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Vitamin D3 Can Really Help Ward Off Colds and Flu

Vitamin D3 can really help ward off colds and flu

Raw Vitamin D3 from Garden of Life

Raw Vitamin D3

brr …..the winter months are creeping up on us – even in California. Vitamin D3 is one of the most important nutrients to consider supplementing with at this time. Why? Not only will Vitamin D3 help overcome the winter blues, but it can also lower your risk of getting sick this winter. Yes, we call it the ‘sunshine vitamin’. It’s a nutrient that’s produced when our bodies are exposed to sunlight. Vitamin D3 gives us extra energy and also elevates our mood.

However, if you don’t live in California you may not get enough. If you make a line from San Francisco to Philadelphia and you’re living north of that, chances are that you may not get enough sunshine from November through April. So, think about stocking up soon.

Bone density is another big factor in why you ought to supplement with Vitamin D3. My Dexatest test, which is a common test used to diagnose osteoporosis, is normal now after years of it showing signs of bone thinning. The three supplements I attribute that to is Vitamin D3 and Garden of Life’s Grow Bone 2 pack. I prefer using Garden of Life’s Vitamin D3 because it raw and organic – not too many of such high quality on the market today.

I also read an article that was published by Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, that Vitamin D3 can also help prevent some serious illnesses. They say that it decreased cancer, by fifty percent, in certain types of cancer, from colon cancer to breast cancer. An interesting observation they made – people with dark skin have more difficulty making Vitamin D3 – how about that?

FYI – Although Vitamin D is commonly called a vitamin, it is not actually an essential dietary vitamin in the strict sense, as it can be made in adequate amounts by most mammals who get enough sunlight. It is only classified as an essential vitamin when it cannot be produced in sufficient quantities and must be obtained from diet or supplements.

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Dr. Pamela Nathan DHM November 14, 2013