Most of you know about fish oil. It’s the number one dietary supplement you can take. It increases the potential for for fat metabolism, reduces systemic inflammation, and much more. When it comes to supplements, it’s the biggest bang for your buck, so to speak.
If you’ve attended one of my nutrition classes this decade you’ve heard me speak about other supplements. I place them in precedence of how much the average person will gain from taking them. My nutritional supplementation guidance address deficiencies in the majority of our population. This includes you.
Number two on my list is Vitamin D. More specifically, Vitamin D3 because of its bio-availability vs. D2. Hypovitaminosis of Vitamin D is directly linked to obesity, immune compromise, Osteoporosis, increased insulin resistance, depression and bipolar syndrome, and thyroid disorders. These and others can be read about in this Mayo Clinic article.
There are many studies like this one in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism that show the links between low levels of Vitamin D to obesity.
If you look at the FDA’s recommended daily allowances, 400-800 iu per day, according to your age, is plenty. But keep in mind, the FDA’s guidelines are the minimum amounts needed to sustain health in all Americans. Know this… the FDA’s RDA for Vitamin C is based solely on the the levels needed to ward of Scurvy. For Vitamin D, it’s to keep you from developing Rickets.
The FDA’s RDAs have absolutely nothing to do with gaining you optimum health. For that, you need to supplement. Yes, even if you’re eating strict Paleo, you won’t get enough.
But I’ve good news. Replenishing your Vitamin D is easy AND inexpensive. Vitamin D3… a high quality D3 (I take Poliquin’s) and not something from Walmart or CostCo, costs about $7 a month or .23 cents a day.
Add Vitamin D3 to your fish oil and reap the benefits. Take 25,000iu on Monday and 25,000iu on Friday.
1 mile run with sledge (16lbs)
100 sledge strikes (50 left / 50 right)
1 mile run with sledge
*It’s St. Louis bday. He asked for the Viking for his birthday. Happy Birthday Ryan.