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Are You Taking This Essential Vitamin?

With a whopping 75% of US teens and adults being deficient in Vitamin D, we have to wonder why this "sunshine" vitamin is lacking in our current lifestyles!

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WHY ARE WE DEFICIENT?

  • Overuse of sunscreen
  • Scare of getting skin cancer
  • Spending too much time indoors
  • Darker or more tanned skin
  • Not enough supplementation from the diet
  • More time in doors at desk jobs
  • You have dark skin so you think your all good

WHAT ACTUALLY IS VITAMIN D?
Weirdly enough Vitamin D is actually not a vitamin but a steroid hormone responsible for a number of processes in the body. Vit D helps regulating mineral absorption, to disease prevention and gene expression.

WHAT DOES VIT D DO?

  • Fights bone loss
  • Boost immune system
  • Reduces inflammation and increases respiratory health
  • Balances hormones
  • Helps with brain health and mood regulation
  • Makes bones and teeth strong
  • Approriates insulin regulation
  • Improves skin health
  • Reduces your risk of cancer

SIGNS YOU MAY BE DEFICIENT

  • You are tired
  • You are depressed
  • You have dark skin
  • You are over the age of 50
  • You have weak bones
  • You are inflamed, AKA things hurt
  • You deal with gut issues
  • You don't take a supplement
  • You get sick A LOT

HOW DO I GET VITAMIN D?

Since the body cannot supply all of the Vitamin D needed, sometimes supplementation is needed, and in most cases, everyone should be taking this essential vitamin.

RECOMENDATIONS:

  • Get your vitamin D tested by your doc-  The test is called 25(OH)D, also called 25-hydroxyvitamin D
    • if you are below 50ng/ml you are deficient, you should be above 50, under 120           
  • Take a CLEAN, D3 supplement, make SURE it is not synthetic- my favorite brands are NOW, Vital, 
    • Take 500-1000 IU of D3 daily
  • INCREASE VITAMIN D RICH FOOD
    • Fish liver and eggs (yummy), salmon, sardines, shellfish, organ meats,  non-pastured organic full-fat dairy products, cod liver oil, raw pastured butter
  • Make sure you are eating vitamins A and K to help the absorption of D, remember they all work together (this is why the synthetic ones do NOT work)
  • DO NOT consume fortified enriched D foods, they are synthetically made and BAD

GREAT RESEARCH ON WHAT SOME ARE CALLING AN "EPIDEMIC"

 

* Please message me with any questions or concerns.

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3068797/
  2.  Dr Mercola Vit D