So yesterday we spoke about how vitamin D deficiency can be a cause to the immune system's "mast cells" over producing "histamine".
Today we're going to break down what "vitamin D" can do for you!
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin (this means it can dissolve in fats and oils, opposed to water-soluble which dissolve in water) which can be stored in the body's fatty tissue.
Vitamin D helps regulate the amount of "calcium" and "phosphate" in the body. These nutrients are needed to keep bones, teeth and muscles healthy.
But . . . getting just the right amount is the tricky part.. Making sure you have enough and not too much is what's needed to keep your body functioning properly.
Okay . . . so the category that most of us in today's world find ourselves in is . . . deficiency!
Symptoms of vitamin D deficiency can include muscle weakness, pain, fatigue, and depression. Research also links low levels of vitamin D in the blood with a higher risk of sleep quality such a sleep disturbance, poorer sleep and reduced sleep duration.
It's also a contributing factor to feeling tired and fatigue which has a severe negative effect on our quality of life.
But even more importantly . . . vitamin D has both "anti-inflammatory" and "immunoregulatory" properties and is crucial for the activation of immune system defenses such as T-cells (we spoke of them in a previous Health tip) that protect our body against pathogens such as bacteria, fungus and viruses.
So get your vitamin D on today . . . sit out in the sun . . . eat some mushrooms or have some fish. But protect your immune system today.
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