Vitamin D is critical to the health of your brain and nervous system, cardiovascular and immune systems. Many ailments are now being linked to vitamin D deficiency.
- Vitamin D regulates the amount of calcium and phosphorous in your body for stronger bones.
- Vitamin D strengthens the blood cells around your retina to support your eyesight.
- Vitamin D helps limit joint pain.
- Vitamin D boosts your immune system.
- Vitamin D supports your heart.
Vitamin D is also called the sunshine vitamin because it is formed naturally in the skin with sunlight exposure. We are experiencing an unprecedented epidemic of vitamin D deficiency, resulting in more health problems, because so many people are now avoiding exposure to the sun due to the risk of skin cancer.
Vitamin D supplementation is important because it’s hard to get enough during long, dark winters. The elderly have more difficulty synthesizing vitamin D from sunlight, and some medications interfere with vitamin D absorption.
Vitamin D plays a dual role as both a vitamin and a hormone that stimulates the body to absorb calcium. Vitamin D, calcium, and phosphorus are needed to keep bones strong. People with low vitamin D levels tend to have soft, thin bones, predisposing them to fractures, especially hip fractures. Soft bones can also cause the nagging and unremitting bone pain that many older people suffer from.
Almost every cell in the human body has receptors for vitamin D3 because it is not just a vitamin, but also a hormone. As a hormone, it regulates cellular production of important proteins and peptides.
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