(this is Part 2 on Vitamin D3)

VitaminD3-calcium-magnesium-nutrition-patmoon-NeoLifeWhat does Vitamin D3 do? How does it work?

  • Vitamin D is found in small amounts in some foods as mentioned in Part 1 on Vitamin D; however, 80 to 90% should be obtained through exposure to sunlight. Be sure to eat plenty of antioxidant rich foods and take carotenoid supplements to protect the skin from even short exposure to the harmful UV rays of the sun… this is critical.
  • Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin so it is beneficial in helping you absorb other fatty nutrients; such as, the essential fatty acids from grains as well as the omega-3 fatty acids from cold water fish. Of course, those fatty acids are beneficial in reducing inflammation and auto-immune diseases.
  • Vitamin D is necessary in order for your body to utilize and absorb calcium, magnesium, and other minerals. Calcium, magnesium, and Vitamin D work together to regulate the cardiovascular system, nerves, membranes, and muscle function. They are involved in heart muscle contraction and relaxation. They work together to help maintain healthy blood pressure levels. Of course, calcium is also critical for healthy bones and teeth.
  • VitaminD3-heart-cancer-immune-nutrition-NeoLife-patmoonVitamin D is critical for balancing and controlling HDL and LDL cholesterol… surveys from Harvard School of Medicine have shown that 75% of adults with heart disease are deficient in Vitamin D.
  • Vitamin D is helpful in reducing skin problems such as vitiligo, scleroderma, psoriasis, actinic keratosis, and lupus vulgaris.
  • Vitamin D supports a healthy immune system so is beneficial in reducing the risk of all autoimmune diseases, including cancer.
    • Breast cancer is 5 times more common in those with low Vitamin D levels.
    • Raising levels of Vitamin D has shown an 80% lower risk of developing colon cancer.
    • Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with frequent colds and flu.
  • Vitamin D is required for maintaining proper bone structure thus reduces the risk of osteoporosis (brittle, weak bones).
  • Body fat acts as a storage place for Vitamin D. It is released as needed.
  • Vitamin D improves insulin resistance and helps lower blood sugar in diabetes. It may even lower the likelihood of developing of type 1 diabetes.
  • Why does taking a walk in the sunshine perk up your mood? Vitamin D is instrumental in producing mood elevating neurotransmitters.
  • Vitamin D has been known to reduce the frequency of seizures in those prone to seizures.
  • Vitamin D may reduce severity, frequency, and duration of headaches associated with menstrual cycles.
  • Those who suffer from pain associated with the lower back or fibromyalgia may benefit from taking in more Vitamin D. Vitamin D is not a quick fix but you can expect improvement after 3 months of supplementation.
  • Many sunscreens block the sun rays that allow Vitamin D to be produced so I question the wisdom of slathering on sunscreen every time you have the opportunity for casual sunlight exposure.
    • Vitamin D deficiencies can occur even in sunny climates… perhaps because people use sunscreens consistently, stay indoors more, or consistently wear long sleeved clothing and hats.
  • The older population is particularly at risk of Vitamin D deficiency as they are less likely to spend time outdoors. They also have fewer receptors in their skin that convert sunlight to Vitamin D. They may also have trouble converting dietary Vitamin D to a useful form due to digestive and other health problems.

Tips for Vitamin D supplementation:

  • Never supplement with Vitamin D2… it cannot be utilized by the human body
  • Never supplement with a stand-alone Vitamin D unless you are under medical supervision. (Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin so can become toxic especially when taken as a stand-alone supplement and in the form of D2.)
  • Vitamin D requires other nutrients in order to do its job, particularly Calcium and Magnesium.

NeoLife-VitD-ProVitality-CalMag-FormulaIV-CodLiverOil-nutrition-patmoonNeoLife offers several options for Vitamin D3 supplementation.

ProVitality+ daily, convenient packets

  • Feeds the cells
  • Protects the cells
  • Balances and regulates the cells
  • Nourishes the cells
  • Abundant energy
  • Antioxidant protection
  • Heart health
  • Immune strength
  • Brain function
  • Healthy joints
  • Clearer vision
  • Youthful skin, hair, and nails

Formula IV+, daily, convenient packets

  • Feeds the cells
  • Nourishes the cells
  • Abundant energy
  • Immune strength

Chelated Cal-Mag with 1000 IU Vitamin D3

  • Stronger bones and teeth
  • Heart/cardiovascular health
  • Normal blood pressure
  • Better nerve and muscle function

Cod Liver Oil from the finest cod harvested from the North Atlantic

  • Supports vision, reproductive functions, and immune health
  • Needed for healthy bones, immunity, and overall health

My top suggestions are ProVitality+ and Chelated Cal-Mag with 1000 IU Vitamin D3. They would be excellent partners for an all-natural, nature, and science based supplement program.

Be informed and stay proactive in taking care of your health!

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