We’ve all heard plenty about how good Vitamin D3, or cholecalciferol, is for us.
The hype may be deserved…
But do we really need a supplement to get all the Vitamin D3 we need?
What I found when researching that question:
Cholecalciferol provides a strong immune enhancing effect and controls blood pressure, and helps vitamin A processing. It also helps the absorption of phosphorus and calcium, which our bones need to protect us from osteoporosis.
It’s also used to lower high cholesterol.
It’s used to fight diabetes, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, thyroid conditions, pulmonary disease, asthma, bronchitis, premenstrual syndrome, and tooth and gum disease.
It’s also used to boost immune systems.
Vitamin D3 is found in fatty fish such as herring, mackerel, sardines, tuna, eggs and especially from sunlight. Most diary products, cereals and juices, have Vitamin D added during the manufacturing process.
We aging folk are at risk for vitamin D deficiency. We’ve fewer receptors in our skin to convert sunlight into the vitamin. And we may have trouble absorbing vitamin D even if we do get it from our food.
Plus, our aging kidneys could have trouble converting dietary vitamin D. All-in-all, deficiencies in people over 65 years,is pretty high. Source: Vitamin D3 Deficiency
A lack of Vitamin D3 makes us more susceptible to cardiovascular diseases. It also makes us more prone to inflammation, as well as prostate, breast and colon cancer.
And, deficiencies in our aging years could make our bones brittle and could lead to osteoporosis.
Elderly people who fall are more apt to bone breaks without enough Vitamin D3. Just because we get older doesn’t mean that we have to allow your bones to weaken, not when we can do something about it.
Our body does make some Vitamin D3, but sometimes it’s not enough, especially as we age. Each passing year increases our odds of being Vitamin D3 deficient.
We shouldn’t try bettering our health on nutritional supplements alone.
It’s best to get our nutrients from natural foods. However, sometimes it’s smart to also use vitamins and minerals that we may not get from our diet.
Before we take any supplements though, we should have our doctor perform a complete blood panel to check for vitamin deficiencies. This will help us make educated decisions about which supplements we need, so we’re not taking those we don’t need.
For the more lurid details about Vitamin D3, click on the following blue link: Vitamin D3 Nutritional Supplements
And, to see a wide array of anti-aging supplements, click on the following blue link: Anti-Aging Supplements
Ideas for me, your aging story, or comments are always very welcome.