Vitamin D is an important nutrient that ensures that the body absorbs enough calcium, ultimately aiding in the prevention of osteoporosis and even cancer.
While this vitamin is found in many foods like fish, eggs and fortified milk, the sun’s rays also aid in its production. Just 10 to 15 minutes of exposure to sunlight daily is enough to prevent vitamin D deficiency.
Are you getting enough Vitamin D?
For years, companies have been fortifying foods with vitamin D, which demonstrates the recognized importance of this nutrient.
High concentrations are also found in sockeye salmon (Dr Pericone’s favorite), another great quality of this prized superfood.
But what exactly are the benefits?
Promotes Bone Health
Vitamin D aids in the body’s absorption of calcium. By doing so, it promotes healthy bone growth and strength.
In children, vitamin D prevents rickets, while in older adults it helps to prevent osteoporosis.
By allowing the body to better utilize calcium, vitamin D allows for a stronger overall foundation. Healthier bones and teeth build the foundation for total body wellness.
Recent studies suggest that Vitamin D may prevent certain cancers, specifically colon, prostate, and breast cancer.
While these studies are still in their early phases, it is still great news in the world of cancer prevention.
At the foundation of Dr Pericone’s philosophy of aging is inflammation. By reducing inflammation, the signs of aging are also reduced.
Vitamin D works as an anti-inflammatory, meaning that this vitamin plays a key role in anti-aging.
No wonder Dr Pericone loves this vitamin so much.
Not having enough vitamin D can be detrimental to your overall bone health, ultimately leading to osteomalacia in adults, which causes weak muscles and bones.
While many do not immediately show signs of vitamin D deficiency, there are a few tell-tale signs to look for:
- Bone pain
- Stooped posture
- Muscle cramps
- Loss of height
- Easily fracturing bones
If you have any of these signs, consider adding more calcium and vitamin D to your diet.
Use caution, however, because an abundance in vitamin D may also cause digestive problems, loss of appetite, confusion, and abnormalities in heart rhythm.
Dr Pericone realizes the benefits of vitamin D, but he also knows about the damaging effects of the sun’s rays. Therefore, it is important that you obtain your vitamin D the smart way.
Limit Sun Exposure
In order for the body to produce a sufficient amount of vitamin D, you only need to expose yourself to the sun for about 15 minutes a day outside of the peak hours of 10 am and 2 pm.
It is the sun’s UVB rays that aid in the production of vitamin D, however, so be sure to get your sun exposure while outdoors.
To protect yourself from the sun’s harmful rays while indoors, consider using Dr Perricone products such as More Than Moisture SPF 30. This lightweight moisturizer provides protection from the sun’s UVA and UVB rays, meaning you are protected indoors and out.
Apply these sunscreens only after you’ve gotten your 15 minutes of sun in, to ensure that you’ve produced enough vitamin D for the day.
Take Balanced Supplements
Dr Pericone has developed a variety of supplements that promote healthy skin as well as total body health.
Many of these supplements, like the Skin & Total Body regimen, contain over 50% of your daily value.
Getting enough vitamin D has never been easier.
Eat More Salmon
Wild sockeye salmon is rich in many anti-aging, anti-inflammatory nutrients that promote skin and total body health.
These fish are one of Dr Perricone’s favorites because they are so beneficial.
Containing vitamin D, as well as skin-enhancing DMAE and heart-healthy Omega 3s, wild sockeye salmon is a great addition to any diet.
Make sure you are getting enough of this powerful nutrient while being smart about your diet and sun exposure. Not only will you prevent aging, you’ll battle cancer and osteoperosis as well.
Dr Pericone loves vitamin D, and you should too.