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Vitamin D Is A Crucial Component Of A Resilient Immune System — Here’s How To Ensure Your Family Gets Enough

October 15, 2021 Updated November 2, 2021

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Immune health is on every parent’s mind lately, because, well, ~gestures broadly at everything.~ And yet, between homework, guitar practice and rushed mornings where at least one child can’t find their other sock, it can be easy to overlook one of the most critical elements of immune support: Getting enough vitamin D. 

And you’re not alone! More than 4 in 10 Americans don’t get enough vitamin D, despite its many important roles in supporting our health. Adequate levels of vitamin D can help our immune system protect the body from bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens. When we don’t get enough of it, we’re missing out on immune system protection that defends against those sneaky invaders. 

Thankfully, d.velopTM makes it easy to give your whole family a boost to their immune health.* With products like ImmunityPlus and Kids Vitamin D Gummies, d.velopTM has your back with a clinically proven form of vitamin D that helps achieve optimal levels three times faster and three times more effectively than conventional vitamin D supplements.*† 

 

Ok, But Does Vitamin D Really Matter?

Short answer? Yes. And here’s why:

Think of your immune system as something like a home security system. It’s on guard around the clock, protecting your body against intruders. When it detects bad guys approaching, immunity comes in and fights them off with a movie-worthy “Not today, bucko!” 

But in order for all of this to work, you’ve got to have enough vitamin D. Adequate levels act like a switch to ensure the right defenses are turned on to protect your body. 

When our bodies lack vitamin D, it’s like an error message on the system panel. Not getting enough vitamin D can cause failures in communication between cells, like not giving instructions to white blood cells to produce certain proteins that help the body fight illness. That’s why vitamin D deficiency is associated with increased susceptibility to infection

So how do we provide signal communication that helps the security system assess, detect, and defend against threats? With the immunity-boosting benefits of vitamin D! 

 

But Aren’t Sunlight and Milk Enough?

There are two ways most of us get our vitamin D: diet and sunlight. But the problem is, there are very few foods that are naturally good sources of vitamin D (such as fatty fish) and you’d have to eat a whooooole lot of them to get adequate levels. And most of us don’t get enough sunlight to make up for it, either because of where we live or because of necessary sun protection. (I don’t know about you, but the thought of sitting in the sun unprotected for more than about 45 seconds? Shudder!) 

 

So How Do We Get More D?

Boosting your immune system health with d.velop™ couldn’t be easier.* d.velop™ works so much better than regular vitamin D supplements because it’s made with calcifediol (kal” sif e dye’ ol), the active form of vitamin D found naturally in your blood.*† Calcifediol is absorbed directly into the bloodstream to increase your vitamin D levels and does not need to be converted by the liver like conventional vitamin D.*†

Because there are only trace amounts of calcifediol in food, your body creates additional calcifediol itself, using another form of vitamin D called cholecalciferol which it gets from the sun’s UV rays or through regular vitamin D supplements. Your liver processes this into the calcifediol form your body uses. Cholecalciferol works, but along the way some vitamin D becomes trapped in body fat, which is why regular vitamin D supplements can take months to bring up your vitamin D levels. Since d.velop™ provides ready-to-use calcifediol like the kind of vitamin D found naturally in fish and eggs, it’s ready for immediate absorption right into your bloodstream, where it can get to work right away.

d.velop™ImmunityPlus is a once-daily supplement for adults, with an immune-boosting trio including d.evlop™ Vitamin D, plus vitamin C and zinc, but no artificial dyes, artificial flavors, artificial sweeteners, or lactose. (If you subscribe, you even get a vitamin D test kit so you can measure your levels before and after starting d.velop™!) There’s even an app to track your progress toward a healthier immune system. 

For your little ones age four and up, there’s d.velop™ Kids Vitamin D Gummies. With no high fructose corn syrup, synthetic (FD&C) dyes, artificial flavors, artificial sweeteners, or lactose, these gummies come in a great-tasting wild berry flavor your kids will love. Boosting your kids’ immune system health just became the easiest part of your day.*

Give your whole family a boost to their immune health with d.velop™.* And right now, get 20% off your first purchase! 

 

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. 

Clinical studies have shown that ampli-D™ can achieve optimal vitamin D status (30 ng/mL) on average 3X faster, and is 3X more effective, compared to the same mcg amount of conventional vitamin D3. Source: Quesada-Gomez and Bouillon (2018) Osteoporos. Int. 29, 1697-1711.