Sunshine is free and Vitamin D3 is free and good health as well free.
Welcome sunshine on your skin through
- Open window and enjoy, terrace, walking track, park, garden, road or where ever it’s safe to spend 30minutes to 60 minutes a day.
- Sunshine through window glass will not help!!!
Sun is god of health – do you know that?
- If you hide and don’t see god, he will not bless good health – logical and practical, right?
- We should see sun some time for good health.
Who doesn’t miss sunrise and sunset lives happily without medication.
Go natural and enjoy natures secrets for good health.
- morning – upto 1 hour in after sunrise and
- evening before 1 hour of sunset
exposure required – 30 – 45 minutes.
Add some jogging, yoga, walking while enjoying sunshine – adds more benefit.
Take timeout if you are concerned of your health, your family members health and get some sunshine everyday.
Free inspires us right and why not we grab it when it’s freely available? – free Vitamin D3 and enjoy healthy life.
Do you need it?
If you have these symptoms/concerns – it could be due to vitamin D3 deficiency
- Bone and joint pains
- Frequent bone fractures
- Soft bones / Less bone density
- Bone deformities
- Fatigue and tiredness
- High Blood Pressure
- Autoimmune concerns,
- Chronic muscle aches and pains
- Mood swings
Who is most affected
Vitamin D deficiency is prevalent in all ages and high below persons have greater risk for deficiency.
- Who stays indoors with limited outdoor activities, less exposure to sun.
- Places of low sun availability, deficiency can be as high as 90%
- Elderly people whose skin capacity to make D vitamin reduces
- Who always use sun screen/protection lotions. (which blocks vitamin D production)
- Infants / Children who are not exposed to sun
- People with Dark skin/complexion
- Obese people
- Pregnant women
- Who work at night
- Irregular Life style
- Who use complete covered clothing to hinder sun exposure
How to get D3 naturally?
- Vitamin D3 is known as “the sunshine vitamin” as it is produced by human skin when exposed to sunlight.
- Exposure of 30 minutes of morning or evening sun is enough to produce enough D vitamin. Avoid hot and noon sun
- Nature has built in mechanism where skin makes enough D vitamin with sun light (morning / evening) exposure.
- No need of supplements unless heavy deficiency and other medical conditions prevail.
What is D3
vitamin D3 is also known as Cholecalciferol
- This is a type of vitamin D found in food and used as a dietary supplement.
- As a supplement it is used to treat and prevent vitamin D deficiency including rickets.
- It is also used hypoparathyroidism and other diseases which causes low blood calcium, and Fanconi syndrome.
Natural Vitamin D3 food sources
- Fatty fish like tuna, mackerel, salmon, eel, trout and sardines etc.
- Egg yolk (be careful of cholesterol levels)
- Beef liver (be careful of cholesterol levels)
- Fortified milk and other dairy products
- Fortified Orange juice, Soya milk, and cereals.
- Cod liver oil
- UV Lamps and bulbs (under doctor prescription only)
Individuals without regular sun exposure, the obese, and dark skinned individuals all have lower blood levels and require more supplementation.
Vitamin D3 Benefits
Vitamin D3 is good for health and benefits include
- Improves Calcium metabolism and bone health
- Prevent Osteoporosis.
- Improving heart and arterial health,
- Controls blood pressure, reduce the risk of heart disease
- Prevent Alzheimer’s, Cancer
- Reduces blood sugar, which, in turn, raises HDL (good) cholesterol and reduces triglycerides
- Improves immunity system and prevent autoimmune diseases
- Prevent infections, colds and flu
- Improve mental health conditions
Best choice would be Natural way
- Get sunshine and get D3 freely in yoru body
- When supplementing with vitamin D, D3 is the preferred form, since it is better absorbed than D2.
Consult your doctor on supplements
- Get your Vitamin D levels checked by a doctor/medical laboratory
- Take dosage as per prescription advise on supplements.
Keep supplements away from sunlight
- Cholecalciferol is very sensitive to UV radiation and will rapidly, but reversibly, break down to form sura-sterols, which can further irreversibly convert to ergosterol.
- Vitamin D stimulates the production of peptides in white blood cells and also in epithelial cells which line the respiratory tract, thereby protecting the lungs from infection.
- Vitamin D is potent immune system modulator.
Osteoporosis is a disease of bone weakness resulting in the risk of a bone fractures.
- Osteoporosis in Greek mean “porous bones”
- Backbone, hip bone and bones of forearm are mainly affected.
- Bones may break even under light stress and recovery time is longer
- Prevention of osteoporosis includes a proper diet, exercise, Life style changes
Ladies: Bone loss increases after menopause due to lower levels of estrogen.
Osteoporosis may also occur due to a number of diseases or treatments including alcoholism, anorexia, hyperthyroidism, surgical removal of the ovaries, and kidney disease and steroids.
- Vitamin D is crucial for the prevention of osteoporosis and fractures.
- Vitamin D exerts a far more potent effect than calcium. Intestinal calcium absorption quadruples when vitamin D levels are brought to normal levels.
- You can build strong bones and help prevent osteoporosis with weight-bearing exercise and a diet rich in calcium and vitamin D
Rickets is defective mineralization or calcification of bones due to deficiency or impaired metabolism of vitamin D, phosphorus or calcium, potentially leading to fractures and deformity.
- Rickets is among the most frequent childhood diseases in many developing countries.
- The predominant cause is a vitamin D deficiency, but lack of adequate calcium in the diet may also lead to rickets.
- The majority of cases occur in children suffering from severe malnutrition, resulting from famine or starvation during the early stages of childhood.
Osteomalacia is a similar condition occurring in adults, generally due to a deficiency of vitamin D.
According to research analytics
- Highest intake of Vitamin D experienced lower Alzheimer’s disease incidence
- 90% of Alzheimer’s disease patients have low levels of vitamin D
- Getting enough vitamin D is important for your neurological health
Excessive dose side effects
- Vomiting, constipation, weakness and confusion.
- Kidney stones
- Pregnancy complications for pregnant ladies.
- Toxic effect
Notes and Caution
- Light through a window won’t work. Open window direct sunlight is required.
- Expose to mild sun in the morning/evening is preferable.
- Exposure to hot sun may cause sun burns or other concerns.
- Avoid sunscreens when exposed to sun with D3 purpose.
- Avoid excess supplement doses
- Natural D3 may not be effective in people with severe kidney disease.
- The elderly persons are more prone to deficiency since the capacity to activate vitamin D in the skin is lost as we age.
- Living in a sunny climate provides no guarantee against deficiency due to various conditions
- UV Lamps and bulbs (under doctor prescription only)
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