Catching Vitamin D
Catch Some Vitamin D!
When the sun is shining, are you actually catching the rays?
We sure hope so!
The healthy glow from a tan is not the only benefit that we can receive from the sun. Did you know that Vitamin D is absorbed through the sun as well?
Vitamin D, also known as the "sunshine vitamin," is produced by the body as we absorb the sun rays as well as from certain food and supplements. Vitamin D supports maintaining healthy bones and teeth, strengthens the immune system and cardiovascular health, regulate insulin levels, protection from certain conditions such as diabetes, cancer, and multiple sclerosis, boosts energy, and much more. In addition, sun exposure is beneficial to infants and expecting mothers.
When the sunlight is absorbed by our skin, our body system synthesizes this particular vitamin. It can be as simple as stepping outside during midday and exposing ourselves to the sun for about 5-10 minutes throughout the week and we can help our bodies produce sufficient Vitamin D. So what is the catch? Well, let us catch as much sunlight that we can this summer so we can store some Vitamin D in our system during the winter days!