Vitamin D is the new vitamin C. It seems to be getting a lot of press lately and for good reason. More and more research is revealing the activities in the body that vitamin d is involved in. And research shows that those low in vitamin D are at a 35% greater risk of dying from heart disease.
And there many opinions about how much vitamin d we need to take.
- Do you live in the north or south?
- Is it winter or summer?
- Do you use sunscreen?
- Do you have a dark complexion or light one?
- Do you have a well-balanced diet?
And these are just some of the criteria. There is one more thing that has recently come to light.
- Is your bodyweight appropriate?
Yes this has something to do with the amount of Vitamin D supplements you need to take. As it turns out, overweight people need to double the amount of Vitamin D they take. If they are in the obese category, they need to triple the amount.
Why is that?
It seems that because vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin, it can easily be removed from the blood stream and stored in the fat cells. This process takes Vitamin D out of circulation where it does its magic. And the more fat in the body, the more vitamin d is removed from the bloodstream, limiting its accessibility to the needed metabolic functions it performs and assists with.
So think about how your body type affects the amount of nutrients you need to be healthy. Examine your lifestyle and take small steps to getting healthier.
This is a link to the study that indicates that weight does have a bearing on the amount of vitamin d you may need: https://www.yahoo.com/health/overweight-you-might-need-a-lot-more-vitamin-d-102563561937.html
Do take a look at your Vitamin D consumption from your food. When you find that you are not getting enough, get yourself on a good Vitamin d Supplement.