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Why You Need More of Vitamin D if You Are Heavy

Why You Need More of Vitamin D if You Are Heavy

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  • If you weigh more than the average person your age your vitamin d requirements will need to be adjusted upward
  • Vitamin D levels tend to be low in obese individuals as well as in those who are physically inactive, and one researcher even stated that vitamin D deficiency is the primary cause of common obesity and metabolic syndrome
  • Several studies have also confirmed a link between vitamin D deficiency, abdominal obesity and visceral fat, as well as the possibility that increasing your vitamin D levels may improve weight loss
  • Your best source for vitamin D is daily exposure to the sun, without sunblock on your skin, until your skin turns the lightest shade of pink. If that is not possible, a safe tanning bed or vitamin D3 supplementation can be used. Ideally, take the time to have your blood levels checked, as this is the most accurate way of determining how much vitamin D is optimal for you

By Dr. Mercola

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble, hormone-like vitamin, and many therefore believe that if you're obese you need more of it because body fat acts as a "sink" by collecting it.

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