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Saturday, November 24, 2012

VITAMIN D part two

VITAMIN D part two

What is vitamin D and what does it do?

Vitamin D is a nutrient found in some foods that is needed for health and to maintain strong bones. It does so by helping the body absorb calcium (one of bone's main building blocks) from food and supplements. People who get too little vitamin D may develop soft, thin, and brittle bones, a condition known as rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults. Vitamin D is important to the body in many other ways as well. Muscles need it to move, for example, nerves need it to carry messages between the brain and every body part, and the immune system needs vitamin D to fight off invading bacteria and viruses. Together with calcium, vitamin D also helps protect older adults from osteoporosis. Vitamin D is found in cells throughout the body. http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminD-QuickFacts/

Vitamin D uses.

Vitamin D is used for conditions of the heart and blood vessels, including high blood pressure and high cholesterol. It is also used for diabetes, obesity, muscle weakness, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, bronchitis, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and tooth and gum disease. Some people use vitamin D for skin conditions including vitiligo, scleroderma, psoriasis, actinic keratosis, and lupus vulgaris. It is also used for boosting the immune system, preventing autoimmune diseases, and preventing cancer. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/929.html

 Vitamin D study

One study showed the impact of Vitamin D supplementation in overweight and obese adults. The study showed that when overweight adult take Vitamin d supplements during a 12 week resistance training this induced an improvement in peak performance and reduced waist-to-hip ratio. http://www.clinicalnutritionjournal.com/article/S0261-5614(12)00181-1/abstract This is good news for anyone, like me who is trying to lose weight, and recently started an exercise routine. Or you can visit my website and find the information there as well: https://www.facebook.com/MarjanBeckShakleeIndependentDistributor

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