Vitamin D

Quick summary of the science :

Known as the “sunshine vitamin,” this essential nutrient is primarily synthesized by our skin when exposed to sunlight, making it unique among vitamins which are typically ingested through diet. The production of this vitamin depends on several factors, including geographic latitude, season, and time of day, emphasizing the need for adequate sunlight exposure. However, modern indoor lifestyles contribute to a common deficiency in this vitamin, especially in regions with prolonged winters or cultural practices that limit exposure to the sun.

The lack of adequate levels can lead to significant health issues, not just in maintaining bone integrity but also in immune function and mood regulation. It plays a critical role in the absorption of calcium, vital for bone health, and is linked to a lower risk of respiratory issues and chronic conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. Ensuring sufficient levels through careful sun exposure, supplementation, or fortified foods is crucial for comprehensive health and well-being.

Enzyme taking a bite out of surf board

The best way to supplement with vitamin D

Too much vitamin D, causes FGF23 to panic and this can lead to a vitamin D deficiency, where it matters most, INSIDE cells

Recycling vit D

Deploy a vitamin D conservation plan this winter

You’ve got a built in vitamin D conservation plan, that keeps your D status, SUFFICIENT – even in the middle of a freezing cold winter, in the Northern latitudes.

Serum vit D is lower when you are insulin resistant

Vitamin D in the Ups and Downs of insulin resistance

Circulating Vitamin D levels are lower than ideal, when you’re insulin resistant – but you might have a lot more than you think, it’s stored in fat cells.

Vit D nursing women with a broken leg

Wrap that broken bone in a vitamin D splint

It is assumed, young bones automatically have access to bone building ingredients following a bone break, but more often than not….. they don’t.

Vit D carrying an old lady

Joy rides in old age depend on vitamin D power

If you’re keen on enjoying fast and furious joy rides into your twighlight years, you need the key to the car. Vitamin D starts the engine to mobility.

Enzyme baking serotonin with vit D helping out

Is the sunshine vitamin a requirement for socializing ?

The socializing department of the brain isn’t wired correctly in autism, leading to imbalances in serotonin metabolism. Too little vitamin D might be to blame.

Vit D running after sperm with a whip

Vitamin D whips sperm into speed demons

Vitamin D has been shown to improve sperm motility in the lab, so help your boys win the big race and claim the all important prize, with a dose the sunshine vitamin

Vit D applying a little glue to an egg so it sticks in the uterus

How to help your embryo pass the IMPLANTATION TEST successfully

It takes more than a steamy rendezvous to “GET PREGNANT”, the embryo must successfully implant, and then develop, for you to BE PREGNANT.

2 vit D molecules carrying off a injured football player

Get your vitamin D levels up for a sporting chance

Football players who end up benched due to injury consistenly have low vitamin D levels. Is your D status the key to avoiding costly muscle injuries ?

Vit D putting on a puppet show

The sunshine vitamin moonlights as a comedian

If you’re feeling blue, stop by the vitamin D comedy club, his hilarious antics, could help chase away those blues.

Vit D throwing garbage over a fence

Vitamin D takes out the rubbish in Alzheimer’s Disease

Vitamin D is involved in normal brain clean up operations but in brain’s besieged by Alzheimer’s, the junk is piling up and vit D is in short supply.

Vit D surfing in a blood vessel

Vitamin D gets the blood vessels bending it like Beckam

If you have stiffened blood vessels i.e. cardiovascular disease – try a dose the sunshine vitamin to get them curling and twisting around.

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