D3 from sunlight.
Statins have shown no benefit to women whatsoever in many studies.
For men who have had a heart attack, statins have shown a slight reduction in deaths from future heart attacks, but an INCREASE in deaths from all other causes!
Because statins knock out our Co-enzyme Q10, the patient can suffer extensive muscle damage, causing pain and reduced mobility.
Drug companies have no idea what causes this increase in death from statins, but the answer is obvious to me - low vitamin D!
Studies show that treatment with one fish oil capsule daily prevented 9% of deaths in cardiac patients over 4 years, while those given the Crestor statin drug had an increased death rate of 1% over the same period.
How much D3 do we need?
The older we get, the more vitamin D3 we need.
The only way to know how much we have is by a blood test.
Vitamin D3 is a fat-soluble vitamin, so daily levels do not vary much, as every fat cell in the body can store D3.
Always ask the doctor for a printed copy of your results so you can compare with any previous test and also get a true reading.
Unfortunately, most Australian labs say we need 60 to 160 nmol/L of D3, which is inadequate
Values above 60 will prevent us from getting rickets, but will not give us good immunity.
For optimal immune system function, we should aim for the high end of the range of 125 to 175 nmol/L.
If we are battling cancer or some other serious disease, we should aim for 175 to 250 nmol/L.
Supplement values vary, and the RDA (recommended Daily Allowance) of 60 IU was alarmingly too low, and changed to 400 IU, originally determined as the minimum amount to prevent rickets.
Even the 400 IU allowance typically gives a blood test of 40 to 60 nmol/L which may barely stop rickets but will not provide a strong immune system.
Conservative studies determine that infants less than one year old need 400 IU daily, 1 year to adolescents need 400-600 IU daily, adults need 400-600 IU daily, and adults aged over 70 years need 400-800 IU daily.
More modern studies recommend babies take 400 IU, children 1000 IU, adults 4000 IU, and those over 70 may need 8000 IU daily.
Small doses are fine for strong bones, but for a strong immune system to ward off all disease, high doses are a must.
LeanMachine has taken 5000 IU daily for 4 years, and has zero colds, flu or any other illness, not even a headache!
But don't I get my Vitamin D3 from Milk?
Sorry, but you do not!
I was told to drink milk as a youngster, some 6 decades ago, and milk does indeed contain vitamin D and calcium, but these nutrients in milk are poorly absorbed in the gut, mainly due to the presence of calcium and other ingredients.
Worse, pasteurised milk has most of the nutrients heated out of it, and homogenisation is very BAD for our health.
Homogenisation is a process making each fat globule 10 times smaller than normal, to save us the trouble of shaking the milk container to disperse the cream.
However, homogenisation allows pure fat to enter the bloodstream through imperfections in the gut lining, often referred to as "leaky gut syndrome".
In many countries it is against the law to buy non-pasteurised milk, but we can at least buy non-homogenised milk if we feel we must have milk (and we do not need milk).
Some Asian countries have diets where milk is non-existent, and their bones are stronger, and osteoporosis is very rare.
We get more useful Vitamin D3 from broccoli and other fresh vegetables than from milk!
Milk is also BAD for our bones, as it is acid-forming in the body, and all acids in the blood cause an immediate reaction in the body to neutralise the blood acid (otherwise we die!).
This reaction, controlled by the parathyroid glands, leaches calcium from our bones and teeth to make calcium hydroxide, the fastest way the body can neutralise the acid.
If we must drink milk (and we do not have to for a healthy diet) then the ONLY milk to buy is FULL CREAM, UNHOMOGENISED milk, which you can find at good supermarkets if you look hard enough.
The only better product is the milk straight from the cow, or better still straight from mother's breast.
Most mothers will not be impressed if you ask for milk this way!
I have an entire chapter on "Truth about milk" in my upcoming book "BigBoy to LeanMachine", due soon.
Getting enough of the right vitamin D3:
Sunlight is still the best way to get enough Vitamin D3 and Cholesterol Sulfate, but for many, this can be difficult or impossible.
Supplements are the next best choice, but the supplements we buy at Chemist shops or supermarkets in Australia have only around 1000 IU of Vitamin D3.
They are also often combined with Calcium, which LeanMachine does NOT recommend, but that is another story.
While this is better than nothing, most people require 5 to 10 times this much to bring their levels to "optimum".
For most health specialists, "optimum" means over 75 nmol/l (30 ng/ml), and if your results come in at over 75 nmol/L your doctor will say you are fine.
However, true experts in this field say that truly optimum for a normal healthy person for immunity to disease, is between 125 and 175 nmol/L (50 - 70 ng/ml).
For those recovering from a serious disease, optimum should be 175 to 250 nmol/L (70 - 100 ng/ml).
Vitamin D3 can be toxic at high doses for extended periods, so continuous levels over 250 nmol/L (100 ng/ml) should be avoided.
Blood tests are advised for all very high-dosage patients.
People most at risk of deficiency are the elderly, those with with dark skin, those who cover their body with clothing or sun screen, or work night shifts or underground and never see the light of day, and those who live furthest from the equator or in cloudy climates.
Those at risk may need 10,000IU daily supplements, the rest of us can usually get plenty with 5000IU, and the very young who get plenty of sunlight on a regular basis may not require any.
Remember that we only get Vitamin D3 from sun in a blue sky when the sun is high, from the UVB (Ultra-Violet light in the "B" range").
When the sun is low in the sky, or when there is cloud, or when the light comes through a glass window, UVB is blocked and we only receive UV-A which is the damaging, cancer-causing radiation with Zero Vitamin D3 benefits.
Other tests: Depending on the condition, the doctor may order other tests to check for liver and kidney disease as well as a full blood count.
A full blood test for Vitamin D3 is:
25-hydroxyvitamin-D (25-D or D2/D3) or 25(OH)D or simply 25-D
1,25-dihydroxyvitamin-D3 or 1,25(OH)2 D3 or simply 1,25-D
Most doctors will only test for 25(OH)D which is the storage form, which if fine for most people.
For those suspected of having Sarcoidosis (a rare condition) then both must be tested, and vitamin D supplementation and sunlight should be avoided altogether unless the active form 1,25(OH)2 is low.
There are many reports of children suffering from Autism and other serious conditions after vaccinations.
Vitamin D3 supplements should be taken for at least 1 week before any vaccination to reduce risk of unfortunate reactions.
Panadol, Panadeine, Paracetamol, Tylenol, Acetaminophen, Atasol, etc must NEVER be taken before or after any vaccination, even though doctors incorrectly recommend it to reduce pain and fever.
Autism rates in the USA are 1 in 45, while Autism rates in Cuba are 1 in 12000.
A few decades ago, Austism rates were only around 1 in 200, before Panadol (Tylenol, Acetaminophen in the USA)
Cuba has a high vaccination rate of 97%, but the difference:
These over-the counter pain medications are prescription-only items in Cuba.
Of course, no drug company is interested in conducting a study where the result may be that their "safe and effective" product causes Autism, but as far as LeanMachine is concerned, Vitamin D3 reduces the risk of sickness from almost any disease.
If you want your child vaccinated anyway, DO give them vitamin D3 and DO NOT give them any pain or fever medication.
A little fever is the body's way to fight the toxins in the vaccination and the best way to deal with it is to let it run it's course.
A very high fever can lead to convulsions, especially in small children.
The best way to bring down a very high fever is to place the child in a cool to lukewarm bath and keep water over the skin using a sponge or cloth.
No drugs required, and much safer and more effective than any drug.
Better still, vaccinations can be avoided altogether for those with a strong immune system.
Allergies, hives, arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, thyroid disease, multiple sclerosis, sarciodosis, etc, are all autoimmune conditions.
Little help is available from medications which merely help to ease symptoms.
Vitamin D3 can help to treat the cause of the symptoms, often Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), found in over 70% of autoimmune patients.
H. pylori can invade the gut via contaminated water or food, or from contact with infected people or animals, causing gut inflammation, disrupting the immune system.
D3 effectively destroys H. pylori and restores the immune system, often reducing allergy symptoms by 30% in seven days, and another 40% in 12 weeks.
H. pylori infects around 30% of adults in the western world, more if we are over 60 with low D3 levels.
A blood test can give your D3 levels, but the lab will say 60 nmol/L is OK, but we need 125 nmol/L minimum to destroy H. pylori.
Mushrooms, eggs, wild-caught salmon, etc have natural vitamin D3 but the modern Western diet is lacking in these.
Edited by admin to remove commercial link.
The latest science Says:
It's not just about bones, it's about your total well-being!
Professor Michael Holick:
"We now think that maintaining adequate vitamin D3 levels are important for decreasing the risk of prostate cancer, breast cancer and colon cancer.
There is some evidence that in young children if they are fortified with vitamin D from 12 months old it can reduce the risk of type 1 diabetes by 80%".
Professor Philip Sambrook:
"We have always thought it could not happen in Australia - it is too sunny a country. However, people do not get sunlight for various reasons and if you do not get some sunlight you do not make vitamin D. We do not get it much in food any more so for that reason, deficiency is quite common. And the vitamin protects healthy cells while also killing cancer cells."