The Importance of Vitamin D3

The Importance of Vitamin D3

Do you get sick often with a cold? Do you feel tired all the time? Do you have bone and/or muscle aches? Are you depressed? Struggle with hair loss?  These are just some of the symptoms of a vitamin D3 deficiency. Vitamin D3, also known as the sunshine vitamin, supports healthy bones, muscles, the immune system and can also help to regulate insulin levels. Around 42% of Americans are vitamin D deficient. Are you one of them?

Vitamin D3 Found In Nature

vitamin d found in milk, eggs, cheeses, certain fish and orange juice.
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Vitamin D3 is so important for overall health! You know you can get it in as a supplement, but did you also know that it can be found in nature as well? We have gathered the few food items that vitamin D3 is naturally high in. According to Health Harvard & the NIH, the food items listed below have or are fortified with vitamin D3. Please keep in mind it is best to get foods that are non-GMO & organic. Some other packaged foods can contain vitamin D3 therefore make sure to check the nutrition label on the back in the Daily Value section.

  • Cod liver oil
  • Salmon
  • Tuna
  • Orange Juice – fortified with vitamin D3 (check the label)
  • Milk – fortified with vitamin D3 (check the label)
  • Yogurt
  • Margarine
  • Butter
  • 1 large egg
  • Certain cereals

Vitamin D3 Can Also Help Your Pelvic Muscles!

Vitamin D3 has been proven to help men and women with urinary incontinence. A 12-week study done in 2013-2017 (based in the USA with women 50 years and older) showed a 40% decrease in urinary incontinence episodes. Remember, vitamin D3 can help to strengthen our muscles & bones. This includes the pelvic floor muscles. To keep it short, our pelvic floor muscles support our bladder. If those muscles are weak, then the bladder muscle, specifically the urethra, has trouble staying close which results in bladder leakage. See the diagram below of a strong pelvic floor muscle versus a weakened pelvic floor muscle.

The difference between a strong and weakened pelvic floor muscle

A Word From Nutritional Designs, Inc.

Our pharmacist Mike Allen has been a registered pharmacist for over 30 years. He created a unique formula called Rejoice Plus® for overactive bladder & urinary incontinence which contains the essential vitamin D3 and prebiotic inulin. The other ingredients in Rejoice Plus® are pumpkin seed extract, L-Arginine & L-Citrulline, and prebiotic inulin. Together, all 5 ingredients are working to help strengthen the pelvic floor and sphincter muscles while relaxing the bladder. You can read more in detail here on Rejoice Plus. Don’t struggle with urgency & bladder leaks from coughing, laughing, sneezing, or exercise any longer. Gain control with Rejoice Plus®.

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