When it comes to getting the right minerals and nutrients, Vitamin D shouldn’t ever be overlooked. Most commonly, it’s benefits include boosting energy and maintaining a healthy functioning immune system, as well as helping your body to regulate the nutrients needed to keep bones and teeth strong. Whilst some of it’s benefits are well known, there are some things that may surprise you about Vitamin D.
Diet and Sunlight Can Boost Vitamin D Levels
Your diet plays a massive part in maintaining your body’s level of vitamin D; the main sources being fatty fish such as salmon and tuna, orange juice and cereal. Having a well-balanced diet that contains all the different food types is enough to ensure that you’re consuming the right amount of vitamin D, but supplementing it won’t hurt! Your body also creates vitamin D with help from the sun, which is why it’s sometimes referred to as the “sunshine vitamin”. Fifteen minutes in the sun every day is a perfect amount of time for your body to make a good amount of vitamin D, however, the body’s ability is inhibited when you stand in the shade or cover up with sun cream (which you definitely should do!). That’s why it’s still a good idea to supplement during the summer.
It Boosts Immune System
Having the right amount of vitamin D in your body means that you’re well equipped to identify and fight off the bad pathogens that cause you to become ill. If you have noticed that your body is more susceptible to coughs and colds, this could be because you’re low on vitamin D, so the doctors may do blood tests before suggesting a vitamin D supplement.
It Helps With Weight Loss
Studies published by the University of Minnesota showed that those who dieted with a high level of vitamin D in their body lost weight more successfully than those who were vitamin D deficient, even though they were on the same calorie-controlled diet.
Topping up on vitamin D can help to control your hormone levels, which in turn aids weight loss and helps to break down body fat.
It Strengthens Bones
Vitamin D helps your body to regulate the nutrients needed to keep bones and teeth strong – calcium and phosphate, as well as helping to reduce the risk of brittle bones and deformities such as rickets and osteomalacia. It does this by helping the body to absorb calcium from the food that you eat which is important for bone growth and strength.
So, whether you start to makes small changes to your diet, get out in the sun more, decide you want to start supplementing vitamin D or a combination of all three, we’re sure that you’ll start to notice a difference to your energy levels when you do so.
For just £12.00, you can buy a sweet flavoured vitamin D3 spray from Bodyline Clinic’s online shop to support your wellness needs alongside a well-balanced diet.