Vitamin D continues to receive a great deal of attention, and for good reason. Vitamin D is essential to human health yet many people are deficient, especially those that live at higher latitudes, far away from the earth’s equator. In these areas, the tilt of the earth forces the sun’s rays to travel a longer path through the earth’s atmosphere, filtering the UVB light necessary for reactions within the skin that create Vitamin D. There is increasing evidence that Vitamin D protects against the development of many chronic diseases, including cancer (breast, colorectal, prostate), cardiovascular disease, multiple sclerosis, osteomalacia, osteoporosis, type 1 diabetes mellitus, rheumatoid arthritis, hypertension, and depression. Fortunately, most people can treat Vitamin D deficiency with simple oral supplementation in the form of inexpensive Vitamin D tablets. In fact, Vitamin D is the only vitamin listed in Canada’s Food Guide.
A naturally effective source of Vitamin D for general health, and especially for those with problems absorbing Vitamin D in the digestive system, caused by conditions such as: Cystic Fibrosis • Kidney/Liver Disease • Bowel Resection Crohn’s Disease • Gastric Bypass Surgery Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) • Lyme Disease
Benefits of Vitamin D
Vitamin D is often referred to as “the happy hormone”
Research has shown that vitamin D plays an important role in regulating mood and warding off depression. Researchers found vitamin D deficiency was more common in those who were also experiencing anxiety and depression.