The Steroid Masqusarding as a Vitamin

By: Dr. Craig Anderson

Unlike any other vitamin, Vitamin D is produced when we are exposed to the sun. Just under your skin sits some cholesterol waiting to be converted to Vitamin D by UVB rays from the sun.  Cholesterol is a building-block for hormones, steroids and cell membranes.  On a sunny day you can produce up to 25,000 IU per day of Vitamins D.

You may be surprising to find out that Vitamin D is actually a steroid that works as a hormone activating our cells genetic potential.  In other words, Vitamin D turns on cells and makes them do what they were made to do.

It’s important for you to know your Vitamin D status, especially if you live in the more northern parts of the globe. If you have tested low on Vitamin D (25-HydroxyVitD) chances are you have some problems.  We do Vitamin D testing on our office at a very reasonable cost.  When I order Vitamin D I also like to see parathyroid levels (PTH). These two value…

It’s important to know your vitamin D status.  If it’s low we can help you get the levels where they need to be.