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5 Tips for Boosting Vitamin D


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Learn the importance of vitamin D and how to get adequate levels through diet and other means.

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5 Tips for Boosting Vitamin D

  1. 1. 5 Tips for Boosting Vitamin D Levels
  2. 2. Is it a Vitamin or a Hormone? It’s actually both! Not only do we get vitamin D from our diets, but our bodies produce it when our skin is exposed to sunlight.
  3. 3. Vitamin D is key because it: - Helps prevent osteoporosis - Helps brain development - Reduces pain sensitivity - Reduces inflammation - Stimulates immunity
  4. 4. A surplus of vitamin D is produced by our bodies during summer and stored in our fat cells for release during winter. However, these reserves are only good for 1-2 months – which makes supplementation essential for good health.
  5. 5. Here are 5 Easy Ways to Boost Vitamin D Levels
  6. 6. #1 15 minutes daily of whole body exposure. But don’t overdo it – more sun does not mean more vitamin D.
  7. 7. #2 Eat foods that contain vitamin D: - Fatty fish – tuna & salmon - Cheese - Egg yolks - Mushrooms
  8. 8. #3 Eat foods fortified with vitamin D: - Milk & yogurt - Orange juice - Cereals - Oatmeal
  9. 9. #4 Take a vitamin D supplement – 1000-4000IU daily to maintain optimal levels
  10. 10. #5 Give yourself 15 minutes in front of a vitamin D light during dark winter months
  11. 11. Test your vitamin D level twice a year. We recommend ZRT’s vitamin D test in dried blood spot.
  12. 12. WANT MORE? CLICK BELOW TO WATCH THE WEBINAR: Exploring Other Uses of Vitamin D