Vitamin D Deficiency During the Summer?

June 26, 2019

Although most of us refill our Vitamin D stores during the summer, that’s not always possible. Especially with this year’s late cold fronts, you might be short on Vitamin D. If any of these risk factors apply to you, make sure you’re supplementing with Vitamin D. A good source of Vitamin D is krill oil. Not only does krill oil have Omega-3 fatty acids and powerful antioxidants, it’s a good source of fat soluble vitamins.

To refill your levels of Vitamin D you need to get a lot of sunshine. About 20 minutes in the sun with only a swimsuit’s level of coverage each day—which isn’t something most people are doing. For one, most of us are worried about wearing sunscreen to reduce our risk of skin cancer. For another, it’s not always sunny.

If you live further north with a lot of cloud cover, somewhere it’s too cold to strip down even on a sunny day, or are keeping covered to protect your skin, you need more Vitamin D.

Many of us work indoors, some work nights, and many face other obstacles to sitting around outside. You can try to work an outdoor walk into errands, your evenings, or make it an extended event on your weekends, but you’re still likely not getting as much Vitamin D as you’re body is meant to.

Luckily, you can eat your Vitamin D. Because it’s so important to our health (including our mood) many foods are fortified with it. Foods that naturally have Vitamin D offer a better source, like dairy, fish, leafy greens, and krill oil.

If you’re not getting a lot of sun and you aren’t eating your Vitamin D each day, make sure to prevent deficiency with a supplement like Deep Ocean Krill Oil.

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