There’s a lot of talk about taking Vitamin D to boost immunity. This is valuable during pandemic times. Natural Vitamin D protection can help you fight off disease and associated symptoms. I have crowd-sourced some helpful information about Vitamin D from my favorite wellness destinations as well as proven research. Seek to empower yourself with information.
Your body produces Vitamin D naturally when it’s directly exposed to sunlight. You can also get it through certain foods and supplements to ensure adequate levels of the vitamin in your blood. Vitamin D helps fight off multiple sclerosis, the flu, and yes, possibly COVID-19.
According to Harvard Medical School, Vitamin D may protect against COVID-19 in two ways. First, it may help boost our bodies’ natural defense against viruses and bacteria. Second, it may help prevent an exaggerated inflammatory response, which has been shown to contribute to severe illness in some people with COVID-19.
On the other hand, not enough Vitamin D can lead to bone issues such as osteoporosis (P.S. A study I previously conducted underscored that weight-bearing exercise can help strengthen bones). The natural vitamin also helps to ward off depression and fight weight gain.
You can get your daily recommended amount through sun, foods, or vitamin supplements. Cook some good salmon and shrimp for your dose of Vitamin D. Snacking on yogurt helps too. Wash it all down with some orange juice or milk to boost your body with Vitamin D.
So, tell me, how are you going to get your Vitamin D? Stop by my shop to see what Vitamin D supplement I recommend then relax with me in Wellthy. I love a good hike or outdoor yoga session for my Vitamin D sun rays. How can you make outdoor activity fun? Send me a note on social @DrJennEdwards and let me know where you’re getting your Vitamin D. Even 10 minutes outdoors on most days makes a difference.
Ref. Harvard, Healthline
Live Well is a women’s empowerment lifestyle brand focusing on mental health, money, and motherhood. Established in 2010 by Dr. Jenn Edwards, Live Well specifically helps women avoid burnout, holistically invest, and parent with resilience. Jennifer is a wife, mother of two children, scientist, author, speaker, professor, and fourth generation entrepreneur.