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!
One of the most difficult things to implement is a diet or exercise regiment. According to one study, more than 50% of people will drop out of their exercise program within 6 months. Most of the time, this is a result of our exercise program not meeting expectations. Our hesitations typically come from ourselves - and it's never always one reason.
There are typically multiple reasons as to why we drop out of our exercise and nutrition regiments.
In this post, we are going to go over the five barriers that hold most of us back from fitness.
Let's dive in!
We all witness the initial water weight loss that comes from dieting... it's so cool to drop 5-10lbs in one week when we start.
And then, it slows down... it even stops.
Some people get disheartened from this and believe that it's in their genetics... that the diet didn't work... that no matter what they do, it's useless.
I've been there.
I've tried Intermittent Fasting, Ketogenic, and low-carb diets way before they were cool. To be honest, most of these methods were never sustainable for me in the long-term: I would eventually always stop them. Being that I grew up with a family whose meals were Mediterranean-styled, fruits, vegetables, and complex carbs were always a part of my life.
Sometimes, having trouble eliminating food groups in diets is not because of willpower or discipline... it's because of adherence. To us, adherence is the most important thing in a diet, as it eventually breeds discipline and consistency.
It was not until I incorporated Flexible Dieting that my entire lifestyle changed for the better.
In this post, we will explore the Flexible Dieting system in its entirety. It's a system I have used through quite a few successful fat loss and muscle gain phases since 2013.