Vitamin D deficiency is a major problem. Few people seem to know this but full spectrum CBD oil, like the ones we sell, can one of the very best dietary sources for vitamin D! It's also a natural source of vitamin D, as opposed to the synthetic version found in almost all vitamin supplements.
In a large scale study published March 2009, in the JAMA of Internal medicine, involving 22,266 people, researchers found that about three-quarters of Americans do not have sufficient levels of vitamin D in their blood serum to maintain good health. Moreover, those deficient in vitamin D had higher levels of cardiovascular disease, infections due to a suppressed immune system, and mental health issues like depression. These trends worsen as Americans aged. They also tended to affect women and non-caucasian ethnicities more than men and caucasians. The latter may be true in part because darker skinned people produce significant less vitamin D from sunlight interacting with the skin that do fair-skinned people.
So, why worry about getting enough vitamin D? Why are we mentioning the beneficial effect of CBD oil in containing a good source of vitamin D? Besides the diseases mentioned above, vitamin D deficiencies can cause a whole host of other health issues. In children, low levels of vitamin D can cause deformed bones and or stunt growth. For adults not getting enough vitamin D, it is much easier to develop osteoporosis. Vitamin D deficiency can also be a major contributor to fatigue, memory issues, depression, and erectile dysfunction. Lower levels of vitamin D have even been implicated in higher incidences of breast cancer, colon cancer, and prostate cancer. Vitamin D is also very important in regulating insulin and other important hormones in the body.
Livestrong.com reports that there can be 2277.5 IU mg per 100 grams in hemp seeds. As a fat soluble vitamin, vitamin D is found in the oil of the seeds and in the oil of the rest of the cannabis plant. This makes CBD oil one of the only vegetarian and vegan sources for vitamin D. In fact, the only other option would be mushrooms raised in sunlight or sun dried (many mushrooms you buy at the supermarket are raised in darkness and do not contain vitamin D), as well as lichens.
Getting enough vitamin D is yet another good reason to take CBD oil. For the best effect, you'll want to take FULL SPECTRUM CBD OIL gently extracted from the whole plant, not just isolated synthetic CBD oil which will not contain vitamin D. Also, you want to avoid overly processed CBD oil as this processing can destroy the vitamin D and other health benefits people report with CBD oil. In addition to vitamin D, full spectrum CBD oil contains vitamin E and several cannabinoids that work synergistically with the vitamins. These include CBC, CBD, CBDA, CBG, and CBGA.
Full spectrum CBD oil also contains several other vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants. Therefore, if you are taking a daily multi-vitamin to obtain vitamin D and other micronutrients, you may not need to if you start taking CBD oil on a regular basis. In fact, CBD oil contains far more phytonutrients than most multi-vitamins on the market.
Although it's true that the human body can generate vitamin D when the skin interacts with sunlight, these days few people are actually exposed to enough sunlight to generate enough of this very important nutrient. Most people wear clothing covering most of their skin and cover their skin with sun blocking sun screen when they don't. Furthermore, people today stay inside more than ever and or live in climates that do not get enough sun, especially in the winter. Taking CBD oil is a good way to make sure you're getting enough natural vitamin D.