In this day and age, being healthy is crucial to living a long and happy life. To do that, it’s your job to fuel your body with vitamins and minerals that keep your bones healthy, your muscles functioning, and your brain sharp. One vitamin that contributes to all of these things is vitamin D.
Vitamin D is critical to maintaining strong bones and muscles and staying positive. If you have a vitamin D deficiency or want to improve your intake daily, Rocky Mountain IV Medics has a few solutions for you.
Before you begin increasing your intake of vitamin D, talk to your doctor. A doctor will review your sun exposure and diet to learn whether you are currently getting enough vitamin D. To confirm, your doctor may also want to do a blood test. If you discover that you need to consume more vitamin D, consider the following suggestions.
You can get vitamin D naturally from the sun. When you expose your skin to the sun’s ultraviolet B rays, your skin turns them into vitamin D, which gets released into your bloodstream. Depending on how long you are outside and where you live, you can get all the vitamin D you need this way.
One thing to consider before you make a run for the door is the time of day. It would help if you enjoyed some sunshine at the right time. If the sun is setting or hidden behind clouds, you won’t receive the rays you need. It would be best to go outside when the sun is fully shining, most likely in the afternoon.
You should also track how much time you spend outdoors. Sunscreen blocks ultraviolet B rays from penetrating the skin, preventing you from getting your essential sunshine vitamin. That’s why you must wear gentle sunscreen or none at all while outside. You should be able to absorb all the vitamin D you need without burning in 10 minutes.
Only a few foods contain vitamin D. Food companies have thankfully found a way to bring vitamin D to more familiar foods. When you’re grocery shopping, pay attention to nutritional labels. The labels will tell you whether there is any vitamin D within the food so you can track your intake.
Some foods that naturally have vitamin D include:
Foods fortified with vitamin D include:
Talk with your doctor before purchasing dietary supplements. Once your doctor approves, you can consume your daily vitamin D dose in a perfect little capsule. Be sure to check vitamin supplement labels for pesticide and metal ingredients. If the ingredient list looks natural and healthy, follow the bottle’s directions and keep your body healthy for years to come.
Other dietary supplement options include IV therapy. Many people imagine that IVs are for people who are sick in the hospital. On the contrary! IV drips carry numerous vitamins and minerals we all need, and IV drips are safe for a very wide age range.
With the permission of your doctor, Rocky Mountain IV Medics has vitamin replenishment solutions that revitalize you and your daily routines. One of our packages, Immune Plus, is an IV drip with all the vitamins and minerals your body needs. Learn more about our services today.
You can also schedule an appointment online or call and text us at (720) 987-2155.