It’s the Vitamin that experts say is the most important of all. It can regulate your hormone levels, control your blood pressure, prevent cancer and heart disease, and even ease symptoms of depression. Sometimes a deficiency in this vitamin is precisely the cause depression in the first place, for some.
That’s right. Getting enough Vitamin D does far more for your body than just build your bones. While it is crucial for proper bone health, Vitamin D can also alleviate inflammation, will help you maintain a healthy colon, prostate, metabolism, thyroid, adrenal glands, and breasts. Adequate Vitamin D intake is vital for proper brain development and your sleep will also improve as you continue to consume the proper amounts of Vitamin D on a regular basis. We guarantee taking your Vitamin D will prove to be worth it after you read the benefits it has to offer.
Enhances and Strengthens Your Immune System
Many doctors say that Vitamin D is one of the best ways to enhance your immune system, keeping you from being hit with many common illnesses like the flu and colds. It also helps increase natural antibiotics within the body, so if you are struck with the dreadful cold or flu, proper Vitamin D intake will help arm your body with what it needs most fight it off quickly.
Gives You Hormonal Harmony
Hormonal imbalances are a common cause for the many health complications, including mood problems and Vitamin D is a pro-hormone responsible for hormonal balance. Since proper Vitamin D intake affects monoamines such as serotonin and dopamine levels, meaning one major benefit of this can be improvements in your mood.
Helps Improve Mental Health and Relieve Depression Symptoms
While the research into the link between depression and Vitamin D is still very new, it seems to have shown that for some cases, Vitamin D intake (or increased intake) can help ease the symptoms one suffers from when they’re depressed. While not all cases of depression can be chalked up to being the result of a Vitamin D deficient person, it’s definitely worthy of acknowledgement.
Symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder can often be chalked up to a Vitamin D deficiency in many people since a major cause of Seasonal Depression is insufficient exposure to sunlight. So getting enough direct sunlight daily (10 – 15 minutes is typically recommended for most people) and making sure your Vitamin D intake is correct can make all the difference in the world when you’re struggling through these cold months.
Lowers Your Risk of Diabetes:
Diabetes is a sure sign of a deficiency in Vitamin D and some research has hinted that younger people with higher levels of Vitamin D seemed less likely to develop type II diabetes later in life. There has also been some evidence that Vitamin D can help improve the problems and symptoms associated with having type II diabetes.
So how much Vitamin D Do You Need in Order to
It’s been said by many healthcare professionals that most Americans are deficient in Vitamin D, but it’s important to know for certain and to know what your vitamin D levels actually are. This is done through a blood test performed by your doctor. However, experts say the typical recommended amount of Vitamin D storage levels should be around should be around 50 and below 30 is considered a Vitamin D deficiency. Those with certain diseases and health problems such as metabolic disorders, kidney, liver, and gastrointestinal problems are likely to be at risk of being deficient in Vitamin D.
As your doctor will probably tell you, the best source of Vitamin D you can get is from the sun. It’s much easier, quicker, and cheaper supplementing, which normally doesn’t include your required amount. 10 – 15 minutes of direct sunlight is recommended. According to Dr. Oz 15, minutes of sunlight will deliver 10,000 units of Vitamin D to your body.
Cod liver oil, wild salmon, and sardines are other excellent sources of Vitamin D as are trout, caviar, egg yolks, and portabello mushrooms.
Keep in mind that the type of Vitamin D supplement you take is important too. Healthcare experts recommend taking Vitamin D3 and the typical recommended amount for most adults is 2,000 – 5,000 IU. Severe deficiencies or additional health problems may require additional amounts, so it’s important to find your proper amount with the help of a trusted doctor or professional.
You’ll also want to make sure you take your daily Vitamin D along with a source of healthy, monosaturated fat for actual absorption. These healthy fats include coconut oil, olive oil, and avocado oil, to name a few.
So if you’re going to be lazy about any of your necessary vitamin supplements, don’t let Vitamin D be the one you put on the back burner. Now, go soak up some sun.
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