If you weren’t supplementing with vitamin D in the summer, or if you reduced your dose for the sunnier months, increasing that dose now that it’s winter may have fallen by the wayside.
But you shouldn’t let any more time go by without adding vitamin D to your daily regimen.
Today we go over four reasons why it’s crucial to make sure you’re getting enough vitamin D all year round!
1. We’re Just Not Getting Enough
If you’re not taking a reliable vitamin D supplement, chances are high that your body doesn’t have sufficient levels of vitamin D to operate as well as it could. Symptoms of vitamin D deficiency can include muscle weakness, aches, fatigue, and mood swings.
If you’re experiencing any of these and don’t know why, it could be due to a vitamin D deficiency.
A misconception about vitamin D in the winter is that you’ll get more than enough if you don’t live in the north. But that’s not necessarily true. For example, one study involving 132,000 people living in Utah found that 85% of them were lacking in vitamin D. 
Though the severity of this does depend on where you live, the sun is weaker in the wintertime. As winter begins, the earth tilts, meaning that the sunlight is spread over a larger area and therefore weaker per unit area. So, even if you’re out in the winter sun, it may not be doing the job you hope. Even in the summer, you need to expose a high portion of your skin to the midday sun every day to be getting enough vitamin D to not be deficient.
If you spend a lot of time beside a bright window, you’re also not getting as much vitamin D as you’d like. In fact, you’re probably not getting any this way. The UV rays from the sunlight which trigger vitamin D production in the skin are unfortunately unable to penetrate windows.
Another reason too many of us don’t get enough vitamin D is that the nutrient is hard to come by in food. Vitamin D appears naturally in fish and some dairy products. It’s also fortified in a range of other foods like cereals, soy milk, and juices. But even then, you’d have to regularly consume a lot of these products to be reaching adequate levels. It’s a lot to keep track of. Not to mention, it’s hard to know if the vitamin is actually getting absorbed and used by your body.
That all being said, you don’t want to be going without vitamin D. It plays many roles throughout the body and is vitally important for a range of functions…
2. It Supports Immunity
Research surrounding vitamin D is continually developing. In recent decades, more and more findings are being revealed regarding the nutrient’s role in immunity. And winter is a bad time of the year to be failing your immune system.
Vitamin D has been found to modulate both the innate and adaptive immune responses. Additionally, vitamin D deficiency is associated with increased autoimmunity as well as an increased risk of infection.
Before we knew these details about vitamin D, it was (unknowingly) used to treat certain conditions. Patients would be sent to sanatoriums for increased sunlight exposure, as well as fed cod liver oil – a rich source of vitamin D.
A range of studies have been produced demonstrating the relation between vitamin D and infections. Those with lower levels of vitamin D are often found to be at a significantly higher risk of contracting an infection.
The reason for all of this is that cells of the immune system are capable of synthesizing and responding to vitamin D. 
3. It’s Needed For Healthy Bones
Vitamin D plays a significant role in the regulation of calcium and the maintenance of phosphorus levels in the blood. This means that an adequate amount of vitamin D equals healthy bones. 
Additionally, vitamin D is needed to allow the intestines to activate and absorb calcium and reclaim calcium that the kidneys would otherwise excrete.
Without vitamin D, the health of the bones can suffer. In children, a vitamin D deficiency can cause rickets, which leads to curved legs due to the softening of the bones. In adults, vitamin D deficiency can soften the bones, leading to poor bone density and weak muscles. 
4. The Brain Relies On It
The importance of vitamin D cannot be understated, especially when it comes to the brain. Just take into consideration these four studies regarding the brain and vitamin D:
- – A study out of Australia found that those with low levels of vitamin D were more likely to develop mental illness. 
- – A study published in Free Radical Biology and Medicine found that depriving middle-aged rats of vitamin D led to damage in the brain which inhibited their abilities to perform cognitive tests for learning and memory. 
- – Researchers in Switzerland have found that people who survive sudden cardiac arrest are less likely to recover lost brain function if their vitamin D levels are low. 
- – Another Australian study deprived healthy adult mice of vitamin D and found that the deprived mice were less able to learn new things or remember compared to the mice in the control group due to a weakened neural connection. 
Clearly, these demonstrate a link between vitamin D levels and brain function and help explain why researchers believe low vitamin D levels may accelerate cognitive decline.
Are You Getting Enough?
If you’re relying on getting your vitamin D through supplementation or foods, one major problem is that it may not be getting properly absorbed even if you are taking the right dose.
In fact, it may be passing through your system altogether with no benefit to you. This means wasted money and wasted time that you could have spent reaping the benefits of this amazing nutrient.
We want you to see the difference that a micelle liposomal formula can make. That’s why we give you 180-days to try Purality Health’s Micelle Liposomal Vitamin D3/K2.
Plus, there’s one other problem with conventional vitamin D supplements…
References And Resources:
- Intermountain Healthcare – Getting Vitamin D during the dead of winter
- Vitamin D and the Immune System
- Calcium and Phosphate Homeostasis
- NIH — Vitamin D
- Vitamin D deficiency increases schizophrenia risk
- Low vitamin D levels may damage the brain
- Vitamin D deficiency linked to poor brain function after cardiac arrest
- Vitamin D in Synaptic Plasticity, Cognitive Function, and Neuropsychiatric Illness