Written by Dr. Sandra Miranda, ND
75% Of People Are Deficient In Vitamin D! Are You?
It is not unusual to start feeling the lows during our long winter months. Even though it has not been as cold as other years, the lack of sunlight can definitely be a cause for depression, low immune system, and in general, an overall sense of aches, pains and malaise.
With lack of sunlight the one vitamin that gets the most affected is our vitamin D levels.
If there is one vitamin that you need to take during the winter months, it is Vitamin D. Vitamin D works as an anti-oxidant, anti-microbial, anti-septic, anti-aging, anti-inflammatory and even as an anti-cancer agent. It is also known to boost the immune system to fight infections, and help boost brain health.
Consider the following facts:
Recent studies show that in order to receive the best levels of protection our blood vitamin D levels should be about 120-200 nmol/l. I personally don’t like to recommend cod liver oil as a vitamin D supplement because it also contains Vitamin A and too much vitamin A taken for long periods of time can cause health problems. I prefer to recommend a liquid emulsified vitamin D which you can easily find in your local health food store.
So do you think we need to measure vitamin D levels? Absolutely!!!
Ask your Naturopathic Doctor to check your vitamin D levels today. If you don’t have one, call us at 905-239-3900, we will be happy to help and to provide a good quality vitamin D supplement.