Why a Spray Formula?
Providing most people far better results than with pills and tablets, Dr Mercola's Sunshine Mist Vitamin D Spray dispenses its nutrients in a form your body can put to use immediately.
As you probably know, vitamin D is an oil-soluble vitamin and there can be challenges absorbing it. This is why you only want to take it in oil form and avoid dry vitamin D tablets.
When you spray this fine-mist formula into your mouth and swallow, the essential nutrients flow quickly to your circulatory system, tissues and cells.
Alternatively you can try Dr Mercola's all-new Liposomal Vitamin D tablets, which employ ground-breaking liposomal technology to provide highly bio-available vitamin D through the gut.
Vitamin D Deficiency - Who is At Risk?
Because of vitamin D’s wide-reaching effects in your body, always check to see if you are deficient in this crucial nutrient when addressing any health concern, especially those listed above.
Certain groups of people may be at an increased risk for vitamin D deficiency, as well as individuals with some specific conditions. If any of the following apply to you, please get your vitamin D levels checked sooner than later.
- It’s winter and you don’t live in the tropics or subtropics.
There simply isn’t enough, or even any UVB that reaches the ground in the winter if you are not in the tropics or subtropics, and exposure to UVB is how your body produces most of the vitamin D it requires naturally.
- You have darker skin.
Those with darker skin may need as much as 10 times more sun exposure to produce the same amount of vitamin D as a person with pale skin.
- You're 50 or older.
As you get older, your skin produces less vitamin D when exposed to the sun.
- You spend a lot of time indoors.
If you avoid the sun or just aren’t able to get outdoors regularly, your levels of vitamin D are likely to be lower.
- You're overweight or obese (or have a higher muscle mass).
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble, hormone-like vitamin, so body fat can act like a sponge. A heavier person with more body fat or even those with more muscle mass may require a higher dose than a slimmer person.
- You have gut issues.
If you have a gastrointestinal condition that affects your ability to absorb fat you may have lower absorption of vitamin D.
- You’re achy or tired, or both.
The classic signs of a certain type of vitamin D deficiency can mimic conditions characterised by fatigue and achy bones.
- You sometimes feel "blue."
Serotonin, the brain hormone associated with mood elevation, rises with exposure to bright light and falls with decreased sun exposure.
- You’re pregnant.
Pregnant women require higher amounts of vitamin D for their own pregnancy and delivery as well as the optimal health of their babies.
- You notice unusual head sweating.
Surprisingly, one of the first signs of a vitamin D deficiency is a sweaty head.