Friday, December 24, 2010 • Greentown, OH 44630
The new "it" vitamin - Vitamin D - has some amazing facts that go along with it. So amazing that it is highly recommended by most health professionals to supplement with extra Vitamin D if you are not getting enough through sunlight. BUT... sunlight is still the A #1 way to get enough vitamin D. Here are a few facts that I found interesting... 1.The healing rays of natural sunlight (that generate vitamin D in your skin) cannot penetrate glass. So you don't generate vitamin D when sitting in your car or home. 2.If it hurts to press firmly on your sternum, you may be suffering from chronic vitamin D deficiency right now. 3.Having kidney disease or liver damage can greatly impair your body's ability to activate circulating vitamin D. 4.Obesity impairs vitamin D utilization in the body, meaning obese people need twice as much vitamin D. 5.Chronic vitamin D deficiency is often misdiagnosed as fibromyalgia because its symptoms are so similar: muscle weakness, aches and pains (**These facts and more can be found in The UV Advantage, Dr. Michael Holick, author) With winter fast approaching (at least in good ol' Ohio), and little sunlight to keep our D levels high for the next few months it's important to know what you need. Talk with your healthcare provider, check out the website www.vitamindcouncil.org, or get the book The UV Advantage to keep up on the latest research and see what you can do to improve your Vitamin D levels!