Dan Allaire is a certified Level 1 Crossfit trainer. He also has Crossfit certifications in Power Lifting as well as Movement & Mobility. Dan is also a Level 1 Agatsu KettleBell instructor and has attended various seminars on paleolithic nutrition, strongman training and Olympic lifting. If you have questions or wish to contact Dan, you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Vitamin D3 - Get it In You!
Vitamin D is an essential vitamin, meaning our bodies cannot produce it on its own and the main source for it is direct sunlight contact on the skin, something that can be challenging in this part of the world. Getting sun on your arms and face is not enough. You need exposure on the lighter parts of your body. We’ve been told too much sun is bad for you but not enough sun is even worse in my opinion.
Cornwall - May 24, 2012 - Alright as promised I want to start educating people here a bit…that being said I always encourage you to do your own research, I am not a doctor.
Vitamin D is an essential vitamin, meaning our bodies cannot produce it on its own and the main source for it is direct sunlight contact on the skin, something that can be challenging in this part of the world. Getting sun on your arms and face is not enough. You need exposure on the lighter parts of your body. We’ve been told too much sun is bad for you but not enough sun is even worse in my opinion. Some foods contain vitamin D but in small amounts.
Do the math folks…during the spring and summer you don’t get sick too often do you? Then in the fall and winter the sun shows up less and less and we are bundled up so even when it is sunny we’re not exactly taking it in are we? That’s when you get sick or heaven forbid the flu!
Most people are Vitamin D deficient at this time of year for that very reason…almost zero exposure to the sun. You gonna start taking some yet? No let’s talk some more…
Since I started taking Vitamin D3 two years ago (2,000 to 5,000 IUs daily) I cannot recall getting so much as a common cold, let alone the flu. I live in a home where my wife is a teacher and my two kids go to school (aka germ central). They come home with stuff all the time whether it be a cough or sneezing, sore throat…I get none of it. My wife had strep throat before the holidays and I still kissed her on the lips and got NOTHING. These are my examples and I know there are many out there who do the same and can share similar stories. The more I read and research on Vitamin D or D3 the more I will always be taking it. I take vitamin D3 since it stays in your system longer and with more effect.
Here are some quick benefits of Vitamin D:
-Maintains calcium balance and can help reduce the risk of or maybe even prevent osteoperosis since it contributes to bone growth and density
-While no conclusive studies show it outright prevents cancer there are a myriad of studies that show Vitamin D greatly reduces the risk of cancer.
-Boosts your immune system
-Helps regulate blood pressure
-Decreases the risk of memory loss…again many studies out there show a decrease in alzheimers and dementia with adequate intake of Vitamin D
-What do chronic health issues like diabetes, obesity, cancer, osteoporosis, autoimmune conditions, and suppressed immunity all have in common? Studies show they are all directly associated with vitamin D deficiency!
This post should have you asking many questions and the internet has a bevy of answers for you so if I got your attention get researching and see what benefits await you when you begin to take this supplement to compliment a healthy lifestyle.
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