- Juanita Weaver-Reiss
Vitamin D - What is the big deal anyway?
What is the big deal about Vitamin D anyway?
Usually bones are mentioned in relationship to vitamin D. Vitamin D is needed to build strong bones and has a relationship to calcium as well.
Vitamin D is a steroid hormone that also functions in many other areas of the body besides just bone health.
Other functions of Vitamin D
Vitamin D is also important for a person's immune system and the health of the immune system
Keeps lungs healthy
Makes muscles stronger
Has an inverse effect on blood pressure. If vitamin D is low, the higher the blood Has an inverse effect on blood pressure. If vitamin D is low, the higher the blood pressur
Helps to regulate the kidneys
Low levels of D can affect your mood
Low levels of Vitamin D have been associated with a higher incidence of depression
Vitamin D can affect how you lose weight, or don't lose weight. Low levels of D interfere with the effectiveness of Leptin, the appetite hormone that tells you when you are full.
Low levels of D have been associated with cognitive impairment in older men and women.
42% of Americans are vitamin D deficient!
People who are low in vitamin D are at risk for health problems. These include many autoimmune diseases, such as chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, IBS, and others.
It may be time to get your vitamin D level checked. Even a "low" in the normal range, can put you at risk for problems with your immune system.
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