WHAT WILL YOU FIND IN THIS ARTICLE:
IMPORTANCE OF VITAMIN D
Vitamin D is connected with 36 different types of tissues. That means its level has huge impact on the whole body.
Vitamin D deficiency is pretty common.
Vitamin D is produced by the body in response to skin being exposed to sunlight.
Interestingly, during the summer time, when there is a lot of sun, we can lack the vitamin D as well. Why? Well, most of us use sun creams, which prevent the UVB radiation to reach the skin layers. It also means that vitamin D won’t be produced.
VITAMIN D AND CALCIUM
Vitamin D is important for the proper absorption of calcium in Gastrointestinal tract. It is in mitochondrium, where the calcium is stored. Deficiency of calcium means that mitochondria (the source of energy) do not work properly. Calcium also is important to get rid of old and sick cells. If that process is restricted, the organism cannot regenerate properly.
VITAMIN D – SOLUTION TO MOST PROBLEMS
- no cold, no infection – Vitamin D strengthens the immune system. Accordingly, it is considered valuable in cancer prevention.
- Vitamin D is important to sustain a proper cognitive function.
- Vitamin D should be supplemented, when the person has allergy, fungus or herpes.
- Vitamin D deficit is connected with overweight, or difficulties to lose weight,
- also it has influence on depression, muscle weakness and many more.
WHY IT IS BETTER TO SUPPLEMENT
VITAMIN D3 WITH VITAMIN K2
Both vitamin D and K are crucial for the proper level of calcium in the body and consequently, they are associated with the bone health. However, it is not vitamin D, which makes sure that calcium ends up in skeleton.
Vitamin D helps calcium to be absorbed from food and that the blood’s level of calcium is adequate. But, it does not really control, where the calcium ends up. This is why taking big doses of vitamin D, when you are lacking of vitamin K, can lead to calcium accumulation in soft tissues, like blood vessels.