Promotes Strong Bones
Essential vitamin D helps regulate levels of calcium and phosphate in the bloodstream and promotes the mineralization and growth of bones by working together with calcium, vitamin A and vitamin K2.
Supports the Immune System
Severe vitamin D deficiency (50% of the population is at risk for vitamin D deficiency!) can cause rickets. Vitamin D plays a massive role in the immune response, activating and “arming” the killer T-cells for defense against infections and bacteria. It modulates the expression of genes that regulate cell proliferation, apoptosis and differentiation, suggesting a potential role in cancer incidence.
Helps Reduce Chronic Inflammation
Epidemiology suggests links between vitamin D deficiency and most cancers, including breast and colorectal. Vitamin D helps protect against cancer, and also heart disease, in part because it reduces systemic, chronic inflammation.