Vitamin D is one of my top supplement recommendations for my clients.
Why you may ask? Well, not only are the majority of Americans lacking this important nutrient but Vitamin D has proven to be essential for:
- bone health
- immune health
- cardiovascular function
- brain development
- anti-cancer benefits
How do I get Vitamin D?
Our modern life means (and these are just among the few reasons):
- more jobs are indoors
- more people are living in cities
- increased fear of skin cancer
- increased use of electronics indoors
More time indoors leads to less time for sun exposure, which is vital for proper Vitamin D production in our bodies.
Supplementation is a great option for those who do not get enough sunlight or those who are worried about exposing their skin to the sun.
Deficient Vitamin D levels are linked to many health issues such as depression, tiredness & fatigue, gut issues, obesity, bone pain, and excessive sweating among the few.
The best way to test Vitamin D levels is through the 25(OH)D blood test. My recommendation is to get tested at least once a year, especially pregnant women and those with cancer. Optimal Vitamin D levels may be the simple solution to many adverse health issues.
Note: You will be emailed your requisition and blood can be drawn at any Quest Laboratory near you. Test available for those in the USA (except RI, NY, & NJ).