The Benefits of Sunshine and Vitamin D
As a young woman, I dealt with Seasonal Affective Disorder. Back then, I had no clue why I was getting migraines, tunnel vision, and feeling so worn out suddenly. But when I moved to sunny California, it hit me - soaking in that Vitamin D was key. I was all about that California sunshine, with all the walking and public transit rides. Wintertime blues? Nah, not for me. I felt amazing. Still, in my youth, I was clueless about what brought on this change.

Once I headed back home, the low vitamin D effects hit hard. The migraines were back full force, my mood was all over the place, and I knew something was off. There were moments at work when my vision would blur out of nowhere. Once, things got so bad I was sent home and had to rush to the ER - looked like I'd faint any second. Thankfully, now that I'm older and wiser, I've got my Vitamin D game on point, even when the weather's not playing nice!

The Importance of Vitamin D

Vitamin D is such a key nutrient! It helps our bodies soak up calcium for strong bones and teeth, boosts our immune system, and keeps cell growth in check. According to Harvard Health Publishing, it's even a great defense against osteoporosis, high blood pressure, cancer, and other chronic illnesses. 

We usually get our dose of vitamin D from sunlight, but that's not always doable, especially in winter. That's why we turn to supplements, fortified foods, or my favorite—Vitamin D spray! It's handy, and I pop it when I need a mood lift.

Feeling tired or off? Get your vitamin D levels tested! A simple blood check can tell you if you're running low. And if you are, no sweat! There are loads of ways to up your vitamin D game. Soak up some sun or munch on D-rich foods. Your body will love you for it! 🌞

Ever checked your vitamin D levels?


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