About Vitamin D3
Vitamin D3, also known as cholecalciferol, is a vitamin that is produced when sunlight is absorbed into the skin. Vitamin D3 has been shown to be up to 10x more potent in the human body than Vitamin D2 and can have more prolonged effects. Vitamin D3 is a fat-soluble vitamin. Excess quantities are stored in the body's soft tissue, such as muscles, fat, and blood vessels.
Benefits of Vitamin D3 include:
- Vitamin D3 prevents the development of Type 1 Diabetes
- Vitamin D3 increases the effectiveness of the immune system
- Vitamin D3 improves rheumatoid arthritis
- Vitamin D3 prevents and can be used to treat rickets
- Vitamin D3 treats Multiple Sclerosis, hypoglycemia, psoriasis, scleroderma, bone disorders, and other diseases
While direct sun exposure does stimulate the body to produce Vitamin D3, overexposure to the sun is directly linked to skin cancer. Adequate levels of Vitamin D3 are essential to maintaining health. A deficiency in Vitamin D3increases vulnerability to many diseases, including cancer, ulcerativecolitis, fibromyalgia, and gastro-intestinal problems such as Crohn's Disease.
With the inherent risk of skin cancer, it's not always practical to get your Vitamin D3 solely from sunshine. In addition, it can be difficult to get sufficient amounts from diet alone. Supplementing Vitamin D3 in one form or another is the best option for many people to make sure they keep an adequate level of Vitamin D3 in their bloodstream.
While it may be difficult to get a substantial amount of Vitamin D3 from your everyday diet, you can enjoy a healthier life with InVite Health's wide range of products containing Vitamin D3.
Related Articles about Vitamin D3
- Vitamin D3 and Bone Health, by Lisa Flax, Nutritionist