Vitamin D. Vitamin D. Vitamin D3.
If we have heard it once this week, we have heard it ten times! Vitamin D is what it’s all about. How much do you know about Vitamin D? Do you understand what it can do for your body? Do you know where to get it? Are you getting enough of it?
Vitamin D is an essential nutrient your body needs for many vital processes, including building and maintaining strong bones. Many of us have heard we get our vitamin D (the sunshine vitamin) from the sun. “Get outside and get some vitamin D,” we often heard growing up. We also know fatty fishes such as salmon, sardines, herring, mackerel, tuna, etc. are loaded with heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids and can be rich in vitamin D. Fatty fish and seafood are some of the richest natural food sources containing vitamin D. Vitamin D can additionally be found in other foods and fortified juices such as egg yolks, mushrooms and orange juice.
Research has shown that adequate amounts of vitamin D can help assist your body in fighting off disease and illness. Vitamin D is one of the most important immune system-strengthening nutrients that can help reduce the risk of colds and viruses. It’s hard to get too much vitamin D right now, especially with it being such a prevalent season for colds, allergies and viruses. LOAD UP!
Last, but not least, if you have a deficiency in vitamin D, REGENERATE can help! We offer vitamin D3 shots (quick pokes into your arm muscle). Your body can absorb and utilize vitamin D3 through the muscle much more effectively than when taken orally (typically D2). Both forms of this vitamin can raise circulating vitamin D levels, though research suggests that D3 may raise levels more effectively and efficiently than D2. Come talk to our team of experts at REGENERATE 512.368.4548.
Breca Tracy, PhD
Director of Science & Operations
800 Hwy 290 W, Building F, Suite 200 Dripping Springs, TX 78620