Spotlight on Shakeology ingredient: Vitamin D3

Spotlight on Shakeology ingredient: Vitamin D3. Calcium and phosphorous levels in the blood stream are maintained by vitamin D. This makes the vitamin an important part of bone growth, liver and kidney health. Vitamin D also contributes to the health of your thyroid gland and immune system.
Many other Benefits discussed by Dr Bob Sager:

1. Anti-cancer benefits. A large study about a year ago showed that people who kept their vitamin D3 levels above 55 ng/ml would have a 50% reduction in their risk of stomach, lung,colon, breast and prostate cancer. No side effects and a very cost-effective way to reduce cancer risk.
2. Immune modulation – I routinely find very low levels of this vitamin in patients with lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia. Clinical improvement can occur when the level is restored to normal.
3. Regulate hormones – women with polycystic ovary syndrome who are not menstruating usually get a return to normal period cycling and become fertile when I include Vitamin D in my treatment approach.
4. Insulin effects – studies with Vitamin D and calcium have shown these two can reduce your risk of diabetes.
5. Asthma – children supplemented with adequate Vitamin D show improvements in their asthma, presumably because of it’s immune effects.
6. Arthritic & fibromyalgia pain – research supports the testing of vitamin D and use in high enough doses to reduce the pain of arthritis and fibromyalgia up to 50%.
7. Flu – it has been known for years that flu outbreaks are highest in countries with least winter sunshine. Research into the ability of Vitamin D to improve your resistance to H1N1 (swine) flu is going on now.

These are just some of the many benefits already established for Vitamin D3.

Why take an extra pill when it is already in shakeology?!