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Why is Vitamin D so Important?

Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that supports a number of critical physiological functions in the body.

  • Supporting thyroid health
  • Improving immunity
  • Building strong bones

These are just a few of the key processes vitamin D help support.

It’s arguably one of the most important vitamins for whole-body health, though most people don’t get enough of it. In fact, 29% of U.S. adults are deficient in vitamin D, and an additional 41% are insufficient, even though we can get the vital nutrient through multiple sources (namely: sunlight, food, and supplements).

A deficiency in vitamin D can result in a long list of less-than-ideal physical and mental symptoms, including:

  • Poor bone health
  • Brain fog
  • Weakened immune system
  • Mood swings

In addition to plenty of daytime sunshine, you can get vitamin D from foods like yogurt, eggs, and salmon; you may also need high quality supplementation depending on your diet, lifestyle, or genetic factors. If you rely on food sources for Vitamin D, make sure you aren’t eating anything that triggers inflammation in your body.

Contact our office to see if supplementation is the right choice for you!

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