Vitamin D3 is a particularly useful nutritional tool with hormone-like actions. When consumed, it is converted by the liver and kidneys to Calcitriol. Calcitriol as a hormone controls the metabolism of calcium and phosphorous, and helps regulate bone metabolism, and neuromuscular function. Vitamin D3 is the only vitamin the body can manufacture from sunlight.
Why Vitamin D3
When working with other hormone therapies, it is important to make sure your vitamin levels are regulated. The benefits of vitamin D are both preventative as well as reparative. Low levels of Vitamin D3 can result in a multitude of negative effects.
Vitamin D3 deficiency is linked to a number of other health conditions including:
- Back Pain
- Insulin Resistance
- Preeclampsia During Pregnancy
- Impaired Immunity
- Macular Degeneration
Do I Have a Deficiency
If you are spending the majority of your time out of the sun, are currently working with hormone therapies, or are experiencing any of the above symptoms, you may be at risk for a vitamin D3 deficiency.