The “Sun Vitamin” Vitamin
Vitamin D, also known as the “Sun Vitamin”, is a fat-soluble Vitamin that functions like a hormone.
It is absorbed with other fats through the intestinal walls.
Why do you need Vitamin D?
- Metabolism and utilization of calcium.
- For wound healing and protection against infection.
- Inhibits excessive cell proliferation, which can lead to cancer.
- Important immune system modulator.
- Aids in the regulation of blood pressure.
Conditions Related to Vitamin D Deficiency
- Cancer (Including skin cancer)
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Autoimmune disorders
- Impaired immune function
- Heart Disease
- Chronic pain
- Some types of birth defects
- Periodontal disease
The dosage for Vitamin D3 ranges from 400 – 10, 000 IU per day with a more typical range of 1000 – 10,000 IU per day. In some , therapeutic doses as high as 40,000 IU have been used with no toxic results.
Just as with Vitamin A, there is much controversy regarding the toxicity of Vitamin D. And just as with Vitamin A, the toxic myth was debunked with updated research!
For an in-depth look at the issue of Vitamin D toxicity please refer to the following: