Benefits of the CBD and Vitamin D Combo
By: Laura Oswald
Let’s jump right in! Vitamin D deficiency is pretty widespread, with about 45% of the U.S. population being deficient. It has been researched and documented that 75% percent of our entire population is low in Vitamin D.
Why is this? Years ago, Americans spent much more time outside, and since Vitamin D is created when the sunlight hits our skin, it is imperative that we get outdoors or at least supplement our Vitamin D levels. Today, Americans spend much more time indoors than ever before and don’t get as much sun exposure. When people get out, the majority are covering up with clothes and sunscreen, which inhibits the Vitamin D production that we need.
Vitamin D and the Endocannabinoid System
What does Vitamin D have to do with the Endocannabinoid system? A lot!
As many of you know, the Endocannabinoid System maintains the homeostasis of many bodily functions. It affects how our bodies regulate essential systems like the stress response, sleep, and inflammation in the body.
Since the endocannabinoid system works with so many different functions in the body, there are many ways that this system can be thrown off, such as a Vitamin D deficiency.
Research has shown us that lower levels of vitamin D can negatively affect cellular signaling and neural activity in the brain – causing an inhibited stress response. This means, if you’re not getting a lot of sunlight or vitamin D through other means like whole foods or supplementation, then your endocannabinoid system can easily be thrown out of whack, and this can cause symptoms such as fatigue and anxiety.
So, what can you do?
The obvious answer is to get outside more and start looking for Vitamin D in your food and supplements. Using CBD is an excellent way to prolong the usage of stored-up endocannabinoids and help protect your vitamin D levels.
If you add the benefits of taking Vitamin D to the benefits of high-quality CBD Oil, you can reap the fantastic rewards!
This last year we have learned that it is essential to ensure we do everything we can to protect, maintain and develop our immune system. There are several ways to do this, and one of the most effective ways is to provide our immune systems with extra Vitamin D3. This doesn’t only support a healthy immune system and an active lifestyle, but it also sustains and develops it.
What Are the Benefits of Vitamin D3?
While many of us are probably aware that Vitamin D3 is essential for maintaining a healthy lifestyle, many may not be fully aware of the benefits it imposes. Vitamin D3:
- helps promote and sustain healthy development and growth of bones
- Contributes to the function of muscle, teeth, and bone function
- Contributes to absorption and utilization of critical nutrients such as calcium and phosphorus
- Contributes to and supports the development of a sound, healthy immune system
Vitamin D is essential for good bone health. Without vitamin D, the body can’t absorb calcium effectively, which is crucial for building and maintaining strong bones. Your bones contain 98% of the total amount of calcium in your body. Vitamin D essentially helps your intestines absorb the calcium from your food.
So, you need to be sure to get enough vitamin D so that you absorb the calcium you eat in your diet. Plant-based sources of calcium include, but are not limited to, hemp milk, almonds, tofu, and fruit.
Losing bone density may take place as you age. But, there are certain factors that put you at greater risk for developing osteoporosis, such as gender, heavy smoking and drinking, and long-term use of high-dose oral corticosteroids. It can be beneficial to take a vitamin D supplement to help with all bone degeneration.
The bottom line is that CBD Oil and Vitamin D3 go very well together due to the synergy of their benefits – i.e., the qualities found in Vitamin D3 complement the qualities and benefits found within CBD, therefore heightening the positive impact on your health/lifestyle and your immune system. Adding vitamin D3 and CBD to your routine can not only help keep your bones strong and healthy, but it could also help you to maintain a positive mindset during the ups and downs of daily life.
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