Are You Taking Vitamin D and Zinc?

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I hope the health benefits of vitamin D eventually become common knowledge. I really hope more Americans and Westerners stop being fat and start being healthy.

If you haven’t started taking a vitamin D supplement, you should. Most Americans, and I assume most Westerners, do not have enough vitamin D in their body. Back in 2009, Scientific American reported that “Three-quarters of U.S. teens and adults are deficient in vitamin D.”

In 2017, The Harvard Gazette did a story that lead with, “A new global collaborative study has confirmed that vitamin D supplementation can help protect against acute respiratory infections. The study, a participant data meta-analysis of 25 randomized controlled trials including more than 11,000 participants, has been published online in The BMJ.”

In 2018, HealthLine did a story about the signs and symptoms of Vitamin D deficiency.

Here are 7 common risk factors for vitamin D deficiency:

1. Having dark skin.
2. Being elderly.
3. Being overweight or obese.
4. Not eating much fish or dairy.
5. Living far from the equator where there is little sun year-round.
6. Always using sunscreen when going out.
7. Staying indoors.

Here are 8 signs and symptoms of vitamin D deficiency.

1. Getting Sick or Infected Often
2. Fatigue and Tiredness
3. Bone and Back Pain
4. Depression
5. Impaired Wound Healing
6. Bone Loss
7. Hair Loss
8. Muscle Pain

When I was looking up some info about vitamin D on Infogalactic, I discovered something I didn’t know. Vitamin D is responsible for enhancing intestinal absorption of calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphate, and wait for it …. wait for it … ZINC.

Zinc helps fight common colds, Vitamin D helps your body absorb Zinc. So vitamin D plus zinc really helps boost your immune system. Add a Zinc supplement to your Vitamin D supplement while you’re at it.

I personally take ProOmega 2000-D and Pure Encapsulations Zinc 30. My family survived the COVID-19.

I’m sure there are plenty of good supplements out there. If you’re not sure what to take, find a functional medicine doctor in your area and schedule an appointment.

There is plenty of evidence suggesting that you are probably vitamin d deficient, and vitamin D and other minerals like zinc will make you and your immune system healthier. Even NPR says taking zinc can help with colds, and vitamin D helps your body absorb zinc.

Order some now and start taking them when they arrive. Don’t wait until you’re to try to get healthy.

American son of the Appalachian mountains. Happily married father of several and devoted man of God. Hold fast.

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