Supplement Spotlight: VITAMIN D

Supplement Spotlight : Vitamin D With The REBEL WorkoutDid you know that we stock Designs for Health supplements in our retail store?

 

Wanna know why?

Because Designs for Health continually provide research-backed nutritional products of superior quality. Their “Science First” philosophy, is demonstrated by a commitment to research-driven products, synergistic formulations, and meaningful quantities of therapeutic ingredients.

 

And our favorite part? Helping people lead healthier lives is their ultimate goal.

 

So what is Vitamin D?

Vitamin D refers to a group of fat-soluble secosteroids that are responsible for enhancing intestinal absorption of calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphate, and zinc. It’s essential in maintaining good overall health, and strong and healthy bones. It’s also an important factor in ensuring your muscles, heart, lungs, and brain work well, and that your body is capable of fighting against infection.

 

Vitamin D is one of the only vitamins your body is capable of producing on it’s own - when your skin is exposed to sunlight, it produces Vitamin D. With that, sunlight isn’t always readily available, and supplementation is often suggested to meet and maintain the levels required by your body.

 

When your body gets Vitamin D from the sun, or ingested through supplements, it’s sent to your liver where it’s changed to a substance called 25(OH)D (not super important to remember that, don’t worry!), and then onto your kidneys where it’s turned into a hormone referred to as “activated Vitamin D”. By that point, it’s finally ready to be used by your body - it’s used to manage the amount of calcium in your blood, bones, and gut, and to help cells all over your body to communicate properly.

 

What else can Vitamin D do for you?

  • Supports your immune system and decreases your likelihood of developing the flu.
  • Regulates insulin levels and aids in diabetes management
  • Supports lung function and cardiovascular health
  • Can help to increase your fertility
  • Improves muscle function
  • Can help to prevent breast cancer

Now you know how powerful Vitamin D is, and why it’s a vital part of your body’s ability to function, so … come check out the retail store in our studio and pick some up for yourself!

 

Is there a supplement you’d like us to Spotlight? If yes, comment below!

 

DISCLAIMER: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The information provided above is for informational use ONLY. The Rebel Workout is not responsible for any side effects caused by taking this supplement.


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