Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that has been known to be critical for the health of your bones. But there is SO much more to Vitamin D.
The FDA's recommendations are not correct. 600 IU's of Vitamin D are not enough for anyone anymore. 85% of people in the United States are deficient in Vitamin D.
If you live in a sunny state, you should be taking less... around 1,000 IU's. If you don't live in a sunny state, 5,000 IU's. However, even those living in a sunny state may need to take more due to their job. People just don't go outside as much as they used to.
The sun is absorbed by the skin and creates Vitamin D but not nearly as much as we need.
Here's why you should be taking it.
Vitamin D Benefit #1
It helps support strong bones AND teeth. Are your teeth starting to become brittle? Take Vitamin D. Has your doctor told you that you are on your way to osteoporosis? Take Vitamin D. And while you're at it, start taking Vitamin K2. Then you'll really be giving your bones and teeth what they need.
Vitamin K2 is much better than calcium as your body has a hard time absorbing calcium. This causes what you need to not go to the place you need.
Vitamin K2 is much better absorbed by the body and taking it with Vitamin D helps absorb it properly. It also helps your body retain calcium, making your bones and teeth strong.
Taking a Vitamin D supplement can help increase your body's immunity. During C+*&*), we were all told to wear masks or to stay at home and don't do anything social or be around people. Unfortunately, this caused a weakened immune system.
But the good news is your immune system can be strengthened when you start giving your body what it needs.
Vitamin D long-term deficiency has been linked to autoimmune diseases. Many autoimmune diseases are caused by chronic inflammation.
Getting your Vitamin D intake up can help improve your immune system and help decrease inflammation. High inflammation for long periods of time can cause many issues.
Vitamin D can help with mood and reduce depression.
Brain health. Your body and your brain need a healthy amount of blood flow. Many people have trouble with blood flow and don't realize it. Decreased blood flow to the brain can cause many issues such as anxiety, depression, memory problems, and more.
Vitamin D helps with blood flow to the brain and to the body which in turn help with mood and to reduce depression symptoms.
Your brain also needs fat as it is 60% fat. Depriving the brain of good, healthy fats can cause mood disturbances and depression.
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin meaning it should be taken with healthy fat to absorb the best in your body. This means you are getting a great vitamin that improves your brain health and you are getting some fat in that your brain needs to perform optimally.
Starting taking Vitamin D!