Boost Your Vitamin D!

Vitamin D, aka the "sunshine vitamin" is ESSENTIAL to keeping your bones strong, regulating your blood pressure and warding off disease such as cancer, viral infections and autoimmune disorders.


Your body produces Vitamin D when you are directly exposed to sunlight and it is also naturally available in some foods. Research has shown that having sufficient levels of Vitamin D is correlated with one’s ability to fend off illness, including COVID-19!


NOW is a great time to boost your Vitamin D! Keep reading to learn how.


- What Does Vitamin D Do? -

  • Required for calcium absorption, helping to build strong bones. 

  • Regulates blood pressure. 

  • Regulates hormones that manage weight, mood and sleep.

  • Supports immunity by:

  • Helping to control infections.

  • Regulating inflammation. 

  • Defending against cancer growth. 

  • Promotes healthy pregnancy.




- What Does Vitamin D Deficiency Look Like? -


Over 50% off the American population is deficient.

Common symptoms include:

  • Fatigue

  • Depression

  • Bone & hair loss 

  • Getting sick often 

  • Bone & muscle weakness

  • Muscle and back pain 



- How to Boost Your Vitamin D Levels -

  • Soak up 15-20 min of mid-day sunlight 3x per week, without sunscreen. More time for darker & less time for lighter skin tones. (Be sure to apply a mineral based sunscreen for additional sun exposure.)

  • Enjoy Vitamin D rich foods:

  • Grass-fed, full-fat & raw dairy 

  • Grass-fed beef liver 

  • Pasture raised eggs 

  • Cod liver oil 

  • Wild caught fish 

  • Mushrooms

  • Supplementation: 

  • Consult with your health care provider to determine if you can benefit from a Vitamin D supplement and what your proper dosage should be. 

  • Choose a D3 supplement, not D2. D3 is the natural, most bioavailable form. 

  • Added Vitamin K2 makes it even more beneficial!

  • Always take with a dietary fat to ensure absorption into the body.


- Favorite Supplements -


You can order online via Better Belly Nutrition Fullscript Dispensary >> HERE.

Once you login, click on "Favorites" then "Immunity" to view these products.




Apex Energetics Ultra D Complex - Provides 5000 IU of D3 per serving in a highly absorbable base of Cod Liver Oil. Also contains magnesium, biotin, pantethine, calcium, and boron to increase bone & immune support.


Restorative Formulations Osteo PX - Includes Vitamin A, D3, K2, magnesium & boron to support optimal calcium metabolism & osetocalcin activity, enhancing over-all bone health.


Quicksilver Scientific Nanoemulsified D3/K2 - Delivers 2500 IU per pump of D3 + K2 in a base of phosphatidylcholine to allow for maximum absorption & health benefits.


Megafood Vitamin D3 - 2000 IU of D3 per capsule is delivered along with organic whole foods— brown rice, parsley leaf, broccoli, carrot and beet root— to provide synergistic cofactors for optimal nutrient absorption.



RESOURCES:


Carrasco, A. A 5-Minute Guide To Vitamin D: Here's What It Is & Why It's So Important. Mind Body Green, June, 2020.


Biesalski, H. Vitamin D deficiency and co-morbidities in COVID-19 patients – A fatal relationship? National Center for Biotechnical Information, August, 2020,


Jayawardena, R., Sooriyaarachchi, P., Chourdakis, M. Jeewandara, C., and Priyanga Ranasinghef, P. Enhancing immunity in viral infections, with special emphasis on COVID-19: A review. National Center for Biotechnical Information,August, 2020.


Cleveland Clinic.Vitamin D Deficiency. October 2019.


Axe, J. Vitamin D Deficiency Symptoms & Sources to Reverse It. Dr. Axe, June 2020.


Harvard, The Nutrition Source. Vitamin D, Harvard, School of Public Health, March 2020.







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