Is it a vitamin? If we were starting over with our nomenclature (our naming and categorizing), we’d be calling vitamin D a hormone and not a vitamin. It has the same chemical structure as all the below-the-waist-hormones: estrogen, testosterone and progesterone. It’s built out of cholesterol, just like they are.
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1. Vitamin D from Sunlight
This is the most natural way to obtain more vitamin D in your system.
2. Eat Fatty Fish and Seafood
Fatty fish like tuna, mackerel, sardines and anchovies are some of the richest sources of vitamin D.
3. Eat More Mushrooms
For vegetarians, mushrooms are the only source of vitamin D in food.
4. Eat Egg Yolks
Don’t skip out on the yolk part of your eggs if you want to increase your vitamin D levels.
5. Eat Fortified Foods
Tofu is actually another vegetarian source where you can obtain vitamin D. Milk and orange juice also contain a level of this that you can add in your diet.
6. Take Supplements
A vitamin D supplement is always a good alternative to boosting your daily intake.
Good Blood Levels of Vitamin D
The Vitamin D Council argues that if we get between 40-80 nano-grams per mil per day, our risks of 17 different cancers, brain aging, MS, kidney failure, heart disease and diabetes plummet! Along with that, our energy production, metabolic rate, tissue repair and our recovery rate get better!
How much vitamin D does it take to reap these benefits?
I’ve tested thousands and thousands of people, and most require about 10,000 units of Vitamin D per day. That is a critical amount where I like to start people to make sure they come back to their healthy range. Vitamin D3 is the important type.
It’s good to periodically check your blood levels of vitamin D to see where you are, and adjust your dosage accordingly.
With all its benefits, vitamin D is an important supplement worth our attention!
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