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Legacy Wellness News: Sun Exposure, Vitamin D & David Getoff

Last month Legacy hosted David Getoff for a two day talk on toxins and toxicity. One section of his lecture was the importance of sun exposure and vitamin D.  SPF sunscreens block the production of vitamin D.

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin (meaning you need to take a supplement with food containing fat) and it can affect as many as 2000 genes in the body.  The vitamin D you get from sunlight has to be changed by your body a number of times before it can be used.  Vitamin D is unique in that when you body gets it, it turn vitamin d into a hormone sometimes called “calcitriol” or “activated vitamin D”.

Some of the functions of vitamin D are help with:

• immune system

• muscle function

• cardio-vascular function

• respiratory system

• brain development

• anti-cancer effects

• strong, healthy bones

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