There is a huge common occurrence of vitamin D deficiencies in America. Vitamin D plays a role in prevention of a range of diseases going from cancer to heart disease and even infectious illnesses that are linked to pandemics.
And, as I have recently learned, these deficiencies are not always due to a lack of sun. Biology has seemingly conspired to prevent vitamin D from being absorbed into your body.
The Industry Issue
After a scare in the 1930s with a disease known as Rickets, which causes weak bones, Dairy companies started to add vitamin D to their milk. But then the “cholesterol will kill us all” of the 1980s came around, and these same companies removed all or most of the fat from many of their milk while still adding in vitamin D.
But vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin. Without fat, your body won’t absorb it.
And even drinking whole-fat dairy milk wont solve the problem. Because as it turns out, a large part of the vitamin D in milk is wiped out due to environmental reasons like temperature, bad pH, salt, oxygen, and even lighting.
These are the industrial issues about vitamin D supplementation. There are also biological ones.
The Biology Issue
Lack of good sunlight is a huge cause of vitamin D deficiency. Not having sunlight could be caused by your location, pollution, and the overwhelming advice in Western nations to avoid the sun in general.
The problem is made worse by the types of vitamin D-rich foods. Aside from certain types of eggs, mushrooms, cod liver oil, salmon or other fish, and some algaes, few foods have “therapeutic” levels of vitamin D.
The food industry has attempted to fix the issue as mentioned above, but these deficiencies are still here for the simple fact that vitamin D is just not absorbed well by your body.
Then there’s how weak vitamin-D is. Light affects it. Heat affects it. Oxygen exposure and moisture, and even storage can change the level of vitamin D in food.
It’s no wonder why vitamin D deficiencies are so widespread.
Next to routine sun exposure, supplementation is your best solution to any possible vitamin D deficiency. But I’m not recommended regular vitamin D supplements; they are prone to all the issues mentioned above.
The answer is to take a microencapsulated vitamin D3. This type of vitamin is created by encapsulating vitamin D3 molecules in liposomes.
The vitamin is protected from oxidation, moisture, pH, and temperature. The microencapsulated products are stable and even better, highly bioavailable.
Studies show that the effects of this type of vitamin D3 supplement stays constant for up to 14 days, making it a clear winner over all other vitamin D3 solutions that make up the market.
Author: Blake Ambrose