When it comes to protecting, managing, and regaining overall health, Vitamin D has proven to be most effective. The naturally occurring, sun-derived Vitamin D provides proactive defense against most common lifestyle diseases. Without Vitamin D you increase your risk of many comone cancers, auto immune diseases, high blood pressure, Type 1 diabetes, and even rheumatoid arthritis. Vitamin D increases blood calcium by working with your kidneys so that the calcium is reabsorbed into the system as opposed to passing out through the urine. Overall, it helps to regulate the immune system: the body’s primary defense mechanism. With the vitamin D being so powerful, it is in our best interest to be careful about sunscreen, tanning, and sun exposure, in general. Too much or too little of this “good thing” can also do harm.
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