Benefits of Vitamin D

Did you know that over half the people in the world are Vitamin D deficient? Vitamin D deficiency is believed to cause health issues such as high blood pressure, cancer, diabetes, etc. The best source of Vitamin D is sunshine, which is being abundantly provided by our sun this summer. Take some time to enjoy the warmth radiating from the sun, and absorb some Vitamin D while you’re at it.
What can a little extra Vitamin D do for you?
1. Immune System: Vitamin D supports the cells whose job is to seek out and destroy viruses in the body. Vitamin D helps control these cells by keeping them on track when they need to be hard at work in your body, and alerting the cells to slow down when the job is done.
2. Stronger Bones: Don’t forget, your teeth are also bones! The presence of Vitamin D is what assists the body to absorb calcium in our bones and teeth, promoting bone growth and strength.
3. Sleep Quality. Studies show improved sleep with increased Vitamin D intake.
4. Reduces Depression. Receptors in our brain are on the surface and in the genes of the cell. These receptors communicate with the cell, giving instructions on what to do. There have been receptors that respond to Vitamin D found located in the areas of our brain that are linked to depression. This leads scientists to believe there is a connection between Vitamin D and depression, although the exact relation is uncertain. There are many theories. Vitamin D is recommended for those with depression. Taking supplements helps to reduce the symptoms of depression.
5. Brain Development. Studies have shown that those with lower Vitamin D levels are slower at processing information, leading experts to believe that deficiency is associated with cognitive impairment.
Talk to your doctor about the possibility of you being Vitamin D deficient. If you discover that you are, taking supplements will reduce the symptoms you are experiencing. Until then, take an extra thirty minutes a day in the sunshine a few times a week! Don’t forget your sunscreen!


Do you have questions about your insurance? Find an insurance agent near you with our Agent Finder

Buzz Your
Insurance Agent

Search for a local agent with our agent finder map.

Agent Finder

Search All Blogs

Search
Generic filters
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in excerpt

Buzz Your
Insurance Agent

Search for a local agent with our agent finder map.

Agent Finder

Want to learn more about our blog writer?

Read more about KayLynn's background.

Click Here

Search All Blogs

Search
Generic filters
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in excerpt

Little Known Facts of Our Favorite Games

Some of the Family Games We Play Have Interesting Origins

Some Common Mistakes of Small At-Home Businesses

Is Your Small Home-Based Business Guilty?

The Right Recipe For Your Life Insurance Program

What Are the Ingredients for Your Life Insurance Program?

Car Production Facts Which You May Not Know

Ford’s invention of the assembly line made cars affordable for millions of Americans. Read some interesting car production facts you may not have known.

When Pizza and Beer Isn’t Enough

Moving used to just take a pickup truck, some friends and pizza and beer. That may just not be enough anymore.

Saints, Forts and Presidents, Why Our Cities are Named What They Are.

Many US City Names Have their Origins in Common

The Business Plan Debate

Are Traditional Business Plans Still Viable?

Facing the Inevitable

Have You Had That Uncomfortable Conversation with Yourself Yet?

You Have More Impact on Your Car Insurance Rates Than You Think

Car Insurance Rates Aren’t Chosen at Random

Upgrading Your Garage Floor

Could Your Garage Floor Benefit from a Facelift?