Vitamin D – Low Levels Are A Danger To Your Immune System!
These past two years have been unbelievably scary for so many. We know a lot more today than we did in the beginning of the Pandemic and what has risen in several medical papers, is the importance of Vitamin D and keeping your Immune System strong!
It’s not your typical “vitamin”! The cholesterol under your skin creates Vitamin D by the ultraviolet B light from the SUN. This is turned into a hormone in the body. This is closely related, structurally, to cortisone and estrogen. All cells, tissues and organs in the human body have Vitamin D receptors. This means that they await the arrival of this vitamin to perform various vital functions! The immune system is weakened without sunshine and vitamin D production is significantly impaired. This is true in people with very dark skin.
During CoVid, a larger percentage of dark skinned people were contracting CoVid more often than lighter skinned individuals. Lighter skinned individuals produce D quicker. Those with a darker complexion need longer exposure in the sun to produce adequate amounts of vitamin D. Adequate Vitamin D stores can be achieved with as little as 20 minutes a day in direct sunshine without sunscreen. Longer for darker complexions as darker skin blocks absorption of UVB rays, which is needed for Vitamin D production.
Why You Need Vitamin D
This vitamin tells calcium and phosphorus where to go and what to do in the body. It helps the gut absorb calcium and helps balance calcium with phosphorus in the arteries, bones, kidneys and teeth. If the body is low in Vitamin D, but high in calcium, the calcium will head to the arteries and cause calcification. Calcium will be deposited into the bones, where it is needed, with the help of Vitamin K2 (MK-7). This is imperative to have adequate amounts in the body.
Drinking milk, AND staying out of the sun OR using sunscreen may land you in the hospital with atherosclerosis. YIKES!
“Can you imagine what would happen if a drug company came out with a single pill that reduces the risk of cancer, heart attack, stroke, osteoporosis, PMS, SAD and various autoimmune disorders and boosted the immune system? Well, guess what? Such a drug exists……..it is the Sun.” MICHAEL HOLICK, physician, researcher, author, and Vitamin D expert.
Sunshine UVA vs UVB
So what is the difference? UVA rays are more abundant before 10am and after 2pm. UVA rays can also travel through glass and are responsible for skin damage, aging and wrinkles. UVB rays are most abundant from 10am to 2pm. They cannot travel through glass, therefore you need direct exposure, with no sunscreen, in order to produce Vitamin D. There is no plausible evidence that melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, is caused by sun damage.
Recent studies actually indicate that one cause of melanoma is vitamin D deficiency. While the sun does cause skin damage, our bodies have developed a way of repairing this damage. It does so by creating more Vitamin D under the skin. This repairs the DNA in genes and prevents cells from mutating into cancer. Avoiding sunshine or using sunscreens negates this built in cancer protection. Melanoma tends to occur in areas of the body that are less exposed to the sun or covered by clothing.
D2 vs D3
D2 is ergocalciferol, and rarely found in nature. Vitamin D2 is synthetic and used to fortify milk, margarine and orange juice. D3 is cholecalciferol, which is the kind your body produces as a result of sun exposure. Food sources of D3 are all non-vegan and include butter, egg yokes (which are GOOD for you). Also oily fish like herring, mackerel, salmon, sardines AND sheep’s wool!!
Colds and FLU (Virus)
People with the lowest D levels had significantly higher incidence of colds and flu. https://www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/news/20090223/low-vitamin-d-levels-linked-to-colds Funny how flu season strikes when we have no access to outdoor sunshine! Vitamin D has strong antibiotic properties. According to studies, higher blood levels of Vitamin D will prevent the flu better than the flu shot. This is WITHOUT the formaldehyde, mercury and aluminum which are added preservatives in many vaccines.
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