September 9th, 2020
Did you know that Vitamin D acts more like a hormone than an actual vitamin? Every single cell within the body has a receptor for it so it is beyond important for the optimal function of all body processes.
The human body is able to make Vitamin D from cholesterol when the skin is exposed to sunlight, meaning that having adequate levels of cholesterol is vitally important in this conversion process too. Vitamin D can be found in some foods, such as fatty fish and fortified dairy products. However, it is very difficult to get it through diet alone and with the addition of sunblock and being indoors more now than in years past, it has become a common theme for many to require more vitamin D in order to bring the body, or more so cells, back to optimal functioning levels.
Here are some common themes in the body when it is requesting more Vitamin D -
1. Getting ill often or having a low functioning immune system.
2. Experiencing fatigue and tiredness.
3. Experiencing bone and back pain.
4. Experiencing depression.
5. Experiencing impaired wound healing.
6. Experiencing bone loss.
7. Experiencing hair loss.
8. Experiencing muscle pain.
The optimal form for the body to use is Vitamin D3. When combined with Vitamin K2, it also assists with getting calcium absorbed back into the bones and out of the areas where it isn't meant to be...like the arteries, kidneys, etc.
Honestly, Vitamin D3 supplements are like sunshine in a bottle!! If you are experiencing any of the low Vitamin D themes above, then looking into supplementation may be of benefit for you.