Struggling With Weight Loss? Check Your Vitamin D!

Maintaining a healthy weight and body composition can be challenging. Metabolic health is complicated and can be downright frustrating to manage. As it turns out, vitamin D has a pretty big role in metabolic health factors (bigger than you might think).

While it isn’t often discussed, body composition has a profound impact on your body’s ability to circulate vitamin D. This is because it’s a fat-soluble vitamin, which means it’s actually stored in body fat—and the more body fat a person has, the more vitamin D gets stored there.

How vitamin D status impacts body composition: As mindbodygreen’s vice president of scientific affairs Ashley Jordan Ferira, Ph.D., RDN, explained in a previous article, “Less serum vitamin D [aka, 25(OH)D], circulating in our blood means less D is available to our kidneys and other target tissues for conversion to its active, hormone form for its pleiotropic actions throughout our body.” 

Excerpted from mbg

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