Fashion Friday and Vitamin D

The above photo made me think of soaking up some Vitamin D and the importance of it.

Vitamins are broken down into 2 categories: water soluble (All the B vitamins and C) and fat soluble vitamins (A, D, E, K). 

Research has revealed that “vitamin D” is actually a hormone in the body, not a nutrient that we have typically thought of it as. 

Emerging research supports the role of vitamin D against cancer, heart disease, fractures and falls, autoimmune diseases, influenza, type-2 diabetes, and depression. Helps with the regulation of calcium metabolism. 

Vitamin D receptor (VDR) is present in most tissues and cells in the body. It has a wide range of biological actions. The local production of 1,25(OH)2D may be responsible for regulating up to 200 genes.

There is a Goldilocks range when dosing vitamin D. Both too little and too much can create a negative impact  on your health so you you should always contact your local naturopathic doctor or primary care physician to see what dose of vitamin D is best for you. 

Below is a link that gives more in depth information about Vitamin D.

Do you supplement your Vitamin D?

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3356951/#!po=3.84615

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