Benefits Vitamin D
The health benefits of vitamin d vitamin d is a very important nutrient that our body makes when ultraviolet rays from the sun contact our skin this is a powerful hormone which controls our immune system and moves minerals around the human body in today’s video we will explore 20 facts and benefits of vitamin d explain how it works in the body and how you can get more of this
Number one: bone health vitamin d plays a very important role in transporting calcium phosphorus and other minerals into the bones this strengthens bone tissue and makes them less likely to break fracture or bend rickets is a symptom of low vitamin d also bowed legs and osteoarthritis.
Number two: immunity vitamin d is the single most important vitamin for supporting your immune system the immune system fights off viruses pathogens and disease every single cell in the body has a receptor for vitamin d and controls over 229 genes vitamin d also helps zinc to get into your cells which protects them from infections
Number three: posture if you work in an office or sit around often you may have poor posture which can lead to aches and pains vitamin d helps to stabilize your posture and reduce damage caused by slouching it does this by delivering important minerals to your muscles and joints it also reduces swaying when you walk.
Number four: muscle growth when trying to build muscle vitamin d helps muscle growth and development it helps the muscles to contract properly and is very useful for bodybuilders and those who take part in competitive sports it makes your muscles stronger and able to handle more weight
Number five: brain health studies show that vitamin d can reduce inflammation in the structure of the brain and help to protect the neurons low levels of vitamin d is linked with depression seasonal affective disorder and schizophrenia in adults taking a regular supplement in the winter can really help to improve brain function.
Number six: lung health vitamin d is a precursor in the body and is used to make important hormones like cortisol in the right amounts cortisol reduces inflammation in the lungs and strengthens them against respiratory illnesses and viruses it also helps to reduce symptoms of asthma bronchitis or breathing difficulties.
Number seven: blood pressure low levels of vitamin d can cause high blood pressure or hypertension this may increase the risk of heart attacks and stroke taking a daily supplement of vitamin d can help to lower blood pressure naturally which keeps nutrients circulating properly through your body.
Number eight: autoimmune many people suffer with autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis lupus irritable bowel disease type 1 diabetes and psoriasis vitamin d is an immunomodulator meaning that it helps to balance your immune system and prevent your body from attacking itself from within.
Number nine: skin health taking vitamin d has been shown to help those suffering with eczema psoriasis and premature aging of the skin it works with vitamin a and vitamin e in the body to produce healthy skin cells and prevent redness and irritation.
Number 10: pain relief many people struggle with chronic pain in their bodies as they get older such as joint pain joint stiffness and skeletal muscle aches vitamin d helps to relieve these problems and reduce pain naturally by regulating calcium in the body vitamin d and k2 work together to take excess calcium from the blood soft tissues and joints and place it into the bones where it belongs.
Number eleven: inflammation vitamin d helps your adrenal glands to produce important steroid hormones these are important for reducing inflammation in the body this may help to reduce the damage caused by aging and oxidation.
Number twelve: sleep apnea if you take a vitamin d supplement it’s best to take it in the morning this will help to restore your sleep cycle and help you to sleep better at night vitamin d in particular helps to get rid of sleep apnea by helping you to breathe easier at night.
Number 13: teeth health by helping to mobilize calcium in the body vitamin d also helps to strengthen the teeth and lower the risk of cavities you should also be avoiding sugary foods as these affect the ph of the mouth which can also cause tooth decay and gum disease.
Number 14: sunshine our bodies make vitamin d when our skin comes into contact with the sun the ultraviolet b-rays penetrate your skin and is converted into vitamin d through enzymes in the liver and kidneys getting 20 minutes of full sun per day can make around 35 000 international units of vitamin d in your body.
Number 15: winter months unfortunately those who live in the northern hemisphere do not get enough vitamin d from the sun during winter times as the body is still adapted to warmer and brighter climates.
Number 16: deficiency over 1 billion people worldwide are deficient in vitamin d because of the issue just mentioned however you can also be deficient if you have liver or kidney damage obesity or a polymorphism genetic issue to overcome this you can take a regular supplement.
Number 17: supplement we recommend taking 30 000 international units of vitamin d3 per day along with 300 micrograms of vitamin k2 it is very important that you take d3 and k2 together as they work together in the body to move calcium from the wrong places and put it into the bones where it belongs.
Number 18: d3 and k2 following a regimen and taking these throughout the year will help to keep your vitamin d levels up and prevent many of the health issues we have mentioned today k2 in particular helps to pull calcium out of the arteries and soft tissues and put it into the bones where it should be always ensure that your k2 supplement is of the type mk7 as this is the healthiest version.
Number19: food sources we also get a small amount of vitamin d from oily fish like salmon mackerel herring and sardines as well as red meat and eggs however these amounts are too small to meet your daily requirements.
Number 20: absorption those who have had their gallbladder removed have liver disease or digestive problems will struggle to absorb vitamin d from supplements and food taking a daily supplement of ox bile or purified bile salts will help you to absorb this as well as many other fat soluble nutrients as you can see vitamin d is undoubtedly the most important vitamin when it comes to the overall health of the human body vitamin d is actually a hormone and works very differently to other vitamins each cell in the human body has a vitamin d receptor which is involved with the expression of genes and controlling many processes that have yet been identified by science.