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The Best Vitamin D Sources

By Edited Mar 17, 2016 0 1

Have you noticed the publicity level regarding the health benefits of Vitamin D lately? There are plenty of reasons for it. There are many foods we eat and vitamins we take because we know we're supposed to, but your current levels of Vitamin D can have an almost immediate impact on how you feel, including both physically and mentally. Because of the increasing buzz about Vitamin D's benefits and people's questions about low Vitamin D symptoms, I'd like to discuss briefly clearly what Vitamin D deficiency treatment entails and the three types of Vitamin D sources.

In a nutshell, what you need to do is pretty simple. Simply put, you need to increase your Vitamin D levels are too low. As a result, you'll be better prepared to deal with and avoid many types of cancer, auto-immunes diseases, and mental concerns like depression and anxiety. Having gone over all that, let's get to the Vitamin D sources and take a look at which ones are the most helpful.

Supplementing Vitamin D

Although it is definitely best to get as many minerals and vitamins from natural, clean, whole foods, you're not likely to get enough Vitamin D3 from dietary sources alone. Even if you happen to be a fan of fish and egg yolks, you probably don't eat enough to obtain Vitamin D in sufficient quantities. With regards to Vitamin D, supplementing is a good idea.

Taking a top quality supplement is definitely an efficient source of Vitamin D. I use the one from Vital Choice and I like it because it comes in wild-caught salmon oil (pure & natural), so it mixes the supplement with a dietary source of Vitamin D3 as well.

Vitamin D From the Sun

Depending on the climate where you live and the time of year, one of the best sources of Vitamin D is to just get outside and get some sunshine.What you will be getting from the sun are rays called ultra-violet B (UVB) that your skin will then use to make Vitamin D3.

Many people are concerned about the relationship relating to the skin's exposure to the sun's rays and skin cancer. This makes this particular Vitamin D deficiency treatment unattractive or concerning for many. It's also easy to stay outside too long which can result in the accidental, and sometimes painful problem of getting too much sun. While these fears are certainly appropriate, small doses of managed exposure are very valuable. So go take a 15 minute walk around the block outside on a bright day with a t-shirt on and no sunblock. You'll come home smiling and feeling good.

Sources of Vitamin D from Food

Vitamin D food sources exist though they are fairly minimal. Egg yolks, fish oil, beef liver, and wild-caught oily fish are the only major sources of Vitamin D from food. A few types of some oily fish are salmon, tuna, blue fish, and mackerel. Even if you believe in evolution or a divine creator, this fact is extraordinary. Sun exposure on its own can be enough for those living near the equator to get all of their necessary Vitamin D. Knowing how important Vitamin D is, its deficiency imposed a significant health risk to humans as they made homes in areas of the world that get far less sun, even up to six months without any at all. Astoundingly, oily fish found with naturally high levels of Vitamin D have traditionally been the primary focus of these cultures' diets. Accordingly the lack of Vitamin D caused by low levels of sunlight was resolved by incorporating a food source which would supply the Vitamin D necessary.

Because of the way we eat today, getting enough Vitamin D from food sources is difficult if not impossible, which leads back to my suggestion about taking a good supplement.

It is difficult to exaggerate the importance of Vitamin D on how you feel. You'd be smart to read more about its importance and the sources of this important vitamin, including Vitamin D foods and supplements.

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Dec 20, 2010 4:14pm
Introspective
Good information on vitamin D sources.
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