As our days get progressively shorter and colder, we’re opting to stay warm and cozy indoors more often. Even if we do choose to brave the cold, the sun is lower in the sky during the winter months and provides us with less direct sunlight. The result is significantly reduced sun exposure, which poses a risk to our vitamin D levels. ☀️
Vitamin D is a nutrient that we can both consume and produce when exposed to UVB rays. Our bodies need vitamin D in order to absorb calcium and phosphate, which are crucial to bone, teeth, and muscle health. Vitamin D also regulates immune response and mood- which is one of the reasons Seasonal affective disorder affects us in the fall and winter months.
There are two types of vitamin D: vitamin D2 and vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol). Vitamin D3 is known as the “sunshine vitamin” because it is what our bodies produce in response to the sun. It is also the more powerful of the two and raises vitamin D levels almost twice as much as vitamin D2.
Vitamin D is found in fatty fish and liver oils, so it can be difficult to consume enough in the average diet. This leaves us with the dilemma of how to get adequate vitamin D this winter. The answer? Supplement with Smartvita’s premium quality multivitamin, which provides the vitamin D you need along with a spectrum of other important vitamins and minerals!
Smartvita’s Men’s Total Synergy Multivitamin contains 250 IU of high-quality vitamin D3. The capsules are made with natural and organic ingredients and have a 3-hour smart release to allow your body to properly absorb the vitamins and minerals.
The same premium multivitamin, but tailored to meet women’s specific needs. Smartvita’s Women’s Total Synergy Multivitamins contain 200 IU of vitamin D3, to help prevent weak bones, dental problems, and even mild depression.