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Sunday, January 28, 2018
Vitamin D Plays Important Role in Health
Vitamin D plays an important role in many areas of your health. It contributes to bone strength, heart health and disease prevention. It also plays an important role in the immune system.
One study found that insufficient levels of vitamin D3 have been reported in 36 percent of healthy adolescents and 57 percent of adults in the U.S. Other studies estimate that one billion people worldwide have insufficient vitamin D3 levels.
A major challenge to overcome high rates of vitamin D deficiency is that it’s not easy to maintain sufficient levels of vitamin D with diet and lifestyle, according to Amy Myers, M.D.
Nicknamed the “sunshine vitamin,” the primary source of vitamin D is through sun exposure, which triggers a process on your skin that produces vitamin D.
However, busy lifestyles mean we’re spending fewer hours outside. On top of that, fear of skin cancer means wearing sunscreen during that limited sun exposure, which reduces the body’s ability to absorb vitamin D by more than 90 percent. Living farther north, where you receive fewer direct sun rays, or having darker skin, which absorbs less sunlight, further reduces your ability to produce vitamin D.
Not many foods are naturally rich in vitamin D. These foods include salmon, fish liver oil, organ meat, such as beef liver and egg yolks.
Vitamin D works as a kind of light switch in your body, turning on or off genes and processes that your body needs to maintain health. Active vitamin D is sent to many different areas of your body, including your bones, intestines, colon, brain and immune cells, which all have vitamin D receptors, according to Meyers. The active vitamin D binds to these receptors and promotes vitamin D responsive genes, essentially turning them on.
Sufficient levels of Vitamin D reduce your risk of infectious disease by strengthening your innate immune system, according to Myers. Vitamin D turns on key peptides in your immune system that trigger a strong anti-microbial response, allowing you to quickly and effectively fight off invaders before they can develop into a full-blown infection.
If you decide to take a vitamin D supplement, it should be vitamin D3, the form of the vitamin that is most beneficial to your body. Also, because vitamin D is fat-soluble, it should be taken with a meal for better absorption.
According to a report from WebMD, one study proved that people who take their vitamin D supplement with the largest meal of the day get as much as 50 percent better absorption.
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*Additional accessories shown are sold separately. Smittybilt thought of everything with their new Scout Trailer. Starting with a fully boxed galvanized steel frame which is then powder coated with the undercarriage featuring heavy-duty undercoating. The Scout boasts a payload of 1763 pounds that allows you to carry enough gear for even your biggest adventures. Two-inch receivers are found at each end of the trailer that allows the use of articulating hitches and the addition of hitch-mounted accessories. Three off-road jacks make the Scout easy to unhook and level. Electric axle brakes in conjunction with a self-charging trailer breakaway system provide the ultimate security in the event of trailer detachment and meet trailer brake laws in all 50 states. The independent trailing arm suspension features coil springs, dual shocks and limit straps which are both simple and reliable while providing a smooth ride. The galvanized 14-gauge powder coated tub has a large main compartment and two side cabinets meaning that you will never run out of space again. The side cabinets make a perfect spot to fit your generator or a camp kitchen, with easy access and locking t-handles. Removable steel fenders accommodate almost any size tire and an aluminum tongue box is perfect for deep cycle batteries and electrical systems. Below the instant-up tent (optional) by the main cabinet of the Scout houses dual sliding floors with four tie-down points per slider and dual locking T-handles. Rain gutter rails allow for even further mounting of rack systems to carry your kayaks, bicycles, or whatever toys you want bring along on your next backcountry journey.