Take Vitamin D Supplements to Avoid Winter Sickness
by Rayna Roy
autoimmune systems killer cells that seek out and destroy virus-infected cells and
bacteria. However, this sunscreen effect does offer a clue as to why people are more
apt to get sick in the winter.

Since UV light is needed for the body's production of vitamin D, the quality of sunlight
one gets directly affects how much of it one has. The reason that winter gets cold is
because less sunlight is absorbed by the earth at that time of year, instead bouncing
off and out into space. This includes the UV frequencies needed for the body's own
production.

Since vitamin D is not produced in nearly as high quantities in the winter, because of
the reduction in absorbable sunlight, there is less that comes out the end of the
process. That means a reduction in the number of killer cells that would otherwise be
busy fighting off infections like the flu virus. Taking a supplement during these months
will go a long way toward fending off this disease.


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Everyone knows that vitamin D is a
necessary thing for maintaining
proper health. What they don't know
is that it is effectively a natural
sunscreen. The form that is then sent
to the liver for the final stage in being
converted to what the body uses for
other things comes from the skin,
where 7-dehydrocholesterol absorbs
UV light to become vitamin D.

This is clearly not the only thing that
vitamin D does, though. It is vital in
regulating the levels of calcium in the
bones and bloodstream. It greatly
helps in the production of the
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