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 July 26, 2021 3 min read
What are the benefits of getting direct sun exposure?
Our human skin "runs" (for lack of better word) on a serotogenic system. This means that it is capable of producing serotonin. Sunlight exposure helps produce serotonin.
Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that regulates our mood, digestion, bone density, and sleep. It is synthesized from tryptophan as a result of Vitamin D, which is synthesized from sun exposure.
So in this post, we are going to explore what this means to us and why sunlight exposure benefits us.
Let's dive in!
by Tony Gjokaj July 19, 2021 3 min read
In our quest to find what is leading to the decline in testosterone in men, we look towards the lifestyle choices encountered in our society today.
While we are all about optimal performance, some of us will sacrifice sleep, proper eating habits, and exercise for career performance.
One of the most neglected factors in this pursuit is sleep... and sleep is one factor that can have a large impact on testosterone.
So in this post, we are going to go over how sleep impacts your testosterone levels.
Let's dive in!
by Tony Gjokaj July 14, 2021 4 min read
When it comes to testosterone production, many men scour the internet in hopes of finding various ways to improve testosterone naturally.
The big secret about all of this is that it is well within our grasp for most of us.
Nutrition, for example, can play a huge part in testosterone production and is essential to optimize.
So in this post, we are going to talk about nutrition and how we can use it to optimize our testosterone levels.
Let's dive in!
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