We’ve always been told Vitamin C is best for colds. More and more studies show Vitamin D in boosting the immune system and preventing chronic disease. Vitamin D deficiencies play a major role in most diseases.
To understand what Vitamin D really does we must first understand what it is.
“It’s not just a vitamin,but rather the only known substrate for a potent, pleiotropic (meaning it produces multiple effects), repair and maintenance seco-steroid hormone that serves multiple gene-regulatory functions in your body.
Just one example of an important gene that vitamin D up-regulates is your ability to fight infections. It produces over 200 anti microbial peptides, the most important of which is cathelicidin, a naturally occurring broad-spectrum antibiotic.”
The human body has over 30,000 genes and vitamin D positively affects 2000 of them. Long story short the positive affects of Vitamin D on the body are numerous. Did you know the sun is a major source of Vitamin D? Do you think it’s a coincidence that dermatologist and sunscreen manufactures spend so much time trying to keep you out of the sun?
Vitamin is know to prevent numerous chronic diseases such as:
Caner, Heart Disease, Autism, Obesity, Diabetes, Cohrn’s Disease, Muscle Pain, Signs Of Aging, Multiple Sclerosis, Tuberculosis, Imflammatory Bowl Disease, Eczema, Dementia, Migranes, Cavities and Peridontal Disease.
To give you another idea of the importance of Vitamin D. “Researchers have calculated that simply increasing levels of vitamin D3 could prevent diseases that claim nearly 1 million lives throughout the world each year!” Here’s another interesting statistic that involves the sun. There is overwhelming evidence which shows the further you live from the equator the higher your risk of dying from cancer. Many of us are deficient in vitamin D, the question now is how do we address it.
According to Dr. Mercola, exposure to sun is the best source of Vitamin D. Secondly, Vitamini D3 is the best supplement. Before you run out and get your share of the sun and start taking Vitamin D3 make sure you have your Vitamin D levels checked so you will know where you are currently. For information on Vitamin D intake click here. Look into Vitamin D on your own and I look forward to hearing what you find.
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