Boost Vitamin D Levels During Winter for Optimal Health
If you live in the Northern states, there’s no doubt about it: winter struck hard and early this year. This means more and more Americans aren’t able to get outdoors for their daily dose of vitamin D.
Unfortunately, a large proportion of U.S. adults are already deficient in this critical nutrient. And the dark, cold days of winter only add to the problem.
- Adults who are moderately deficient in vitamin D have about a 53 per cent increased risk of developing dementia. The risk is increased to 125 per cent in those who are severely deficient.
- Research links low vitamin D levels with a greater risk of fractures in older adults.
- Studies have found that low vitamin D levels are associated with a higher chance of heart failure, sudden cardiac death, stroke, overall cardiovascular disease and cardiovascular death.
- Low levels of vitamin D are strongly linked with depression and seasonal affective disorder.
Unlike most vitamins, vitamin D isn’t abundant in our food supply. The sun is your best source of this nutrient. So during the cold, harsh months of winter, it’s hard to get enough of it.
While there isn’t much you can do about the weather, there is a very easy way to boost your levels of vitamin D levels during the winter months. It’s as simple as supplementing with the most bio-available form of this nutrient that’s available today.
Just look for a formula that contains 5,000 IU of D3 in cholecalciferol form (be sure to check the label!). This is the most active form of natural vitamin D available, and can keep your levels high even when the sun doesn’t shine.