Vitamin D benefits, Vitamin D levels, Vitamin D deficiency, Vitamin D supplements

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Vitamin D is not technically a vitamin at all but rather a secosteroid hormone that targets over 2000 genes. That’s about 10% of the human genome.

Current research has indicated that a vitamin D deficiency is a major factor in the pathology of at least 17 varieties of cancer, heart disease, stroke, hypertension, autoimmune disease, diabetes, depression and more.

The health care industry can no longer ignore the key biological functions in which vitamin D plays a major role. Our Fitness Editor, Mike Furci, addresses the benefits of Vitamin D in one of his recent Q&A columns.

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Let the Sunshine In!

Still the best and most efficient way for the body to metabolize this vital hormone, sun exposure has gotten a bad rap. Modern lifestyle also is a factor as many people spend much more time in doors and less time soaking in nature’s bounty.

Fish and fish oils rank high and some foods are being fortified with vitamin D to ensure that it becomes a part of everyone’s diet.

Vitamin D will be a necessary component for anyone looking to maximize their health and fitness level.

Below, find some resources to answer some of your questions and resources for further study.


Vitamin D
Fact Sheet for Consumers.

Vitamin D and your health: Breaking old rules, raising new hopes
Vitamin D was discovered in 1920, culminating the long search for a way to cure rickets, a painful childhood bone disease. Within a decade, the fortification of foods with vitamin D was under way, and rickets became rare in the United States. But solving the problem of rickets was only the beginning of research into vitamin D. Research results suggest that vitamin D may have a role in other aspects of human health.

Vitamin D Deficiency: Symptoms & Treatment
Guidelines from the Cleveland Clinic.

Bottom Line Fitness – Vitamin D
This fitness and health blog has many posts on the benefits of Vitamin D.
Not just vitamin D information but also information on how your lifestyle and medications could interact with your absorption of this vital hormone. Don’t derail your best efforts to stay healthy. Get all the info here.


Vitamin D: Benefits, deficiency, sources, and dosage
Good overview from WebMD.

The Benefits of Vitamin D
Vitamin D has many positive health benefits.

7 Healthy Foods That Are High in Vitamin D
If you're not getting enough sunlight, then look into these foods as sources of Vitamin D.

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