Benefits of Vitamin D

Benefits of Vitamin D

Oct 29, 2022 Alex Brecher

Vitamin D is the sunshine vitamin, and it’s got a lot going for it. There are many benefits of vitamin D that go beyond the well-known benefit of helping with bone health. If you’re low in vitamin D, ask your doctor about a supplement. Vitamin D3 Patches by PatchAid have high levels of vitamin D and are easy to use. 

Benefits of Vitamin D

Vitamin D may play a role in bone health, immune function, disease prevention, mental health, and even maintaining a healthy weight. If you think you’re low in vitamin D, ask your doctor and then consider a supplement such as Vitamin D3 Patches by PatchAid.

Bone Health:Calcium is a mineral that helps make your bones strong. Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium and use it properly. Without sufficient calcium, you can develop a condition called osteoporosis, or low bone density. That puts you at risk for fractures if you fall. You can also develop osteomalacia, or soft bones, with low vitamin D levels. Getting plenty of calcium and doing weight-bearing exercise can also support bone health.

Immune Function:Vitamin D is involved in parts of the immune system. If you have low levels, it’s possible that you might have more infections or they may be more severe. This appears to be the case for flu and COVID-19. You may also be at higher risk for autoimmune diseases, which occur when your immune system goes awry and attacks parts of your body. Examples include irritable bowel disease (IBD), type 1 diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis. Washing your hands frequently and eating a healthy diet can help fight infection, as well.

Disease Prevention: Many chronic conditions seem to be related to low vitamin D levels. Examples include heart diseases, such as high blood pressure, stroke, and heart attacks. Multiple sclerosis is another chronic condition that is linked to low vitamin D levels. You can lower your risk for heart disease by eating a nutritious diet, keeping your weight within a healthy range, and exercising regularly. 

Mental Health:People who are low in vitamin D are at higher risk for depression. Vitamin D may also be related to mood regulation. Additional ways to support mental health include eating right, exercising, using a social support system, and using stress management techniques such as progressive muscle relaxation and visualization.

Weight Control:Vitamin D probably isn’t the magic weight loss pill that we all want, but it may be a good idea to keep your levels up if you’re having weight troubles. People who are obese tend to have lower levels of vitamin D compared to those who have normal weights. And, one study found that obese participants who took vitamin D lost more weight than those who didn’t. Other ways to lose weight include eating more vegetables, limiting fatty foods and sugary foods, exercising more, and getting enough sleep.

Vitamin D Sources

Natural food sources of vitamin D are scarce. They include fatty fish, such as salmon and mackerel, egg yolks, and irradiated mushrooms. Vitamin D-fortified milk is another common source. Other foods that can be fortified with vitamin D include milk substitutes, breakfast cereals, and orange juice.

Since there are not that many sources of vitamin D, it may not be surprising that low vitamin D levels are common. 

Vitamin D Deficiency

You’re at higher risk for low vitamin D if you fall into any of these categories.

  • You live in a northern climate.
  • You wear sunscreen or cover your skin with clothing when you go outside.
  • You have darker skin.
  • You don’t regularly consume dairy products.

It’s easy to test for a vitamin D deficiency. You can find out your vitamin D levels with a blood test. You don’t have to fast before a vitamin D test. A vitamin D deficiency may prompt your doctor to also check the health of your bones.

If you are deficient in vitamin D, supplementation may be a good choice if your doctor recommends it. It’s not hard to find a vitamin D supplement, but you may find that a Vitamin D3 Patch by PatchAid makes the most sense for you. 

Best Vitamin D3 Supplement

A vitamin patch can be the easiest way to take vitamin D. You don’t have to swallow anything or remember to take capsules or chewables. Instead, you can just stick on a patch.

There are two Vitamin D3 Patches by PatchAid. The Vitamin D3/Calcium Patch has 5500 IU of vitamin D, or 1375% of the daily value. It also has 1400 mg of calcium, or 140% of the daily value, and 350 mg of magnesium, or 88% of the daily value, and 350 mcg of vitamin K2. 

The Vitamin D3 with K2 Patch has 5300 IU of vitamin D, or 1325% of the daily value. It has 290 mcg of vitamin K2 and 300 mg of magnesium, or 75% of the daily value. It has 105 mg of calcium, or 10% of the daily value.

Nutrients in these patches:*

  • May support strong bones.
  • May support heart, breast, and colon health.
  • May promote healthy muscle function.*
  • May support mood stabilization.*
  • May promote immune system function.*

When you use Vitamin D3 Patches by PatchAid, select an area of skin that is smooth, clean, and hairless. Remove the plastic backing and apply the patch to the skin. You can keep it on for up to 8 hours. Then remove the patch and throw it away. 

Vitamin D3 Patches by PatchAid are designed to be safe to use multiple patches at once. Be sure to ask your doctor which ones may be good for you to use.

Vitamin D is a vitamin that’s commonly low, but it has many benefits. Vitamin D3 Patches by PatchAid have high amounts of vitamin D and other key nutrients. Ask your healthcare provider before taking any dietary supplements.

*The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated these statements. PatchAid patches are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Anyone with a medical condition should seek the advice of a licensed medical practitioner. Individual results may vary.

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