#SupplementSunday's - Vitamin D

March 26, 2017

#SupplementSunday's! The purpose of a supplement is to help provide you with the adequate dietary intake of essential nutrients that the body cannot produce naturally or sustain through diet to help reduce the risk of disease. 

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble nutrient, It is one of the 24 micronutrients critical for human survival. The sun is the major natural source of the nutrient, but vitamin D is also found naturally in fish and eggs and is also added to dairy products.
 

 
Supplemental vitamin D is associated with a wide range of benefits, including increased cognition, immune health, bone health and well-being. Supplementation can also reduce the risks of cancer, heart disease, diabetes and multiple sclerosis. People deficient in vitamin D may also experience increased testosterone levels after supplementation.

The body produces vitamin D from cholesterol, provided there is an adequate amount of UV light from sun exposure. Most people are not deficient in vitamin D, but they do not have an optimal level of vitamin D either. Due to the many health benefits of vitamin D, supplementation is encouraged if optimal levels are not present in the body.

Some signs of Vitamin D deficiency:
1. Excessive Sweating
2. Noticeable & Unexpected Weakness
3. Chronic Pain
4. A Down In The Dumps Mood

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