By: Ena Henry
Maintaining good levels of vitamin D in your system is highly important to your health. In conversations I’ve had with health care professionals over the years, I’ve learned that not only your body but your lifestyle alters when your vitamin intake improves or worsens. Here is a short list of vitamin D benefits that might help you tell if your levels are low. Again, I am not a physician. Please do your own research with the help of your doctor.
– Night owl: People with ideal or high vitamin D levels tend to prefer evening and nighttime and can stay awake longer than those with low levels of vitamin D.
– Balanced energy: They are never hyper-active but also tend to suffer fewer energy drains. No problem getting out of bed in the morning! (Remember: energy levels are affected by many factors including diet, hidden health problems, social media, t.v. programming, and spiritual interferences).
– Skin texture: Both human and animal skin changes according to health, emotion, and environment. If you have a health issue, it will more than likely show up in your skin first. Good vitamin D levels work with other vitamins and chemicals to maintain skin elasticity, hydration, and healing.
– Hair texture: Hair, like skin, changes according to environment, health, diet, and substances used in and on the body. Vitamin D improves hair growth, prevents hair loss, maintains thickness, and helps the body continually grow new hair.
– Bone and muscle health: Vitamin D maintains healthy bones, leading to fewer breaks and diseases. Muscles are stronger and less prone to injury when given good doses of vitamin D.
– Seasonal preference: People tend to prefer fall and winter over spring and summer if they are already receiving regular / high amounts of vitamin D. Those who lack this essential vitamin gravitate to the hotter, sunnier months. More often than not, these are also the people who spend most of the year indoors rather than out. And they’re especially closeted during the colder months, which effectively starves the body of needed resources and gives it little time to regain a healthy balance – hence the craving for summer.
– Depression, etc.: Daylight, the ideal source of vitamin D, balances brain chemistry. Those with good vitamin D levels suffer fewer bouts of depression, handle stress more easily, and are less prone to mood swings and anxiety.
– Vision: Vitamin D deficiency can contribute to dry eyes and poor vision. Sunlight (again, the best source for vitamin D) is very healing to all parts of the body, including the eyes. The more unflitered light, the more healing rays can reach the eyes.
Take your daily Vitamin D and stay healthy!
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