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Vitamin D is known as “the sunshine vitamin” because the body can make vitamin D in the skin when exposed to sunlight. But vitamin D is more than a vitamin. It serves as a hormone precursor to calcitriol, a powerful steroid hormone.  

Calcitriol regulates over 1000 genes in your body! It’s also a critical player in bone strength, as it supports the regeneration of osteoblasts – bone cells.  

Ensuring optimal vitamin D levels is critical for keeping inflammation at bay, balancing hormones, reducing cancer risk, lowering your chances of developing autoimmune conditions, and more. Don’t guess—Test! You can find out your vitamin D status with a 25(OH)D (“Twenty-five Hydroxy D”) test. 

The preferred supplemental form of Vitamin D is D3 as opposed to D2. Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) has much better bioavailability than Vitamin D2 (Ergocalciferol). That means it’s better recognized by the body and more efficiently absorbed. 

For vitamin D3 to work optimally in the body, we also need vitamin K2. These two vitamins work synergistically, with each nutrient aiding the other in its functions. Supplementing both nutrients is more effective than taking either one on its own. Together, they impact nearly every system and function in the body. 

D3 & K2

Some of the researched benefits of vitamin D include the following: 

Finding a good, quality supplement that delivers what is promised on the label isn’t easy. To find our favorite recommendation, visit The Wellness Way store. 

Remember, the Swiss watch of the body’s systems is a delicate balance! For more information, to test your systemic functions, and to discover possible triggers, contact a Wellness Way clinic. We can help you understand how your body is functioning and the best ways to support it! 

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Disclaimer: This content is for educational purposes only. It’s not intended as a substitute for the advice provided by your Wellness Way clinic or personal physician, especially if currently taking prescription or over-the-counter medications. Pregnant women, in particular, should seek the advice of a physician before trying any herb or supplement listed on this website. Always speak with your individual clinic before adding any medication, herb, or nutritional supplement to your health protocol. Information and statements regarding dietary supplements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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