It’s that time of year when I tend to go on and on about vitamin D! I do this for the best of reasons. We can only get natural vitamin D synthesis from exposure to the sun when the sun is high enough in the sky and for us in the Western Hemisphere, that is between the spring (21st march) and autumn equinox (21st September). You need to be actively taking foods and supplements that will keep your D levels high and you in a positive state of wellness, especially during winter.
Natural Vitamin D Needs Natural Exposure
Even then, you may not always be getting that natural synthesis of vitamin d. Sun creams can block your ability to have natural D synthesis. Too many toxins in your body can also hamper your natural synthesis and absorption of vitamin d. In summer you only need to be be outside for a maximum of 20 minutes, at the right time of day, to get what you need from the sun as regards vitamin D absorption.
Lack Of Vitamin D Leads to Illness
Research has shown that a deficiency of vitamin D can contribute to many diseases like:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Skeletal issues
- Low muscle tone
- Memory loss
- Lack of absorption in the gut
- Inability to cope with stress
Low Vitamin D Lowers Immunity
Since the outbreak of COVID there has been a lot of talk about Vitamin D. Much research has been done showing how vitamin D is essential for the wellness of your immune system. Those in hospital with long term COVID effects tended to have low levels of vitamin D.
I’d like to share some of my thoughts and learning around vitamin D and also let you know of some great natural D oil products that help you get the vitamin D into your cell membrane where it is needed most.
Vitamin D is Fat Soluble
Did you know that vitamin d is a fat soluble vitamin and essential for health of the membrane of every single cell in your body. Because it is a fat soluble vitamin, it is best taken and absorbed as an oil.
Natural Oils Are Best Sources Of Vitamin D
Vitamin D, in it’s natural form cannot be patented which means big Pharma cannot control this natural and essential vitamin. This isn’t stopping Pharma from creating synthetic forms of vitamin D that you can get over the counter in pharmacies and even on prescription from your doctor. However the chances of you being able to absorb this form of D into your cells where it is needed are very slim.
Medications Can Lower Vitamin D
While I am on the topic of Pharma, did you know that many medications can lower your vitamin D levels. This is because the medications can leave toxins in their wake. These toxins can prevent your cell receptors from being able to absorb the vitamin D into the cell membrane. Some of the drugs include:
There Are Natural Sources of Vitamin D
You can get some natural sources of vitamin d through your daily diet. The foods you need to be eating and digesting properly are:
- Duck eggs
- Sheep cheese
- Organic Ghee
- Beef liver
- Cod liver oil
- Herring, Sardines, Mackerel
- Liver pate
- Egg yolks
- Irradiated Mushrooms
- Cocoa husks
- Orange juice
- Oats (organic)
- Butter (organic)
- Sour cream
You might notice that you don’t actually eat a lot of the above foods and this is another reason for taking an oil form of vitamin d. It is also worth noting that the further down the list you go, the less D you get from the foods with the top 11 being the best food sources.
Can I Over Dose On Vitamin D Supplements
It would take a lot of vitamin D for you to have too much. Most of us have too little vitamin D in our bodies. Some suppliers don’t actually have what they claim in the bottle. A study published in Medscape in Feb 2013 (S. Fox) showed that some over the counter D products had less than half of the D content they were claiming to have in their bottles. So how do you know if you are getting what the packet says? Unless you have a way of testing it, you don’t! But there is more likely hood of natural oil vitamin D sources having their full complement of vitamin D in them.
Epigenetics-International Have Many Forms Of Vitamin D
I use a lot of products supplied by Epigenetics-International in the UK. I have total confidence in the organic, naturally sourced product that they supply. Chris Astill-Smith has done a lot of research on Vitamin D and has put together a whole range of vitamin D 3 oils that many Kinesiologists are using with their clients.
Chris talks a lot about the need to have the right carrier oil with the vitamin D oil so that it can be easily absorbed into the cell membrane. He believes, from his research and practice that not having the right carrier oil can prevent you from absorbing even the best of vitamin D oils. He also highlights that toxins in the body have a strong ability to prevent you from being able to get the vitamin D into the cell membrane where it needs to go.
Vitamin D Carrier Oils Help Absorption
The carrier oil can bypass the toxins that are blocking the cell receptors and help you get the vitamin right into your cell membrane. There are so many D oil options on the Epigenetics website that one could get very confused. This is why going to a Systematic Kinesiologist or Bio-Kinesiologist is the best option in the long run.
Kinesiologists will check your energy system to see exactly which vitamin D is right for you at this time. They will also help to bring your whole mind, body and soul into better energy flow. It’s a win, win when you attend a Kinesiologist.
Can I Have Too Much Vitamin D
Blood tests can often show that you have enough vitamin d in your body. But is this D getting into your cells? I listen to clients tell me they have good D levels yet their osteoporosis or osteopenia keeps worsening. Or other illness that are associated with a deficiency of D (like those above) are not getting better. Due to the poor ability to absorb your D, you can have a blood test that says you have lots of vitamin d in your body, but it is not getting where it needs to go.
There Are Lots Of Toxins
You live in a world that has more and more toxins in pretty much everything. Things like: processed sugars, trans fats, processed dairy, excessive radio activity, and an over-stressed energy system can prevent you from being able to absorb vitamin D into your cells. Again a reason why you can test has having lots of vitamin D but still be deficient at a cellular level.
Other Things You Can Do To Help Manage Your D Levels
Limit Alcohol Consumption – Alcohol lowers your ability to process and absorb essential nutrients including vitamin D.
Manage Stress – Tapping has been proven to lower stress levels and improve your ability to manage stress in your day to day life
Treat recurrent Infections naturally – recurrent infections will take your vitamin d to help with healing. Antibiotics will also lower your ability to absorb vitamin D.
Take Regular Exercise – It is well known that daily weight bearing exercise will improve your ability to absorb and use vitamin D. But you can also go the other way and over exercise which leaves a lot of lactic acid in the system and this will again interfere with the vitamin D absorption.
Why not treat yourself to a Session or two of Kinesiology as you head into the winter season. This will help you get the right vitamin d supplement for your energy system. It is also good to bring any d supplements you have in the house to your session so you can check if they are meeting your needs at this time. Lacking in this essential nutrient can cause so many problems that it’s a no brainer to make sure your levels of D are at their very best for your wellness this winter.
My Kinesiology Practice
I work in the Dublin 15/Meath area and see clients Monday to Thursday most weeks. You can book a 1:1 session with me here. I will check your whole energy system, seek to rebalance stressed vibrations and retune your whole energy for greater wellness – which is your greatest success.
I also do 1:1 online consultations. If you wish to have an online consultation, book a 1:1 session and just request this in the book process.
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