You may already be familiar with Dr. Mercola as he is one of the few MDs who advocates nutrition as a part of healthy living. Here’s an excerpt from him on the long ignored supplement–Vitamin D:
After thirty years of being vilified by the medical establishment and the press, vitamin D is gaining new popularity — and even becoming a hero — as a nutrient that supports your overall health.
Recent discoveries suggest it has significantly more far-reaching effects than just your bone health, contrary to popular belief.
In fact, vitamin D is known to support your body’s health systems in a variety of ways… So much so that it’s not a stretch to suggest your body literally cries out for vitamin D in many ways.
And now, with winter bearing down on the Northern Hemisphere with sleet, biting rain, and snow, you may not enjoy even the remotehope of getting vitamin D from natural sunlight… unless you live on the southern tip of Florida, in Hawaii, in Mexico,or the southern hemisphere.
So it’s critical to your well-being to consider your other options.
Research suggests that up to 85% of people could be deficient in vitamin D without knowing it… leaving them with less-than-optimal health. In fact, some scientists call for urgent action.
Because current scientific research suggests that all cells and tissues in your body have vitamin D receptors — and further concludes that every cell and tissue needs vitamin D for its well-being.
Not only that, but vitamin D is responsible for the regulation of over 2,000 genes in your body!
Vitamin D engages in very complex metabolic processes within your body. Scientists believe that vitamin D serves a wide range of fundamental biological functions relating to many aspects of your health.
Your skin naturally produces your body’s supply of vitamin D from direct exposure to bright midday sun with a mere ten or fifteen minutes’ exposure per day.
But for decades, you’ve been the target of a misinformation campaign from the media and conventional medicine that created a fear of sunshine. Therefore, most people either intentionally or unintentionally avoid the sun — or smear on sunscreen that blocks the beneficial wavelengths that produce vitamin D in your skin.
Having too little vitamin D may not have any outwardly obvious signs. Yet vitamin D (specifically the vitamin D3 form) impacts an incredible array of support for systems and functions in your body…
- Heart health
- Cell formation and cell longevity
- Skin health
- Pancreatic health
- Aging process
- Sleep patterns
- Reproductive health
- Athletic performance
- Eye health
- Vascular system health
- Respiratory health
- Immune health… Most people feel in better health during the summer sunshine months — ever wonder why?
- Healthy mood and feelings of well-being
- Weight management, including carbohydrate and fat metabolism
- Hair and hair follicles
- Strong and healthy bones, because vitamin D encourages calcium uptake
- Proper digestion and food absorption
Since healthy levels of vitamin D protect and promote so many of your body’s functions, a deficiency may mean your body lacks the tools it needs to keep you in optimal health…
Making sufficient vitamin D a very important issue for you to address!
Because naturally, you want to be at your peak so you feel great, and accomplish so much each and every day.