Our last two articles discussed why magnesium supplementation is important as well as why supplementing with good quality fish oil is essential. This article highlights the benefits of Vitamin D.
Vitamin D is essential for the mineralization of bones as well as the metabolism of calcium. Vitamin D supplementation is crucial not only for its bone-building benefits and osteoporosis prevention, it is necessary to support over 1000 enzymatic processes in your body. Optimal levels of Vitamin D are vital to enable your body’s regulation of immune and hormone function, as well as regulate proper cell division and growth. For athletes, Vitamin D is critical in order to maximize recovery and reduce inflammation.
Common food sources include fatty fish and fortified food products. However, the amount of vitamin D in these food sources are not enough to meet our daily needs. As essential as Vitamin D is, over 75% of Americans are deficient and almost everyone do not meet the optimal range for this vitamin. To obtain all the benefits of Vitamin D, supplementation is usually recommended. SFCC’s recommended supplement is D3 from PurePharma, with reasonably high doses and organic coconut oil mixed in in order to maximize the absorption of this vitamin. Moreover, PurePharma’s D3 has been certified and awarded 5 out of 5 for purity and concentration by the International Fitness Ingredient Testing (IFIT).
For more information, check out Dr. Gustin’s blog on vitamin D supplementation as well as his full review on PurePharma D3. Stop by one of our locations to pick up a bottle of vitamin D or use the code “PALEOFIX” at PurePharma checkout to receive 10% off of your order.