Colder, shorter days mean less time outside in the sun, causing a spike in┬ávitamin D deficiencies. Many health care professionals believe that the rise in colds and flu during the winter is due, not to the cool weather, but the lack vitamin D. As a supporter of so many health functions, it would be easier to name the things that aren’t helped by vitamin D.Image

We know that vitamin D is important for bone health and for supporting a healthy immune system. Vitamin D also has remarkable benefits for heart health, increasing flexibility of arteries and improving blood flow. The American Journal of Hypertension published a study showing that people with low vitamin D levels had a greater chance of having high blood pressure. In addition, people who maintain good vitamin D levels have a sharper memory and experience a slower aging process, beginning at a cellular level.

Just be sure you take the more active vitamin D3 form, rather than vitamin D2, which is often used in supplements.

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