Are you experiencing various health problems? Are you gaining weight without explanation? Do you panic on your diet thinking it’s the cause of your health issues? If you’re thinking that the food you eat might be the reason, continue reading. The reason to all these issues mentioned earlier could be related to something other than nutrition: deficiency. Your body’s mechanism functions according to its needs. Any imbalance, macronutrient or micronutrient-wise can affect the physiological functions of your body, thus creating health problems in the long run.
A deficiency in iron can lead to anemia.
An inadequate amount of calcium in the body can result to bone loss.
A deficiency in Vitamin C can weaken your immune system.
And so on.
To help with these deficiencies, we recommend taking a nutrition supplement to reinforce the inadequate amount of vitamins and minerals you have in your body. Among the list of vitamins, Vitamin D is one of the most overlooked vitamins, as most people don’t even know its benefits and its importance. Vitamin D is essential in building up your bones and muscles. The lack of it can cause bone problems such as rickets and osteoporosis. This vitamin plays a vital role in calcium absorption when you’re also taking calcium supplement, which can help in optimizing bone health.
According to a clinical research, Vitamin D can be an effective supplement for weight loss. It was noted that Vitamin D serves as a catalyst for fat cells to rev up, burn, and not to be stored. Plus, Vitamin D also helps in regulating your appetite with your cravings and hunger always on check. As such, the more Vitamin D levels you have the greater the weight loss difference may be (taking in consideration that you’re following your macros/meal plan and are eating at a caloric deficit).
The sun vitamin is also one of the vitamins on can receive through sun rays; given how abundant the sun and its shine is, would you still need Vitamin D supplement? The answer is a big yes! In today’s context, immersing yourself in the sun rays can pose great dangers to your skin with the relative concentration of cancer-causing UV rays. Therefore, getting Vitamin D from the sun should not be your only option.
The best way to get enough vitamin, especially as an athlete, is by taking a Vitamin D supplement. We recommend 5000IU per day, to help improve your mood, focus, and muscle recovery. Of course, please talk to your doctor before taking any supplement recommended by an Astrofit trainer.