February is not only the month of love, but it is also American Hearth Month. Did you know the Sun is not only beneficial for solar power, but it is also beneficial for your heart via the Vitamin D that it can help your body produce?
Some sources suggest that Vitamin D has a host of benefits including stabilization of immune system, enhanced absorption of calcium for building bones, reduced chances of heart disease, and so much more. Are the benefits true?
- Reduces Risk of Multiple Sclerosis? In 2006, the Journal of the American Medical Association published a study about the effectiveness of Vitamin D in slowing down multiple sclerosis. WebMD remarked on the claim but also said that researchers still have a lot of work to do.
- Reduced Chances of Diabetes? While future studies are still needed, a group of researchers revealed that Vitamin D deficiency could lead to the development of type 2 diabetes.
- Boosts Immune System. Some studies suggest that Vitamin D regulates the genes that influence immune system to fight bacteria and viruses, preventing colds and flu. Another notable study was conducted in Japan where school children that were supplemented with vitamin D had reduced occurrences of influenza A.
- Reduces Chances of Cardiovascular Disease. Research shows that people suffering from Vitamin D deficiency are more prone to heart attacks and other illnesses associated with cardio disease.