Are You Taking Vitamin D? You Should Be, And Here's Why... November 05 2018
Most people don't realize that vitamin D can help decrease body fat. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble, steroid-like hormone, whose function is to act like a pro-hormone. Its job is to influence our cells in ways that most of us are unaware of and get overlooked. Eighty-five percent of us are deficient in vitamin D, and it's affecting our health in more ways than you can imagine, especially when it comes to men. Here’s why...
Studies prove that vitamin D directly binds the testosterone receptor that turns on the same muscle-building genes normally triggered by testosterone. If testosterone is low, this becomes an even bigger problem. While most men will jump at the chance to take a “Test Booster,” most men don't take their daily essential vitamins, and even if they do, they aren’t getting enough vitamin D. Stay with me ladies this does matter to you as well!
Vitamin D binds and activates the vitamin D receptor, turning on several other genes that elicit muscle growth and a whole lot more. It has the unique ability to express other genes involved in the production of testosterone as well, ultimately leading to a boost in testosterone biosynthesis. We all need that!
Why do you need to know all of this?
As a fitness and metabolic weight loss expert, I help thousands of people lose weight and burn off body fat. It’s important to understand that every change we seek starts from improving our health first, and this includes losing body fat, especially dangerous visceral belly fat.
Always start with the basics, and vitamin D is #1 for every person I see! Adequate vitamin D levels directly correlate with balanced hormones, whether you're male or female. We all need proper amounts of testosterone, especially when it comes to losing weight and burning off fat.
Men jump at the chance to take anything that elevates testosterone, yet they forget all about taking vitamin D. And ladies, we need it even more because we are predominantly higher in estrogen and need more testosterone, especially when it comes to losing weight and getting leaner. It’s unbalanced hormones that cause weight gain.
In today's world, men are starting to store fat like women because of the lack of vitamin D. Women tend to have more body fat and struggle with soft, flabby muscles because they don't have enough testosterone. Vitamin D helps with this. Our body is brilliantly designed by our Creator, and when we take vitamin D, it works with the body's intelligence and utilized in a way that best helps. In other words, it regulates and balances out-of-whack hormones.
Additionally, you'll love how your clothes fit and vitamin D increases lipolysis (fat burning) and fatty acid oxidation, diminishing fat and preventing the formation of new fat cells. I'm a firm believer in "prevention is always the best solution." Vitamin D also has a unique ability to mimic low-calorie consumption, further driving fast fat loss. in other words, it mimics the effects of low-calorie diets, driving fat loss and accelerating the process.
That's not all... Vitamin D multiplies the number of mitochondria within the cells, and since our mitochondria serve as power generators that burn fat and sugar for energy (we all need more of this), more mitochondria means we have an even greater capacity to melt off even the most stubborn belly fat, as well as any fat that's been resisting your weight loss efforts and all your time in the gym or exercising.
I love the one-two punch taking LynFit Vitamin D3 Boost provides because it’s the most overlooked fat burning supplement on the planet, even though 85 percent of us are defiant in this nutrient. It doesn't matter how dark your skin is or how much sun you are exposed to; we all need to take it every day.
Vitamin D blocks new fat cell formation! (this is very important with the holidays right around the corner)
In addition to our existing fat cells growing (like what happens to us through the holidays), most people don't realize that body fat levels can also increase by forming new fat cells from precursor cells. This process is called adipogenesis.
Fat cell growth (hypertrophy) and new fat cell formation provide additional storage space that's required to make room and accommodate the new formed fat molecules and cells. That happens in response to overeating. Vitamin D can reduce body fat levels by blocking the production of new fat cells from forming by turning off several adaptogenic genes that are required to convert preadipocyte fat cells into mature fat cells, essentially blocking the formation of new fat cells. We call this the triple imperative in the weight loss and fitness world.
Vitamin D improves overall health!
Like many other vitamins, vitamin D promotes overall health and wellbeing. A few of the many benefits associated with supplementing with Vitamin D3 include
greater absorption of calcium and phosphorous that are essential to bone health, and remember, this includes our teeth.
Vitamin D also plays a huge role in preventing everything from colds and flu to more life-threatening diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, and obesity.
Everyone should be taking a dropper-full of LynFit's better absorbing liquid Vitamin D3 Boost twice a daily. I suggest first things in the morning and again later in the day or at night before bedtime (you can burn fat while you sleep). I don’t know about you, but I’m not going to miss a dose of LynFit Vitamin D3 Boost!
Vitamin D3 Boost is fat-soluble, meaning it's absorbed better when taken with a fat. That’s why I always suggest stacking it with LynFit Pure Omega 3 for best results. Vitamin D3 Boost also stacks well with LynFit Thyro-Boost. Thyro-Boost is good for men and women to add an additional layer of hormonal balance. If you're low in one, it helps, and if you're too high in another, it helps. It is known as adaptogenic, so it won't hurt, even if you don't need it.
Taking even one of these will help, but when you combine them the results are turbocharged! #asklisalynn if you have a question you need answered!
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