The most underrated supplement?
Updated: Jul 7, 2019
Vitamin D, one of the most overlooked and underrated supplements there is. Perhaps because it isn’t a sexy or flashy supplement it gets overlooked and ignored but over a billion people worldwide are either vitamin D deficient or inefficient (American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, April 2008). This can lead to a whole host of health problems including osteoporosis, diabetes, obesity, depression, chronic fatigue, Alzheimer’s disease and certain types of cancers. Vitamin D can be produced by the body from exposure to the sun as well as being consumed in food (Eggs, fish like sardines, tuna and salmon, milk, beef liver, mushroom, etc) and in supplement form.
Most people know about the role vitamin D plays in promoting healthy bones and promoting the absorption of calcium but not a lot of people know about all the other roles it plays in the body. It helps support lung and cardiovascular function, helps support the immune system and nervous system, helps regulate insulin levels and is a potent inhibitor of cancer cell growth. Now sunlight is the best source of vitamin D but with the fear of skin cancer, the use of sun block, people working indoors and wearing clothing protecting themselves from the sun and people living in colder climates the chances of vitamin D deficiency increases. Even in warm climates like the Middle East with plenty of sunshine the area has some of the lowest levels of vitamin D. The problems with vitamin D deficiency effect all people, of all ages and from all over the world. Eating enough foods with vitamin D, getting a regular heathy amount of sun exposure and supplementing with a good vitamin D supplement should be a part of everyone’s program.
I take a vitamin D supplement every day as a staple of my supplement program and I’ve never had bloodwork come back showing I’m vitamin D deficient. I recommend adding it to your supplement program. Plus.....it’s cheap! #vitamind #vitamins #nutrition #health #cancer#calcium #osteoporosis#immunesystem #healthy #obesity #depression #chronicfatigue #alzheimers #vitamindeficiency #lasvegas #lasvegaspersonaltrainer #personaltrainer #strengthcoach #fitnesstrainer #gymtrainer