There’s been no shortage of coverage lately regarding the health benefits of Vitamin D. And there are many reasons for it. Many times we eat certain foods or take vitamin supplements because we’re told to, not really sure what it’s doing for us or feeling really different because of it, but we continue doing it anyway. But with Vitamin D, when you’re deficient it’s fairly obvious…or more commonly, once you start getting enough you’ll realize what you were missing. With all the talk about the need for Vitamin D and the symptoms involved if your intake is too low, I’d like to go over briefly specifically what Vitamin D deficiency treatment encompasses and the three types of Vitamin D sources.
The quick answer is easy enough. Simply put, you need to increase your Vitamin D levels are too low. When you do, you’ll be addressing a number of issues that include avoiding and dealing with many auto-immune disorders, a long list of types of cancer, and even the common cold. So, what are the Vitamin D sources, and far more significantly, what are the very best ones?
The Sun and Vitamin D
Depending on the time of year and where you live, one of the best sources of Vitamin D is to just get outside and get some sunshine.What’s happening is your skin will take the ultra-violet B (UVB) rays that you’re getting from the sun and convert them into Vitamin D3.
Most people are concerned about the link relating to the skin being exposed to solar UV rays and skin cancer. Because of this many people do not find this particular Vitamin D source to be very appealing. There is also the often unintentional consequence of getting too much sun when you lose track of time. While these worries are certainly valid, small doses of controlled exposure are very rewarding. Go ahead and roll up your sleeves, go for a stopwatch instead of sunblock, and take a nice 15-minute walk outside a cloudless day. You’ll come back happy and feeling good.
Vitamin D Food Sources
Another Vitamin D deficiency treatment is to get more Vitamin D through food. Egg yolks, fish oil, beef liver, and wild-caught oily fish are the only major sources of Vitamin D from food. Blue fish, tuna, mackerel and salmon have been discovered to have the most significant levels of Vitamin D. Even if you believe in evolution or a divine creator, this point is remarkable. Humans near the equator get their necessary Vitamin D from their exposure to sun rays. As humans moved further north and settled in places that can go up to six months without any sunshine whatsoever, the lack of Vitamin D could impose substantial risks to their health. These cultures traditionally have eaten a diet almost entirely focused on fish, and in particular, the fish that naturally carry large amounts of Vitamin D. So for these peoples, the needed levels of Vitamin D that weren’t available from the sun were instead replaced by naturally occurring food sources.
However, because of the way we typically eat these days, it is rarely possible if not impossible to get enough Vitamin D from foods, making it improbable these Vitamin D sources could be used exclusively.
Supplementing Vitamin D
I highly recommend this Vitamin D deficiency treatment, because even if you aren’t averse to eating egg yolks, fish or beef liver, you’re still unlikely to get enough of the Vitamin D3 you need from dietary sources alone (though I urge you to get what you can from clean, whole foods).
As a reliable Vitamin D deficiency treatment, take a top notch Vitamin D3 supplement. I use the one from Vital Choice and I like it because it comes in wild-caught salmon oil (pure & natural), so it combines the supplement with a dietary source of Vitamin D3 as well.