Vitamin D – Vital

Sun shine and it feels so good

Sun shine and it feels so good

So it’s summer time and you make the most of getting out into the sunshine and it makes you feel good. In fact everyone around you seems to be so much happpier and easy to get on with. Just a coincidence…..

Vitamin D is often added to juice and cereals as well as being found naturally in milk, cheese and fish.

Vitamin D is known as the sunshine vitamin as it makes you feel good. It plays a vital role in regulating your body’s use of calcium, as it create hormones to take calcium straight to your bones rather than into your tissues. So now you know the direct link to why it’s important for our bones. With plenty of vitamin D your body can send the calcium into your bones keeping them strong.

Stregthen those bones with Vitamin D

Strengthen those bones with   Vitamin D

If you have low vitamin D you will get a softening in the bones. This is most noticed in women as osteoporosis, where they  shrink and become much more susceptible to breaking of their bones.
Other people can get a lot of joint pain and Drs can often misdiagnose this as arthritis.  If you are going to live a life  of pain and on medication then it maybe worth thinking about Vitamin D as a supplement to see if it helps. If the sunshine does help and you find that older people don’t get out into the sun on a daily basis then a supplement could be useful.

 So what else does Vitamin D appear to help with, there is quite a list.

  • Helps fight low immunity, so may reduce the amount of colds you get
  • It could help with asthma
  • High blood pressure
  • multiple sclerosis
  • osteoporosis
  • headaches
  • depression
  • fatigue
  • mood swings
  • muscle weakness
  • joint pain
  • insomnia – the circadian system.

circadian system – your body clock.

The last one insomnia and the circadian system I feel are really worth knowing about. The circadian system is your body’s internal clock. It tells you when to sleep and when to start preparing for the day ahead. It can get upset quite easily and yet vitamin D has shown to have a soothing effect and gets the rythum right again so that you sleep, rest and prepare properly for the day ahead.  This clock tells your thyroid to start working, your adrenals to start storing and giving you the energy to get up and have a great day.
Besides food and vitamin supplements as your way of getting Vitamin D then you need to also get out into the sun on a daily basis and take some exercise.
Hope this helps you  
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3 Responses to Vitamin D – Vital

    • recoveringme says:

      Hi Geoff, thanks for this link, its good to have NHS back up. They don’t go as far as American advice on D3 levels and those are the ones I work to and find work for me.
      Cheers
      Gill

  1. Russ says:

    Great page, full of information and you have recently bought it right up to date.
    Thanks

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