Updated: Jul 29
Did you know that approximately 1 Billion people worldwide are deficient in Vitamin D?! This deficiency effects about 40% of all Americans.
Why Should I care about my Vitamin D Levels? Vitamin D is key for:
- Modulating (regulating) immune function – keeps you healthy and fighting off threats to your immune System including cancer
- Helping with Chronic Fatigue
- Improving Depression and Anxiety
- Preventing Cognitive (Brain) Decline
- Decreasing Joint Pain
- Improving Sleep
- Protecting Bone health
The Sun provides the best source of Vitamin D. You should ideally get 15 minutes of sunlight exposure with about 50% of your body exposed every day. In the winter, this might be difficult in some parts of the country. The winter months are most commonly when deficiencies show up.
Best Food sources of Vitamin D include:
- Eggs (yolks especially)
- Fatty fish like Salmon (wild is better than farmed)
- Grass Fed butter and cheeses
An Optimal Vitamin D level is around 50. The best way to know where you are at is to have a simple test done. Reach out if you would like to have your levels tested. It’s best to test before supplementing, so you can know how much you need. You can use out www.drjeni.com to schedule a short consultation to talk about this and get started with customized nutrition.
Supplementation can be especially important if you are low. Make sure you are always taking high-quality supplements as they are not all created equal!
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