2 Simple Steps For Boosting Your Vitamin D Levels

What do you know about vitamin D, aside from the obvious “you get it from the sunlight, and it’s good for you” stuff?

What if I told you that even that wasn’t quite true?

First off, vitamin D isn’t really even a vitamin. Seriously– it’s a hormone. Second, you don’t really get it from the sun– it’s already inside you, as the “hormone” detail would indicate, and the sun only activates it.

But here’s the real kicker for all you well-wishing, sunlight-lovers: though getting just 15 minutes of sunlight a day could give you enough of a boost to activate your body’s ability to create the vital nutrient, you also could be getting something else in the process– cancer. After all, the sun’s rays are packed with harmful, ultraviolet light, a known carcinogen. Perhaps the recent claims that we should “get more sunlight” for the sake of vitamin D is a leading reason why skin cancer rates have risen drastically across the nation– especially among the younger generation.

So then what must be done for your body to start producing vitamin D more efficiently– and safely? Well, you could get some vitamin D pills, or even lose some weight– but while the former can get pricey quick, the latter can be pretty tough to accomplish, as many of us have failed in personal attempts to get fit.

After all, why should you spend money, extra time under carcinogenic rays, or more instances with a growling tummy, when the answer could be as easy as a few quick adjustments. Check out a couple secret ways to increase your vitamin D levels naturally that are so easy, you will hardly notice a change.

  1. Drop The Cholesterol!

A study found that lowering your cholesterol boosts your body’s ability to create its own vitamin D. Luckily, improving your diet and exercise routine is enough to lower your cholesterol levels, while raising your vitamin D!

  1. Lower The Inflammation!

Did you know that vitamin D production is reduced when you have a rise in bodily inflammation? Makes sense, considering being overweight has been linked with lower levels of the critical nutrient in the bloodstream.

That means eating a healthy diet to lower your blood pressure, spending less time at work stressing (and more time meditating), and stopping your consumption of fatty, processed foods– all of these things can help decrease your body’s inflammation!

  

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