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Why take Vitamin D?

June 24, 2014

Why I Take Vitamin D3 in the Summer by Dr. Junger, Clean Program

Hi everyone, Dr. Junger here. 

If ten patients walked into my office today, I know that nine of them would be deficient in vitamin D.

So when a patient recently asked me if they needed to supplement with vitamin D3 in the summer, my answer was, “Yes.”

It may seem strange but most of us, even in summer, rarely get enough direct sunlight on a regular basis. Many of us work in offices and spend most of our days indoors year-round.

Even if we take a week vacation where we are exposed to more sun than usual, this is rarely enough to offset common deficiencies. And when we are deficient, our health suffers.

So because vitamin D is so important, I want to take you through the basics: what it is, how to test for your levels, and how much is beneficia

l for you to take, even during the summer.

What is vitamin D?

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble nutrient that is closer to a hormone, like cortisol or testosterone. This is important to note because it means vitamin D has a deeper functionality than a simple vitamin compound.

There are tons of studies showing the importance of vitamin D. Optimized vitamin D levels have been linked to:

 
  • Improved mood and mental cognition
  • Increased production of antimicrobials that reduce gut infections and skin pathogens
  • Reduction of inflammatory responses
  • Reduced risk of osteoporosis by helping with assimilation  nd absorption of calcium
  • Reduced rates of most cancers
  • Lowered rates of diabetes
  • Decreased risk of cardiovascular disease
  • Decreased risk of winter flu
  • Decreased levels of depression and seasonal affective disorder

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