Vitamin-D: The Sunshine Vitamin
As a kid you’ve probably heard your parents talk about how it’s good to be in the sun for a while. This is because of Vitamin-D. According to Examine we need about 24 micronutrients for human survival. the sunshine vitamin is one of them. The human body produces it as a response to sun exposure. This is an essential Vitamin for your body because it promotes healthy bones and teeth. Believe it or not, it can even protect you from different diseases like Type-1 Diabetes.
While this Vitamin has many important functions, the most vital is regulating the absorption of calcium and phosphorus. It’s important that you get enough because this will ensure that you have normal growth and bone development. Sadly, if your body doesn’t get enough of this Vitamin, you’re at risk of developing bone abnormalities like osteomalacia (soft bones) or osteoporosis (fragile bones).
Vitamin-D deficiency isn’t a common occurrence because the sun is usually available, but it can still happen. There are many factors that go into why someone may develop a deficiency. It ranges from things like using sunscreen to living in high polluted areas, spending too much time indoors, and having darker skin
With so many factors that could limit the amount of sunlight some people get, it’s important for you to understand that there are different ways that you can acquire Vitamin-D. There are a few foods that contain Vitamin-D naturally. This is still a great way to get some of the extra vitamins you need. Some of these foods are:
- Egg Yolk
Since there aren’t many foods that contain this Vitamin, and the sun can’t always be at everyone’s disposal, there are supplements that you can take. These supplements will be able to provide you with the proper amount of Vitamin-D your body needs to function correctly. One of the most efficient is Vitamin injection therapy. I know it can sound scary, but it’s such a quick way to get some more Vitamin-D running through your body and avoid a deficiency.
At the IV Lounge we have a Vitamin-D shot filled with 50,000 IU that will help balance the “Sunshine Vitamin” in your body. This way a Vitamin-D deficiency will be the last thing on your mind. Give us a call today to get more information from our nurses and physicians.
Patel, Kamal. “Vitamin D.” Examine, 13 April 2021, https://examine.com/supplements/vitamin-d/.