Vitamin D has co-factors that the body needs in order to utilize vitamin D properly. They are:
Magnesium is the most important of these co-factors. In fact, it is common for rising vitamin D levels to exacerbate an underlying magnesium deficiency. If one is having problems supplementing with vitamin D, a magnesium deficiency could be the reason why. For more information
, check out The Vitamin D Solution
, by Michael F. Holick, PhD, MD, professor at Boston University School of Medicine. Also, www.vitamindsociety.org
Food sources of the above nutrients: Magnesium
– artichokes, pearled barley, oat bran, buckwheat & whole wheat flours, nuts, beans, spinach, tomato paste, cornmeal, salmon Zinc
– oysters, wheat germ, sesame seeds & tahini, pumpkin seeds, dark chocolate, peanuts, liver, beef tenderloin, lamb Vitamin K
– green, leafy vegetables (kale, spinach, chard, etc.), brussel sprouts, broccoli, romaine lettuce, asparagus, green beans Boron
– apples, pears, grapes, avocadoes, nuts, beans, wine
Vitamin D's influence on key biological functions vital to one's health and well-being mandates that vitamin D no longer be ignored neither by the health care industry nor by individuals striving to achieve and maintain a greater state of health. Vitamin D is especially important in pregnancy
for the developing fetus.
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