There are so many different vitamin D products that you could become very confused when choosing the best one to meet your needs. I just want to briefly share with you some information that I find helpful when it comes to choosing the right vitamin D for me at any given time.
There are two main forms of Vitamin D – D3 and D2. Vitamin D3 is synthesised in the skin and can be gained from animal organs and fats such as butter, eggs, milk, kidney, liver, etc. It is also found in some fish and is essential in the metabolism is calcium and bone mineral health. Vitamin D2 is human made and is essential for immune health. In this post I will look at Vitamin D3 and how best to get in to your cell membrane.
Vitamin D3 And Bone Strength
From attending an online webinar recently hosted by Chris Astill-Smith and Gill Farr, I was reminded of some interesting information about Vitamin D, how it works and what it does. This has prompted me to pass some of that information on to you.
Vitamin D3 is a fat soluble vitamin that is vital for bone health. But did you know that not all vitamin D manages to get to where it is needed the most. You can take in as much Vitamin D3 as you like, but you could lack the ability to get the vitamin D into the cell membranes where it is most needed. From research done over the last 30-50 years it is also emerging that vitamin D3 relies on vitamins A and K2 to be present for the most absorption and uptake of D3 to occur?
What that means is, vitamin D3 is best taken with vitamin A and K2. All these vitamins are fat soluble and so are best taken as an oil supplement.
Vitamin D3 and Womens Health
In 2013 an article written by Khasilkar Survarna Satish called The Emerging Role of Vitamin D3 in Women’s Health, was published in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India. Quite often you can see vitamins and minerals as energy giving substances, and so they are. But would it interest you to know that some vitamins are also prohormones? Vitamin D is one of these very important steroid prohormones. This is why Vitamin D3 is so important for women. I would actually say, lack of vitamin D3, A and K2 in the diet of pregnant women can cause many health issues for newborns and children.
D3 And The Skin
Vitamin D3 is activated in the skin when you expose your skin to the mid-day sun, between end of March and end of September. From September to March the sun is not high enough in the sky for you to stimulate synthesis of D3 – naturally in the skin. At this time, it is vital you take a vitamin d3, A and K2 supplement. Most of us could be suffering from a severe lack of vitamin D, A and K2, so you may need to take such a supplement all year round. Attending your local Kinesiologist will help you to find out what form of Vitamin D meets your needs right now and how much to take.
What Does Vitamin D3 Do?
According to the article on The Emerging Role of Vitamin D3 in Womens Health, Vitamin D3 plays so many roles aiding wellness in the body. As well as its main role in the metabolism of calcium through the body and in bones, Vitamin D3 also works with the parathyroid hormone and acts on the kidneys, bone and intestines as well as having an influence on gene expression. Vitamin is also considered important in cell growth and health and could be the main thing needed for good immunity. Vitamin D is seen as being important in helping the body fight most cancers. It has also been shown to improve and prevent osteoporosis, bone fractures, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, obesity, psoriasis, and many psychiatric illnesses.
Which Vitamin D Do I Use?
You might think that it is as simple as find a good source of vitamin D and get it into you. Unfortunately that is not the case for everyone. Taking vitamin D is the first step, yes. But then you need to make sure that the vitamin D you are taking is getting to where it needs to go – right into the cell membrane of each and every cell.
For this to happen you have to unlock the Vitamin D receptors that are like door ways into the cell membrane. Did you know that vitamin D receptors can be found on every single cell in the body. That’s how much you need vitamin D.
In order to open these cell receptors you need to be taking a form of vitamin D that your cell wants, needs and likes. A visit to your local Systematic Kinesiologist is always a great place to begin to listen to what your body needs. Or You can try a formula that contains all the ingredients to help you get vitamin D right into your cells.
Too Much Or Too Little Vitamin D3
If the form of vitamin D3 that you are taking doesn’t contain the ingredients needed for that all important receptor to recognise it and then transport it into the cell membrane, it will be left floating around your body, not being used. This can lead to you showing to have too much vitamin D when in fact you are deficient because the D you are taking isn’t getting into the cell where it is needed the most.
Activator X – A Combination Of Vitamins A D3 and K2 with Grape-seed Oil
Activator X contains vitamin A, D3 and K2. It was first discovered by a dentist called Dr Weston Price, after his extensive research on why some people had very healthy teeth and others had a mouth full of decaying teeth. Price found that diet had a lot to do with tooth health or decay.
Those on a diet of fresh fruit and vegetables, natural oily foods, local seafood, naturally fed animal products and duck eggs had really healthy teeth. While people who ate mainly grains, processed foods that were full of sugars and sugary drinks, had mostly decaying teeth. Stress also had something to do with why decay was present.
While Dr Price could see clearly the foods that were contributing to the healthy condition on bones and teeth, he found it difficult to break down the exact vitamins that were involved. Others took up his work and discovered that the magic ingredients needed for unlocking the cell membrane receptors were vitamins A D3 and K2.
When combined in the right way these vitamins boost your wellness, bone strength, lower BP, aid in metabolism and so much more. it seems to be the combination that helps to get the best from D3 and get your receptors transporting D3, K2 and A into the cell membrane.
Where To Get Good Vitamin D3
Epigenetics-International, based in the UK have also been working on creating the Activator X nutrient and you can read more about it by clicking here. I have just begun taking Activator X, supplied by Epigenetics in the UK. I’ll keep you posted as to how I get through the winter and any differences I notice.
I hope you have found this article helpful. If you would like to know more about Activator X and what source of vitamin d3 is best for you, please email me. You could bring your nutrition along to a kinesiologist and ask them to check if it is right for your energy system at this time. To find a kinesiologist near you click here.
Have A Diet Rich in Activator X Foods
You could also make a deal with yourself to cut out processed sugar from your diet, eat whole foods, fresh fruit and veg, take regular exercise, drink around 1.5 litres of water daily, take time to rest and reflect, Tap, perhaps try Rebounding for your Wellness and get to bed on time without your electronic devices. Some foods that contain Vitamins A, D3 and K2 are:
- Tuna Fish
- Turbot Fish
- Duck eggs Sheep cheese
- Organic Ghee
- Beef liver / Calf Liver
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