It can be especially hard during winter months to get the right amount of Vitamin D in your diet. You may be feeling blue, or unable to shake the virus that’s been making its way through the office.
That’s because we typically get the majority of our daily Vitamin D intake from the sun—which is much easier to do in summer months when the sky is clear and we’re spending more time outside. However, we all know living in Minnesota that we don’t often get the chance to be outside for nearly half the year, leading to an entire population experiencing serious Vitamin D deficiencies. Our bodies need around 75% of skin exposed for an average of 30 minutes daily to make optimum levels.
If you’re Vitamin D deficient, you may feel depressed, fatigued, tired, or find it hard to recover from illnesses due to a weakened immune system. Severe Vitamin D deficiencies can even lead to brittle, soft bones and rickets, as your body needs Vitamin D to be able to process and deliver calcium to build and maintain strong bones.
An easy way to know whether you’re Vitamin D deficient or not is to take a Vitamin D test. We run a simple and affordable test in our office for just $60 that will tell us exactly how deficient you are and the right amount you should take to meet your recommended daily intake requirements.
Can I eat my way to healthy Vitamin D levels?
According to vitamindcouncil.org, you can’t get the daily recommended amount of Vitamin D just from your diet. That’s because there simply aren’t enough foods that are rich in Vitamin D to be able to deliver your daily recommended intake. However, you can still eat foods rich in Vitamin D—you’ll just have to pair your diet with a supplement.
D3 5000 with K2 – 60ct = $15.95, for everyday use!
K2-D3 10,000 – 60ct = $25.75, an upgrade for the winter months!
Vitamin D3 50,000IU Blister Pack = $19.90, this one is to be taken when you are sick or feel like you may be getting sick – you take 1 per day for 3 days. It’s also great to have when you’re traveling. They say 1 per flying day!
Give us a call today if you have any questions about the Vitamin D test or want to set up an appointment: (612) 922-8100.