Summer Kickoff: Embrace the Sunshine Vitamin

Can you feel the excitement in the air? With warm weather, longer days and activities like swimming, camping, bonfires and BBQ’s, it's no wonder we're all excited for those endless summer nights! This time of year is perfect for seizing the opportunity to soak up some much needed Vitamin D. While nutrient-rich foods and supplements are great sources, let's not forget the incredible gift of nature itself, sunshine! 

So Let's Get Into it! What Exactly is Vitamin D and Why is it Important?

Vitamin D is the superstar of nutrients. It is a fat-soluble vitamin that promotes the absorption of calcium, regulates bone growth and plays a role in your immune function. Your skin produces vitamin D when it’s exposed to sunlight, hence its nickname, “the sunshine vitamin”. But hold on, that's not all, it directly supports healthy thyroid function, metabolism, and insulin resistance. In addition to weight loss and weight management, Vitamin D is also crucial for your overall wellness. In fact, recent research puts Vitamin D more on the level of a hormone than a vitamin. This means Vitamin D impacts our entire body and our health, system-wide. 

Health & Wellness Benefits of Vitamin D

  1. Bone Health - Vitamin D is essential for transporting calcium from our bloodstream into our bones. Our bodies require sufficient levels of Vitamin D for strong, healthy bones. 
  2. Immune Support - Vitamin D is also vital to immune function and helps our bodies fight off viruses, bacteria, and cancer cells.
  3. Cancer Prevention - Vitamin D deficiency increases the risk of certain cancers including colorectal, breast, prostate, and pancreatic cancer.
  4. Energy, Mood & Brain Support - A leading cause of fatigue is Vitamin D deficiency. Deficiency can also lead to depression, mood swings, sleep disturbances, and frequent falls among the elderly. Research has implicated Vitamin D deficiency in such neurological diseases as Alzheimer’s Syndrome and Multiple Sclerosis.

Let's embrace the sun, have a blast, and let our bodies soak up those summer rays. As for the remaining seasons, we have an incredible supplement called D3+K2  waiting for you in our Natural Farmacy. This amazing product harnesses the benefits of the sunshine vitamin. If you haven't experienced its remarkable effects yet, we encourage you to visit your local Simply for Life Market and see if it's right for you!

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