Why Vitamin D is essential for your Body
As we mentioned in the introduction, vitamin D is essential for good bone health. It helps in the development of strong bones and this becomes very important as you age. Vitamin D will also take calcium from your blood and will use it to create and repair muscle tissue and bone. You need vitamin D to help your parathyroid gland to properly regulate the levels of calcium in your blood as well.
Vitamin D Deficiencies
You may have heard of “rickets” before as it is the most common kind of vitamin D deficiency. Children can suffer from rickets if their bone tissue doesn’t mineralize correctly. This usually results in their bones being too soft and becoming deformed.
But rickets is not the only type of vitamin D deficiency. There have been several studies that revealed that there are several other ealth problems that can result from vitamin D deficiency. We will discuss these later on in this special report.
Vitamin D is also important for your immune system. Your immunecells all have a receptor for vitamin D and they are able to synthesize the active vitamin D hormone or metabolite. This means that there is definitely a connection between them.
A lack of vitamin D is also associated with autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis. When the right level of vitamin D is in your blood, your immune system will function properly and protect you from autoimmune disorders and possible infections.
Vitamin D is required for communication within your body
It is important that the calcium levels in your body are correct and vitamin D will communicate between your skeleton, your kidneys and your intestines to ensure that this is the case. Healthy and strong bones are the result of your body having the correct levels of calcium.
If your vitamin D levels are low or there is not enough calcium for your bones, your parathyroid gland will borrow calcium from your skeletonwhich has the overall effect of making your bones weaker.