Vitamin D deficiency is widespread in the United States. We are fortunate to be in the sunny Southeast! It is estimated that 42% of the U.S. population is receiving insufficient amounts of vitamin D (this number is higher in the elderly). Vitamin D’s benefits are widespread. It helps promote nervous system health, proper calcium absorption, and improved immune function. While too much sun exposure can be detrimental to your skin, small amounts can ensure proper Vitamin D production.
If you have fair skin, you only need about 3-5 minutes of sun exposure 2-3 times per week (in the summer) in order to produce a sufficient amount of vitamin D. If you have a medium or dark skin tone, those times should be 10 and 15 minutes respectively. If you choose to get your weekly vitamin D from the sun, be sure to apply sunscreen as soon as your time is up (especially crucial here in Georgia)!
If you prefer to use supplementation for your vitamin D intake, purchase a quality cod liver oil. If you prefer fish oil, choose one with added vitamin D3. If you are taking a vitamin D supplement, be sure it contains vitamin D3 (also known as cholecalciferol).
Having a proper amount of vitamin D helps to make the most of your NUCCA correction! It is one of the “building blocks” of proper nervous system health.