Article: All about Vitamin D! (the sunshine vitamin)


Article link:  Vitamin D global review article

So I don\’t think I could have found a better review about the benefits and actions on Vitamin D (or active Vitamin D3), and its physiological effects on the body.  This article is pretty long, but definitely worth printing out and having a look over.  This article even gives the biochemical pathways about Vitamin D3 synthesis within the body, including how Vitamin D is transferred to the fetus when pregnant.  If you want a very comprehensive look at Vitamin D, this article is for you. I don\’t think a lot of people know or maybe understand how beneficial Vitamin D(3) is for their body, so I hope this helps people understand it a little more, and maybe even intrigues some to get their Vitamin D3 levels checked, which can be done through a simple blood.  Some of the best food sources of Vitamin D are found in oily cold water fish like cod (liver especially which come in supplement form) and salmon, as well as, re-hydrated dried mushrooms.  I seriously encourage people to get their levels tested because deficiency in this vitamin is prevalent on a global scale, and very likely un-diagnosed as being a contributor to a plethora of disease states.  Remember to do your own research about all the topics I post because you need to make your own mind up about the use of complementary medicines for yourself, because we are all individuals.  Nothing is tailored to all.  Hope this is a good jump-off point to continued research, because knowledge is power.  Thanks for reading, and be aware and eat with care 🙂

Ref:    Hossein-nezhad, A, & Holick, M 2013, \’Review: Vitamin D for Health: A Global Perspective\’,  Mayo Clinic Proceedings, 88, pp. 720-755, ScienceDirect, EBSCOhost, viewed 4 July 2015.

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