Product: D Speed - fast-melt Vitamin D3
Review: These pills taste great and dissolve fast in your mouth - my kids hate swallowing pills so these make a great alternative for them to use instead of making the pills go down with lots of apple sauce.
Vitamin D is needed for everyone to help their immune system and bones - I know that in the wintertime I do not get enough sun and I end up getting sick because of it as the winter progresses - and in the spring I always am down for a week or more with the flu - I hope to avoid that this year with these vitamin D pills.
We all know we need Vitamin D and it should be easy to get from the sunshine but with the winter and sunscreen it is tough to get the right amount to stay healthy - so these are great pills for anyone in your family - the taste is good and they are easy to take - your kids will want to take more then they should so put this bottle high to avoid an overdose -
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Vitamin D information: What diseases are associated with Vitamin D deficiency?Vitamin D deficiency has been shown to play a role in almost every major disease, including:
Osteoporosis and Osteopenia
17 varieties of Cancer (including breast, prostate and colon)
High blood pressure
Metabolic Syndrome and Diabetes
Infertility and PMS
Depression and Seasonal Affective Disorder
Chronic fatigue syndrome
What is vitamin D?
Although it's called a vitamin, vitamin D is really a hormone not a vitamin. Vitamins cannot be produced by your body, we get them from dietary sources, whereas hormones like vitamin D are made in your body. It's your body's only source of calcitrol (activated vitamin D), the most potent steroid hormone in the body.
What does vitamin D do?
Like all steroid hormones, vitamin D is involved in making hundreds of enzymes and proteins, which are crucial for preserving health and preventing disease. It has the ability to interact and affect more than 2,000 genes in the body. It enhances muscle strength and builds bone. It has anti-inflammatory effects and bolsters the immune system. It helps the action of insulin and has anti-cancer activity. This is why vitamin D deficiency has been linked with so many of the diseases of modern society. Because of its vast array of benefits, maintaining optimal levels of D is essential for your health.
Where do I get vitamin D from?
The only 2 reliable sources of vitamin D are the sun and supplements. Sunlight exposure is the only reliable way for your body to generate vitamin D. Vitamin D is produced by your skin in response to exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun. In fact, this is such an efficient system that most of us make approx. 20,000 units of vitamin D after only 20 minutes of summer sun without suntan lotion (or clothes!) That's 100 times more than the government recommends per day! There must be a good reason why we make so much in so little time.
You do not generate vitamin D when sitting behind a glass window, whether in your car or at home because these UV rays cannot penetrate glass to generate vitamin D in your skin Also sunscreens, even weak ones, almost completely block your body's ability to generate vitamin D.
The other reliable source is vitamin D3 supplements (not vitamin D2)
Only about 10% of your vitamin D comes from diet, so it is nearly impossible to get adequate amounts of vitamin D from your food.
What are the food sources of vitamin D?
1. Fish liver oils, such as cod liver oil. Fatty wild fish like mackerel, salmon, halibut, tuna, sardines and herring
2. Fortified milk, orange juice and cereal
3. Dried Shitake mushrooms
4. Egg yolks
But to get adequate amounts of vitamin D from food, you would have to eat at least 5 servings of salmon a day or drink 20 cups of fortified milk