Vitamin D3 is found in from a few foods we eat and also from supplements. If you are
house bound or extremely sun sensitive then supplementing your diet with high
quality D3 capsule or spending a little time under full spectrum light or in tanning booth
are the alternatives to naturally increasing the D3 levels in our bodies.

How does the body use this essential vitamin?

1. Promotes calcium absorption in the gut .

2. Helps maintain adequate serum calcium and phosphate concentrations to enable
normal mineralization of bone and prevent hypocalcemic tetany

3. Is needed for bone growth and bone remodeling by specific bone cells called
osteoblasts and osteoclasts. Without sufficient Vitamin D3, bones can become thin,
brittle, or misshapen.

4. It helps balance blood calcium levels.

5. It helps increases absorption of calcium from the intestines to the blood stream
where 95 per cent of the calcium is stored.

6. It stimulates calciferol to absorb phosphorus into the body.

7. It helps calcium calm the nerves.

8. It regulates muscle contraction and bone strength.

9. It helps regulate the immune system and reduce inflammation.

10. It also helps many genes make proteins that regulate cell multiplication,
differentiation, and cell death especially in deficiency and rickets in infants and young
children.

Vitamin D3 can be obtained from the following foods:

Butter, cheese, cod liver oil, eggs, liver, fortified margarine, milk (human and other
animal), mushrooms, salmon, sardines, flax seeds, shrimp, tuna, sunflower seeds.


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Vitamin D3 - 10 Reasons to Increase the Sunshine in Your Life
by Dr. M. Wolken
Vitamin D3 the sunshine vitamin
is a fat-soluble and essential to
bone growth and strength. It is
found naturally in very few foods,
the body makes it naturally when
the rays from the sun reach your
skin. It seems that your skin is a
vitamin D3 production center for
your body.

People wearing sunscreen, those
that are house bound or have
dark skin have more difficulty
manufacturing enough vitamin D3
for needs of the body.
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