By Alane Palmer, ND, CNC and Maria Cummings
I love the way the warm sunlight feels on my skin; it is so relaxing, plus I can get some healthy Vitamin D in! But who has the time to sit in the sun unless you’re on vacation? And what about skin cancer concerns? Most people aren’t getting enough Vitamin D even if they are taking a supplement and that’s because according to the current Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) our Vitamin D is 600 IU (international units) for adults. That is a tiny amount according to most doctors and functional medicine experts. And the older we get, our bodies will produce 75% fewer amounts of Vitamin D than young children! Vitamin D is essential in assisting in calcium absorption and bone growth. Not having enough Vitamin D in children can cause fragile and soft bones. A lack of Vitamin D in adults can lead to osteoporosis and thyroid conditions.
Please make sure to check out this article by integrative physician Dr. Nalini Chilkov in the Huffington Post for a more in-depth look into Vitamins D! In a nutshell, here is what Dr. Chilkov shares about why you should have your Vitamin D levels tested, and we agree! Here are 9 reasons to get your Vitamin D levels tested:
1.) Vitamin D can reduce your risk of colds and flu
2.) Vitamin D can reduce the risk of depression
3.) Vitamin D can reduce muscle aches and pain
4.) Vitamin D can reduce your risk of cancer
5.) Vitamin D can reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease and heart attacks
6.) Vitamin D can reduce the chance of developing Type 1 Diabetes by 80%
7.) Vitamin D can reduce your risk of getting autoimmune diseases
8.) Once you have your Vitamin D levels tested, you will know Exactly how much Vitamin D your body needs!
9.) Our comprehensive vitamin and mineral blood test will test more than just your Vitamin D levels; it also tests for other vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants!
To find out more about testing your Vitamin D level sand other vitamins just click here!
We can help you beat a Vitamin D deficiency! Give your body a healing chance with Vitamin D!
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Medical disclaimer: Our vitamin test kits and all tests cannot be used to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. All test results are to be used as educational materials and as a guide to help support your overall health and wellness. Always discuss health concerns with your medical doctor.