The sunny days and warm nights have gone and we really don’t think of Vitamin D right away, do we? Maybe you don’t know the role Vitamin D plays in your health? Maybe you just thought Vitamin D plays a role in skeletal health, but did you know there are more benefits of vitamin D than just skeletal health?
Recent findings have linked Vitamin D shortage to a range of non-skeletal conditions such as immune function, cognitive impairment, and dementia, just to name a few.
Vitamin D plays an important role in the regulation of our immune response which means when we have the best levels of Vitamin D we have an effective and great response from our immune system to colds, flu, infections, and any threat to our body. This is great to know so we can prepare for the cold and flu season.
This may be a little deep for you but Vitamin D receptors are widespread in brain tissue, and Vitamin D’s biologically active form has shown neuroprotective effects including the clearance of amyloid plaques, a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. Vitamin D is very important to brain health and proper brain function. As you can see Vitamin D is pretty important.
We live in a state that is not all sunshine and warm year long, so you should be checking your Vitamin D levels regularly and taking a Vitamin D Supplement when levels are low. Have you ever been checked?
Enough levels of vitamin D can also help reduce pain and control inflammation, just some of the other health benefits. Suffering from pain? We can help?
The truth is we just don’t get enough sun here in the winter and Vitamin D is scarcely found in food. The best levels of vitamin D are 70 to 90 ng/mL and for proper immune function, you never want your vitamin D levels below 50ng/mL. So many of us need to supplement especially during the winter months.
I recommend getting a blood test to know exactly where your levels are at but you can use the following guidelines to help know proper amounts.
Take 1000 IUs of Vitamin D-3 per 25 pounds of body weight, but not more than 10,000 IU’s in a day unless have been directed by health care provider.
- Get a blood test to make sure this amount of vitamin D is sufficient for you. Just as too little vitamin D is bad, so is too much.
- Take it in the morning. Vitamin D temporarily pauses the production of melatonin, the sleep hormone, so don’t take it at night.
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