Are you getting enough Vitamin D? If you are one of the estimated one billion people on earth who are vitamin D deficient, then you are probably not. Coming up short on Vitamin D can affect your health, including the immune system, cells, brain and heart.
Why Do I Need Vitamin D?
Much of the interest in vitamin D stems from the fact that it’s found throughout the body in over 600 receptor sites including the brain and the heart. Due to the fact that vitamin D receptors are so prevalent in the body, research has increased on vitamin D, and seemingly everyday new studies tout the health benefits of vitamin D consumption.
Brain Health, Memory and Concentration
The brain has a wide distribution of Vitamin D receptors wherein Vitamin D directly and positively affects cognitive function. Vitamin D supports brain health, while a deficiency can result in brain dysfunction.
Healthy Bones & Calcium Absorption
As vitamin D deficiency has become more prevalent, the attention and focus paid to vitamin D have increased, and for good reason. Most people familiar with vitamin D understand that this nutrient is essential to skeletal system health. Along with calcium, vitamin D is considered vital for maintaining healthy bones Vitamin D actually regulates the use of calcium in the body by dramatically increasing its absorption and utilization.
The brain is home to dozens of vitamin D receptor sites, and vitamin D has been shown to enhance memory and concentration.
Vitamin D may play a role in cardiovascular health since low blood levels of Vitamin D can increase coronary artery calcification. Vitamin D deficiencies can also elevate the risk of stroke and congestive heart failure, while optimal Vitamin D levels support normal levels of inflammation, which is important for cardiovascular health.
Recent studies have also shown that vitamin D supports immune health by helping to regulate the immune system. Vitamin D is a powerful immune system supporter and inhibits negative autoimmune responses by modulating T-cell responses. When Vitamin D is in short supply, Th1 cells can attack the body instead of fighting off unwanted invaders.
Vitamin D supports healthy digestion, again since receptor sites are found from the mouth all the way through the intestines.
Cell Proliferation and Differentiation, Colon Health, Prostate Health and Breast Health
Vitamin D inhibits unwanted cell proliferation and stimulates healthy cell differentiation. Lung, skin, colon, bone and breast sites have been studied for Vitamin D’s positive effects on cell differentiation and proliferation, causing them to act as normal mature cells. Dr. Cedric Garland, a 20 year veteran Vitamin D researcher believes that Vitamin D can prevent unwanted cell proliferation by 75% with optimal Vitamin D blood levels.
Healthy vitamin D levels support two increasing areas of concern—breast health for women and prostate health for men.
|Brand||Garden of Life|
|Manufacturer||Garden of Life|
Adults take 1 capsule daily or as directed by your health care professional. Best when taken with a meal. Capsules may be opened and contents may be sprinked into juice or water
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|Vitamin D3*||5,000 IU||1250%|
|Raw Food, Probiotic and Enzymes Blend|
|Chlorella, Saccharomyces boulardii, Phytase, Cellulase, beta-Glucanase, protease, alpha-Galactosidase, Hemicellulase||285 mg||+|
|Raw Organic Fruit and Vegetable Blend|
|Organic Strawberry, Organic Cherry, Organic Blackberry, Organic Blueberry, Organic Raspberry, Organic Beet Juice, Organic Carrot Juice, Organic Spinach Juice, Organic Broccoli Juice, Organic Tomato Juice, Organic Kale Juice, Organic Red Cabbage Juice, Organic Parsley Leaf Juice, Organic Brussels Sprout Juice, Organic Green Bell Pepper Juice, Organic Cucumber Juice, Organic Celery Juice, Organic Garlic Juice, Organic Ginger Root Juice, Organic Green Onion Juice, Organic Cauliflower Juice, Organic Asparagus Juice||150 mg||+|
Other Ingredients: Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Lactobacillus bulgaricus, vegetable capsule (cellulose).
Contains no filler ingredients, artificial colors or preservatives.
Raw, gluten free, dairy free, no soy allergens, live probiotics & enzymes, no binders or fillers.