Powerful Health Benefits of Vitamin D
What does vitamin D do for your body and how can you harness it powerful health benefits? This video by Dr. John J Cannell gives you information you can use about the numerous ways in which you can lead a healthier life.
So what does Vitamin D help with? Well, here is a list of diseases that vitamin D can potentially prevent:
• Heart disease
• Colon cancer
• Breast cancer multiple sclerosis
Here are some basic facts about Vitamin D and its nature. These facts are not known to many people. Vitamin D is:
• Not really a vitamin.
• Not an antioxidant.
• Not a co-factor in an enzymatic reaction.
• Not normally found in the human diet.
Vitamin D is naturally not intended to be taken orally. It is the only known substrate for a powerful steroid hormone. The steroid hormone is repair and maintenance hormone that is involved in the multiples functions of the body and its organs.
How does Vitamin D prevent diseases? The steroid hormone functions by switching genes off and on in the body. Most diseases and their susceptibility in us are controlled by genes and about 10% of the human genome is the direct target of vitamin D which it affects thereby lowering the chance of one being affected by that disease.
• Vitamin D has 2000 genes that it can control and thus 2000 different possibilities of action.
• Sunbathing for 30 minutes actually creates the same amount of vitamin D that can be obtained from 200 glasses of milk or 50 multi-vitamins.
Our ancestors in the past had no problems with the availability of Vitamin D in their body as for a long period of time; they never covered up their body. It doesn’t matter how tanned the skin gets, as long as it gets exposed to the sunshine adequately, it will always manufacture Vitamin d within the body.