Vitamin D is Vital for Good Health

by You Be Healthy

Thanks to my preventive health doctor, a few months ago I started supplementing with Vitamin D3.  I take it at night with my melatonin and calcium/magnesium.  My doctor says Vitamin D3 and melatonin are 2 hormones (yes, Vitamin D is a hormone!) which we should all be taking.

Short Video: Vitamin D3 and Benefits

Benefits of Vitamin D

(from Dr. Mercola’s site)

Vitamin D (specifically the vitamin D3 form) impacts an incredible array of support for systems and functions in your body…

  • Heart health*
  • Cell formation and cell longevity*
  • Skin health*
  • Pancreatic health*
  • Aging process*
  • Sleep patterns*
  • Hearing*
  • Reproductive health*
  • Athletic performance*
  • Eye health*
  • Vascular system health*
  • Respiratory health*
  • Immune health*… Most people feel in better health during the summer sunshine months — ever wonder why?
  • Healthy mood and feelings of well-being*
  • Weight management, including carbohydrate and fat metabolism*
  • Hair and hair follicles*
  • Strong and healthy bones, because vitamin D encourages calcium uptake*
  • Muscles*
  • Proper digestion and food absorption*
Kim Duess and Vitamin D

Vitamin D is Vital for Good Health

Since healthy levels of vitamin D protect and promote so many of your body’s functions, a deficiency may mean your body lacks the tools it needs to keep you in optimal health*…

Making sufficient vitamin D a very important issue for you to address!

I’ve long been an advocate that the absolute best way to get vitamin D is through direct sunlight on your skin. It’s the most natural way to acquire your D, and your body self-regulates the amount you receive.

But what if you live in northerly climates where direct sunlight is unavailable for months at a time, as it is in most of the continental U.S.?  Short of moving to Hawaii, you still have an alternative:

Internal supplementation with vitamin D3 — with a caveat.

Please — if you supplement with vitamin D3, have your vitamin D levels tested routinely to ensure you do not overdose with it. You and your physician need to be aware of your vitamin D levels so you can adjust your supplementation accordingly. This is a customized approach — not a one-size-fits-all.

To your health,

You Be Healthy

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