Vitamin D deficiency is the result of not enough sun exposure, too little exercise,

and diet  high  in processed and commercial foods. It is also related to a number

of illnesses that affect present-day Americans. Studies performed by the University

of Texas Health Science Center found that older Mexican Americans take fewer

vitamin D supplements than do other ethnic groups. 

Vitamin D deficiency is linked to a number of illnesses that affect people in record

numbers. Obesity, breast cancer, prostate cancer, autoimmune diseases, depression,

heart disease, and hypertension have all been linked to vitamin D deficiency.

Vitamin D is particularly important to pregnant women and small children. Scientists

know well that it controls brain development in fetuses and that children who are born

to mothers who are vitamin D deficient have decreased bone mass. There is a

resurgence of rickets in the United States due to vitamin D deficiency. In infants,

vitamin D ensures healthy immune system development. Studies show that 55 percent

of children are vitamin D deficient. 

The sun is the primary source of vitamin D. Because melanin acts as a natural

sunscreen, African Americans and Hispanic Americans are at risk of not getting

enough vitamin D. Studies have shown that African Americans of all ages have at

least a 90 percent chance of developing a vitamin D deficiency. 

Natura-Genics® manufactures maximum strength Vitamin D3 (5,000 IU). The use of adequate vitamin D

can substantially decrease the risk of illness and it is considered an important

preventive supplement. 

References Espino DV, Liliana Oakes S, Owings K, Markides KS, Wood R,

Becho J, Factors associated with use of calcium and calcium/vitamin D supplements

in older Mexican Americans. American Journal of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy,

April 2008 Dowd, James E., M.D. The Vitamin D Cure (New Jersey: John Wiley &

Sons, Inc).

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