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10 benefits of vitamin D

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Vitamin D is an essential nutrient for your body. While vitamin D can be found in small amounts in some foods, including fatty fish, and is frequently added to dairy, most vitamin D is made by our body through exposure to sunlight. A concentration of

There are many benefits to maintaining a proper level of vitamin D. Here are 10 of them.
1. Keeps bone and teeth strong. Vitamin D prevents osteoporosis and decreases fractures.
2. Boosts immune system. Vitamin D has been found to inhibit the development of destructive autoimmune diseases like lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and thyroid disease.
3. Inhibits certain cancers like breast, colon and prostate cancer. Vitamin D encourages cell differentiation, and also slows down the rate at which cells multiply.
4. Reduces inflammation and pain. Vitamin D is a powerful anti-inflammatory agent. Chronic inflammation is a cause of many disease processes, including heart disease and cancer.
5. Protects against diabetes. Your pancreas needs sufficient vitamin D in order to make and secrete insulin.
6. Helps reduce blood pressure and the risk of hypertension.
7. Builds stronger muscles. Older people with high vitamin D levels lose muscle mass more slowly than those with low levels of the vitamin.
8. Decreases certain respiratory and food allergies. Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with celiac disease, asthma, and psoriasis.
9. Improves energy and mood. Most cells in our bodies have receptors for vitamin D. If a cell is able to access vitamin D readily, then it can perform optimally.
10. Decreases the risk of cognitive decline. Vitamin D has been shown to lower the risk of dementia, autism and Alzheimer’s disease.
Maintaining a proper vitamin D level is essential to optimizing your health. As I advise my patients, make sure you have your vitamin D level checked regularly, do some fun outdoor activities with your family, and take vitamin D supplement as needed. After all, treat your body well, and your body will thank you!

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