Vitamin D is one basic nutrient that you should not allow yourself to become deficient in. It helps keep your immune system strong, reduces inflammation, and helps heal your gut. The optimal range for your vitamin D levels are 40-60 ng/ml. Lower levels are associated with a variety of immune deficiencies, and levels that are too high can be immunosuppressive. More is not always better. I suggest having your vitamin D level checked at least once a year. I have many clients that begin a vitamin D program/supplement and I have them check their levels every few months to maintain their optimal levels.

In addition, simply taking the standard dose of 1000-2000 IU’s a day may not be appropriate.Everyone absorbs and utilizes vitamin D differently. When reviewing my clients’ health history and other mineral/nutrient deficiencies, I can determine their need for more or less. Some factors include genetics, amount of time spent outside, the time of year, skin tone, and other nutrient levels including Vit K, Magnesium, Vit A, and Calcium.

At Release Well-Being Center, we have a phenomenal light therapy room. This 10,000 Lux Light Room is the ultimate filtered sunshine. It includes natural full-spectrum light without harmful UV rays, as well as near, mid, and far infrared waves. Full-spectrum light will increase natural production of Vitamin D and serotonin which is a huge benefit to a person’s health and wellness.