Vitamin D

Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin that the body can make from sun exposure or maybe consumed through dietary sources. Vitamin D is essential within the body for health and prevention of disease.

Vitamin D

  • Reduces inflammation
  • Prevents cancer
  • Prevents autoimmune disorders
  • Supports healthy immune function
  • Prevents cardiovascular disease
  • Prevents Parkinson disease
  • Maintains musculoskeletal structure
  • Prevents type 1 and type 2 diabetes
  • Supports healthy mood & seasonal disorders
  • Supports brain health
  • Critical for calcium and phosphorus absorption
  • Helps regulate insulin activity and blood sugar balance
  • Very potent antioxidant

Food sources rich in vitamin D include:

  • Sardines
  • cow’s milk
  • goat’s milk
  • shiitake mushrooms
  • eggs
  • salmon, wild-caught

References:

Gedgaudas, Nora CNS, CNT. “Primal Body Primal Mind: Beyond the Paleo Diet for Total Health and a Longer Life.” Healing Press Art. 2011. Vermont.

WHfoods.com “Vitamin D.” 2013. http://www.whfoods.org/genpage.php?tname=nutrient&dbid=110

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