Vitamin d and higher blood levels of the vitamin’s active form are shown to lower the risk of colon and rectal cancers, a new analysis of past research finds. 18 past studies comprising of over 10,000 people showed that the risk of colon cancer was as much as 33 percent lower in those who had the highest vitamin d levels compared to those who had low vitamin d levels. People with high vitamin d levels attained primarily through supplements or food showed a 12 percent lower risk than people with the lowest intakes.
Vitamin d has recently been a put on the throne, so to speak, due to it’s massive amount of health benefits. It has been shown to protect people from various cancers, diabetes, heart disease, asthma, and so much more. Unfortunately, up to 58 percent of U.S. adults and adolescents have vitamin d deficiencies.
The best source for vitamin d is the sun. By getting out and having fun you’re killing two birds with one stone – soaking up the vitamin d while being physically active. The next best solution is to supplement with vitamin d3. Foods fortified with vitamin d contain an ineffective form known as vitamin d2. This synthetic form is not what you want to go after.
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There are plenty of natural products that nature has blessed us with.
There are natural alternatives for almost every dangerous drugs out there.
If we would just be as diligent in finding natural cures, as we have been in gulping down pharmaceuticals, we would be healthier for it.
This is even more important now that medical care is out of reach of a lot of people-and some of these people even have insurance.
Nature has the solutions to almost every ailment that afflicts man.
Exploring natural cures would make medical care more affordable, and available to more people.
The dangerous side effects of prescription drugs could also be eliminated-side effects that are sometimes worse than the diseases they are supposed to treat.
Vitamin D from sunlight is the most important factor in absorption, because without this, we won't properly absorb all the health products we intake. So without sunlight, we're basically just wasting our money on products that won't work on us. So step out and take at least 15 minutes under the sun! (Preferably the morning sunlight.)