Vitamin D3 Benefits for Women & Why You Should Be Taking Your Daily Dose

by Laura Ramirez on January 12, 2014

Vitamin D3 has been all over the news the past few years and with good reason: it’s a necessary part of a healthy diet and important to longevity and good health. It is particularly important for women, especially those over forty. In this article, you’ll learn about the specific vitamin D3 benefits for women.

Scientists currently estimate that 90% of the population is deficient in vitamin D3. The reason for this is clear: more and more people spend most of their time indoors; we no longer live and work in the sun like our ancestors did.

Also called the Sunshine vitamin, D3 is manufactured by the body when it is exposed to the sun’s UVB rays. When I talk about exposure, I mean that you need to show some skin … a lot of it … in fact, the best way to do it is to be buck naked. Although I’m not encouraging you to get a sunburn,  UVB rays do not penetrate clothes or glass so if you’re out in the sun fully clothed with a hat and sunglasses and just your forearms, hands and calves showing, then you’re not getting enough sun. And if you think you get enough sun when you’re driving to work in your car or sitting next to a sunny window in your kitchen, you’re wrong.

Okay so what are the Vitamin D3 Benefits for women? Here’s a list:

1. Strong bones and teeth (necessary for proper calcium absorption)
2. Breast health (may be good for breast cancer prevention)
3. Balance, muscle strength and coordination (prevents falls)
4. Heart health (reduces inflammation)
5. Studies link proper levels of D3 with the prevention of 17 types of cancer
6. Arthritis (vitamin D3 is known as the “joint-rebuilding” vitamin

vitamin d3 benefits for womenIf you’re wondering why it seems like vitamin D3 is a cure-all, that’s because it’s not a vitamin at all, but a powerful hormone that is found in every cell of your body. Your body needs D3 for proper functioning and it needs vitamin D3 to do the kind of repair work that can slow aging. (Vitamin D3 is not a vitamin because the body can make it, but we will continue to refer to it what it was called when it was first discovered and miscategorized in the 1920’s.)

Progressive doctors and medical experts across the United States are now recommending that people take 5000 iu of vitamin D3 from cholecalciferol per day to maintain optimal health. This is especially important as we age since are bodies become less efficient at creating vitamin D.

The brand that I’ve been taking is called Ultimate Vitamin D3 5000 iu from Earth Mama Nutritionals. It is vitamin D3 from cholecalciferol and is derived from lanolin. It also comes with a bonus ebook that is exclusively available to customers: 7 Secrets About Vitamin D3 Most Doctors Don’t Know that details all the vitamin d3 benefits for women that cutting edge scientists are discovering from their research. Reading this ebook will not only teach you how to monitor your 25(OH)D levels (active D3 in your bloodstream) yourself, but will motivate to take your daily dose and get all your loved ones taking it too.

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