The Vitamin You Take Daily is the Main Ingredient in Rat Poison
Almost every doctor recommends it. And most people are taking it. But what if we’ve been using it wrong? I am talking about Vitamin D supplements. In fact, the other name for rat poison is Vitamin D.Believe it or not, vitamin D is often used to kill rats. (Not the only chemical used to do that, of course, but a common one.) It’s completely tasteless so rats keep eating bait laced with vitamin D without ever realizing they’re getting hit with a huge huge huge overdose. This might sound bizarre because most of us think of vitamin D as an essential nutrient. And it is. But anything — even an essential nutrient — is potentially toxic if you eat, drink or inhale too much.
What if our vitamin D supplements aren’t really helping us at all? Did you know that Cholecalciferol is main ingredient in rat poison? and it’s in your vitamin D3 supplements?
Vitamin D is an essential vitamin, and almost every cell in your body has a receptor for it but taking too much of it can lead to many serious health issues.
Cholecalciferol (vitamin D3) is found commercially in rodenticides and vitamin supplements. One IU of
vitamin D3is equivalent to 0.025μg of cholecalciferol.
Vitamin D and calcium
One potential risk of excessively high dose vitamin D is toxicity causing hypercalcemia, or high levels of calcium in the blood. Indeed, one study demonstrated that nursing home residents taking 5,000 IU of vitamin D for six months showed an increased urinary calcium/creatinine ratio, suggesting that excess calcium was coming out in the urine — likely because there was too much in their bodies. It works to kill rats. One form of rodenticide is essentially a toxic dose of vitamin D — enough to cause the soft tissues to calcify and kill the animal.
I personally recommend getting your vitamin D from safe sun exposure (or a safe tanning bed). Did you know that the vitamin D created in your skin in response to sun exposure way more beneficial than supplemental vitamin D3?
The more beneficial D3 can only found in animal-based sources such as: