As the summer weather finally begins to arrive, many of you will be spending as much time as possible outdoors and creating all the Vitamin D your body could possibly need. This is done as the ultraviolet rays from the sun convert skin oil to Vitamin D. The Vitamin D that is created then moves into the blood stream. Associated with the Vitamin D production and movement into the blood is Calcium, which is either pulled from the digestive tract when sufficient quantities are available, or it is pulled from the tissues. This is a natural process and one that occurs every time you are exposed to the sun.
For those of you who don’t know, it is possible to get too much Vitamin D production. This is a condition known as hyper-vitaminosis D. Some might call it sunstroke, or sun poisoning, as you will begin to experience nausea and fever from the overproduction of Vitamin D. It is not too much Vitamin D, but a deficiency in Vitamin F.
Suppose you get plenty of Vitamin D and no Vitamin F. Your blood Calcium level will increase at the expense of the tissue Calcium level, because Vitamin D not only picks up Calcium from the gut in a deficiency of Vitamin F, it brings Calcium from the tissues back into the blood, as stated. That’s why farmers and other people who are in the sun a lot get thick leathery skin, if they don’t eat enough Vitamin F. They will potentially get hives. They will get sunstroke. Sunstroke involves high blood Calcium levels with low tissue Calcium levels.
So how do we get enough Vitamin F in our diet?
Diet is always the ideal way, foods such as green Lettuce, pea vine juice and pea pods are great sources of vitamin F. Another natural source of vitamin F is through eating butter. Butter is an excellent source of vitamin F and makes food taste better too. A quicker way is to get some vitamin F made available in by Standard Process called Cataplex F.
What You Should Consider
Any time you are developing sun burn, itching skin or sun welts, you must understand it is due to a deficiency in Vitamin F. Restoring balance to this mechanism within the body would require eating many more servings of organic, fresh, leafy green vegetables or via supplementation. Sunburn is not something to be taken lightly. Buying stock in sun-screen is not the solution. Listen to what your body is telling you and treat it accordingly. That’s always the best solution.