Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Don't Be D-Deficient

My Mom has been telling me for years to take Vitamin D as a supplement, and more and more I am reading about the benefits of this "super vitamin." As essentially every tissue in your body needs Vitamin D, it is necessary to ensure you are ingesting at least 1000-2000 units/day.

What it does:
- Strengthens your immune system to ward off Auto Immune Diseases such as Lupus and MS.
- Regulates cell growth to cut the risk of colorectal and breast cancer.
- Regulates mood. Although researchers are not sure how, it is shown that women with lower levels of D are twice as likely to suffer from depression.
- Regulates blood pressure thereby lowering your risk for heart disease.

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