Do you get enough Vitamin D?

Do you get enough Vitamin D?
Vitamin D is an essential nutrient which supports immune health, promotes calcium absorption, maintains bone growth and support metabolic health. Vitamin D is actually a hormone and a powerful one.
It is also very important during pregnancy and breastfeeding

The reason you may have heard vitamin D referred to as the “sunshine vitamin” is because vitamin D is synthesized from cholesterol when your skin is exposed to sunlight.

What are the symptoms of Vitamin D deficiency?

•Tiredness and fatigue.
•Bone and back pain.
•Low mood.
•Slow wound healing.
•Hair loss.
•Muscle pain.

How to get adequate Vitamin D?

•Get out in the sunlight daily
•Take a Vitamin D3 supplements if levels are low and during the winter.
•You can also consume foods high in vitamin D which include:
mushrooms, egg yolks, tuna, spinach, almond milk, fatty fish like salmon.

What are the benefits of Vitamin D?

•Better sleep- Improves sleep quality and duration
•Helps fight disease- fights inflammation and helps our body to recover faster from illness.
•Feel better- reduce depression and feelings of anxiety
•Help reduce body weight
•Immune support- support heart health, protects against asthma, eczema

Andriana xx

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