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July 2017

Could Vitamin D Keep You Healthy?

By Amy Koch July 12, 2017 No comments

Vitamin D, or cholecalciferol, is often called the “sunshine vitamin,” however, it’s actually a fat-soluble hormone that the body can synthesize naturally.  Vitamin D synthesis starts when the sun’s ultraviolet rays strike the skin.  It then undergoes activation in the liver and kidneys.  Interestingly, most adults in the United States are deficient in Vitamin D, which can lead to many health complications. 

So why is Vitamin D so important? It has long been recognized for playing a key role in maintaining healthy bones and teeth; however, Vitamin D affects our health in many other important ways. 

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