All Canadians should be taking vitamin D regularly. While it’s starting to get lighter out now, don’t think that months of winter darkness can be reversed that easily. Even if you’re outdoors often in the winter, if you aren’t taking a supplement it’s time to start!
What Does Vitamin D Do?
1. Plays an important role in regulating mood and warding off depression (think Seasonal Affective Disorder).
2. Helps absorb of calcium
3. Has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and neuroprotective properties that support immune health, muscle function and brain cell activity.
Effects of Low Vitamin D
According to WebMd, Not getting enough vitamin D may lead to or worsen these health problems:
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Infections and issues with your immune system
- Certain types of cancer like colon, prostate, and breast cancers
- Multiple sclerosis
- Blood clots
I know when I lived in Washington state, it had one of the highest rates of multiple sclerosis in the country. Many believe it has to do with the low levels of sunlight the western side of the state gets.
How Much Should I Take?
My Vitamin D
I’m currently using Pascoe Vitapas D for adults. These supplements are 1 a day softgels to maintain and supplement a healthy lifestyle. They’re easy to swallow, gelatin-lactose-and gluten free, free of flavors, colors, artificial additives, and preservatives.
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Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, I’m sharing what I personally take and the information I have found from scientific sources.
What does your supplement game look like these days?