How much do you know about vitamin D?
Its importance has been stressed to us all for as long as we can remember, but do you know how this super nutrient impacts conditions such as acne and eczema? Did you know approximately a billion people suffer from a chronic vitamin D deficiency? And certain times of the year are the hardest for our bodies to absorb the sunshine vitamin?
Although the exact cause of eczema is unknown, a recent study demonstrated that affected children with the lowest vitamin D levels displayed the most severe symptoms. In fact, EVERY single tissue in the human body is dependent on this nutrient. Vitamin D also helps produce antibacterial proteins that specifically help reduce acne flairs. It also bolsters the entire immune system in general. If that wasn't enough, vitamin D also helps you maintain a healthy metabolism (hello bikini season!).
WHEN ITS TOO COLD FOR FUN IN THE SUN
Between the months of November and March it can be difficult for even the most health-oriented individuals to naturally absorb the nutrients from the Sun. This means we have to get a little creative...
Vitamin D is found in egg yolks, cheese, and oily fish; it is also fortified in drinks such as orange juice and milk. When the diet isn't cutting it, Vitamin D supplements are also recommended by health professionals.
Wherever we find our fix, the sunshine vitamin is almost as important to our daily lives as the Sun itself.
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