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by Tony Gjokaj March 16, 2020 2 min read
Over 44% of the US population is deficient in Vitamin D.
In light of the events going on worldwide, a lot of individuals are working from home. Being that I have worked from home on occasion, I have had days where I don't get a breath of fresh air or go outside.
Being isolated can be very depressing, yes, but staying indoors without sunlight can also lead to deficiencies in Vitamin D. In fact, over 44% of the US population are already Vitamin D deficient to begin with!
In this post, we wanted to bring about awareness to Vitamin D, something that can be easily supplemented with. It is one of the vitamins that I believe is essential for us to supplement with especially during situations like these.
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is an essential micronutrient. Typically, the body produces Vitamin D from cholesterol if provided with sunlight. While we do receive it from direct sunlight, it can also be found in foods like dairy, fish, and eggs.
Vitamin D is found to improve cognition, immune health, bone health, and more. Deficiency of Vitamin D can lead to physical & mental health challenges, which is why we HIGHLY RECOMMEND supplementing with if you don't get frequent sunlight.
Since our technologically-advanced society, today is deficient in Vitamin D, we recommend either getting direct sunlight frequently or supplementing with Vitamin D.
The following are benefits of Vitamin D Supplementation:
According to examine, supplementing with a dose of 1,000-2,000IU Vitamin D3 will cover the needs of most anyone.
While there are many forms of Vitamin D, D3 is typically the most effective to supplement with as our body uses it more effectively.
As Vitamin D is fat-soluble, it should be taken with a meal or with fish oil for efficiency.
During this time, we are recommended to stay indoors, yet this could lead to a deficiency in Vitamin D over a long period of time. If you have the supplement hanging in your cabinet, now is a good time to use it... you can also order some on Amazon!
We are working on developing a Vitamin D supplement, but for now, any type of Liposomal Vitamin D liquids can be of great benefit!
Until next time legion, stay safe!
Tony is the Owner of Reforged. He is a PN1 Certified Nutrition Coach and has been in the fitness space for over a decade. His goal is to help millions exercise their way out of depression and anxiety.
by Tony Gjokaj April 25, 2023 3 min read
Exercise can feel like a chore, and even if you know it’s good for your health, the motivation to get moving sometimes just isn’t there.
But it doesn’t have to be a burden - by making exercise meaningful to you, it can become something fun and rewarding!
Here are five ways to make exercise more meaningful!
by Tony Gjokaj October 07, 2022 4 min read
Men, I know what it is like to be overweight and depressed.
Not having the energy to do anything but relax and sleep.
While relaxation and sleep are incredibly important, they can make us feel like we are not making progress in our lives.
And when depression hits, it’s very difficult to push through with exercise and weight loss.
But did you know that even though it takes time and some effort, you don’t need to get obsessively crazy over it?
In fact, with just a few small adjustments, you can lose weight, fight back against depression, and take your life back.
If you're serious about shedding pounds and pushing away those depression demons, here are five tips that can help get you started.
by Tony Gjokaj September 05, 2022 4 min read
A few weeks ago, my buddy Grant and I talked about nutrition.
We talked about how he's lost over 120 pounds so far with the weight loss progress he's been making.
This is all because he has been making healthier decisions over time.
One of the newest challenges he's facing right now is he's got a new job. He's working 10 to 12 hour days with physical demanding labor.
And what's been happening for him is that he's been super exhausted, he's not motivated to meal prep, he's having trouble trying to sit down and cook foods doesn't have the energy doesn't have the time.
So what I propose is five tips that you can use to live a more on the go fast food healthy eating lifestyle.
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