"You are My Sunshine, My Only Sunshine . . ."
For most people, the major source of vitamin D is the D3 form obtained from exposure to sunlight
- Humans and other vertebrates create Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol, a precursor to the active form CALCITRIOL) in their skin after exposure to ultraviolet B (UV-B) light (from the sun or artificial sources).
Vertebrate animal meat and oily fish
In addition to sunlight, we can also obtain vitamin D3 form by consuming vertebrate animal or fish flesh. But of the fish, only oily fish has any significant quantity
Invertebrate meat, plants and fungi
Invertebrates, plants and fungi create vitamin D2 form when exposed to UV-B radiation. We obtain vitamin D2 by consuming these foods
Due to various limiting factors to sun-derived sources (e.g. fear of melanoma, amount of available UV-B radiation, exposure times, use of sunscreens), most people today fall short of their vitamin D needs without a dietary/supplementary source. Supplemental D2 and D3 can be synthesized in a lab setting.
D2 only stays in the bloodstream a few days (compared to weeks for D3). So one would need to supplement D2 regularly
Vitamin D does much more than aid calcium absorption for bone strength
Vitamin D is important because of the many functions it performs in virtually ALL the body's cells
• Upregulates almost 3000 genes
• Aids absorption of several minerals -not just calcium
• Regulates immune system / inflammation
• Increases blood's oxygen-carrying capacity
• Enhances INSULIN production
• Promotes optimal cholesterol levels -supporting cardiovascular health
And the list goes on . . .
Nearly every cell in the body contains vitamin D receptors.
Meaning the cells utilize vitamin D
Vitamins D2 and D3 from dietary sources are packaged in chylomicrons and transported via the lymphatic system into venous circulation;
Enzymes in the body convert both D2 and D3 vitamins into CALCIDIOL 25(OH)D (its circulating D form), and then the kidneys (and also the cells to some degree) convert this to CALCITRIOL 1,25(OH)2D (its active form)
Availability and conversion of vitamin D to its active form depends on several factors. Including skin color and having a sufficiency of dietary fats
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"The medical kit of the future"
General electrotherapy health benefits. Used systemically and/or locally at specific problem areas of the body, its effective application has many benefits:
|Detoxification||Wellness / Healthy aging||Pain relief|
|Relief from insomnia||Immune system restoral||Anti-Inflammatory|
|Maximizes cellular energy production||Accelerated tissue /bone
|Muscle relaxation / rehabilitation||Increased blood oxygen
There are several reasonably affordable electrotherapy devices available for personal use. The following electrotherapies are those that have received a significant amount of positive feedback:
|Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) therapy|
|Near Infrared (NIR) class 4 laser therapy|
Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) applies specific frequency patterns to the head area, with the following benefits:
|Balances neurotransmitters||Relieves pain||Treats depression|
|Substance abuse withdrawal||Relieves insomnia||Relieve stress / anxiety|