Many Pacific Northwest residents are lacking Vitamin D from sunlight underexposure, a key source.
– From Dr. Mercola:
Vitamin D is crucial for good health, and may be one of the simplest solutions to a wide range of health problems, from diseases of the eyes to the bowels, and conditions rooted in chronic inflammation and immune dysfunction in particular.
Vitamin D deficiency is common around the world, even in sundrenched areas, yet many people, including physicians, are unaware they may be lacking this important nutrient.”
“Despite its name, vitamin D is actually a steroid hormone, which you get primarily from either sun exposure or supplementation, along with some foods. Many of its health benefits are due to its ability to influence genetic expression.
Moreover, researchers have discovered that vitamin D is involved in the biochemical cellular machinery of ALL cells and tissues in your body. Hence, when you don’t have enough, your entire body struggles to function optimally.”
– From Charles Majors, DC:
“What CAN’T Vitamin D3 do?……..another life saving reason to take it daily.
Studies have shown that there is a link between vitamin D and high blood pressure!
People who have higher vitamin D intake tend to have LOWER blood pressure. Why?
…..sometimes, your body can produce too many cells in the muscle that lines your blood vessels. A build-up of these cells can lead to plaque, which makes it harder for blood to travel throughout your body.
Researchers have found vitamin D receptors on these cells, and vitamin D can bind to these receptors. This may help to reduce the risk of cells building up in your blood vessels.
Also, vitamin D may help in reducing the activity of the system that controls your blood pressure. This system is called the renin-angiotensin system. When this system is overactive, blood pressure can increase.
A review in 2013 looked at many studies involving people with hypertension. They found that:
* For each 10 ng/ml increase in someone’s vitamin D levels, they had a 12% lower risk of developing hypertension.
* The people with the highest vitamin D levels had a 30% lower risk of developing hypertension compared to the people with the lowest levels.