Too Much Sun Exposure Can Lead to Heart Attack and Stroke
The excess UV rays from the Sun, that could potentially cause skin cancer, is not the only danger you could be facing. Believe it or not, a recent study has found that too much vitamin D from the Sun can lead to heart attacks and strokes. (https://www.healthyheartworld.com/can-too-much-vitamin-d-cause-heart-palpitations/#:~:text=Intermountain%20Medical%20Center%20SALT%20LAKE%20CITY%20While%20previous,a%20dangerous%20heart%20condition%20known%20as%20atrial%20fibrillation.)
It is known that having too little vitamin D can be dangerous to our health as well. However as they say too much of anything- even a good thing can be quite bad for you. This goes with having too much vitamin D. The recent study by the University of Copenhagen warned of the connection between cardiovascular deaths and high levels of vitamin D.
Vitamin D is made by the skin in reaction to sunlight or found in eggs, fortified cereals, oily fish, spreads or supplements. The purpose of Vitamin D is to help regulate the amount of calcium and phosphate in the body keeping bones and teeth healthy.
Too little vitamin D can lead to bone pain or even deformities, such as rickets, as well as a tenderness as a result of a condition in adults called osteomalacia.
People who take too many vitamin D supplements over a long period can cause more calcium to be absorbed than can be excreted. If there is an excess amount of calcium deposited in the kidneys, this damage them. Too much vitamin D can also encourage calcium to be removed from bones, which can in the end make them soft and weak.
The new study published in the Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism warned for the first time of the effect on heart health. It has been discovered that having too much vitamin D in our blood can be bad for our health has never been proven before.
The professor of clinical medicine at the University of Copenhagen stated that the healthiest amount of Vitamin D in your body is between 50-100 nanomol per litre (not sure about the conversion with this). If you have less than 50, you will end up with ailments associated with having too little vitamin D in your system. If you have over 100 nanomol per litre, it has been found that appears that there is an increased risk of dying from a stroke or a heart attack.
Being mindful of the foods you eat or supplements you take that contain vitamin D is one way to stay healthy, as well as staying protected from the Sun!