They call it the sunshine vitamin. CBD with vitamin D can optimize your health in a whole new way. It is a combination of 2 of the most beneficial oils for our Endocannabinoid system. But what is vitamin D? and what is it good for? Here we will be discussing all the Vitamin D benefits and how important it is for a long list of body functions. Did you know that vitamin D is actually a hormone and not a vitamin? Get all the ins and outs of one of the most potent and important supplements there are…. and most of us do not have enough!!!
1. What is vitamin D?
Vitamin D is a hormone the kidneys produce that controls blood calcium concentration and impacts the immune system. It is also known as calcitriol, ergocalciferol, calcidiol, and cholecalciferol. Of those, calcidiol is the form doctors most commonly focus on when measuring vitamin D levels in the blood.
The body makes vitamin D in a chemical reaction that occurs when sunlight hits the skin. This reaction produces cholecalciferol, and the liver converts it to calcidiol. The kidneys then convert the substance to calcitriol, which is the active form of the hormone in the body.
Vitamin D has its effects by binding to a protein (called the vitamin D receptor). This receptor is present in nearly every cell and affects many different body processes.
4. Vitamin D’s other benefits!
Other than the above-mentioned reasons for keeping your vitamin D levels up we can add the following benefits to the list.
- Fights disease
- Helps depression
- Can boost weightloss
- Vitamin D can strengthen your muscles
- Strengthen oral health
- Help prevent type 1 and type 2 diabetes
- May help reduce the risk of certain cancers
- High blood pressure management
- Can help prevent respiratory infections
- It can help prevent cognitive decline