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Vitamin D – The Vitamins Vitamin

Posted Oct 03 2012 12:00am

 

Vitamin D is beneficial in many ways.  It’s a mood enhancer, promotes calcium absorption, decreases inflammation, and many other benefits.  However, among all the things we remember about vitamin D there is one VERY important fact that many people  don’t know.  Vitamin D is the vitamin’s vitamin.  Meaning that vitamin D helps all the other vitamins in the body work better!

 

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serves on your bone-making teamalong with other nutrients, including vitamins A, C and K. Working with these other vitamins, Vitamin D helps to regulate the processes that develop bone, perform skeletal and heart muscle functions, regulate insulin activity, maintain calcium and phosphorus balance, and regulate your immune response (source). 

PTH and work as a team to regulate bone health.  Vitamin D allows your body to absorb calcium and store excess in the kidneys to be used when the body is running low or needs it later.  PTH and vitamin D regulate the amount of calcium and phosphorus in the blood and bone and ensure a proper balance.

 

 

 

 

  • Children up to 13 years – 5 mcg (200 IU)
  • 14-18 years – 5 mcg (200 IU)
  • 19-50 years – 5mcg (200 IU)
  • 51-70 years – 10 mcg (400 IU)
  • 71+ years – 15 mcg (600 IU)

 

If you think you’re getting enough vitamin D from the sun, don’t be so sure!  Things like smog, cloud cover, living far away from the equator, and sunscreen can actually be robbing you of this precious vitamin.

 

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   As you can see, vitamin D plays a huge role in making everything in the human body work properly.  If you feel as though you aren’t getting enough then it’s time you focused on putting it back into your system so your body can run efficiently and affectively.

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