3. Boost Vitamin D
Another critical Vitamin for metabolic health is Vitamin D. This vitamin is not produced naturally by the body. Instead, we must rely on external sources of vitamin D found in food and sunlight. Vitamin D affects cardiovascular health, neurotransmitter function, and inflammatory response. The skin synthesizes Vitamin D when it’s exposed to the suns ultra-violet light. To take advantage of this natural source of Vitamin D, expose the surface of your skin to the sun, without using any sunblock, for periods exceeding 15-minutes at a time.
Inadequate levels of vitamin D interfere with cell communication and regeneration, leading to the development of chronic autoimmune diseases and disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and osteoporosis. Vitamin D deficiency can include symptoms of anxiety, depression, low libido, and fatigue, as well as reduced immune function. Cod liver oil contains 2,500% of your daily recommended allowance for Vitamin D making it one of the densest forms of this crucial nutrient.