#tuesdaytip Vitamin D
Vitamin D! Why did I choose this topic for today? It is a Godsend! Let me start by painting you a little picture..
When my son was 8m old he was #teething and a friend said "hey have you tried vitamin d?" I hadn't. I started that day and by the next WEEK he had 4 teeth! So when my daughter was born I knew to start right off the bat with vit D. Before she was a year old she had 8 teeth! And they came in good! I ran out of D (supplement) and I just didn't get any more. I thought "eh, she's just a good teether, I'm giving her plenty from raw milk and foods and sunshine".. Wrong. Fast fwd a few months and she had been going on month 2 of teething molars (can you hear the dread in my voice?). Maybe it wasn't a coincidence and I started vit D again.. 3 days later.. 3 a MOLAR popped through and 4 days after that the other came through. And so a blog post is born.
Let's learn a little about this "sunshine vitamin" - Vitamin D is known for the regulation of calcium & phosphorus to maintain bone strength and development (hello teething). As well as proper #Thyroid function, strong nervous system, regulating cardiac rhythms and supporting immune system
Did you know? When skin is exposed to UVB rays it has the capacity to make 10,000 IU's of D in 30 min?! HOWEVER, to be able to saturate the amount we need, because of the synthesizing & saturation process, we'd have to lay out at noon, naked, for 30 min. But that's not very rational. Especially when you consider smog, pollution and winter months (no sun,lower immune system). So what do we do?
Diet- Aim for 2-5,000 IU's/day. Favorite is a high quality Cod liver oil
Supplement- Vit D3, which is derived from fish. Favorite is Carlson Brand drops
1- Consume healthy fats. D is a fat soluble vit. It is crucial for proper functioning. Favorite is Coconut oil
2- Maintain a healthy gut. Poor gut health can cause binding of D making it unusable. Favorites are fermented foods and high quality #probiotics (Biokult, PrescriptAssist)
3- #Magnesium. It is crucial for converting D to its hormone form Calcitriol. If you're low in Mag, it cannot be properly used. If fact, you mag levels will actually drain from muscles (#legcramps, #restless) Favorite is LTGLN Mag products
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