A few years ago I had a complete blood analysis to determine the health of my blood. All levels checked out just fine except for one: vitamin D.
How could I be deficient in vitamin D? The main way we get the vitamin is by exposure to sunshine, and I live in Arizona (known for having abundant sunshine). Turns out, people who live in warm sunny climates are very likely to be deficient because we avoid direct UV exposure as much as possible.
It also turns out that Vitamin D is a big deal, because It plays a key role in:
- promoting healthy bones and teeth,
- supporting immune, brain, and nervous system health,
- regulating insulin levels and supporting diabetes management,
- supporting lung function and cardiovascular health,
- influencing the expression of genes involved in cancer development.
An important topic for all times, the crucial need for adequate levels of vitamin D just hit the news in regards to COVID-19. While evidence is not yet conclusive, it is enough to make me grateful that we are taking sufficient levels of supplementation …every day.
Victoria’s naturopathic doctor had already put her on vitamin D3-K2 years ago for healthy heart and bones.
When I was looking for a good D supplement, I found that it was really vitamin D3 we needed. Not just D3 by itself, but D3 combined with vitamin K2 for the best benefit.
We’ve been taking D3-K2 emulsion-liquid for several years now. The recommended serving size we take costs less than $0.16/serving. It’s easy, it’s cheap and the upside is too good to pass up.
Many friends of ours are also taking a vitamin D supplement even if they haven’t been tested. While there are no publicized side effects when taken in the right amount, it is always good to check with your doctor. A simple blood test will tell.
While you can maintain healthy vitamin D levels with diet and sunshine, if you are like me you’re probably not getting what you need. Taking supplements could greatly enhance your health.
If you’re not already taking the supplement I hope you’ll do your own research and let me know your findings.
Always love to hear from you!