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Benefits of Vitamin D

Benefits of Vitamin D

YOU NEED LOTS OF IT AND IT IS EASY, BUT DO NOT OVERDO IT!   

We have often heard of Vitamin D now a days.. and also know that it is definitely good for bones ..but there are lot many benefits of  vitamin D ,apart from it  being helpful for the bones. Here are a few of them :

Benefits of Vitamin D

Fifteen facts you probably never knew about vitamin D and sunlight exposure.

Vitamin D prevents osteoporosis, depression, prostate cancer, breast cancer, and even effects diabetes and obesity.

Vitamin D is perhaps the single most underrated nutrient in the world of nutrition. That’s probably because it’s free: your body makes it when sunlight touches your skin.

 It is nearly impossible to get adequate amounts of vitamin D from your diet. Sunlight exposure is the only reliable way to generate vitamin D in your own body.

People with dark skin pigmentation may need 20 – 30 times as much exposure to sunlight as fair-skinned people to generate the sam e amount of vitamin D. That’s why prostate cancer is epidemic among black men — it’s a simple, but widespread, sunlight deficiency.

Sufficient levels of vitamin D are crucial for calcium absorption in your intestines. Without sufficient vitamin D, your body cannot absorb calcium, rendering calcium supplements useless.

Having kidney disease or liver damage can greatly impair your body’s ability to activate circulating vitamin D.

 

Diseases and conditions cause by vitamin D deficiency:

* Osteoporosis is commonly caused by a lack of vitamin D, which greatly impairs calcium absorption.

* Sufficient vitamin D prevents prostate cancer, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, depression, colon cancer and schizophrenia.

* “Rickets” is the name of a bone-wasting disease caused by vitamin D deficiency.

* Vitamin D deficiency may excaberate type 2 diabetes and impair insulin production in the pancreas.

* Obesity impairs vitamin D utilization in the body, meaning obese people need twice as much vitamin D.

* Vitamin D is used around the world to treat Psoriasis.

* Vitamin D deficiency can cause schizophrenia.

* Seasonal Affective Disorder is caused by a melatonin imbalance initiated by lack of exposure to sunlight.

* Chronic vitamin D deficiency is often misdiagnosed as fibromyalgia because its symptoms are so similar: muscle weakness, aches and pains.

* Your risk of developing serious diseases like diabetes and cancer is reduced 50% – 80% through simple, sensible exposure to natural sunlight 2-3 times each week.

* Infants who receive vitamin D supplementation (2000 units daily) have an 80% reduced risk of developing type 1 diabetes over the next twenty years.

So, get the vitamin D levels checked and take supplements or injections if  there is a deficiency !

Comments (2)

  1. Hi,

    My friend told me about your site. I’m 31 years old. My problem is skin pigmentation. My hands and legs are much darker than rest of my body and i have very limited sun exposure. I stay indoors most of the time. In addition the skin on my knees, elbows,butt started getting dark since the age of 8 . and my knuckles and lower back got darker with age. I’m deeply worried about this.I was tested positive for ANA some six years back. Could my pigmentation be because of this. My gums are also getting darker off late. I did a battery of tests and most of them were normal. My cortisol and ACTH are normal, PTH is 69.2 (normal 150 -68.3), and alkaline phosphatase is 32 (normal range 40-150) and my T4 is very marginally high (0.88) and my doctor said its insignificant.

    Is there any remedy in homeopathy for this. Will it help to lighten my pigmentation or help me get rid of it completely. If yes, how long will this process take

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