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What does vitamin D do?

Updated on December 12, 2011
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Lately, the interest in Vitamin D was renewed.

It is long thought, that it is a fat soluble vitamin.

It's actually fat soluble hormone. Mutual for all vitamins is, that they need to be ingested like food from various sources such as vegetables or meat.

Vitamin D is actually normally synthesized in the healthy human's skin. You only need sunlight. But what happens, if it does not?

Vitamin D deficiency

leads to brittle nails, falling hair and very fragile bones. Kids are very prone to bone deformations and need additional source of vitamin D, so they don't develop rachitis. So if your children are not exposed to enough sun light - you better go to the local pharmacy and take some vitamins.

Food does not provide enough vitamin D. Normally you need 800 IU of vitamin D daily, and one egg has merely 34 IU vitamin D. Simple math - 800 / 34 = 24 eggs.

No one should ever eat 24 eggs, this is suicide.

Vitamin D helps all body processes, starting from fetal stage and ending at old age, when people have need of pills for everything.

  • Vitamin D helps regulate balance while walking (most elderly have problem with balance).
  • It does strengthen the muscle mass (it's actually a anabolic hormone).
  • Lessens the risk of autoimmune diseases like diabetes, psoriasis or MS.
  • Lessens the risk of cancer with 40-50%.
  • Lessens the risk of heart diseases with 15-20%.
  • Regulates body immune response against diseases and parasites.

Having enough vitamin D, you are sure to have 80% less chance to get any seasonal disease like the flu or common cold. It's much more cheap to ingest one jelly capsule of vitamin D regularly, than to poison your body later with antivirals and antibiotics or to inject your body with vaccine (which is actually a virus cocktail weakened with poisons like arsenic and mercury).

Vitamin D is also VERY important to women after the age of 65. Vitamin D + Calcium should be taken for osteoporosis, before the actual bone damage happens.

About 800 to 1600 IU of vitamin D should be taken daily for this.

1000 mg Calcium should be also taken for the bone density to stay constant.

When taken together, vitamin D helps the assimilation of Calcium.


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      Poohgranma 6 years ago from On the edge

      Very well written and researched. I know this to be true and continuously forget to have the mega dose refilled that my doctor has proscribed for me. Thanks for the reminder and the article!