Vitamin D Makes Women with PCOS *SHINE*

 

by Robin Nielsen

Vitamin D isn’t actually a vitamin. It’s a steroid hormone that you can get from food, sun exposure and supplementation. Vitamin D3 is the real vitamin D. A study in 2011 found that D3 is 87 percent more effective than D2.

Insulite Health Vitamin D Picture

My good friend and colleague Dave Asprey, aka The Bulletproof guy, wrote in his blog his Top 5 Reasons Vitamin D Makes Women Bulletproof. They are 

  • Increased fertility
  • Helps to prevent breast cancer
  • Builds stronger bones
  • Immune Support
  • Helps to avoid PCOS

In one study he found that 93% of women with infertility were vitamin D deficient and that two thirds of all women are vitamin D deficient.

Vitamin D receptors are located in bone, skeletal muscle, immune cells, and several body tissues including the brain, prostate, breast and colon.

Vitamin D has been referred to as “sunshine for your mind” because several studies have suggested that lower vitamin D levels can impact your moods, including lower mood levels during PMS, SAD (seasonal affective disorder), major depressive disorder, and other depressive disorders. (resource: medscape)

Test don’t guess. What are your vitamin D levels? The test to run is called 25 Hydroxy D. See the chart below for optimal numbers (resource: Dr. Mercola)

Insulite Health 25 Hydroxy D

Most adults need 8,000 IUs of Vitamin D3 daily to raise levels above 40 ng/ml.

Highest food sources of Vitamin D

  • Salmon
  • Sardines
  • Tuna
  • Cod liver oil
  • Eggs
  • Shitake mushrooms (very small amount)

(resource: The World’s Healthiest Foods)

Insulite Health Vitamin D Foods

Next steps:

  • Get tested for your 25 Hydroxy D serum level
  • Eat foods high in vitamin D
  • Get lots of sunshine in your eyes and on your body everyday (do not burn your skin!)
  • Take your Insulite System nutrients (they contain vitamin D), and if that’s not enough
  • Check out the Vitamin D Ultra here on our store for a healthy way to build your levels.

Next Steps

  1. Take the PCOS Quiz! Get your PCOS score and assess your risk.
  2. Join our Free Facebook Group. Pose your PCOS questions to this group of like-minded women and get the support you need.
  3. Check out The All Natural Hormone Solution for PCOS Learn how to reverse your symptoms of hormone imbalance and PCOS for good.

We are committed to helping women reverse their symptoms of hormone imbalance and PCOS – a major cause of excess weight gain, adult acne, unwanted facial hair, depression, anxiety, and heartbreaking female infertility.

©Insulite Health empowers women with PCOS to transform their lives through a process of healing with the Natural Hormone Solution for PCOS – a complete solution for helping women reverse the symptoms of PCOS and hormone imbalance.