Vitamin D has gained popularity as a supplement for the whole family, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. The government has even recommended its use to help reduce the risk of infection, as it not only supports immune health but also plays a crucial role in maintaining strong bones, teeth, and muscles. Additionally, Vitamin D may help regulate mood.
Our bodies naturally produce Vitamin D when our skin is exposed to sunlight. However, in countries like Ireland, where sunlight can be scarce, it becomes challenging to obtain sufficient amounts of this essential vitamin. Although food sources such as oily fish, liver, and egg yolks contain Vitamin D, it may still be necessary to supplement.
This year, with reports of rising infections, the importance of Vitamin D supplementation is emphasized even more. Taking Vitamin D as part of your winter supplement regimen, either in combination with other immune-supporting vitamins or as a stand-alone vitamin, can benefit your immune system. Many individuals prefer the convenience and effectiveness of the BetterYou Vitamin D Oral Spray, which absorbs quickly into the bloodstream. Alternatively, there is also a variant available that includes Vitamin K2 to enhance Vitamin D absorption.
Sometimes, concerns arise regarding the potential for Vitamin D overdose. While rare, excessive intake of Vitamin D over a prolonged period can lead to a buildup of calcium in the body, which may weaken bones or damage the kidneys and heart. If you have been taking Vitamin D for an extended period, it is advisable to consult with your GP for testing to ensure optimal levels. Testing kits such as The MyBio™ or the Wild Atlantic Vitamin D Test Kits can also be used at home for your convenience.
If you have been taking Vitamin D seasonally, continuing this regimen should be sufficient for this year as well. Feel free to reach out to us if you have any further questions about Vitamin D or its benefits.
– Natural Health Store Ireland