The Benefits of Vitamin D
The benefits of vitamin D range from supporting lung function and cardiovascular health to regulating insulin levels and aiding diabetes management. Vitamin D has always been linked to maintaining the health of bones and teeth, yet, few individuals are familiar with the impact this vitamin has on the immune system. Having enough vitamin D in the body is most especially important for the overall health and function of the immune system. Commonly known as the "sunshine vitamin", vitamin D is the only fat-soluble vitamin that is produced in the skin as a response to sun exposure, but it can also be consumed in food or supplements. IMMUSE™ is a unique peptide supplement that improves immune system function and helps the body to protect itself against bacteria and viruses. The proprietary blend behind IMMUSE™ has the highest protein integrity found within a single capsule and is blended in conjunction with essential minerals and vitamins like vitamin D for added immune system support.
How Vitamin D Improves Immune System FunctionResearch has shown that Vitamin D helps to reduce the body's risk of cancer, Alzheimer’s, and even diabetes. Vitamin D is one of the most vital components that regulate the facilitation of the immune system, as well as the absorption of calcium and phosphorus. Getting a sufficient amount of vitamin D provides a powerful resistance against various diseases and infections. To understand how this happens, it is best to first understand what exactly is vitamin D.
What Is Vitamin D?Despite being called one, vitamin D is actually not a vitamin at all but essentially it is a prohormone. Vitamins are nutrients that the body cannot produce on its own and, therefore, they must be received through diet or by supplementation. Prohormones are substances that the body converts into hormones and our body produces and synthesizes vitamin D when it is exposed to sunlight. Sun exposure to the skin allows most individuals to produce sufficient levels of vitamin D and it is recommended to get at least five to ten minutes of sun exposure, two to three times per week. Our kidneys also produce vitamin D, which greatly impacts the immune system. However, vitamin D breaks down very quickly and this could lead to a deficiency.
Vitamin D DeficiencyEven though the body is able to self produce vitamin D, there are many ways deficiency can occur. Symptoms of vitamin D deficiency include:
- Increased Susceptibility To Infections
- Increased Fatigue
- Bone & Back Pain
- Reduced Wound Healing
- Hair Loss
- Muscle Pain
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Neurodegenerative Diseases (Alzheimer's)