If you’re like me, you’re outside a lot in the summer. Too much sun can cause more than just a sunburn. Overexposure to the sun can cause hypervitaminosis D – this means the skin can convert excess sunshine into too much vitamin D. Excess vitamin D will send too much calcium to bones and can deplete the available calcium for muscles. This can cause muscle aches and cramps.
The natural balance to vitamin D is vitamin F. Vitamin F is the calcium mobilizer that facilitates calcium to be transported to your muscles where it is needed. So whenever I feel cramps coming on from too much beach volleyball and sun, I reach for bottles of Catplex F and Calcium Lactate from Standard Process. I take 6 Cataplex F (vitamin F) and 12 Calcium Lactate, and the problem simply disappears.
For the same reason, this protocol at bedtime will usually resolve nighttime cramps and restless leg syndrome. For the same reasons, this protocol with 6 Cataplex E2 added can also stop angina cramps quickly. These three products are also natural blood thinners and can serve as alternatives to aspirin therapy. So keep this in mind and these products on hand if you have these problems – especially in the summer with added sun exposure. You might have read articles that say you should stay out of the sun, that sunshine is hazardous to your health. Excess vitamin D from extreme exposure to the sun is known to cause cancer. Well, it’s only dangerous to people who are vitamin F deficient.
It is also important to take Cataplex F if you are suffering from HIVES, SUNSTROKE, or CANKER SORES.
People who get HIVES from being out in the sun a lot – the big welts that form around the tender parts of the body – is a symptom of tissue calcium deficiency. If you give these people Cataplex F, the calcium that is already in their blood is delivered into the tissues and the welts clear up.
Sunstroke involves high blood calcium levels with low tissue calcium levels.
CANKER SORES that develop on the inside of the mouth are also related to tissue calcium starvation. The herpes simplex virus causes canker sores. Once you have the virus, you will for the rest of your life. But if your tissue calcium stays sufficiently high, the virus never forms the canker sore. It is not a bad thing to have them because they reveal your tissue calcium level. As soon as your tissue calcium level goes down, they pop out and you know you need Calcium Lactate.
If you are one of those people who are sun deprived or are prevented from being able to be in the sun, and you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you are in need of Cataplex D (vitamin D). Come and see Dr. Kimberly to be tested to find the specific amount of vitamin D that your body needs.
HEALTH ALERT by Dr. Kimberly
July 2007, Volume 24, Issue 7