Got Vitamin D?

Vitamin D foodsI’ve been feeling more tired than usual over the past year. I’ve also been a little more forgetful lately which I chalked up to lots of distractions and life changes. Or it could be because of this crazy world we are living in, and how I just want to crawl under the covers until it’s all over.

I know what you are going to say. Maybe it’s depression, but I have that well taken care of for many years now. I’ve also invested more time into better sleeping habits and now I get between 6 1/2 -7 hours a night – so it isn’t a lack of zzz’s.

At my physical earlier this month, I decided to mention this all to my doctor. He checked my Vitamin D level and sure enough, it turns out I’m woefully deficient. Now, I’m not one to take a lot of vitamins, but this is apparently an important one that will likely solve a lot of my issues. (Well maybe not all of them. 😉 )

I’m no doctor, but I can google, and here is what I found out.

  • Vitamin D helps with fatigue, bone strength, mood changes, memory, and boosts your immunity – which is a good thing during a global pandemic.
  • Vitamin D is the sunny vitamin in that if you spend a lot of time in the sun, this vitamin will shine upon you and give you lots of its benefits
  • It promotes weight loss – Why didn’t I start with this? 😀
  • Besides taking a supplement, eating more fish and dairy helps increase your levels.

So, here I am adding another pill (actually, 4) to my daily regimen. Hoping this will help because I have too much to do to justify taking a power nap every day.

Does anyone else have some experience with this? I’d love to hear from you.

6 comments on Got Vitamin D?

  1. Pam Langord
    October 26, 2020 at 11:26 am (1 month ago)

    Aside from pills, I love catching the morning sun to get vitamin d to start my day, it just sets the mood to get going. I also love the way it turns the mountains purple from where I’m at every summer – gotta love the sun! <3

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    • Elisa Heisman
      October 26, 2020 at 11:30 am (1 month ago)

      Thanks, Pam. I do wish I spent more time in the sun this summer. We are heading into colder months on the east coast so I won’t see those warm days for a while.

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  2. Carol Graham
    October 26, 2020 at 1:08 pm (1 month ago)

    As a certified health coach, I appreciate your post about Vitamin D. There are many more benefits than you listed but you certainly are on the right path. Thank you

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  3. Cindy Rae Fancher
    October 26, 2020 at 1:25 pm (1 month ago)

    Thanks for sharing I really believe in Vitamin D and see real results when I am regular about taking it. Many of us need to look into it!

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  4. Jeanine Byers
    October 26, 2020 at 5:53 pm (1 month ago)

    I keep meaning to start taking vitamin D, but then I forget. LOL! Glad you solved the mystery.

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