Did you know that once you hit your midlife and beyond, your vitamin D production reduces in the skin? Up to 50% of the world’s population might be affected with Vitamin D deficiency due to a lack of sun, leaving many people deficient in vitamin D. It is the only nutrient your body produces when exposed to sunlight (1)
As we age, we tend to absorb less vitamin D than before.
Ensuring you are consuming or absorbing Vitamin D is crucial at any age, especially once you reach 40.
More people are spending more time indoors, wearing sunscreen outside, and eating a diet low in quality sources of vitamin D, increasing a deficiency.
As we hit 40, our bodies start going through changes, and we start losing muscle mass at a rate of 1-2% each year, which jumps to 2-3% after 50. Women start seeing shifts in hormones as well as testosterone in men.
Vitamin D can help protect against age-related changes as we age, along with other great benefits.
Why is Vitamin D important?
☀️ Supports Strong Bones & Lower your risk of Osteoporosis
☀️ Helps with Hormonal Imbalances
☀️ Helps Prevents Muscle Loss & helps strengthen muscles
☀️ Increase Body Immunity & Reduce inflammation
☀️ May aid and support weight loss (2)
☀️ Improves moods and helps reduce anxiety
Very few foods naturally contain vitamin D, but there are some foods you can consume to boost your Vitamin D with supplementing.
- Salmon, herring, tuna, sardines, & shrimp
- Egg yolks
- Fortified foods like Milk (even dairy-free), Cheese, Yogurt, Tofu, or Oatmeal.
And, of course, getting outside a few moments a day will also help with your Vitamin D levels, as it is called the “sunshine vitamin” for a reason.
Don’t let the lack of Vitamin D get in your way of Thriving and living your Best Life! Make sure to get your levels checked at your next physical appointment.
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