Vitamin D is called the sunshine vitamin because our bodies produce it in response to sunlight.
Vitamin D insufficiency affects almost 50% of the population worldwide. Vitamin D builds and maintains strong bones; aids with calcium absorption; helps prevent osteoporosis; and helps regulate cells responsible for autoimmune functions. Adequate amounts are linked to improved heart health. In the body, vitamin D also gets converted to a steroid hormone capable of turning genes on or off, signaling them to make enzymes and proteins crucial to maintaining health and fighting disease. Vitamin D3 is available in supplement form and best taken with Vitamin K2. Vitamin K and vitamin D not only share similar qualities, but they also act synergistically with one another within the body.