Discover benefits of vitamin D!
Vitamin D is obtained from eating foods, sunlight exposure and taking supplements. Unlike other vitamins, D can be manufactured by the body.
Two important forms of D to humans are vitamin D2, (ergocalciferol), and D3, (cholecalciferol).
Vitamin D2 is produced by other living
creatures. It regulates the levels of calcium in your kidneys, bones and
digestive tract. It's absorbed by your body when you eat meat. Some vitamin D foods include: eggs, wild salmon, sardines, shrimp cod, oysters, salami, ham, mushrooms, caviar, sausage and fortified cereals, (with little or no refined sugars and no hydrogenated oils!)
Vitamin D3 is obtained by the body through sunlight or fortified in foods. This vitamin improves bone health and builds a strong immune system. Sunscreen can reduce the skin's ability to make vitamin D up to 99%, depending on the SPF level. Pollution can block UV rays inhibiting enough sunlight to reach the skin. Spending about 10 or 15 minutes in the sunlight is a good way to catch vitamin D.
Vitamin D supplements are handy for those who cannot be exposed to sunlight. CAUTION! Supplements may interact with other medications. Contact your health care provider, if needed. Read product labels thoroughly.
CAUTION! An overdose of vitamin D can be toxic. Toxicity can cause anorexia,
heart arrhythmias, raise calcium blood levels causing subsequent heart,
blood vessel or kidney damage. Toxicity most likely occurs from
high, dietary, supplement intake.
According to Dr. Oz, the recommended daily dose of vitamin D, for adults, is 400IU up to 1000IU.
The Archives of Internal medicine reports that 77% of Americans have vitamin D deficiency. Lack of vitamin D can be lethal. Heart disease, lung disease, cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, Rickets, schizophrenia or multiple sclerosis can occur.
BENEFITS OF VITAMIN D - (Body)
Boost Immune System
Prevent Chronic Fatigue
Reduce Stress and Tension
Lower Risk of Bacterial Infections
Maintain Strong Connective Tissue
Strengthen Cardiovascular System
Protect Against Autoimmune Diseases
Regulate Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar
Aid to Prevent: Breast/Colon/Ovarian/Prostate/Bladder Cancers
BENEFITS OF VITAMIN D - (Skin)
Protect and Rejuvenate
Smooth Fines Lines & Wrinkles
Eliminate Sun Damage & Dark Spots
As mentioned previously, daily sun exposure of 10 or 15 minutes allows vitamin D to be absorbed in the body through the skin. Air pollutants and sunscreens can block the amount absorbed. CAUTION! Do not stay in the sun unprotected for long periods of time. This can cause skin damage. Use sunscreen, hats, sunglasses or other protection needed. Never look at the sun directly. The key is finding just a small amount of good sunlight time, (10 or 15 minutes), daily for healthier skin.
Natural vitamin D is found in goat milk and cow milk, in small amounts.
Goat milk is used for more than drinking. Use it for making homemade soap and other bath/body products. Goat milk has natural vitamins A, B, C, D, E and K! Handmade experts confirm that goat milk is the key ingredient to make a difference between regular soap and a miraculous luxury item. Goat milk regenerates collagen under the skin and keeps it close to its natural pH level. Goat milk soap is moisturizing!
Vitamin D benefits help to make a healthier you, inside and out! Find more information concerning benefits of vitamins A, B, C, E and K!