Vitamin D The ‘Sunshine Vitamin’, Are You Getting Enough?

With summer in our near sights, it is understandable that we are longing to escape the last of the cold and soak in some sun. The sun offers us a range of health care benefits, as long as exposure is controlled. This is due to it providing you with a key vitamin. This has been labelled the “sunshine vitamin”, vitamin D.

Vitamin D 'Sunshine Vitamin'

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) discuss how vitamin D is a natural steroid hormone. It has the potential to affect 2,000 genes in our bodies. The FDA recommend 10-15 minutes spent in the sun daily, in order to absorb the daily requirement of vitamin D, which is 1000IU. The vitamin has many functions for the body and could be one of the most important with facilitating a healthy immune system, and with the absorption of phosphorous and calcium. The natural vitamin assists with body growth, the development of teeth and bones, and can create and increase resistance against particular diseases.


Other Health Benefits:

  • Fights Depression
  • Helps Weight Loss
  • Body Development: Teeth and Bones
  • Building Resistance Against Certain Diseases
  • Can Help Prevent Colon and Breast Cancers
  • Helps Prevent Inflammation and Multiple Sclerosis

Having regular exposure to sunlight has shown to improve your mood. With 10-15 minutes in the sun a day, you are naturally increasing your body’s levels of serotonin. Healthy serotonin levels benefit you by making you feel more active, alert, and happy.

It’s time to escape your winter blues today and embrace the warmth and health benefits of summer today!

Here at Back to Basics Chiropractic our practitioner range of supplements can help you. Vitamin D deficiency is highly common in Australia, studies show that 30-50% of Australians have a mild to severe cases of Vitamin D Deficiency. Talk to your practitioner now about vitamin D3 1000IU tablets or liquids today. Simply book online or phone us on (02) 9588 7000 to make an appointment.

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