It can be difficult to get enough vitamin D3 through your diet alone, especially if you live a vegetarian/vegan lifestyle as D3 rich foods include mainly fish, meat and dairy products. Taking supplements is the easiest way to ensure that you receive your daily dose of vitamin D3 and allow your body to see significant benefit.

Vitamin D3 is known to help strengthen bones and muscles, boost immunity, aid in weight loss, improve heart function and also improve mood.

1. STRENGTHENS BONES AND MUSCLES

Vitamin D enhances the absorption of calcium in the small intestine, contributing to bone and muscle strength. If your body doesn’t have enough vitamin D to absorb calcium, it will start to pull calcium from your bones, which can result in brittle, weak bones. Research has proven that vitamin D is effective in improve muscle strength, aiding in reduction of fractures and also achieving a higher peak bone bass, preventing osteoporosis.

2. IMPROVES IMMUNITY

Research has shown that vitamin D can help to protect you against acute respiratory infections and pneumonia.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, it was advised by health professionals that those with a vitamin D deficiency may experience more severe symptoms after contracting the virus. It was therefore recommended to invest in vitamin D supplements to reduce the severity of coronavirus.

3. AIDS WEIGHT LOSS

In a recent study to measure weigh loss, a number of postmenopausal women were given D3 supplements and some were given a placebo. The results showed that the women who took the supplements and had higher levels of vitamin D3 in their body, lost more body fat and saw a greater reduction in waist circumference.

4. IMPROVES HEART FUNCTION

Low levels of vitamin D have been linked to high blood pressure. Some research shows that by introducing a vitamin D supplement into your routine can help to lower blood pressure which in turn, reduces the risk of both heart attacks and strokes.

5. ELEVATES MOOD

After researching the effects of vitamin D on the brain, scientists found evidence that raising vitamin D levels can help to alleviate symptoms of depression. Further research is currently being carried out, however so far has proven effective as a part of a depression treatment regimen.