Recently I have heard alot of talk about Vitamin D in the media. Some of you may wonder what exactly is Vitamin D? How does it help me? What can I do to insure that my body has an optimal supply of Vitamin D? Vitamin D is a fat-soluble supplement vitamin that is not present in many foods. Most people do not get enough Vitamin D in their diet which can lead to diseases like osteoporosis in the short term or long run. On the other hand proper amounts of Vitamin D will aid in having good memory, proper bone density, and enhanced immunity.
Vitamin D truly does strengthen our bones. All of my research on vitamin D lists strong bones, and or bone density as a benefit of having adequate amounts of this vitamin in your system. Milk is the most common source of Vitamin D that most people are familiar with. Vitamin D has to aid in strong bones and teeth. I have never lacked in the milk drinking department. As a result I’m happy to say that in 27 years of life I have never broken a bone in my body. There is a high chance that developing osteoporosis will be avoided if you give your body healthy doses of vitamin D on a regular basis.
Vitamin D is very Important for our immune systems. It helps regulate the “T” cells which are important immune activators. I read something where a guy said he would catch several colds every year. When he was tested for vitamin D a few years ago it was very low. He began taking vitamin D regularly to get it into a normal range for his body. Since that time he was pleased to state that he has only had 2 colds.
Keeping your Vitamin D levels normal can help you maintain a good memory. Recent studies confirm that normal brain function requires vitamin D. People were tested on their memory in relation to their vitamin D levels. It was confirmed that the people who tested with a higher level of vitamin D in their systems also tested to have a better memory than those with low levels of vitamin D.
There are several good sources of vitamin D. I would say that the best is the natural source. The sun. Our bodies produce vitamin D from sun light through a photosynthesis type process. However, with people spending more and more time inside more people are vitamin D deficient than ever. Sun screen and lotion block out the sun light we need to penetrate our skin to internally produce vitamin D. That is why we should take a natural organic vitamin D supplement such as the ones I’ve linked to. In addition we should also add cheese, fortified milk, healthy cereals, and fish to our diets for other natural sources of vitamin D.
Justin R. Douglas is an Organic Health Specialist seeking to help people achieve a healthier lifestyle through knowledge about their bodies, natural remedies, health assessments, and solutions to everyday health conditions that plague our society. If you would like to receive weekly health tips from Justin click here and fill out the form. You will find the information he shares very useful.
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