I supplement religiously. Vitamin C, zinc, iodine, magnesium, CoQ10, vitamin D, I take it all. As someone who has suffered from the nebulous “chronic Lyme disease” for years, I know firsthand how obnoxious it gets to be taking four, five, six, fifteen different supplements a day. All those pills are hard to swallow (see what I did there?), and it’s even worse if you suffer from even the occasional gut or digestive sensitivity.
The thing is, pills and softgels aren’t just a pain in the butt. They’re also often ineffective, particularly when it comes to fat-soluble vitamins like vitamin D. These vitamins require fat to be absorbed, meaning when you’re taking those pressed pills and softgels, even if you’re taking them with food, you’re usually absorbing wayyyy less vitamin D than you see on the bottle.
If you didn’t already know, vitamin D is important. Perhaps more than any other essential nutrient, D is a powerhouse that plays a hand in almost every aspect of our body, from brain and immune function to bone, muscle, and cardiac health. It can reduce depression and anxiety, prevent development of myriad diseases, like MS, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis, and even help with weight loss. Recent studies show it has significant benefits as an immunomodulator, helping reduce damaging cytokine storms in coronavirus and flu patients, for example.
The problem is, we don’t get enough of it. Over 70% of Americans are deficient in vitamin D, according to recent studies.
“But I’m outside a lot!” you might be telling yourself.
Unfortunately, it’s not enough. A recent analysis of the University of Southern California Women’s Tennis Team, who spend all day outside in sunny SoCal, found that over 75% of the women were deficient in vitamin D!
Why Is That?
Well, it’s likely a combination of factors, first and foremost the simple fact that proper sun protection practices and vitamin D absorption often cancel each other out. A sunscreen of 30 SPF, for example, blocks 95% of our skin’s ability to absorb and synthesize the vitamin. So on those sunny days, if you’re wearing sunscreen (as you should), you probably really aren’t getting much of it.
Luckily, since you can absorb vitamin D through your skin from the sun, you can absorb it through the skin in other ways, too…
Enter Amp Human’s D+ Lotion, a topical supplement which contains 5,000 IU vitamin D3 in each daily dose. D+ Lotion allows you to absorb your D3 directly through your skin, via a small amount of gel you rub into the skin of your forearms. It takes less than a minute to apply and dry, and more importantly it saves your digestive system the trouble of working to absorb those cheapo softgels and pills from your local pharmacy. Even better, D+ Lotion is backed by two clinical studies proving that (in individuals who are vitamin D deficient) it can triple vitamin D levels in as little as three months.
D+ Lotion’s InnerEdge™ gel technology allows for maximum absorption, straight through the skin, so when you squirt a dose of this gel onto your forearms and rub it in, you’re getting far more vitamin D3 than you would swallowing 5,000 IU of D3 via pills or softgels.
A single bottle of this lotion is only $25, and each bottle holds a 60-day supply of 5,000 IU doses. So D+ Lotion is quite affordable when compared to standard pill and softgel supplements you’ll find over-the-counter at Walgreens and CVS.
The Bottom Line Is:
Statistically, chances are you aren’t getting enough vitamin D, even if you are taking vitamin D pills religiously or spending a lot of time outside. D+ Lotion’s topical application provides a more efficient and effective way to incorporate more vitamin D into your daily routine.
This “sunshine lotion” is the supplement of the future. Try it today!