How the antioxidant power of vitamin D promotes healthy aging*

Vitamin D signaling pathways are a key factor in the direct protection of cells against excessive accumulation of reactive oxygen species (ROS).* Specifically, vitamin D helps protect proteins (e.g., hormones , antibodies, collagen, etc.), fatty acids (also known as lipids, like those in cell membranes throughout the body), and DNA from oxidation by fighting oxidative stress.*

In addition, sufficient levels of vitamin D support mitochondrial resilience (you know, that energy organelle in our cells) and endocrine functions.* This, in turn, promotes healthy energy metabolism, hormonal balance and activity, and longevity.*

Beyond functions that promote antioxidant activity at the cellular level, here are some additional physiological systems that vitamin D supports to promote our overall well-being as we age:*

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