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Vitamin D: Why It's Important in Your Skin Care Business

Celeste Hilling March 2013 issue of Skin Inc. magazine
Mushrooms are an excellent source of vitamin D.

Mushrooms are an excellent source of vitamin D.

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aVitamin D is being proclaimed by many physicians and skin care experts as an impactful way to build your skin care business while making a profound difference in your clients’ health. It is a hormone manufactured in the body when skin is exposed to sunlight. During the past decade, vitamin D has gone from being recognized primarily for its role in bone health to being investigated for its possible role in a wide range of body functions and in the prevention of diseases ranging from cancer and diabetes to multiple sclerosis and depression.

Vitamin D deficiency

Michael F. Holick, PhD, MD, author of The Vitamin D Solution (Plume, 2011) claims, “If I had to give you a single secret ingredient that could apply to the prevention—and treatment, in many cases—of heart disease, common cancers, stroke, infectious diseases from influenza to tuberculosis, type 1 and 2 diabetes, dementia, depression, insomnia, muscle weakness, joint pain, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, psoriasis, multiple sclerosis and hypertension, it would be this: vitamin D.”

An understanding of the power of vitamin D is important to you as a skin care professional because it impacts a majority of the clients you work with every day.

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