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Boost Your Vitamin D
Posted on November 7, 2011
80-90% of the population is Vitamin D deficient. Are you concerned you might be one of them? Today’s smart tip shows you easy ways to boost your Vitamin D levels! You’ve heard of Vitamin D for healthy bones but you might not have known that it’s also important to reduce your risk of Cancer, Heart Disease, Diabetes; it’s important for a good mood; and it’s also important for gut health and immune system functioning. You should test your Vitamin D levels by asking your doctor to run a 25-hydroxy-vitamin D. You want to be at least 45 ng/mL and ideally somewhere in the range of 60-80 ng/mL. Here are some simple things you can do to raise your Vitamin D levels. First of all, you should get out in the sun. And that’s how we can make Vitamin D through our skin. But you need to make sure you’re not wearing sunscreen when you do it, so 20 minutes a day, bare arms and legs works great. But if you’re in one of those places that’s overcast, you can actually get a Vitamin D lamp. You can look for one of these online. Now there are some great food sources of Vitamin D too. Monterey mushrooms now has got 100% of the RDI in their mushrooms. Fish is a great source. Dairy is a great source – I especially like Greek-style yogurt. And make sure that when you’re eating these vitamin rich foods that you’re also getting green, leafy vegetables with Vitamin K. It’s very important to take Vitamin D with Vitamin K. I’m JJ Virgin with JJVirgin.com and that’s today’s smart tip!