Why Do I Need Vitamin D?

It is widely understood Vitamin D is vital for strong bones, but there are many additional ways in which Vitamin D can be essential. Vitamin D is important for neuromuscular function, immune health, disease prevention, and avoiding depression. Vitamin D has been diagnosed as deficient in the majority of North Americans.

The sun is one of our primary sources of Vitamin D. However, during the winter months, when the sun is not as abundant, it becomes especially important to know the other sources in which you can receive Vitamin D. Supplementation and certain food choices are key to making sure that your body has the proper levels of Vitamin D.  Food items such as cod liver oil, mackerel, salmon, tuna, egg yolks, and beef liver contain higher levels of Vitamin D. These options may not be the most favorable meal items for some, which makes supplementation that much more important.  Our Vitamin D supplements, in liquid or pill form, are pharmaceutical grade and can provide the necessary dosage of Vitamin D to prevent any deficiency. Our vitamin and supplement manufacturers only sell to licensed physicians and certify the quality and validity of their ingredients and product labeling.

Vitamin D aids the body with calcium absorption, balancing the concentration of calcium and phosphate in the blood.  Proper balance of phosphate and calciumserum levels is crucial to preventing osteoporosis and brittle bones.  Vitamin D can help strengthen bones, which will place less stress on muscles making them stronger and reducing the feeling of fatigue.  Research has shown maintaining proper Vitamin D levels can prevent development of multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, and other muscle disease. Vitamin D has also been shown to play an important role in the regulation of cell growth. Regulation of cell growth is a key factor in reducing the risk of cancer, including: breast, colon, and prostate.

Vitamin D can also play a key role in respiratory health, reducing risk and effects of asthma, and increasing athletic performance and your health. Vitamin D can improve your body today and for the future.  Check in and make sure that your body is not deficient in Vitamin D, especially during these darker, winter months!