The science Behind Vitamin D

Science many times is at odds with nature. Take the case of Vitamin-D which for years has been everything from a lifesaver at the turn of the nineteenth century, to a dangerous substance in the 1930s 40s and 50s, until finally today, where we are hearing about the dangers of Vitamin-D deficiency.

Now vitamin-D has not changed, but the politics and the science has. In fact, as recent as the year 2000, some were still warning about the perils of too much vitamin-d and beating back claims that this substance was healthful in a number of ways. It is also interesting to note that from the alternative health Community, just the opposite was being alleged:

  • Vitamin-D was essential to good health and prevention of disease
  • the RDA was woefully inadequate in terms of daily intake recommendations

What Does Vitamin-D Do? - Vitamin-D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is used in the absorption of calcium. Vitamin-D promotes the body's absorption of calcium, which is essential for the normal development of healthy teeth and bones. It also helps maintain adequate blood levels of the minerals calcium and phosphorus.

Where does Vitamin-D come from?.
  • Nature
    Vitamin-D is also known as the "sun vitamin" because the body manufactures the vitamin after being exposed to sunshine. Ten to 15 minutes of sunshine 3 times weekly is adequate to produce the body's requirement of Vitamin-D.

  • Synthetics
    The majority of vitamins that are sold in pharmacies, grocery stores, and vitamin shops are synthetic vitamins, which are only isolated portions of the vitamins that occur naturally in food.

    What most people don't understand about synthetics is that while Vitamin-D might be extracted from a natural source, many other constituents that are in the natural source, are not present in the synthetic.

    Additionally, the extraction process is often done chemically, which modifies the molecular structure into something that your body can't recognize or use properly. That can stress vital organs (i.e. kidneys, digestive system etc.) trying to excrete these toxins.

    Nature is about balance. Synthetics fail to maintain that balance and therefore only serve to create an imbalance within your body, the consequences of which you may not ever be aware of.

It should be very clear to all that when it comes to deciding on a vitamin from nature as opposed to a vitamin from a synthetic, Go with Nature.

An excerpt from a recent article from the JAMA Vitamin D deficiency linked to death from all causes: study: Reads - WASHINGTON (AFP) - A new study has linked vitamin D deficiency with an increased Risk of death, especially from cardiovascular disease, in the latest evidence of the important role the vitamin plays in human health.

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