How Vitamin D is beneficial for your overall health during COVID
Let’s address the elephant in the room that isn’t exactly trying to hide itself anymore. We have all been quarantined and most places now have a Shelter in Place Order. We are probably all feeling a little stir crazy in our homes or uncertain about going outside.
What I can tell you that is certain is wherever you are you do have access to a FREE and accessible vitamin source called the SUN. When our bodies are exposed to the sun it produces Vitamin D, otherwise known as the “sunshine vitamin”.
Did you know that the best source of Vitamin D is directly from the Sun? This exposure has been said to decrease anxiety and depression. Vitamin D can also help maintain strong bones by absorbing calcium. The calcium and vitamin D also help to reduce weight loss because it has an appetite-suppressing effect.
If I haven’t yet convinced you why Vitamin D is so important for your body, it also helps boost your immune system which can help improve resistance against certain diseases. I think we can all agree that this is very high on the list of things that we are most concerned about during a time such as this.
You might be wondering what are some best practices to implement in order to receive these sources of Vitamin D?
The very best thing that you can do is to have direct sun exposure for about 20 minutes at least 3 times per week.
Here are some things to consider:
- The rays are most powerful between 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- There is significantly less travel which means that air pollution and cloud cover have been almost non-existent giving us better access to the sun
- If you live closer to the equator, the UV rays will be more powerful
- Consider the color of your skin, as the lighter your skin, the less sun exposure is needed
If direct sun exposure isn’t an option for you then taking nutritional supplements like Vitamin D and also incorporating Quanta’s CBD Drops as a part of your daily ritual. As well as eating certain foods that are high in Vitamin D such as salmon, tuna, orange juice, milk, yogurt, sardines, beef, and egg yolk.
During a time when we are all immobile by default, and possibly lacking resources we can implement these simple yet attainable suggestions on how to incorporate Vitamin D in the body for your overall health.