For years we have been told to avoid the sun due to the “damaging” effects of UV radiation.  The newest research has shown that the sun’s rays do much more good than harm.  The sun’s ability to charge our bodies with vitamin D makes it extremely powerful at minimizing free radical damage and maintaining moisture in the skin.  Aging well is absolutely dependent upon healthy sun exposure…your skin has the ability to manufacture as much as 10,000 IU of Vitamin D after 20-30 minutes of summer sun exposure.

Vitamin D more resembles a hormone than vitamin by function.  Hormones are chemical messengers that interact with cell receptors to produce specific biological responses.  Calcitriol, the active form of Vitamin D, is arguably the most powerful hormone in the body.  It has the ability to activate over 2,000 genes (roughly 10% of the human genome).

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