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Vitamin D! How important is It?

Updated: Nov 27, 2021

Vitamin D is extremely important to absorb and utilize calcium. Everybody can produce vitamin D when their skin is exposed to ultraviolet light. The sun activates vitamin D in the body, it makes its way through the blood stream to the liver and kidneys. Those who live in the northern hemisphere during the winter months, they extremely become vitamin D deficient. The small amount of sun that is absorbed is not enough, especially for melanated people. Melanated people need at least two hours of sun four times a week. Vitamin D protects against chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and prostate cancer.

When vitamin D levels fall below 20ml/dl. the bone starts to become brittle in adults and in kids, it causes rickets. Vitamin D protects against chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and prostate cancer. The general recommendation for vitamin D intake is 600 IUs/day (multiply IU by 0.025.) the only problem with that is that all people are not created equal. Darker skinned people need vitamin D in a diet or in supplements all year round. The recommended amount of vitamin D for melanated people is 5000 IU per day and it must be taken with calcium and magnesium. take your daily Dose of vitamin D it just might save your life.


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