We all know the sun feels good. Our bodies soak it up and something amazing happens within us, as if a switch has gone off. Sadly most of us do not get enough sunshine. We were created to spend our days basking naked in the sun. Something we can not do. The lack of sun leaves us tired, sore, irritable, and even affects our general health. The sun allows our bodies to create a hormone referred to as vitamin D3. This “vitamin” is vital to our bodies.
Here are 4 great benefits of Vitamin D
Weight loss and control. Do you feel hungry for no reason? Too sluggish to get your workout in? A benefit of vitamin d, maybe it is just what you need to boost your metabolism. Vitamin D3 triggers your body to believe it is summertime and food is aplenty so rather than storing fat your body puts what you eat to work but, at the same time demands less food. Vitamin d levels have been found to be higher in thinner people. Find Out More…
Free yourself from depression. My husband refers to my Vitamin d supplements as my “happy pills” as they help me fight off depression. I am one of those people that are happiest out in a field with the sun, a bit of shade, and a good book. As a mom of three in the city sadly this is not an option for me right now and boy to I miss it. From time to time my childhood struggles start to bother me again and a dose of vitamin d usually keeps me going when I need it most. Vitamin D3 is what triggers that happy switch when you are out in the sun.
Give your brain a boost. Low vitamin D levels have been linked to memory decline. Low vitamin D levels put you at risk for clouded memory and thinking skills as well as decreased ability to learn. This is a great reason children should be on a vitamin D supplement as well. Vitamin D is believed to be vital to the health of nerve cells in the brain. Find out more.
Keep your bones strong. Vitamin D3 aids in the absorption of calcium. Vitamin D3 helps the body build strong bones and teeth. Supplementation is a great preventative and healing aid for bone issues. Young children and older adults need this more than other groups. Women in childbearing years can benefit from vitamin D3 supplementation as it allows the body to build more stores of the necessary calcium an unborn and/or nursing baby is in need of.
Vitamin D3 is a valuable supplement for you and your family that has multiple benefits And these are nowhere near all of them. Scientists are regularly finding more and more benefits of Vitamin D for the human body and mind. We were created perfectly but our choices have to led to us in need of supplementation to live our lives at the level we were designed to.
Foods high in Vitamin D
- Fortified milk and juices
- Beef liver
- Egg yokes