Our world is constantly changing and evolving. We are always learning new information and making new discoveries. One of my recent favorite discoveries has been how powerful Vitamin D is. Personally, I knew it was vital! It is in fact a hormone and not a vitamin.
Vitamin D plays a vital role in many functions and organs in the human body. There are benefits and there are major consequences for deficiency. Let's take a look.
1. Healthy skeletal structure. Everyone needs strong and healthy bones to support the muscle, organs and everything else we carry with it. Providing Vitamin D to your body can help to strengthen the bones in our bodies by playing a vital role in calcium and phosphorus regulation. When this does not happen and the body has a deficiency of Vitamin D the kidneys begin to excrete Vitamin D that is not being absorbed.
2. Healthy children. Children are often fed and told they are getting enough. Unfortunately with the soil content nowadays this is no longer true. Giving your children a Vitamin D supplement could save them from things such as high blood pressure and rickets. There is also connection to low Vitamin D levels and asthma in children.
3. Mood regulation. Vitamin D is a regulator of happy hormones as well. When we do not have enough, our brains produce less serotonin and we can become fatigued, brain-fog, and more.
While there are great benefits to all, there are major downfalls to having a Vitamin D deficiency more than there are benefits. (This is not to scare you into rethinking your supplement regimen, but rather to educate so we can better our regimens.)
Wondering where you can get great sources of Vitamin D? Here are some great ways to get Vitamin D into your daily routines.
Sources of food for Vitamin D:
So don't skip that walk with your dog and let them in the backyard, take them on a walk and soak up some sun! There are many ways for us to stay healthy that can be incorporated into our daily lives without disruption to other things we enjoy.
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