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Your body produces Vitamin D naturally when ultraviolet rays from sunlight strike the skin. It’s great to get outdoors as much as possible. However, many people don’t spend a lot of time out in the sun, or they live in climates where direct sunlight is hard to come by for parts of the year.
You can obtain some Vitamin D from your diet, but only a limited number of foods naturally contain vitamin D. These include wild salmon, mackerel, herring, catfish, and cod liver oil. Liver and eggs contain small amounts of Vitamin D as well, and some products are fortified with Vitamin D.
Supplementing with Primal Sun can help boost your Vitamin D intake.
Works great for me.
Late Spring through early Fall, I make sure to get my high-in-the-sky, UVA, D-creating sunlight as often as possible but living in New Hampshire means needimg a good supplement for about half the year. I haven't yet had the opportunity to take this and get my blood checked, since it's Summer, but being a Mark Sisson product leaves me without a single doubt that it's top- quality!
Love Vitamins I get from Primal Blueprint. I have ben taking them for at least 5 years and will not take any other brand. They are fresh and delivery is fast and wrapped tightly and well. My blood tests show my levels are good and I can sure tell when I miss taking them for a couple days. Thank you Primal Blueprint
Oh and always a gift in the box this time I got an avocado vinaigrette dressing. 👍
Primal Sun helps balance out my immune system with a good balance of D2 and D3 unlike some products that give you only one.
I have just started to take these supplements however I can feel better with the couple of weeks I am taking.
Since 2010, the recommended daily allowance of vitamin D has fallen between 400 and 800 IU per day, but new research suggests adults may actually need at least 2,000 IU of vitamin D every day, and the best source of vitamin D is from the sun! It is estimated that the human body is able to produce 10,000 IU to 20,000 IU of vitamin D3 from as little as 30 minutes of sun exposure. However, the majority of adults do not get even 30 minutes of regular sun exposure. Subsequently, vitamin D deficiencies are rising among all age groups in the U.S. Vitamin D food sources, such as salmon, egg yolk and raw milk, only provide around 200 IU to 400 IU of vitamin D, which is why most adults would benefit from vitamin D supplementation.
Taking too much vitamin D is called vitamin D toxicity, but such a scenario is highly unlikely. You’d have to take 40,000 IU per day for a couple of months or longer to be in danger of developing vitamin D toxicity.
Take stock of your living situation. If the sun is pretty much a constant where you live, then opt for some actual rays whenever possible. It’s free, it’s safe, it’s easy and it’s enjoyable! For those of you who work in an office or live in a colder climate, supplementation is an easy and effective way to ensure adequate vitamin D levels.
Certain foods are touted as vitamin D powerhouses: wild salmon, mackerel, herring, catfish, cod liver oil and eggs. Each of these foods is an excellent primal approach to eating, but won’t significantly enhance vitamin D levels. If your vitamin D levels fall within the danger zone (less than 40 ng/ml), then supplementation is strongly advised.
It’s believed that when taken orally vitamin D has a half-life of one month. Because excess vitamin D is stored in fat, some vitamin D can remain in the body for an extended period of time to be used during months when access to the sun is limited, such as the winter season.
It maintains optimum potency for up to 18 months.
Vitamin D3 is manufactured by irradiation of 7-dehydrocholesterol from lanolin (from sheep's wool) and the chemical conversion of cholesterol. We have found that while D3 seems to be preferred by most, some people just can't absorb it well, so we offer both forms in Primal Sun.
If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with any of our products or have a less than satisfactory experience, please contact our customer service specialists within 30 days of the receipt of your order.
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