Vitamin D Deficiency

Vitamin D Deficiency

“Because Vitamin D is so cheap and so clearly reduces all cause-mortality, I can say with all certainty: Vitamin D represents the single most cost-effective medical intervention in the United States!”
- Dr. Greg Plotnikoff, Medical Director, Penny George Institute for Health and Healing, Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis

Good Health is a Choice.  Are you making the right choice?

Each day you make choices that will either improve your health or harm it. Studies show that if you don’t eat right, get to a healthy weight, exercise regularly, and supplement your diet with proper nutrients, you increase your risk of developing certain diseases such as heart disease, cancer and type 2 diabetes. Good health is a choice, which means that disease (in many cases) also is a choice. What is your choice? 

 

The Simple Science of Vitamin D

It may surprise you to know that Vitamin D is not actually a Vitamin. IT IS A HORMONE! It’s deficiency, therefore, is a true disease. Vitamin D is in a class by itself. The active metabolic product in the body is a molecule called 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D (often called 1,25-vitamin D for simplicity), which is a secosteriod hormone. After its synthesis in the skin, Vitamin D exerts its effects on every organ system in the body. In order for Vitamin D to be made in the body, it requires help from an outside source known as Vitamin D3. (Naturally provided by rays of Ultraviolet B from sunlight). Vitamin D3 quickly arranges itself in the body to give birth to Vitamin D, which then quickly exits the skin cell for the bloodstream. Then after a two step activation occurs, through the liver and kidneys, Vitamin D (1,25-vitamin D) is formed and is then available for it’s beneficial use in the body.
Its important to know that Vitamin D3 is essential to creating 1,25-vitamin D!!

Vitamin D Deficiency affects Every MAJOR System in the BODY...

Immune System               Digestive System

Nervous System               Circulation System

Skeletal System                Respiratory System

Skin System                       Urinary System

So you can see the importance of Vitamin D in your diet, your supplementation and in your whole life.