Vitamin D: the 'sunshine vitamin'
Our lives are more stressful and exposed to toxins than ever. We live in a time of modern tech, innovation, and healthcare, but with that also comes modern-day problems. For example, being glued to screens means less time spent outdoors and less sun exposure.
We often hear about the dangers of too much sun. But did you know? Sun exposure also has many health benefits, and like most things in life, it's all about finding the right balance.
What is Vitamin D3?
Vitamin D is often referred to as the "sunshine vitamin" because it is a nutrient that the body produces naturally when a person's skin is exposed to direct sunlight.
Globally, people are mentally exhausted. The aftermath of COVID-19 has caused havoc in many households. And a healthy daily dose of sunshine comes highly recommended because of the hormones it triggers in your brain. For example, serotonin is a mood-boosting chemical that can help you calm down, rest, and digest. A lack of sun exposure leads to a drop in serotonin levels that can make a person feel drained, dark, and in extreme cases, depressed.
Although we have an unlimited supply of sunshine in South Africa, our work and lifestyles tend to keep us guarded indoors. A lack of Vitamin D in the body can increase autoimmunity (when your immune system mistakenly attacks your body) and make your body more susceptible to infection. Your immune system defends your body against invaders, and getting the right balance of Vitamin D equips the immune system with the weapons it needs to protect itself.
Want to boost your family's intake of Vitamin D3?
Certain foods like salmon, sardines, egg yolks, mushrooms, and fortified foods (cow's milk, orange juice, breakfast cereals) contain levels of Vitamin D. However, because of the limited natural resources of Vitamin D, many people opt for Vitamin D supplements.
We recommend you try Micro Mist Ultra D3, a sugar-free mist that contains NanoFluidic™ CMX-D, antioxidants, and natural Vitamin E to support healthy airways, muscles and bones. It also includes flowers and spice extracts to protect teeth and gums - fused with Real plant-based Vitamin D3 for a robust immune system.
Please note that the foods and supplements listed above may boost your immune health, but they don't protect you specifically against COVID-19.
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