Many of you asked about the vitamins I take, and why I supplement if I promote nutrition through a balanced diet?
As I mentioned in my last post (about vitamins), it is essential to analyze our personal context, and to be truthful with ourselves when it comes to nutrition.🥙 Today, I want to talk a bit more about one of the vitamins most people take for granted, and something I literally take every day; Vitamin D.
Vitamin D is a type of fat-soluble nutrient that is required for the regulation of calcium and phosphorus found in the body. Calcium and Vitamin D work together to help maintain healthy bones and teeth. 🦴 🦷 Moreover, Vitamin D also helps your muscles 🏻 , nerves and immune system.
Recent research has shown that vitamin D may be linked to lowering the risk of diseases such as multiple sclerosis and some cancers.
Vitamin D controls the expression of over 1000 genes (around 1/24th of the human genome) 🧬
In humans, the most important compounds in this group are VITAMIN D3 (also known as cholecalciferol) and vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol). Cholecalciferol and ergocalciferol can be ingested from the diet and from supplements. Interestingly, the major natural source of vitamin D is the synthesis of cholecalciferol in the skin, which is dependant on sun exposure (specifically UVB radiation). Vitamin D is also found in certain foods such as fatty fish and fortified dairy products 🥛 . However, it is very DIFFICULT to get enough from diet alone.
Now, why do most people take this vitamin for granted? well, a lot of people assume that we are getting enough vitamin D from the sun. But seriously, do we ALL get enough?
"Around 70% of people DO NOT meet the requirements for adequate vitamin D" ... but, what does that mean?
the implications are:
1️⃣reduce brain oxytocin
3️⃣impaired executive function
5️⃣brain dysfunction 🧠
6️⃣increase cancer risk
7️⃣reduced brain serotonin
8️⃣reduced brain growth factor and brain cell growth 🧠
9️⃣reduced T regulatory cells
1️⃣0️⃣ weak, possibly deformed bones
1️⃣1️⃣ learning impairments
1️⃣2️⃣ increase depression
continues in the next post - 5 hours ago