Vitamin D is one of the most important vitamins for the human body yet it is often overlooked. It is an essential nutrient that can hinder serious conditions that have become a major issue in today’s society. In addition, you can get it for free from sunlight source. Keep in mind sunscreen prevents your body by more than 95% to absorb Vitamin D.
Healing Power of Vitamin D and Sunlight.
- Vitamin D is used to treat psoriasis around the world.
- Your risk of developing diabetes and cancer is reduced by 50% as a result of sun exposure 2-3 times a week.
- Infants who receive vitamin D supplementation have an 80% reduced risk of developing type diabetes over the next 20 years.
- Sufficient vitamin D prevents prostate cancer, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, depression, colon cancer and schizophrenia.
- Vitamin D is also known to build stronger bones and protect teeth.
Diseases and conditions caused by vitamin D deficiency
- Vitamin D deficiency causes schizophrenia.
- Rickets disease is caused by vitamin D deficiency.
- Osteoporosis is commonly caused by lack of vitamin D.
- Obesity impairs Vitamin D utilization in the body.
- Seasonal affective disorder is caused by a melatonin imbalance initiated by lack of exposure to sunlight.
- Chronic Vitamin D deficiency is often misdiagnosed as fibromyalgia as a result of similar symptoms such as muscle weakness, aches and pains.
Mushrooms, margarine and breakfast cereals,
orange juice fortified with Vitamin D,
Egg yolks, Tuna fish, Salmon,
beef liver and
- There is strong correlation between vitamin D sufficiency and optimal muscle function. Increasing levels of vitamin D reduce inflammation, pain, and myopathy while increasing muscle protein synthesis, ATP concentration, strength, jump height, jump velocity, jump power, exercise capacity, and physical performance.
2. At Boston University, after people with high blood pressure were exposed to UVA and UVB rays for three months, their vitamin D levels increased by more than 100% — and more impressively, their high blood pressure normalized.
3. In a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in December 2003, of more than 3,000 veterans (ages 50 to 75) at 13 Veterans Affairs medical centers, those who consumed more than 645 IU of vitamin D a day along with more than 4 grams per day of cereal fiber had a 40% reduction in their risk of developing precancerous colon polyps.
4. People with dark skin have great amounts of melanin in their epidermis. Melanin competes with 7-dehydrocholesterol for absorption of UVB photons. Therefore, people of color are less efficient in producing vitamin D than are whites. It is reported that a person with skin type 5/6 (dark skin) requires 10-50 times the exposure to sunlight to produce the same amount of vitamin D as does a white person with skin type 2/3.
Dr Michael Holick, Mike Adams – The Healing power of Vitamin D and Sunlight