In a recent study, sleep quality was assessed in participants with sleep disorders. The authors reported that vitamin D improved sleep quality, reduced sleep latency, and raised sleep duration.* This and other studies highlight the importance and powerful connection between vitamin D and sleep.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
But how exactly does this work? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
In part, it appears that it might have something to do with vitamin D's regulation of the enzyme TRPH which regulates serotonin (the happy chemical) and consequently the production of melatonin (the sleep chemical).**⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
How do you get enough vitamin D if you are sticking to plant based diet?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1. A balanced approach to direct sun exposure (too much sun is damaging to skin cells and can increase the risk of skin cancer)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
2. Eating foods that are fortified with vitamin D (like cereals, juice or milk)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
3. Adding a daily supplement to your routine (vitamin D is best taken in the morning as some recent data is showing excess vitamin D too late at night can also cause sleep disturbances, but there is more research needed to be sure).
Each daily serving of Ode includes 25mcg from the vegan form of Cholecalciferol.
Ode Daily Supplement
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