Get your “D” …SO many benefits

vitd2  Did you know that 75% of Americans are deficient in vitamin D? You may be asking yourself…so what?

Well in addition to being what I refer to as a “Happy Sunshine Vitamin” because it can improve your mood, Vitamin D is thought to have so many other benefits.  Check out these infographics, they have great information on the benefits of Vitamin D, where to get it & more.

  • Vit D can reduce risk of cancer-breast cancer by 83%
  • Elderly 11x more likely to have depression with low Vitamin D levels
  • Reduces risk of Type 1 diabetes by up to 66%
  • Reduces risk of heart attack by 30%

Other benefits include (but aren’t limited to)

  • Skin & Hair Health
  • Weight Management
  • Improves Mood
  • Helps prevent colds & the flu

So how do you get this marvelous “D”?

  • 10-15 minutes in the sun per day, with 40% of your skin exposed
  • Vitamin D Supplements, Eggs & Fatty Fish

(Information from Natural Healthy Concepts)

Screen Shot 2013-09-05 at 9.16.16 AM I knew I was going to do a post on Vitamin D so I asked my friends over at Natural FoodShop to donate their Vitamin D drops for me to try (I’ve only taken Vitamin D in pill form in the past). They generously gave me a bottle & I’ve been very pleased with it. You only need 1 drop per day. What I like about it: it’s easy, convenient and  mixed with olive oil vs vegetable oil. Speaking of veg oil, some supplements contain unnecessary veg oil so read your labels, you dont’ wanna be ingesting that junk….but that’s a whole ‘nother topic!

This bottle is $10 and lasts a long time. When buying from Natural Food Shop, I’d advise getting your health and beauty items in one order so you can benefit from their free shipping. They have so many wonderful products and they’re a company that I trust

So get your booty outside & get ya some “D” ..or if you’re stuck inside an office like myself, take a drop/pill each day.

It’s gonna be a bright, bright..sunshiney day!

-Erin

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1 Comment on Get your “D” …SO many benefits

  1. Heather Fillyaw Graham
    September 5, 2013 at 12:15 pm (4 years ago)

    Wow! I didn’t realize all of the benefits of getting Vitamin D!