One of my favorite Vitamins to chat about is none other than the sunshine vitamin, Vitamin D!
Vitamin D is mostly synthesized through sunlight exposure, and can also be found in foods like eggs, salmon and tuna.
Fun fact, cholesterol is required for Vitamin D synthesis, so its not the "big bad" that doctors make it out to be.
The best time to get your daily dose of Vitamin D is between the hours of 12-4pm in the Spring and Summer months, when the sun is at its highest point. All you need is 20-30 minutes of direct exposure.
During the Fall and Winter months, I recommend taking a supplement form of Vitamin D3 in a dose of 2000 IU daily.
My Top Pick for Vitamin D Supplement is.... Designs for Health Liposomal Vitamin D3
Why is this my top pick?
This Vitamin D is food based, meaning it's in the form nature intended. It is also certified vegan, gluten free, dairy free, free of all common allergens and contains 2500 IU in one serving. It's also the Vitamin D that I personally take!
Emerging research shows that this vitamin may have a lot more benefits than previously thought, but let's go through some of the basics...
Bone health - increased bone density because it aids in calcium and phosphorus absorption
What new research is saying about the benefits of Vitamin D...
- Improved stress management
- Increased muscle repair/recovery
- Boost immune health
- Improved mood
- Increased longevity
- Possible cancer prevention
Needless to say, Vitamin D should be a part of your daily regimen. Whether you get it from sunlight or supplement form, just make sure you get it!