Super Vitamin D Spotlight

Super Vitamin D Spotlight

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Vitamin D is one of those supplements that gets a lot of hype, and for good reason -- it's estimated that between 40-70% of the US population is deficient in Vitamin D! And this vitamin is a powerhouse when it comes to our health. Immune, respiratory, bone and joint, emotions, autoimmune needs - all are supported with healthy Vitamin D levels!



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VITAMIN D IS IMPORTANT FOR:
  • Supporting healthy bones and helping prevent osteoporosis
  • Regulating the absorption of calcium + phosphorus (essential for health!)
  • Facilitating normal normal immune function
  • Plays an important role in regulating mood and warding off depression
  • Reduces risk of other diseases
"The Vitamin D Council -- a scientist-led group promoting vitamin D deficiency awareness -- suggests vitamin D treatment might be found helpful in treating or preventing autoimmune disease, chronic pain, depression, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, flu, and osteoporosis. However, there have been no definitive clinical trials." - WebMD
Vitamin D is made in the skin when the skin is exposed to UV-B rays in sunlight. Only a limited number of foods contain vitamin D, so exposing the skin to sunlight is how we get 70-80% of the vitamin D our body needs.  Unfortunately, sunlight is not always a reliable source of vitamin D. The season and geographic latitude, use of sunscreen, city smog, skin pigmentation, and a person’s age are some of the factors that affect how much vitamin D is produced in the skin through sunlight. 
WHY WE LOVE SUPER VITAMIN D
  • Plays a key function in respiratory health
  • Supports the body’s respiratory immune system through its innate, adaptive defense mechanisms
  • Helps boost healthy immune systems
  • Supports mood and hormone regulation with vitamin D and lemon balm 
  • Helps support bone growth and healthy muscle
  • Supports calcium balance and bone growth
  • Infused with Lemon Balm (Melissa) essential oil
Young Living’s Super Vitamin D supports the immune and respiratory systems with 250 percent of the daily value of vitamin D. This highly absorbable, vegan-friendly tablet is made with lemon balm extract and Lime and Melissa premium essential oils, which help increase bioavailability of the Vitamin D and also support mood and hormone regulation.
VITAMIN D & BONE HEALTH When it comes to healthy bones, Calcium is likely the nutrient you think of first. But vitamin D is just as important for keeping bones strong and preventing the bone disease osteoporosis! Vitamin D helps your intestines absorb calcium from the food you eat, so getting enough of both nutrients is an important part of making sure your bones are dense and strong.
VITAMIN D & EMOTIONS adapted from Eryn Jones Healthy Vitamin D levels are crucial for emotional health! Having adequate levels of Vitamin D allows your brain to perform its ‘executive’ function such as reasoning, attention, critical thinking and flexibility. Much like the CEO of a successful company needs support from his or her team to have clear focus and decision making, your brain needs support from supplements, sleep, and nutrition to be able to perform well. Vitamin D is essential for that!
Healthy Vitamin D levels have also been shown to lower the risk for seasonal blues, can support depressive mental health states and also assists in memory. The reason we are often happier and more at ease during warm months is because we naturally have higher Vitamin D levels from sun exposure. Since we can’t always be in the sun and since we need higher levels than previously thought, supplementation is key.
ACHIEVING OPTIMAL VITAMIN D LEVELS Depending on who you ask, blood levels above 20 ng/ml or 30 ng/ml are considered as “sufficient,” and there are multiple factors affecting how much Vitamin D an individual may need. However, a generally recognized dosage would be 1,000–4,000 IU (25–100 micrograms) daily. This dose should be enough to ensure optimal blood levels in most people. Other considerations...
  • One study found that  individuals who were vitamin D deficient needed 5,000 IU to reach blood levels above 30 ng/ml. 
  • Studies in postmenopausal women with vitamin D levels below 20 ng/ml found that ingesting 800–2,000 IU raised blood levels above 20 ng/ml. However, higher doses were needed to reach 30 ng/ml
  • Study 1
  • Study 2
  • People who are overweight or have obesity may also need higher amounts of Vitamin D.
TO USE
  • Take 1-2 tablets daily with food. 
  • Place in mouth and allow to dissolve for 5−10 seconds, then chew for optimal results.
  • Note: Each sublingual tablet contains 1000 IU Vitamin D

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