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Vitamin D Top 3 Health Benefits [Infographic]

Vitamin D Top 3 Health Benefits
Infographic from Health with a Bite of Science

What is Vitamin D

Vitamin D acts as a hormone and is thought to play an important role in many human body functions and systems including the vascular, digestive, respiratory, and reproductive systems.

It also plays a role in bone and skin health, and in body weight management (including carbohydrate and fat metabolism).

Vitamin D and Health

Vitamin D deficiency is associated with many medical conditions and chronic diseases including bone loss, kidney disease, digestive issues, lung disorders, diabetes and and heart disease.

Heart Health

A growing number of studies point to Vitamin D deficiency as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, including heart attack, stroke and peripheral artery disease.

Autoimmune Diseases

There are also number of recent studies indicating a link between Vitamin D deficiency and higher rates or autoimmune disorders and diseases including Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Type I Diabetes Mellitus and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) which include Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s disease.


This infographic from Health with a Bite of Science summarizes three health benefits of Vitamin D.  To read the full article, please visit Top 3 Benefits of Vitamin D.


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20 Ways The Sun Benefits Our Health [Infographic]

Vitamin D Insufficiency and Deficiency
Causes and Health Risks
20 Ways The Sun Benefits Our Health
Infographic from SolarCenre
Vitamin D Insufficiency Soars

According to a article, findings published in the Archives of Internal Medicine suggest a dramatic increase in the amount of vitamin D deficiency in the U.S.  As many as three-quarters of U.S. teens and adults may be insufficient in vitamin D.*

Some leading health experts estimate that as much as 90% of the population is effected by insufficient amounts of vitamin D.

Vitamin D's Role in the Body

Vitamin D is thought to play an important role in many human body functions and systems including the vascular system, heart health, skin health, bone health, digestive health, respiratory health, immune health, reproductive health, and weight management (including carbohydrate and fat metabolism).

Vitamin D Insufficiency and Deficiency

Vitamin D insufficiency and deficiency has been linked to increased risk for certain types of cancer, cardiovascular disease, autoimmune disease, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), autism, asthma, multiple sclerosis (MS), diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease (IBS), depression, cognitive decline, and chronic pain.

Insufficiency and Deficiency Causes

Inadequate exposure to sunlight and the use of sunscreens is thought to be a major reason for Vitamin D insufficiency. Nowadays, people spend too much time indoors and when they do spend time outdoors many are wearing sunscreens.

Other causes include malabsorption and accelerated catabolism from certain medications.  

Health Benefits of Safe Sunlight Exposure

As this infographic entitled "20 Ways the Sun Benefits Our Health" illustrates, there are many health benefits of safe exposure to sunlight:

   Mental Health
   Reduces Risk for Cancer
   Boosts Immune System
   Strengthens Bones
   Heals Skin Conditions
   Improves Eye Sight
   Improves Brain Functions
   Lowers Cholesterol
   Stimulates Growth in Children
   Lowers Blood Pressure
   Improves Sleep Quality
   Strengthens Teeth
   Prevents Multiple Sclerosis
   Increases Oxygen Content in Human Blood
   Aids Weight Loss
   Improves Cases of Atherosclerosis
   Decreases Symptoms of Asthma
   Relieves Body Aches
   Promotes Eye Health
   Boosts Fertility

Other Benefits of Vitamin D

The latest research indicates that adequate levels of Vitamin D that are also important in autoimmune disease, gastrointestinal infections, inflammation and leaky gut, and kidney disease.

RDA for Vitamin D

Many leading functional health and nutrition experts propose that the recommended daily allowance (RDA) for Vitamin D is too low for many individuals.  A simple blood test will reveal your Vitamin D status.  From there, you can do your own research or work with a qualified health professional in terms of nutrition and supplementation based on your unique physiology and circumstances.

Infographic Source

This infographic is brought to us by Solar Centre.  The full size version can be found at - 20 Ways The Sun Benefits Our Health.


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*For more information regarding the examination and investigation of  the data collected by the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), please go to JAMA Internal Medicine.

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