We are smack in the middle of winter for most of us, not getting that all-important sunlight, or more importantly, vitamin D. If you have the blahs and lack energy, it could very likely be the culprit.
Vitamin D plays a dual role in both a vitamin and a hormone and is obtained from the diet or from sunlight. Sunlight is the best way for us to obtain vitamin D and it takes only about 20 minutes per day to get what our body needs. When sunlight hits our skin, a few biological processes occur and the liver creates active vitamin D.
Most people don’t realize how important vitamin D is for maintaining our health. Almost all of us have suffered from vitamin D deficiency but may not have known it at the time. Symptoms often manifest as poor energy, insomnia, compromised immune system, and mood imbalance.
Vitamin D is important for the absorption of calcium and phosphorus, and it is essential for teeth and bone formation. Rich food sources include fish oils,...