Being deficient in any vitamin can have unpleasant side effects. Vitamin D is no exception.
Now, more than ever, especially when the sun is hibernating for most of the day (and let’s face it, most of us wish we could, too), you might feel slightly “off”.
Maybe you can’t quite put your finger on it?
You’re tired and under the weather. Your bones are aching, your mood is low, and you’re generally feeling meh!The culprit could well be a lack of sufficient Vitamin D levels in your body.
Official UK guidelines recommend that adults supplement with Vitamin D during the autumn and winter months. But in reality, less than 50% of us are aware of that fact. Even fewer still follow the advice and regularly take a Vitamin D supplement.
Vitamin D is not a nice to have
It’s actually a necessity, essential for fulfilling multiple important physiological functions.
A lack of it, or low recorded levels, can be associated with various symptoms, including depression, brain fog, inflammation, gut issues, and even muscle loss.
If you’re currently reading this list and thinking, “yup, that sounds like me,” the chances are that low levels of Vitamin D are contributing to your symptoms.
Lack of sunshine is a major culprit. That’s why Vitamin D deficiency is at its highest during the darker winter months. That’s not an excuse for you to pop on a sunbed at lunchtime! While we love to advocate a healthy and nutritious diet, only a limited number of food sources naturally help top up depleted vitamin D levels.
You can read about those in our Blog: 7 Foods rich in Vitamin D and why you need to take it!
Unless you’re a fan of daily servings of beef liver, full-fat dairy and egg yolks, you might still be lacking in the so-called “sunshine vitamin”.
So what’s the answer? Could a Vitamin D supplement help?
As with many vitamin supplements out there, they’re not all created equal. Far from it. You need a high-quality source to be effective, especially because Vitamin D is vital and contributes to whole-body health.
With Vitamin D, we’re talking cardiovascular, neurological, musculoskeletal and immune, to name just a few.
Vitamin D additionally helps regulate the production of thyroid hormones, plays a key role in supporting the gut lining, and helps the body absorb calcium and phosphorous, crucial for bone health. So that sunbathing session you enjoy so much really does come with added benefits. Just be sure to slather on the high-factor protection.
At Reverse Life, we highly recommend taking a daily Vitamin D supplement, especially during winter.
We’ve packed 200% of the recommended daily amount of Vitamin D into both our high-strength Original 10,000mg collagen formula and our new enhanced MSM collagen joint formula.
Now, it’s easier than ever before to look after your complete wellbeing, thanks to Reverse Life’s range of multi-award-winning collagen formulas.
Feeling a bit run down and in need of a pick-me-up?
Why not give Reverse Life Collagen with added Vitamin D a try?
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