The Benefits of Vitamin D

Vitamin DNicknamed the “Sunshine Vitamin”, Vitamin D has been in the forefront of the medical world with all of the recent discoveries as to the significance of this essential nutrient for overall health and well being.  While Vitamin D deficiencies used to be uncommon, concerns over skin cancer caused by overexposure to sunlight have prompted many to use sufficient sun block or limit sun exposure to a degree that they are now see more frequently. A lack of Vitamin D is now linked to various forms of cancer including malignant melanoma and colon cancer. Vitamin D deficiencies can also drastically weaken the immune system, bones and brain function. Think you need more Vitamin D? Wondering how to get more vitamin D? Here are 4 easy ways to boost your intake:

Get Out in the Sun

Let’s be clear – this does not mean that you should ditch the sunscreen and spend hours each day soaking up rays. However, a small amount of exposure to the sun without sunscreen can do wonders to boost your Vitamin D. If you’re only going to be outside for 20-25 minutes, consider leaving the sunblock off. Any more than than and you should reach for your SPF 30.

Eat More Fatty Fish

Fatty fish like salmon, tuna and trout are all rich with vitamin D. Not only that, but you’ll also be eating those heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids!

Don’t Throw Out the Egg Yolk

Eggs are a great addition to any meal, not just breakfast. Be sure not to ditch the yolk, and you’ll take in a boost of Vitamin D. However, it won’t be enough to satisfy your daily minimum, so you should look to supplement it elsewhere.

Take a Regular Supplements

Perhaps one of the best ways to take in your vitamin D is through a supplement. Not only can you hit your daily amount with ease, but they come without the risk of skin cancer from too much sun exposure. Blue Sky MD offers Vitamin D-3 5000 IU Capsules: derived from lanolin. Each small, easy to swallow vegetable capsule provides 5000 IU of natural D-3. This dose is recognized to increase and maintain healthy, normal vitamin D levels.    

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