A Call for Vitamin D

Why is vitamin D so important? What does vitamin D do in our bodies?

Vitamin D is necessary for good bone health. One of the main functions of vitamin D is to increase blood levels of calcium and phosphorus by increasing their absorption in the intestines. To do this, vitamin D can bring calcium from the bones to be held by the kidneys. The vitamin is vital in building and maintaining strong bones, aids in hormone function and so much more.

There are two forms of the vitamin most important to human health and vitality – D2, made by plants, and D3, made in our own skin when exposed to sunlight. Although food can be fortified with either, vitamin D3 is of main importance. If supplementing, be sure to choose its D3 form, not the synthetic and inferior D2 form. Continue reading “A Call for Vitamin D”

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