19 Sep Vitamin D: Not Actually a Vitamin
After discovering that vitamin D is NOT, in reality, a vitamin, I felt a little betrayed.
Like, what else have I been lied to about? Are peanuts even nuts? (Spoiler, they’re not. They’re legumes. But that’s off topic.)
Vitamin D is classified as a pro-hormone and not a vitamin, since vitamins are substances that your body can’t make on its own. Vitamin D (or should I say Pro-Hormone D?) is synthesized within your body when sunlight hits your skin. So even though humans do make it naturally, most of us are still vitamin D deficient!
Get the Most from Supplements
Usually, 5-10 minutes in the sun a couple times a week provides enough exposure for our bodies to make what they need. However, with fall and winter approaching, it can be tough to keep our stores up.
Interestingly enough, when vitamin D is taken on its own as a supplement, it loses a lot of its effectiveness. Only when taken with vitamin K2 do you get the maximum results. This is why Prolean Wellness created Vitamin K2 + D, a supplement that combines the two together for better absorption and overall wellness.
Vitamin D plays a huge role in calcium regulation. If you have insufficient levels of vitamin D, much of the calcium in your body will be excreted through your kidneys instead of stored in your bones.
Tough Immune System
Guess what September means? That’s right, the start of flu season! A great way to protect your family from getting sick is to make sure they’ve got enough vitamin D. One study showed that children who were given vitamin D supplements each day for the four months of winter were 40% LESS likely to contract influenza.
The more Vitamin D in your blood, the less of a risk you have of becoming diabetic. Insufficient Vitamin D levels can affect glucose tolerance and insulin secretion in a negative way. When combined with sufficient exercise and a healthy diet, Vitamin D supplements help protect you from type 2 diabetes.
For more info on how vitamin D can help you, or to order our top-of-the-line supplements, check out our website at https://www.proleanwellness.com/product/k2plusd/.