Vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin, is produced by the body as a response to sun exposure; it can also be consumed in food or in supplement form.
Having enough vitamin D is important for a number of reasons, including:
Maintaining the health of bones and teeth.
Supporting the health of the immune system, brain, and nervous system.
Regulating insulin levels and aid in diabetes management.
Supporting lung function and cardiovascular health.
Influencing the expression of genes involved in cancer development
Despite the name, vitamin D is considered a pro-hormone... not a vitamin. Vitamins are nutrients that cannot be created by the body and therefore must be taken in through our diet. However, vitamin D can be synthesized by our body when sunlight hits our skin. During the warmer, longer days summer months, some of us maintain healthy levels of vitamin D because we see more sunlight ... but vitamin D breaks down quickly, meaning that stores can run low, especially during the winter months when the days are shorter and the sun doesn’t shine as often. Low levels of vitamin D can lead to a compromised immune system and leave you dealing with the coughs, colds and flu’s that plague so many during the colder seasons. Recent studies have suggested that a substantial percentage of the global population is vitamin D deficient.
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