Health Tips

'Tis the Season

Saskatchewan winters are like no other! The shortening daylight hours, and well below freezing temperatures make it less than welcoming to spend extra time outdoors. Our body synthesizes Vitamin D naturally when our skin is exposed to the sun. Your body can produce 10,000 - 25,000 IU's of Vitamin D in just a little under the time it takes for your skin to turn pink. For those of you who tan well, this means that it will take you longer to make the necessary amount of vitamin D. You make the most amount of Vitamin D when you expose a large area to the sun, such as your back, rather than small areas like your face or arms. The winter conditions make it much more challenging to get adequate amounts of Vitamin D naturally, unless you are lucky enough to spend the winter in Hawaii or Mexico.

Why does this matter?

Vitamin D is important for many of our body's metabolic processes including bone strength, hormone synthesis, healthy immune system, and overall functioning of your muscles, heart, lungs, and brain.

Where can I get Vitamin D?

The best way to ensure adequate levels of vitamin D is through regular sun exposure. We've already ruled that out for Saskatchewan winters (and sometimes spring and fall). Some foods provide small amounts of Vitamin D. Cod liver oil, fish, oysters, caviar, eggs, and mushrooms all have a small amount of naturally occurring Vitamin D. Even if you ate these foods daily, it would not be enough to obtain the minimum daily recommended dose, which is 1000 IU's for an adult. Vitamin D supplementation is the most convenient and effective way to ensure that your family is getting enough Vitamin D this season. We carry Seroyal Brand Vitamin D Emulsifiers in 400 IU dose for infants and children, and 1000 IU dose for adults.

Talk to your Chiropractor today about your family's Vitamin D intake.

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