Vitamin D Lowers Cancer Risk, Assists Weight Loss
by John L. Phillip
body carriers a receptor for Vitamin D provides a good indicator of just how critical
this pro-hormone is to good health and life itself. Vitamin D circulates in the blood,
filling the needs of all cells until a saturation level is achieved, and is then stored in fat
for future use.

According to the journal Genome Research, when the genetic receptors on each cell
are inadequately filled, the incidence of cancer, diabetes, and autoimmune disease
such as multiple sclerosis, Chron's disease and rheumatoid arthritis rise dramatically.
It appears that when Vitamin D is locked properly in its cellular receptor, it acts as a
molecular instruction manual for healthy cellular function and replication.

Vitamin D Promotes Healthy Weight Loss

Vitamin D is an important nutrient for those trying to lose weight. Information
provided to The Endocrine Society confirms that people following a weight loss
program supplemented with Vitamin D dropped one-half pound more per week for
every 1 ng/mL increase in Vitamin D in the blood, as compared to a control group
who didn't supplement.

Vitamin D helps to lower blood sugar and reverse the effects of insulin resistance,
which may explain the weight loss results with Vitamin D supplementation.
Additionally, the hormone is known to reduce levels of systemic inflammation which
promotes healthy weight reduction. While Vitamin D is not the only key to successful
weight loss, it is a powerful tool which should be used to assist your progress, while
reaping the many additional health benefits.

Most People are Vitamin D Deficient

Proper Vitamin D levels can only be determined by a simple blood test. Optimal levels
run between 50 and 80 ng/mL, yet the vast majority of people test around 25, and
some are dangerously low below 20. When the circulating level is low, cellular
receptors are not filled and risk of disease jumps dramatically.

Younger individuals make about 20,000 units of Vitamin D from 15 minutes of sun
exposure which is sufficient to raise blood levels into the normal range. After age 35,
our body becomes inefficient making Vitamin D from sun exposure and
supplementing is required. Most people will need to start by supplementing between
4000 and 6000 units per day. Have your blood tested after 90 days to determine if
you need more or less.

Vitamin D has been on the health radar of medical researchers for the past decade.
Studies regularly confirm that the hormone is essential to our well being, reducing our
risk of certain cancers by as much as 78%. Important information also indicates that
Vitamin D can assist those individuals trying to lose weight by stabilizing metabolism
and lowering inflammation. The benefits of Vitamin D supplementation are
incontrovertible, and will help you to lead a longer life with vibrant health.

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About The Author

John Phillip is a Health Researcher and Author of 'Your Healthy Weight Loss Plan', a
comprehensive EBook explaining how to use Diet, Exercise and Targeted
Supplementation to naturally achieve your healthy Weight Loss goal. Visit
to download your Free 48 page copy.
The importance of Vitamin D in the
battle to lose weight and reduce the
risk from many forms of cancer has
been largely misunderstood since its
discovery in 1922. Researchers have
been uncovering the many significant
health benefits of this miracle
hormone since decoding the human
genome, leading to critical discoveries
about the interaction of Vitamin D
with our DNA and genetic structure.

Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to
Cancer and Autoimmune Disorders

The fact that every cell in the human
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