Why You Should Be Thinking About Vitamin D Now!
You always hear people say it’s never too early to decorate for Christmas, or it’s never too early to save for retirement. But what about, it’s never too early to get more vitamin D? That’s right, vitamin D, D3 to be exact!
Vitamin D is a wonderful vitamin that has been linked to better health and lower rates of prostate, breast, colon and ovarian cancer. Vitamin D deficiencies have been linked to several health problems including diabetes and alzheimer’s.
Sunshine and Vitamin D
When people think of vitamin D they often think of the sun, that’s because while it’s found in some foods it’s in such small amounts it doesn’t do our bodies much good. The sun is the most natural and efficient way to get vitamin D, but it requires you actually be in the sun. The more skin you expose to the sun, the more vitamin D will be produced. Here in south Texas, staying out in the sun isn’t always enjoyable. Right now we’re experiencing a long winter with little sunshine. Even if you were to stand out in the cold today you may not get any vitamin D. When the thermostat climbs during summer it can be uncomfortable and even dangerous to stay outside for too long!
What about Vitamin D Supplements?
OTC supplements do have D3, but prescription varieties have D2 which is not as well absorbed. Your fat soluble vitamins are ADEK and we have a great resource which has ADK, uses D3 and is a perfect amount to actually produce a great response! When taking supplements, why use them if they cannot provide the benefit you seek? Ask us to help, we offer a variety of proven supplements.
Vitamin D and My Health
Here at Be Well 365 we are proud to offer several ways to improve your vitamin D levels. We get to know each patient and their unique health needs before creating holistic plans for better health. Check out all of our patient services! You may know us as just a San Antonio weight loss clinic, but our mission is truly overall health and a life with less medications. Schedule your consultation today and experience what it’s like to have a team dedicated to your weight loss and overall health.