Vitamin D is one of nature’s most potent cancer fighting vitamins. Its influences can be found in almost every cell in the body.
Amazingly, the liver, kidney, and other tissues in the body can convert vitamin D in your bloodstream into calcitriol, the activated hormonal version of vitamin D. The body can then use it to repair damage and destroy cancer cells.
In fact, this vitamin is actually able to enter a cancer cell and cause apoptosis, the death of a cancer cell. People who are exposed to normal amounts of sunlight generally do not need to supplement vitamin D, but you’d be surprised. Just living somewhere sunny like Florida doesn’t automatically provide sufficient vitamin D levels.
We all have different levels and abilities to absorb and activate vitamin D in our bodies. Data collected by the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey showed 6 percent of children to be vitamin D deficient and a shocking 61 percent were found to be vitamin D insufficient (15-29ng/mL).
Researchers at the University of Minnesota suggested a link between vitamin D and weight loss when they found that vitamin D levels at the start of a low calorie diet predicted weight loss success.
Research has shown a strong link between vitamin D and breast cancer. Injecting vitamin D into breast cancer cells has been shown to work as well at killing the cancer cells as the toxic cancer drug Tamoxifen, without any of the side effects and at a fraction of the cost.
Research has also shown vitamin D levels to be associated with the common cold, multiple sclerosis, brain health, asthma, and rheumatoid arthritis in women.
The two best ways to ensure adequate vitamin D levels are to get at least 15 minutes of sun exposure on the skin twice a week, and to take a high quality vitamin D supplement. At Tampa Rejuvenation we can test Vitamin D levels and provide a pharmaceutical grade vitamin D supplement.