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Let's Shed Some Light on Vitamin D3

Let's Shed Some Light on Vitamin D3

Let's Shed Some Light on Vitamin D3

Sunshine seekers, we're diving into the world of Vitamin D3. First things first, it's often called the "sunshine vitamin" and for a good reason. Your body can actually make its own Vitamin D when your skin gets sun exposure which is great, however, many of us don't get enough sun.

Why should we care about Vitamin D3? It plays a crucial role in keeping our bodies happy and healthy:

Strong Bones: Vitamin D3 helps your body absorb calcium[1], which is essential for keeping your bones nice and strong.

Happy Mood: Have you ever noticed how you feel a little more upbeat after a day spent in the sun? That's because Vitamin D3 is linked to mood regulation[2].

Immune Support: Vitamin D3 gives your body an extra shield [3]to fend off nasty colds and flu bugs.

Heart Health: Studies have shown that getting enough Vitamin D3 can help support a healthy heart and lower the risk of cardiovascular issues[4].

You can find Vitamin D3 in certain foods like fatty fish, egg yolks, and fortified dairy products. There’s also the supplement route, which can be part of your daily routine and makes sure you always get your dose.

Whether you're looking to boost your mood, strengthen your bones, or just soak up some sunshine in supplement form, you can bask in the glow of good health.


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[2] Guzek D, Kołota A, Lachowicz K, Skolmowska D, Stachoń M, Głąbska D. Association between Vitamin D Supplementation and Mental Health in Healthy Adults: A Systematic Review. J Clin Med. 2021 Nov 3;10(21):5156. doi: 10.3390/jcm10215156. PMID: 34768677; PMCID: PMC8584834.

[3] Aranow C. Vitamin D and the immune system. J Investig Med. 2011 Aug;59(6):881-6. doi: 10.2310/JIM.0b013e31821b8755. PMID: 21527855; PMCID: PMC3166406.

[4] de la Guía-Galipienso F, Martínez-Ferran M, Vallecillo N, Lavie CJ, Sanchis-Gomar F, Pareja-Galeano H. Vitamin D and cardiovascular health. Clin Nutr. 2021 May;40(5):2946-2957. doi: 10.1016/j.clnu.2020.12.025. Epub 2020 Dec 29. PMID: 33397599; PMCID: PMC7770490.