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THIS Vitamin Makes Cancer Patients LIVE LONGER

Despite years of research, countless fundraisers, and people wearing “ribbons of awareness,” we’ve barely put a dent in cancer death rates. 

Sure, some rates have decreased… but others have only continued to climb. 

It’s safe to say that any gains we’ve made are because people are either taking measures to prevent cancer… or because of diagnostic testing that allows you to catch it early. 

But there’s something else that makes cancer patients live longer.  

The only problem? You’re probably not getting enough of it. 

This nutrient is best known for its role in promoting strong, healthy bones. And if that was its only benefit, it would be well worth adding to your supplement arsenal. 

But its list of additional benefits is long – and getting longer every day. 

And today, a study has come out showing that it can help cancer patients live longer. 

Three cheers for vitamin D! 

For the meta-analysis published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, researchers looked at 10 different studies that included more than 79,000 cancer patients. 

They found that cancer patients who had been supplementing with vitamin D for at least three years had a 13% lower risk of dying from cancer. 

With cancer remaining the number two killer in the US, it’s remarkable that something so simple (and inexpensive) could drop those numbers so significantly. 

And unlike Big Pharma’s drugs (which could kill you before doing a darn bit of good), vitamin D comes with zero negative effects. 

Now, before you go out and buy a vitamin D supplement, it’s best to have your vitamin D levels tested.  

Because when it comes to vitamin D, it’s not about how many milligrams you‘re supplementing with… its about getting your blood levels to optimal levels. 

You want to shoot for a blood level of vitamin D somewhere between 50-80 mg/ml.  

Once you know your blood levels, you can talk to your doctor about the optimal amount to take to get those levels where they need to be. 

Sure, vitamin D is good for you. But why take more than you need?