Eat, Exercise, Live – Vitamin D
Please join me with Dr. Reinhold Vieth, world authority on Vitamin D. The new guidelines for Vitamin D recommended intake are just released. Let’s learn the truth from the expert on Vitamin D. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is naturally present in very few foods, added to others, and available as a dietary supplement. It is also produced by our bodies when ultraviolet rays from sunlight strike the skin and trigger vitamin D. Vitamin D obtained from sun exposure, food, and supplements is biologically unavailable and must undergo two transformations in the body for activation. The first occurs in the liver and the second occurs primarily in the kidney. Vitamin D is essential for Calcium absorption, and is key to our bone health. It is also critical for neuromuscular, immune function & thought to be essential for the prevention of many types of cancers. There is much controversy on how much vitamin D, sun exposure & supplementation. Let’s get the truth!