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Tip #40: Make Sure To Supplement With D3 If You Don’t Get Much Sunlight

Written by Steve

D3 is a very unique vitamin because the body can produce it from cholesterol when you are exposed to the sun. On the other hand, if you see very little sun exposure, there’s a good chance that you might benefit from Vitamin D3 supplementation.

Vitamin D is directly responsible for absorption of phosphate calcium in the intestines. Lower levels of Vitamin D can lead to lower levels of bone mineral density, increased risk of some forms of cancer, weakened cardiovascular health, multiple sclerosis, and a weakened immune system.

There is also evidence that Vitamin D plays a role in muscle strength. Muscle tissue has Vitamin D receptors. Research has revealed a correlation between proper Vitamin D intake, and improved leg and grip strength. Vitamin D might also aid with new protein synthesis.

The recommend daily Vitamin D3 intake is 1,000 IU 1-2 times per day, taken with food.

Have you ever taken a Vitamin D3 supplement? Let us know in the comments section below.

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