A few years ago when I was pregnant with #3 and getting head colds often, my dr friend told me about Vitamin D deficiency and how much Vitamin D myself and the kids should take during the winter time. I did research and ever since I have been taking Vitamin D all winter (and giving it to the kids!) So what are the benefits of Vitamin D?
” The classical actions of vitamin D are to promote calcium homeostasis and to promote bone health.” but did you know it is known for immunity too? –Cynthia Aranow, MD
Vitamin D is used for boosting the immune system, preventing autoimmune diseases and preventing cancer. – webmd
“Deficiency in vitamin D is associated with increased autoimmunity as well as an increased susceptibility to infection” –Cynthia Aranow, MD
The flu that is everywhere:
“Some studies have shown that there is a link between vitamin D levels and the risk of getting influenza.”
In the video shown here, Dr Prendergast explains why Vitamin D is more effective than any vaccine.
Vitamin D comes from the sun and in spring and summer when you spend more time outside, not much is going around in terms of infections and viruses, which is why we take it religiously in fall and winter.
I am not going to get into effective and non effective vitamin brands and why, but here is the brand that we use for Vitamin D from Amazon.
In the winter, I take 10,000 IU and the kids take 4000 IU.
This year we added Juice Plus, a recommendation from the same dr friend. We have really seen the benefits in that we haven’t been sick. I want to share these two items because I feel they have really worked for us!!
Want to really balance out your immunity and stay healthy? A healthy diet supplemented with Vitamin D and Juice Plus is working for us! More about Juice Plus here!