To say that Vitamin D protects a number of important functions in the body is a bit of an understatement. This fat-soluble vitamin many of you have heard of, is actually a steroid hormone that controls the expression of over 1,000 genes in the body. This means that vitamin D is controlling over 1,000 different physiological processes!
In addition to supporting healthy bones and muscles, it supports cardiovascular health and immune function. Although direct sunlight provides a small amount of natural vitamin D, many individuals do not get enough vitamin D from sunlight and their diet. Vitamin D supplementation can be of great benefit in these situations.
We always recommend getting your serum levels checked with a simple blood test. Meta-analyses of studies done ranging from 1966-2013 have shown that people with serum levels between 40-60 ng/ml have the lowest all-cause mortality, meaning they die less of all non-accidental diseases.
We carry Thorne Research Vitamin D in the office at CFWP. It’s only $14 for 60 capsules.
Sourced from: FoundMyFitness Vitamin D Infographic.