Vitamin D, it’s the sunshine vitamin right?

Well, did you know Vitamin D is actually a hormone, not a vitamin? The active form of Vitamin D is one of the most potent hormones in your body. It is produced as a pro-hormone in your skin after sunlight exposure, and then converted into potent hormone form. Without this hormone, you could die, and many sadly do die from Vitamin D deficiency-related causes.

Conditions made worse by vitamin D deficiencies include; anemia, anxiety, arthritis, asthma, autism, chronic fatigue, colds, crohn’s disease, depression, diabetes, eczema, flu, fibromyalgia, headache, high cholesterol, infertility, inflammation, low back pain, obesity, osteoporosis, stroke, Parkinson’s disease and many more.

Vitamin D for health

Vitamin D is like a miracle nutrient for your immune system. 

Instead of looking at ourselves as essentially helpless without synthetic immunity provided by vaccines, we should acknowledge that our ancestors did rather well with good nutrition, sunlight and fresh air as the sole means of supporting immunity.

So an important question to ask yourself is, when was the last time you spent time in the sun? To optimize your levels, you need to expose large portions of skin to the sun, for more than just a few minutes. If you find your skin turning the lightest shade of pink (this may only be a few minutes) then that is long enough for you. Once you have reached this point your body will not make any additional Vitamin D and further exposure will result in damage to your skin. 

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