Scientists have long suspected that one of the benefits of vitamin D is fighting cancer. Decades of research now suggest that vitamin D protects against skin cancer and
several other kinds of cancer by promoting “apoptosis.”
Vitamin D in effect tells the cancer cell to switch itself off and stop reproducing. It may in some cases even cause cancer cells to revert to normal cells.
And the anti-cancer benefits of vitamin D are just the beginning. Other potential applications of vitamin D include:
- Alzheimer’s Disease. Preliminary studies show that vitamin D may increase the rate of cellular repair in the brain 200%.
- Prostate cancer. One of the benefits of vitamin D is a special anti-cancer potency in the prostate.
- Breast cancer. Women who consume 500 IU of vitamin D a day from low-fat dairy products have a greatly reduced risk of developing breast cancer before menopause.
And the major application …