Filed under Vitamins for Acne by Clear Skin Consultant
Vitamin D is really the new “wonder vitamin”. Every day you read more information about how studies are showing it has powerful implications for everything from cancer prevention to diabetes prevention, and then some.
We always knew that vitamin D was a necessary component for proper calcium absorption, and so it was given a lot of concentration for women for that purpose, but now we are finding out so much more about this vitamin, which is actually deficient in most people according to the new standard blood levels issued.
Calcium absorption is vital for everyone, but especially women, who often suffer from osteoporosis in their older age since estrogen levels drop, and calcium becomes harder to absorb and utilize in the female body.
But now, findings show that vitamin D may also be vital in controlling the hormonal balance within the body, and therefore may have useful implications when it comes to acne and keeping clear, beautiful skin by way of keeping your hormones at an ideal balance. It may be one of the acne fighting supplements you add to your bathroom cabinet.
Not only that, but vitamin D has also been found to be useful for controlling blood sugar (insulin) levels. When your blood sugar is level and controlled, your skin always looks better, and acne may be kept at bay since the hormones are also more balanced (insulin levels are also tied to hormone levels elsewhere).
Because vitamin D control hormone and insulin levels, or at least facilitates an easier way for your body to do this properly on it’s own, this also may affect how your skin ages – in other words, it may age better, so the implications of vitamin D may not only impact whether or not you ever get certain types of cancer, but it also may impact how your skin looks today, as well as how far into older age you get with great skin.
Now, of course, your skin is not the primary reason that you should be worried about getting adequate vitamin D levels via your diet, or supplementation, or the sun’s drenching rays since vitamin D is most effectively received and utilized by the body when it is absorbed from the sunlight – more specifically UVB rays – not UVA.
Getting enough vitamin D is now vital to your health, that much is clear. For more information, I suggest you read up on how much is recommended for your age, weight and size/height. The older recommendations put out by the FDA are archaic and now researchers are thinking WAY too low.
Make sure you also get some natural sunlight as well. Just make sure you do not burn, as this is when cell damage can occur as well as premature aging from photodamage.