Have you ever made a simple change in your lifestyle and it has made a world of difference?
Vitamin D is one of those simple changes you can make and it can have benefits you couldn’t possibly have dreamed of, from stronger bones, to bigger muscles and from a happier mind to better sex and more energy.
It might be the one thing you are lacking in, making you tired, irritable, injured or just plain depressed.
Everyone knows Vitamin D is synthesized by your body when sunlight touches your skin, and if you don’t know that then you should.
Your skin is your very own all-over-body solar panel – the first capture point of the sun’s rays after their 150 million kilometre and 8 and a half minute journey from our nearest star.
…but what if you spend a lot of time inside, or you live in a climate that isn’t sunny all year round?
Sure, there’s food that contains Vitamin D like fatty fish, liver, cheese, eggs….and these days companies fortify some of their products with it. You’ll often find milk that’s been fortified with Vitamin D.
Even then, you might not be getting enough. Especially if you work according to the RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance), which even after an update from 400 IU to 800 IU is STILL NOT ENOUGH FOR ADULTS.
It’s a global crisis, at least for the people in those climates.
And to be honest, a lot of people in hot climates don’t get enough because they shuttle themselves into an office, workshop, warehouse or store and stay there for the sunniest part of the day.
Recommended Daily Allowance
The original RDA was just about enough to avoid rickets. Seriously?!! Thanks for that, government health people!!!
There are boat loads of benefits from Vitamin D, so instead of thinking I’m taking enough to avoid having bendy legs, you should be thinking, am I getting enough to get all the good stuff like stronger bones, improved hormonal balance, a stress-free mind, even happiness and feelings of vitality??
Screw the RDA, it’s a load of rubbish. You can take up to 4000 IU safely (and many people do every day) and research indicates you can go a lot higher than that (although there is probably no need).
A daily dose of 2000 IU is good enough for rock and roll, and you can eat Vitamin D rich food on top of that…and get some sun (when it deigns to shine).
And don’t rely on your multivitamin. For a start, it doesn’t go above the crappy 800 IU, and it doesn’t contain any fat – which is important to have in some form alongside Vit D because it dissolves in fat and gets into your system that way.
Vitamin D Liquid Capsules
This is the direction to go in. Get yourself an oil based liquid gel capsule supplement of Vitamin D3. They look a bit like fish oil caps; sort of a gold coloured soft gel.
Most companies put out 1000 IU capsules – they aren’t even bothering to go lower because they know what the deal is.
Now, because they already contain the fat, they are ready to be taken like that. To make doubly sure, have a glass of milk to take it with.
Vitamin D3 is the most bioavailable of the D types. Simply put, it’s the one that makes the greatest impact.