Vitamin D is VITAL for a healthy immune system. The primary mechanism by which pneumonia occurs in viral infections is the ‘cytokine storm’. This mechanism is “interrupted” by healthy Vitamin D levels.
With the global crisis quarantine still in effect, taking the extra steps, like supplements, in order to stay healthy is just good common sense. Especially if you’re doing less outdoor time than usual, click here to check out our Vitamin D “Plus” ( …remember, Vitamins D and K MUST work as a team!).
Vitamin D is absolutely necessary for the proper functioning of your immune system, even on a regular basis, which is your body’s first line of defense against ALL infection and disease. (Yes, people are still getting sick with normal things, like colds and the flu.)
It has both anti-inflammatory and immunoregulatory properties and it is crucial for the activation of immune system defenses. It also enhances the function of immune cells that protect your body against pathogens.
Low levels of vitamin D have been associated with an increased susceptibility to infection, disease, and immune-related disorders – and we cover more of that below.
But for now, it’s important to know that low vitamin D levels are associated with an increased risk of respiratory diseases, and decreased lung functionality.
Vitamin D helps to keep your immune system strong, and it is needed during those difficult winter months. (During the winter months your Vitamin D levels naturally plummet due to decreased sunlight hours.)
The sun is a great natural source, but now we have to stay inside for a longer period than before, which means less access to the sun’s healing rays.
So what can we do to get our Vitamin D levels up? In this newsletter we explain to you the importance of Vitamin D, how it keeps you healthy, and how to maximize your body’s ability to absorb it!
So What Does Vitamin D Do? Vitamin D is really a hormone, and the evidence is piling up every day on how important it is.
Vitamin D deficiency is crazy rampant these days. It amazes me how many patients say they’ve never had their vitamin D level checked, or who don’t worry too much when it’s low.
Did you know that every cell in your body utilizes Vitamin D? Yes, every cell. Other than Thyroid Hormone, Vitamin D is the only other receptor site found on every cell of your body. This means it is vital to your health to have a normal level of it in your system.
Vitamin D is best known for its role in calcium and bone metabolism, but emerging research indicates that low levels of vitamin D may be associated with increased risk of type 2 diabetes, multiple sclerosis (MS), cardiovascular disease, rheumatoid arthritis, depression, Alzheimer’s disease, infections, preeclampsia, cesarean deliveries and neurocognitive dysfunction.
It’s a pretty important vitamin and that’s a pretty long list.
Ultimately, Vitamin D helps regulate normal immune system function and absorption of calcium and phosphorus. (We need to absorb calcium and phosphorus for our bones and teeth health.)
We also need it because right now, our immune system needs to be our best friend. It helps with bone and teeth health as well as increase our resistance to diseases. And with what’s going on in our world right now, best to take your precautions with your health.
What are The Risks of Low Vitamin D Levels?
When you have low Vitamin D, any and every cell is at risk of not working properly, and may contribute to disease or dysfunction. (And even if you get enough sunlight, your ability to absorb and take in Vitamin D from the sun greatly diminishes as you age!)
Here are signs of a Vitamin D deficiency:
- Muscle Bone or Back Pain
- Brain Fog
- GI Troubles
- Lowered Immunity and Slow Wound Healing
What’s The Best Way to Take Vitamin D Right Now?
Are you experiencing any of those signs above? It may very well be due to a lack of Vitamin D in YOUR body. So, what can you do about it? Well, we’ve made that easy for you!
Our commitment to providing the best supplements is unparalleled.
We consistently make sure our supplements have the highest purity, best biological availability, and effectiveness. So not only are you using a better product, your body is thriving while utilizing it. Here’s the link to our D3 Plus K2.
Like we said earlier, Vitamin D is VITAL for a healthy immune system. The primary mechanism by which pneumonia occurs in viral infections is the ‘cytokine storm’. This mechanism is interrupted by healthy vitamin D levels. So definitely supplement and do try to get some natural sunlight every day.
Also, why did we add Vitamin K to Vitamin D, you might ask?
Vitamin K is an essential component of enhancing Vitamin D’s usability.
The amount of Vitamin D and K in our formula may be beneficial for those who do not get adequate sun exposure and/or dietary sources of these vitamins. And let’s face it, a lot of us are staying inside and could use a vitamin “pick me up.”
Increasing doses of Vitamin D increases the need for Vitamin K. Otherwise, your body won’t be able to absorb the entirety of the supplement. Our Vitamin D Plus has BOTH of these to support your best health.
What’s the Ideal Vitamin D Level?
Our #1 priority is getting our patients and subscribers to their healthy levels. We have more supplements and bundles on our website, but a great place to start with getting your health on track (especially right now) is by using our D3 Plus K2 supplement.
Even if you’re already using our supplements, share this newsletter with your friends and family.
Maybe they’re not getting enough Vitamin D either.
And we’re going to see our friends and family again soon, so let’s make sure that we take the necessary steps in continuing our best health practices. A great area to focus on especially now is our general lack of Vitamin D. And it’s an easy one to give to those you love, because it’s fairly well known and accepted, even by skeptics.
No matter what, please keep up your well being and keep taking the measures and steps you need to stay healthy, connected to those you care about (even from a distance) and be happy. Life is wonderful, even with all of its challenges.
We are thinking of you, while soaking up some health-filled Vitamin D.
Be well and remember to prioritize your self care during this time!