Why Vitamin D is different?
How to rise vitamin D blood level?
How to measure it and what does it mean.
There is still a lot to write about one of the most used supplements: Vitamin D. It’s time to discuss perspectives that are not widely covered. First, the so called vitamin D is a steroid hormone. A very important hormone that is produced by the skin from sulfated cholesterol and the photoelectric effect of the UVB light. Einstein took the Noble prize in 1921 explaining how this effect works. Even at low intensity higher frequencies of light (UV) are able to dislocate electrons and move them in an organized way we call electrical current. If we want to compare the sound frequencies with the light ones, we can say a kick drum is the infrared-red portion and the cymbals are the purple-UV range. Opposite to sound, in light we need the cymbals to keep the rhythm. Our rhythm is our biological clock residing in the brain SCN (Super Chiasmatic Nucleus) and we have shed most of our bodily hair to capture a wide array of light spectrum in order to synchronize our metabolism. Vitamin D is a product of this high energy impact.
When we think about supplementation we usually look at adding nutrients to our food intake. This vitamin is produced on the surface of our ski engaging other factors that food alone cannot achieve. It doesn’t matter from what foods we get vitamin D, we have to consider it supplementation and not the real process of vitamin D creation. Eating salmon for example it doesn’t make it natural. So what we did in the name of health we replaced a naturally occurring substance with a replica. This replica is not back up the phenomena of the photoelectric effect which comes with a symphony of other chemical reaction. The vitamin D pill is a pitiful lonely violin playing a different tune in the concert of our being. It is only our decision if it’s used right.
The right way is the simple way. As usual. Expose most of your body to sunlight during certain hours of the day based on the season and latitude. Now it’s not really difficult to find how to do it. With a phone app you can determine when is a good time for some natural vitamin D. “Dminder” is one of the apps I have used in the past few of weeks. Is giving information on the position of the sun and the window you can get a useful exposure based on your location. It has other functions that are useful to keep track of vitamin D but I will let you decide.
To see improvement you need to know the present level in the blood serum. A 25-hydroxyvitamin D test will tell be the start. A good level is 60 to 100 ng/ml. This is tough to achieve and I have met very few that are over 60. I takes a summer spent out in the sun to achieve levels over 40 ng/ml. Good levels of D come with an improved immune system because of its actions on the T-helper cells. Levels over 50 ng/ml are linked to increase adiponectin levels. This hormone also controls the fat deposits.
Don’t worry about getting and overdose from the sun. The excess follows a degradation process where it’s broken down in different products. This process helps preventing psoriasis by limiting the growth rate of the lower part of the epidermis of the skin. Artificial light manufacturers caught up again making available the 311 Nm UVB fluorescent lamps to treat skin disease.
Vitamin D levels show is an important detail in the big picture of ones health. Points out the lack of structure which the sunlight builds in our body, an immune system that is agressive and mild depression in most cases. If you need the pill than take it with a big glass of spring water while getting some time outside in the sun light.