“A study reported by The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (AJCN) (1) found that women whose blood levels of vitamin D reached healthy levels through supplementation during a diet and exercise program lost more weight than those whose blood levels did not.”
Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to numerous diseases, as the article states. And while researchers are not exactly certain how vitamin D actually influences healthy weight loss, it seems to be a foundational supplement we can all use more of.
Vitamin D isn’t technically a vitamin, but a hormone. We can produce it when sunshine hits our skin. But, we have to have enough cholesterol in order for it to be produced and sunscreen will stop its production. So in my opinion the increase in the use of cholesterol lowering drugs and overuse of sunscreen has led to a vitamin D deficiency in most people. Before you get all up in arms about my belief about sunscreen, you can see what some dermatologists and other experts believe here.
It’s interesting that type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance have also increased - both of which....(Finish reading here)