Vitamin D: The Sunshine Vitamin

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Vitamin D

Facts about vitamin D that you might not have known about. 

  • Vitamin D is known as the “sunshine” vitamin. 
  • Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that was isolated in 1930 and named calciferol. 
  • Vitamin D is actually a hormone precursor, which can be manufactured by the body.
  • Low levels of vitamin D contribute to liver and kidney imbalances
  • It is estimated that 1 billion people worldwide have Vitamin D insufficiency.

It is formed in the body by the action of the sun’s ultraviolet rays on the skin, converting the biological precursor 7- dehydroergosterol into vitamin D3.

Vitamin D3 is converted in the liver to 25-hydroxycholecalciferol (25-HCC), which is five times more active than vitamin D3. 25-HCC is then converted in the kidneys to 1,25- dihydroxycholecalciferol (1,25-HCC), which is 10 times more potent than vitamin D3


Low levels of vitamin D contribute to liver and kidney imbalances. The liver and kidney clean blood, make hormones and excrete poisons.  Kidney or liver imbalances contribute to inadequacy, which inhibits the conversion of vitamin D to its metabolically active forms. That is why supplementing with Vitamin D3 is thought to help so many health conditions. 

It seems like Vitamin D helps improve almost every healthcare condition, so how do people get D3 depleted?  

Low levels of vitamin D can result from inadequate dietary intake and insufficient exposure to sunlight, which reduces the body’s synthesis of vitamin D.

Certain prescription and non-prescription drugs can also deplete Vitamin D. Vitamin D does not occur in significant amounts in many foods but does occur in small and variable amounts in milk, butter, cream, egg yolks, and liver.  

Low levels of vitamin D are reported in cardiovascular problems, insulin resistance and diabetes (both Type I and 2), auto-immune disorders, obesity, cancer, and osteoporosis.  

It is estimated that 1 billion people worldwide have Vitamin D insufficiency. Take Vitamin D3!

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