How do you Supplement? Part 1

There are always mixed reviews about what supplements to take and weather supplementation is even healthy.

Well, it is healthy. Getting the correct amount of certain vitamins and minerals is vital for your health and well-being. Today we’re going to cover vitamin D and it’s importance.

-Vitamin D and the sun: The great thing about Vitamin D is that you can get it by enjoying your day outside! It’s made in the skin during exposure to sunlight. Vitamin D has been occurring on Earth for more than 750 million years. Getting out in the sun for 15-20 a day is equivalent to 1,000 IU of vitamin D. Which is expected for a healthy lifestyle.

-Vitamin D and depression: There are many over the counter drugs that are used for antidepressants. Some are used for a purpose and some are used for the sake of using them. As our culture becomes more and more fast paced and results driven we try to cram more and more “stuff” into our bodies to keep us going. anti-depressant medicine is one of those. Vitamin D can help regulate blood flow which controls your nervous system which keeps you more controlled. Taking an anti-depressant medicine when it isn’t needed can enhance the destruction of vitamin D in your body. If you’re taking an anti-depressant medicine and truly need it learn how to supplement Vitamin D to get the maximum results.

-Vitamin D and Cancer: As early as 1941, it was observed that people living at higher latitude were at higher risk of dying of cancer.  In the 1980’s and the 1990’s, several reports surfaced revealed that living at higher latitude and being at higher risk of vitamin D deficiency increased risk of developing and dying of cancers of the colon, rectum, prostate, breast, ovary.  More recently, vitamin D deficiency has been associated with increased risk of developing many other cancers including cancer of the esophagus, pancreas and leukemia.  http://www.vitamindhealth.org/

Vitamin D and Diabetes: Vitamin D can help with Diabetes in our Western society. When children are given the correct amount of Vitamin D as they grow up there is  more than a 40% chance of that child getting adult onset diabetes.

http://www.vitamindhealth.org/

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