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Why Vitamin D3?
One of my favorite supplements is Vitamin D. Not just any vitamin D – it has to be D3. Why does this matter you might ask? The short answer is: Bioavailability. Let’s deep dive into the longer answer now: Vitamin D3 is the form of vitamin D that is more readily available for your body to absorb. It requires the least amount of conversion to be readily available inside your body. This gives you the most benefits of taking vitamin D.
Benefits of vitamin D3
Supplementation with vitamin D3 is important especially during winter, but for me it is a year-round thing. The purported benefits of supplementation are increased energy levels (I have experienced this myself, again, especially in winter but also all year round), immune system boosting and bone health support.
Where to get vitamin D3 and how should I dose it
As with anything medical related, you should consult with your doctor if supplementation is right for you, but in the case of vitamin D3 for most people supplementation is needed at least in winter and a dose of 4000 IU should be enough to get you covered. It is even better if you have a balanced diet that includes foods such as fatty fish, red meats, liver, egg yolks, and fortified foods such as some breakfast cereals.
I highly recommend having a balanced diet but when that is not possible, I would go for as high as 10000 IU, but again, this should be discussed with your doctor to get more personalized diagnostics.
I take 5000 IU daily of Viva Naturals Vitamin D3 and I feel really great. It’s also gluten free, so this is a safe supplement for any celiacs (it’s celiac awareness month) out there.
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