Why do I call Vitamin D “God’s Vitamin”? Because amazingly, your body makes it from the power of the sun, through your naked skin!
It’s not some slick bit of promotional trumpeting just to get your attention. It is as essential to your life as oxygen. It truly is a miracle of God’s creation and skimping on it, or not taking it at all, means your body is lacking the actual fuel for longevity and freedom from disease.
But doctors have convinced us to stay out of the sun. We spend most of our time working indoors now, crouched over computer screens, and we even exercise at indoor gyms. With all this time spent inside, the body needs supplementation – daily!
Today we reveal why Vitamin D “turns on” our immune system, saving us from unnecessary disease.
Vitamin D – The Precursor to all Health
For some time now, scientists have been baffled by the invisible power of Vitamin D on the immune system, particularly on diseases like Multiple Sclerosis, Lou Gehrig’s Disease, Parkinson’s and worst of all, Cancer.
How did the presence of Vitamin D have such profound power in defeating these diseases without drug intervention?
“Vitamin D is vital in activating human defenses. Low levels, suffered by around half of the world’s population, may mean their immune systems’ killer T cells are poor at fighting infection”
Scientists find why Vitamin D, the “Sunshine Vitamin“, is Crucial
The findings by Danish researchers could help the fight against infectious diseases and global epidemics, and could be particularly useful in the search for new vaccines.
The researchers found that immune systems’ killer cells, known as T cells, rely on Vitamin D to become active. They remain dormant and unaware of the possibility of threat from an infection or pathogen, if vitamin D is lacking in the blood.
“When a T cell is exposed to a foreign pathogen, it extends a signaling device, or ‘antenna’, known as a Vitamin D receptor, with which it searches for Vitamin D,” said Dr. Carsten Geisler of Copenhagen University’s Department of International Health, Immunology and Microbiology, who led the study.
“This means the T cell must have Vitamin D or activation of the cell will cease. If the T cells cannot find enough Vitamin D in the blood, they won’t even begin to mobilize.”
(My comment: Stop and read the quote by Dr. Geisler again. Without D, there is no T cell activation – which means no immune system!)
Scientists have known for a long time that Vitamin D is important for calcium absorption, and that there is a link between levels of Vitamin D and diseases such as cancer and multiple sclerosis.
“What we didn’t realize is how crucial Vitamin D is for actually activating the immune system.” Geisler wrote in the study in the journal “Nature Immunology”.