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Don’t Think of ‘D’ As a Vitamin: It’s Much More!

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

“Technically not a ‘vitamin,’ vitamin D is in a class by itself. Its metabolic product, calcitriol, is actually a secosteroid hormone that targets over 1000 genes in the human body. Current research has implicated vitamin D deficiency as a major factor in the pathology of at least 17 varieties of cancer as well as heart disease, stroke, hypertension, autoimmune diseases, diabetes, depression, chronic pain, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, muscle weakness, muscle wasting, birth defects, periodontal disease, and more.”

2008-12-30-quote-of-the-week-tanningnews-copy.jpg— The Vitamin D Council, which says that “Vitamin D’s influence on key biological functions vital to one’s health and well-being mandates that vitamin D no longer be ignored by the health care industry nor by individuals striving to achieve and maintain a greater state of health.”

For more information from the Council, visit