Adequate Vitamin D Levels Are Essential to Healthy & Disease Free Living
The New England Journal of Medicine estimates that 30-50% of children and adults in the US are at risk for vitamin D deficiency.
Vitamin D has been found in life forms dating back over 750 million years, and almost all plants and animals exposed to sunlight can produce Vitamin D.
In humans, vitamin D is critically important for the development, growth, and maintenance of a healthy body, from gestation until death. Vitamin D is actually a secosteroid hormone which means that it is the key which unlocks binding sites on the human genome. The human genome contains more than 2,700 binding sites for Vitamin D! Those binding sites are located near genes that are involved in virtually every known major disease of humans. It is for this reason that a Vitamin D deficiency can affect every aspect of human health and function.
According to the Vitamin D Council, some of the benefits of Vitamin D include:
• Blood sugar balance
• Immune system booster
• Regulates blood pressure
• Natural anti-inflammatory
• Prevents depression and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
• Decreases muscle and joint pain
• Weight management
• Prevention against many forms of cancer
The Vitamin D Council also reports that the incidence of Vitamin D deficiency is a world wide epidemic, with more than 50% of the earth's population being affected. In the United States, African Americans have the highest incidence of Vitamin D deficiency. This is due to increased skin pigmentation, which acts as a natural sun block, thus decreasing the amount of Vitmain D that can be made by the skin.
Adrenal insufficiency Influenza
Air hunger Kidney Disease
Allergies Low back pain
Alzheimer's disease Lupus erythematosis
Asthma Mental illness and Mood disorders
Autism Multiple Sclerosis
Autoimmune disorders Muscle weakness and pain
Bacterial infections Obesity
Bones weak (easy fracture) Osteo-arthritis
Breast cancer Osteomalacia (softening of bones)
Cancer (all types) Osteoporosis
Celiac disease Ovarian cancer
Colds and 'flu Parkinson's disease
Crohn's disease Periodontal disease
Chronic fatigue Peripheral artery disease
COPD Pelvic floor disorders
Chronic pain Pneumonia
Colonic adenoma Post-operative infections
Colorectal cancer Psoriasis
Cystic fibrosis Rheumatoid arthritis
Dental cavities Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
Depression Sepsis (Blood infection)
Diabetes (types 1 and 2) Sports injuries
Gluten intolerance Urinary incontinence
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