Excess of Vitamin D, Disturb Heart Rhythm | Scientists have long known that low levels of nutrients that closely associated with heart damage. However, a recent research shows, excess nutrients can actually trigger the onset of atrial fibrillation or heart rhythm disturbances.
Society generally obtain intake of vitamin D from the sun. However, for most people living in cold regions where not get enough sunlight, they tend to be taking supplements to improve bone and heart health, says study leader, Dr. Jared Bunch, Director of Electrophysiology Research at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah.
Bunch suggested, every person who supplemented with vitamin D is necessary to take blood samples for later examined whether its use is still within reasonable limits or not. According to him, many people assume supplements are safe for consumption, so less aware of the threats that might occur.
"People see this as a way of natural therapies to prevent and treat various diseases. We see many patients who are taking supplements and vitamins in large quantities,"said Bunch.
He added that the normal range for vitamin D intake is 41-80 nanograms per deciliter (ng/dl). While volunteers are involved in this study are known to have an excessive amount of vitamin D (above 100 ng/dl). The recommended daily intake of vitamin D for everyone from 1-70 years of age is 600 IU units.
Bunch suggested, for people newly diagnosed with atrial fibrillation and also take supplements of vitamin D in order to be more careful and talk about this to their doctor.