The Truth about Vitamin D

Deciding what’s fact and fiction when it comes to what’s good for your skin can be tough. It’s touted for its benefits when it comes to building strong bones and teeth, but is vitamin D really that good for your skin?

In a word, YES. Low levels of vitamin D attribute to a wealth of health concerns, including 17 types of cancer, obesity, high blood pressure and depression. But vitamin D is a prime component when it comes to treating conditions such as psoriasis, and keeping skin look young.

The production of vitamin D is stimulated by ultraviolet rays from the sun. While it may seem like an oxymoron to expose your skin to the sun to protect it, you could be missing out on all the benefits of vitamin D if you avoid UV completely. Vitamin D serves to replenish moisture levels and boosts elasticity. This helps smooth lines and wrinkles.

You’d be surprised at how many people are missing out on vitamin D. Are you one of them? If you think you are, it’s time to stock up on supplements or sources that are naturally-rich in vitamin D such as salmon and eggs to take advantage of this anti-carcinogen, antioxidant beauty-booster.

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