Yes, it is SPRING! BUT, just because the season has arrived doesn’t mean that we are getting the full amount of sunshine as our bodies require. Vitamin D is traditionally called the “sunshine vitamin”. In fact, according to the Orange Naturals blog, a large proportion of Canadians are actually deficient in vitamin D.
Why are so many Canadians deficient in vitamin D?
There is a fine balance between too much and not enough sun, because the sun is our most natural source of exposing ourselves to vitamin D, but too much sun can also have harmful effects on our bodies.
The amount of exposure also depends on the season, the weather and more!
Vitamin D is known to perform many functions in our bodies including:
- Building strong bones
- Increasing Muscle Mass and Strength
- Regulating the Immune System
- Heart health
Let’s talk about how we can ensure we are giving our bodies enough vitamin D for optimal health.
Vitamin D can be found in some food sources like oily fish and eggs.
Exposing your skin to the sun for even 10-15 minutes per day can help your body to produce vitamin D.
Taking a vitamin D supplement can ensure that we are giving our bodies the recommended amount of vitamin D year round.
Orange Naturals has many forms of vitamin D for you to consider when thinking about vitamin D supplementation.
At the end of the day, the season of spring brings better weather and more opportunities to enjoy warmer, sunnier weather.
to enjoy in the spring?
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