Maybe these are why my doctor said I need more Vitamin D.
Science Daily says
In a paper published in the August issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Norman identifies vitamin D’s potential for contributions to good health in the adaptive and innate immune systems, the secretion and regulation of insulin by the pancreas, the heart and blood pressure regulation, muscle strength and brain activity. In addition, access to adequate amounts of vitamin D is believed to be beneficial towards reducing the risk of cancer. Norman also lists 36 organ tissues in the body whose cells respond biologically to vitamin D. The list includes bone marrow, breast, colon, intestine, kidney, lung, prostate, retina, skin, stomach and the uterus. According to Norman, deficiency of vitamin D can impact all 36 organs. Already, vitamin D deficiency is associated with muscle strength decrease, high risk for falls, and increased risk for colorectal, prostate and breast and other major cancers.
The BBC says insufficient Vitamin D is also linked to chronic pain.
The American Association of Pediatrics doubled its VitD recommendations.
Vitamin D is linked to Parkinson’s; “Scientists found that lower blood levels of the vitamin were more common in people with Parkinson’s than healthy individuals.”
The boys and I need to take more vitamins. At least two a day.
This information brought to you, in part, by Heroes Not Zombies, who got me started.