by Tony Gjokaj March 16, 2020 2 min read
Over 44% of the US population is deficient in Vitamin D.
In light of the events going on worldwide, a lot of individuals are working from home. Being that I have worked from home on occasion, I have had days where I don't get a breath of fresh air or go outside.
Being isolated can be very depressing, yes, but staying indoors without sunlight can also lead to deficiencies in Vitamin D. In fact, over 44% of the US population are already Vitamin D deficient to begin with!
In this post, we wanted to bring about awareness to Vitamin D, something that can be easily supplemented with. It is one of the vitamins that I believe is essential for us to supplement with especially during situations like these.
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is an essential micronutrient. Typically, the body produces Vitamin D from cholesterol if provided with sunlight. While we do receive it from direct sunlight, it can also be found in foods like dairy, fish, and eggs.
Vitamin D is found to improve cognition, immune health, bone health, and more. Deficiency of Vitamin D can lead to physical & mental health challenges, which is why we HIGHLY RECOMMEND supplementing with if you don't get frequent sunlight.
Since our technologically-advanced society, today is deficient in Vitamin D, we recommend either getting direct sunlight frequently or supplementing with Vitamin D.
The following are benefits of Vitamin D Supplementation:
According to examine, supplementing with a dose of 1,000-2,000IU Vitamin D3 will cover the needs of most anyone.
While there are many forms of Vitamin D, D3 is typically the most effective to supplement with as our body uses it more effectively.
As Vitamin D is fat-soluble, it should be taken with a meal or with fish oil for efficiency.
During this time, we are recommended to stay indoors, yet this could lead to a deficiency in Vitamin D over a long period of time. If you have the supplement hanging in your cabinet, now is a good time to use it... you can also order some on Amazon!
We are working on developing a Vitamin D supplement, but for now, any type of Liposomal Vitamin D liquids can be of great benefit!
Until next time legion, stay safe!
Tony is the Owner of Reforged Performance Nutrition. He is a PN1 Certified Nutrition Coach and has been in the fitness space for over a decade. His goal is to help bridge the gap between physical & mental health through fitness.
by Tony Gjokaj March 31, 2021 3 min read
What is the difference between Impulse and Catalyst?
We get this asked every once in a while to new members of the Reforged Legion.
So in this post, I wanted to talk about the differences between these two products: who they are for, what they're made for, and what scenarios you can use them in.
by Tony Gjokaj March 24, 2021 2 min read
Two new products incoming!
Introducing our Recovery Line!
by Tony Gjokaj March 20, 2021 3 min read
I’ve had clients in the past tell me they wanted to lose an “x” amount of pounds in one month.
Why the one month?
“I just want it done quickly.”
This is understandable... I have been there. But I've always had bad experiences and problems with fitness goals like this.
They’re always outcome-based. High expectations with a probability that they might not be achieved or accomplished.
Things like “I need to drop 15lbs for my wedding in 2 weeks” are always things that people desire for just a specific moment in their life.
This is one of the reasons why I believe people fail.
We expect so much with our goals, but we don't have systems or processes to get to them.
We need to go beyond this with the formulation with the acceptance of a lifestyle change… and of what I like to call Badass Goals.
Rise to a greater potential.
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