Vitamin D, often called the sunshine vitamin, is an important micronutrient that your body produces when you expose your skin to sunlight. That’s cool if you live at the beach, or work outside for a living. But the truth is that, despite an abundance of sunlight, Vitamin D deficiency is all too common, with as many as 77% of Americans being deficient, and that can lead to serious health problems.
Health Disorders from Vitamin D deficiency:
- Weakened bones and teeth
- Low reproductive hormones
- Poor insulin regulation
- Reduced lung function
- Increased risk of cancer
You can clearly see that Vitamin D is important to your health, happiness and love life.
How to Boost Vitamin D
There are many ways to increase your levels of Vitamin D. Exposing your bare skin to direct sunlight for 20 minutes or so a day could be enough to meet your daily needs. As a fat soluble vitamin, you can even store vitamin D in your fat cells for a limited time before you need more. However, with technology and lifestyles that increasingly keep us indoors, many people rarely see the light of day, much less bask in it.
Only a few food sources naturally provide you with Vitamin D. They include:
- Fatty fish like wild caught salmon and sardines
- Egg yolks from pasture-raised hens
- Fish liver oils
However, most people do not consume those foods frequently enough or in great enough quantities to meet daily Vitamin D requirements.
Milk and other dairy products, along with some processed foods, are often fortified with Vitamin D, meaning the vitamin is added sometime during manufacture. However, health conscious people are increasingly steering clear of processed foods.
Another option is oral Vitamin D supplements. Be aware, however, that vitamin supplements often travel the length of your digestive tract without ever being broken down to be absorbed and used by your body.
Benefits of Vitamin D
There are many benefits to getting ample Vitamin D, including:
- Increased sex drive in both men and women
- Stronger, healthier bones and teeth
- Increased levels of neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine, which improve your mood, making you feel content and happy
- Combats Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), the depression syndrome particularly experienced during winter months
One way to ensure you are getting enough Vitamin D is to get injections on a regular basis to maintain optimal levels of the sunshine vitamin. The clinicians at Advanced Cryo NYC help hundreds of New Yorkers stay happy and healthy through IV Vitamin Therapy. It is minimally invasive, painless, and most importantly it bypasses your digestive tract and gets Vitamin D directly into your system, so you can begin to realize its benefits without delay.