I have written a lot about Vitamin D. So many misconceptions concerning the Sun! We are, I believe the only adapted animal of our characteristics to actually utilize the sun. Our skin has the capacity to Genetically express the multiple benefits of appropriate sun exposure. But even summers in the North are difficult to optimize!
I’m also a believer in the multiple benefits of real sun exposure that includes Infra-Red through to UltraViolet.
Natural exposure must factor in optimum time limitation.
The objective to obtain benefits without risks! Subject and type of skin major.
Those with darker pigment need much more exposure because of melatonin protection.
BUT remember that Alcohol ingestion whilst in sun almost instantly destroys any benefit!
It’s absolutely imperative to supplement but the key is using the right supplement!
We do not want to ineffectively take Vitamin D. It really needs to be D3 with a symbiotic vitamin K2 that only recently (within the last 20 years) have we really become aware of!
The amount required is invariably more than even Doctors are aware of.
My conclusion is a necessity for 5000 units to ensure enough intake and optimization.
Also vitamin D3 or cholecalciferol, the optimal level of the preferred form of vitamin D.
Fermentation of Foods good source, but how often are we into that!
the key is using the right supplement of Vitamin D
About 85% of North Americans are Vitamin D deficient. Exacerbated by Obesity and absorption of oils soluble by fat. Pregnant women run a risk, as do the elderly who compound the problem by remaining indoors! In fact, we all do because of our work habits and way of life…we are even indoors in our transportation!
To use Mercola comments the following are benefits of Vitamin D:
- Heart health
- Cell formation and longevity
- Pancreatic health
- Healthy aging process
- Sleep patterns
- Reproductive health
- Athletic performance
- Respiratory health
- Immune health
- Positive mood and feelings of well-being
- Strong and healthy bones
- Healthy metabolic rate
- Muscle strength
- Proper digestion and food absorption
- Eye health
- Skin health
- Hair and hair follicles
Mercola actually sells a good product and in tribute to him, I’ve put a short video of his below!
But remember the risk is not just a winter risk of deficiency. Looking at the EPA charts it is year-round particularly Seattle and Vancouver! and one drink of alcohol all our summer efforts to no avail!
Mercola points out potential benefits from this extraordinary Vitamin K nutrient are pretty much off the chart…
- Supports your healthy heart*
- Helps support your vascular (arteries and veins) system*
- Helps you maintain strong bones and keep them healthy*
- Supports your memory function*
- Supports muscle and nerve health*
My additional take is that the sun is integral to our cellular health and electron transport chain! It’s another modality we should make sure is not deficient and kind of intertwines with Grounding. This is also an equalization of electrons and is all about our cellular health! Formula Vitamin D (K2D3) Solves Pitiful Winter Sun!