There are pundits out there claiming that making vitamin D in the sun is better than taking it orally because you will make more vitamin D3 sulfate which is very active in transforming health and not just in moving calcium around. In particular are the statements of Dr. Mercola in making this claim. He has made a leap in logic where there are no logical pathways. My contention is if cholesterol can be turn into cholesterol sulfate by replacing an OH group with a SO4 group then the same can occur with vitamin D3 through normal biological processes.
Sulfation (adding a sulfate) occurs with many different molecules. Some of the more common ones are the glycans that are responsible for giving you healthy joints. Another is keratin sulfate that gives you healthy skin. It seems that for some reason Dr. Mercola has reached the conclusion that the only way that you make vitamin D3 sulfate is from cholesterol sulfate in the skin with UVB incident light. It is my belief that you have more vitamin D3 sulfate when you have an adequate intake of sulfate. After all, the hypothesis of Stephanie Seneff was there are lower heart disease and other chronic diseases in countries with higher natural sulfur.
I believe the benefit from getting your vitamin D3 from sunning is more about forming water boundaries. Dr. Gerald Pollack, University of Washington bioengineering professor, discovered that water forms structured boundaries when exposed to infrared light (benefit of exposing our bodies to the sun?). There is a sixty minute you tube video where he presents his findings – “Water, Energy, and Life: Fresh Views from the Water’s Edge”. I believe these boundaries form when hydrogen in the boundary region has different bond angles in the water molecule. This higher energy level of water requires you to spend time in infrared light for the bond angles to form. Also you may consider that one of the practices of chiropractors is to treat people in infrared light to improve health. There are a number of infrared light therapy products on the market now for treating primarily pain.
I believe the benefit of getting vitamin D from the sun is no greater than taking it orally. The benefit of going into the sun is to help make healthy membranes so that our biological processes work the best. Of course I am referring to the separation of sodium/potassium which drives our whole neurological processes. Also the action of calcium and magnesium may be controlled to a degree by the difference in boundary potentials.
I know that this may sound odd, but infrared light is just as important to health as ultraviolet light. Be sure you are getting enough inorganic sulfates and spend time in the sun as it is very beneficial to you. What could be better than soaking in an Epsom salts bath while in the sun? – Pandemic Survivor
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