1. The sun shines on the skin.
2. The UVB light interfaces with a form of cholesterol in the skin called 97-dehydrocholesterol.
3. This is synthesized into pre-vitamin D3, which is immediately converted into vitamin D3.
30 minutes of midday sun in a bathing suit, and you’ve absorbed up to 20,000 IU of vitamin D. Whether you spend half an hour in the midday sun or take 2 10,000 IU of vitamin D3 in tablets, it’s then transported to the liver where it’s turned into D25 for storage. These stores are vital, as the body requires vitamin D for so many of its biological functions.
Vitamin D is unique in that it circulates throughout the body - from its stores (storage) - and attaches to vitamin D receptors in the cells for the maintenance and …show more content…
You need to supplement your vitamin D even more than they do. If you’re like me, a European American with olive skin, the darker my skin gets in the summer, the less vitamin D it creates.
Pharm Fresh and Fortified
In the U. S. and Canada, conventional milk, orange juice, and a few other grocery items are fortified with small amounts of vitamin D, and sometimes it’s vitamin D2, a less effective form (enough to prevent rickets). If you don’t eat dairy products, and many shouldn’t, from where does your daily vitamin D come?
There are small amounts in your food - but not enough to keep you from developing a degenerative disease, such as cancer. Cancer is rapidly becoming known as the other vitamin D deficiency disease. If over 97% of the population is vitamin D3 deficient, you can conclude that the cancer epidemic is one consequence.
Vitamin D is a complementary nutrient to calcium. It doesn’t matter how much calcium you have in your body, if there isn’t enough vitamin D3, it can’t be utilized. Vitamin K and magnesium are other essential cofactors. Calcium must be taken with the right ratio of cofactors.