Someone has probably told you to “go sit outside and soak up some Vitamin D”, but have you ever wondered exactly why? The answer is that Vitamin D is an essential nutrient when it comes to bone health, immunity, and so much more. Let’s dig into it:

The sun does what?

Believe it or not, Vitamin D is very unique from other vitamins. It is actually a steroid hormone that your body produces from cholesterol when it is exposed to UVB rays emitted from sunlight. While this is both a natural and incredible way to help meet your Vitamin D needs, it often is alone not effective. Supplemental Vitamin D can help fill the gap.

(P.S. At Coromega we enrich our Max Omega-3 with Vitamin D because they make a great pair!)

Bone Health

Firstly, it's essential for bone health. Vitamin D helps regulate calcium and phosphorus absorption, which are crucial minerals for maintaining strong bones and preventing conditions like osteoporosis. This is essential to all stages of life but especially for seniors!

Immune Support

Modern research has shown that Vitamin D also supports immune function by helping our bodies fight off infections more effectively. People with low Vitamin D levels reportedly experience more bouts of colds and viral infections versus those with healthy levels.

Mood Boost

Emerging studies indicate that vitamin D may have a positive impact on mood given its ability to help regulate serotonin. Given that Vitamin D deficiency in the west is common, prioritizing it in your diet could be instrumental to mental health upkeep.

And many more…

Vitamin D supports other areas of health such as muscular, cardiovascular, and cognitive function, as well as reducing the risk of premature death. If you aren’t sure where you stand Vitamin-D wise, start the conversation with a healthcare professional about getting tested. Remember to ask your doctor before adding any new supplements to your regimen.

Just Remember:

The amount of Vitamin D you should be absorbing daily is unique to your age and other factors such as gender. It is possible to over-do it with Vitamin-D supplementation, so we recommend consulting with a professional to create your unique nutrient game plan.