Helping in the absorption of calcium and phosphorous from the food you eat, Vitamin D3 is useful for increasing bone and teeth strength and density and prevent breaks and osteoporosis.
Vitamin D3 can modulate innate and adaptive immune responses. Deficiency in Vitamin D is associated with increased autoimmunity and susceptibility to infection.
Low Vitamin D can impair brain function and reduce cognitive ability, in addition to raising risk of fatal stroke, dementia and MS. Vitamin D may function as a modulator in brain development.
Sometimes known as the ‘sunshine vitamin’, Vitamin D3 is produced naturally within the skin when it is exposed to sunlight, in addition to naturally occurring within certain foods. Within the body, the vitamin transforms to hormone and circulates throughout the bloodstream to provide numerous health benefits. So, what does the research say?
“Vitamin D is a crucial player in the regulation of calcium and bone homoeostasis. The pivotal concept is that the bioactive form of vitamin D may stimulate innate immunity and suppress adaptive immunity.”
“The active form of vitamin D, D3, has been shown to inhibit the development of autoimmune diseases, including inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).”
“The identification of vitamin D receptor in cells involved in the immune response and the discovery that activated dendritic cells produce vitamin D hormone suggested that vitamin D could exert immunoregulatory effects.”
“Greater awareness of the importance of vitamin D for skeletal health and more aggressive supplementation efforts are urgently needed”
“Vitamin D3 can be useful as anti-inflammatory, anti-ageing, anti-stress, anti-arthritic, anti-osteoporosis, anti-cancer, anti-apoptotic, wound healing, anti-psychotic and anti-fibrotic roles.”