We don’t get enough through diet and sun – make sure you take a supplement!
Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium which is critical for strong bones and teeth. Recent research shows that it also supports breast, colon, and immune system health. Being deficient in Vitamin-D has been linked to increased risk of a host of problems, from cancer to autism, to osteoporosis to heart disease.
In addition to overall health, vitamin D plays an integral role in skin protection and rejuvenation.
In its active form as calcitriol, vitamin D contributes to skin cell growth, repair, and metabolism.
It optimizes the skin’s immune system and helps destroy free radicals that can cause premature aging.
Most Minnesotans are deficient in Vitamin-D
Age, skin color, geographic latitude, seasonal variations in sunlight availability, and sunscreen use make it difficult for your body to produce all the vitamin D it needs.
If you live north of the line connecting San Francisco to Philadelphia, odds are that you don’t get enough vitamin D – according to Harvard School of Public Health
Get Vitamin-D, not UV-damage
While the body can produce vitamin D through sun exposure, too much sun accelerates skin aging. Over time, it can damage the skin, leading to wrinkles, sun spots—and increased risk of skin cancer.