Get Your Vitamin D Checked!
Researchers have shown us that individuals with low levels of Vitamin D in their bodies have an increased risk of developing cancer.
Vitamin D: also called the “SUNSHINE VITAMIN”. New research also showing that VITAMIN D acts more like a HORMONE in our body. Almost every cell in our body contains vitamin D receptors which accounts for the overwhelming number of positive health benefits you can receive you supplement with Vitamin D.
A steroid vitamin which naturally produced in your body which promotes the intestinal absorption and metabolism of calcium and phosphorus. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that includes vit D-1, D-2 and D-3.
Besides getting vitamin D through sunlight, you can also get it through certain foods and supplements to ensure adequate levels of the vitamin in your blood.
Beware of “D-ficiency”
Many lifestyle and environmental factors can affect your ability to get sufficient amounts of vitamin D through the sun alone. These factors include:
· being in an area with high pollution
· using sunscreen
· spending more time indoors
· living in big cities where buildings block sunlight
· having darker skin
· if you’re aged 50 or older
· if you’re obese or overweight