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?