Odds are YOU are vitamin D deficient. It’s estimated around 85% of Americans are (even those who take multi-vitamins religiously).
And although we still walk, talk, and breathe just fine without it–this little vitamin is crucial for optimum health and well being over the long haul.
In fact, Vitamin D deficiency has been tied to:
- Autoimmune Disorders
- Mood Disorders (depression & anxiety)
- Premature Aging (wrinkles and cell damage)
- Increased levels of stress
- Decreased levels of energy
So, if you’re interested in becoming more youthful, happy, and healthier run by your local whole foods or vitamin shoppe and pick out some Vitamin D-3. Now the 3 there is crucial, because it’s the REAL DEAL. The vitamin D-2 stuff is synthetic, less potent, and overall less useful to our bodies and partially why vitamins get a bad rep these days.
The older RDI’s (recommended daily intakes) are from the 70’s, and the newer research suggest that humans need about 5,000-10,000 IUD’s of Vitamin D-3 to really reap the benefits and not be deficient (that’s why your normal multi-vitamin likely isn’t cutting it).
Other ways to get some quality D-3 is from eating salmon, lean meats, and mushrooms.
Oh, and you can soak up some rays on a sunny day–that does the trick too.
So why are beach bums typically on the “chill, youthful, and happy side”? Vitamin D-3, bro.
Until next time,