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Vitamin D3 helps skin heal.
by: Ted Hutchinson

Vitamin D levels 26 ng/ml. = 65 nmol/l this is generally considered deficient as the human body uses between 3000~5000 iu of vitamin d daily and a level around 80 nmol/l or 32ng/ml only just covers that.

40ng ~100 nmol/l is the lowest acceptable level as at least you would be covering your daily basic needs. If you don't go in sunlight or wear sunscreen you would need 4000 iu/daily to get that amount. Ideally levels around 50ng/ml or 125nmol/l allow the body to have a store of vitamin D3 to use in emergencies.

People usually require about 5000iu/daily in the absence of sunlight. Even with sunlight (given we wear clothes and are often under cover) it may take that much D3/Daily. It usually takes around 3 months to correct vitamin D insufficiency. D3 is more natural and will produce better results.

Skin Healing and Vitamin D
by: Kerri Knox, RN-The Immune Health Queen!

Low Vitamin D Levels COULD have implications in would healing because when you are low in Vitamin D, you don't produce a natural antibiotic called cathelicidin. That could keep wounds from getting rid of bacteria and such.

Also, there has been plenty of research on solar radiations ability to improve acne with the implication that at least part of the benefit is due to higher Vitamin D Levels.

But, if you have skin that is weaker and not healing well, then there are likely other nutritional factors involved. One of the main nutrients in wound healing is Vitamin C and it is even used in hospitals to help improve wound healing in those with chronic wounds.

You may also be missing the collagen and amino acids required for strong hair and healthy skin and nails. One of the BEST things that you can do for skin, hair and nails is to eat Bone Broth on a regular basis.

Bone broth is a concentrated bowl full of good bone, skin, hair and nail building blocks. It was what our grandmothers made before artificial flavors came around.

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Health Queen
Functional Medicine Practitioner
Easy Immune

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