Vitamin D is one of the essential vitamins your body needs to function and without Vitamin D, it’s possible to develop fragile, misshapen bones (known as Osteomalacia). You also need vitamin D for other critical body functions like absorbing calcium and promoting bone growth.
Fortunately, there are a few ways for you to get Vitamin D: taking Vitamin D supplements, through the skin from direct sun exposure, and through diet. This makes it easy to ensure you receive all the Vitamin D your body needs.
The most common way people absorb Vitamin D is from the sun, but in the Fall and Winter seasons, it can sometimes become more difficult to get all of the Vitamin D that our bodies need.
Since Vitamin D is such an essential part of staying healthy, we’ve compiled a list of tips to ensure that you get that Vitamin D your body craves during the cloudy months.
- Vitamin D Supplements
Supplements are a convenient way to add Vitamin D to your diet, but make sure to consult your doctor before starting supplement regimen to ensure it’s the best choice for you.
- A Cup of VitaCup
Many VitaCup blends are infused with 1000 IU of Vitamin D. VitaCup’s pods use Vitamin D3, or Cholecalciferol, which is the same type of Vitamin D your body absorbs from the sun! Getting an extra boost of Vitamin D is as easy as drinking your morning cup of coffee.
- Ultraviolet Lamps and Bulbs
If you are someone who spends much time sitting at your desk, or can't go outside during peak sunshine time, give Ultraviolet Lamps and Bulbs a try! Ultraviolet Lamps and Bulbs are a great way to get some extra Vitamin D while spending a lot of time indoors.
- Eat Salmon at least once a week
Did you know salmon is a wonderful source of Omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamin D? Use salmon as your main dish for dinner at least once a week and you’ll be on your way to increase your Vitamin D with every bite!
It’s sad to see the sunn season go, but we’re ready to get festive for the Holidays, which are just around the corner! Keep your immune system strong and stay ahead of the curve with your Vitamin D intake, whether that is with your favorite VitaCup brew or by trying one of these other ideas!