A happy kid is a kid who spends a lot of time playing outdoors. Those are also the kids that have the most vitamin D – a prohormone which manages the production of other key hormones in the body.
Vitamin D is produced in the body when we are exposed to sunlight. It can also be supplemented if your child spends more time indoors. The most effective source of usable Vitamin D, though, is sunlight.
Our children need regular, daily doses of this vitamin because our bodies don’t store Vitamin D. So, it doesn’t work to get a lot of sun one day and then none for a week!
exposure to sunlight, for at least 20 minutes, is essential.
It’s particularly important for little people for a few reasons:
- It manages the production of growth hormone and testosterone.
- It encourages good sleep (which further elevates those hormones).
- It works synergistically with magnesium and calcium in order to strengthen the bones and aid growth.